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The French Defence and the Caro-Kann defence are considered outright INFERIOR by a well-known GM COACH.
What do you think of it?
First off, "inferior" by what standard? By black's winning percentage? By Black's drawing percentage? By the radius of the Equator times a factor of (3*pi)? By how happy they make little children when they play them?Ignoring that "minor" detail, almost any discussion on openings or opening theory made by masters can be safely ignored by non-masters (something I wish I started doing much sooner myself). When you consider that even one move is enough to go from a better position to a worse one (or even losing), and that the average club player probably makes at least 4-5 '?!' mistakes or worse within his first 25 moves, it gives you some perspective on how much openings actually matter to non-masters.Aside from that, the French seems to have served guys like Short, Bareev, and Morozevich quite well. And guys like Anand and Shirov have trusted the Caro-Kann.And if they've worked for them, then they work for me (and I use both openings myself).
In caro-kann, pushing c6 hinders natural development of a knight at c6!
In the French, after e4-e6-d4-d5-Nc3, atleast the d4 pawn for White rests there controlling more center!
^^In the French, after e4-e6-d4-d5-Nc3, atleast the d4 pawn for White rests there controlling more center!^^
@kavanam but isn't it the same idea with hypermodern opnenings? To destroy White's center?
By that standard, all opening moves are bad, including any black response to 1.e4. Unless you're talking forced checkmating sequences, even the best moves (opening moves or otherwise) have their drawbacks to them. 1...e5 weakens the a2-g8 diagonal for black (and most importantly, f7) and gives white all sorts of potentially nasty attacking gambit lines as a result. 1...c5 doesn't develop the king side and makes it harder for black to play the 1.e4 "equalizing" move d5 later on. 1...d5 loses development time. 1...d6 and 1...g6 typically see black having less space. Etc., etc.All of this obscures and ignores the more relevant point that good moves are good precisely because their good points outweigh their bad ones, not because they contain absolutely zero drawbacks to them.
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