13490 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
I've had alot of trouble in this line for white what are whites plans?What are your opinions on this line? Please Help Me!!
This is a good page with many plans for white in the French Defence.
Try the game explorer if you have to use it. I recommend Play the French by Watson, though, for real in-depth study.
11.dc5 is the normal and positionally consistent white reaction: White is aiming at the endgame with a typical "bad" Black bishop.
Do NOT use an engine to evaluate the position, unless you can let it go 30-ply. Poor machines simply do not understand why white has a slight, but persistent advantage here.
But white has made a commitment with 10.0-0-0: 10.dxc5 followed by Bd3 is generally considered more consistent, positionally-wise.
Doesn't black have an attack on my king though?
Black can often get very nice initiatives in this line if white commits 0-0-0 and doesn't trade queens to head into the +/= ending. Take this game, for example:
White will often trade queens with Qf2 ideas or redirect his Nc3 to e2 and then d4 to facilitate trades to simplify and gain a larger advantage over black's weak bishop. White can also try to keep material on the board and complicate the game, but keep in mind that black gets initiatives in these positions and the game is double-edged.
I'd also recommend looking up Tarrasch-Teichmann (1912), a very famous game that illustrates how hopeless black's position is if he heads directly to the endgame before creating counterplay.
How does white get a trade of queens with Qf2 if Nxc5 and if Nc3 remanuevers then black can play Ne4
any comments? please
Is KG usuable at my level?
by Pfren_Is_A_Good_Guy a few minutes ago
by notmtwain 3 minutes ago
Playing Black against the Catalan
by Pfren_Is_A_Good_Guy 5 minutes ago
What is Tiger's Modern
by Pfren_Is_A_Good_Guy 7 minutes ago
*NEW* Report Spam here!
by Pfren_Is_A_Good_Guy 8 minutes ago
9/1/2015 - Reinforcements
by LoBsTeRfOrK 8 minutes ago
Curious case of Wesley So
Need help looking for a kasparov game!
by Pfren_Is_A_Good_Guy 9 minutes ago
Does anyone else consider themselves a reincarnation of a former chess player?
Romanian Chess Set Photo Review
by cgrau 10 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!