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French Defense Fanatics

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  • Formed: Aug 16, 2008
  • If you like to play the French Defense or would like to learn more about this interesting opening, this club is perfect for you. We will talk about hot new novelties, our own experience with the French Defense, and all about this counterattacking opening. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

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  • My new favorite is Berg's three volume set in the Grandmaster Repertoire series. His emphasis is on the Winawer, which has always been my favorite line.

    by odyson 2 hours ago

  • and a chessbase datafiles of French defense.

    by germagno 13 hours ago

  • those ones who are interested in french's books can send me a message (with your email) and I can Share with you. If you want to study. I have the following Books in pdf version: The Flexible french and The wonderfull Winawer from Viktor Moskalenko, French Advance Vol 1 y Vol 2 from Sveshnikov, The French defense reloaded from Vitiugov, Chess explained the French from Eingorn

    by germagno 13 hours ago

  • But we will see how I fair with the Scandinavian, if it fits my style or not.

    by BirdBrain 29 hours ago

  • I think I have finally settled in on 3...Nf6 since it is a pretty forcing line, good and solid, so I don't have to touch Winawer theory, and I can consolidate ideas that way. I have embraced Gavrikov's recommended ...Be7 rather than ...Bd6 in the Exchange lines with the early c4, which seems solid enough for my style. I have also adopted early f6 in the Advance, which I like as well.

    by BirdBrain 29 hours ago

  • The hard part is I think I am starting to finally get the hang of some French stuff. I have played some pretty strong live games recently, I have found systems that I like as well...and 1...e6 works with my Dutch. However, I am open to learn new ideas to expand my understanding.

    by BirdBrain 29 hours ago

  • Look at the book pawn power by Hans Kmoch, it is outstanding guide and it does get into the French style and Benoni pawn formations. It's worth the look .....

    by chessmates55 29 hours ago

  • I know that a lot of high-ranking Dutchies (since I play the Dutch) also play the Scandinavian. I had looked at the French as a pairing with my Dutch, so I could have a 1...e6 repertoire against just about anything. I will see what he presents, the next class is in two weeks.

    by BirdBrain 30 hours ago

  • I think maybe because of where I am at in my chess development. I am not 100% sure, but I think it has to do with consolidating my repertoire into something that is concise, positional and has fewer derivatives to deal with.

    by BirdBrain 30 hours ago

  • As punishment.

    by HeyokaSmiles 30 hours ago


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