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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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  • Qc2-cxd4-Nxd4!!-Nxd4-Bxd4!-Ba3-Bb5+-Bd7-Bxd7+-Kxd7-0-0-Qb2-Qa4+ wins or Bb5+-Kf8-0-0-Qb2-Bc5+! wins. I dont know how your game went. Top French players now Prefer ...Bd7 instead of... Qb6 now.

    by kavanam 12 days ago

  • Ty kavanam :) I saw Qxb2 in a chess video on youtube, I believe from Onlinechesslessons.NET, by a GM, but I guess it was in a slightly different line, maybe if I played cxd5 before my Q wouldn't be trapped? I'm not sure, but in my game my Q did get trapped :s

    by Davincigeorge 12 days ago

  • @ Davincigeorge, yes Bxh6-gxh6 is the book move. Bxh6-Qxb2-Be3-Qxa1-Qc2 is theory to trap the queen!

    by kavanam 13 days ago

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    by aadaam 13 days ago

  • hello, do we have intragroup tournaments?

    by SchachMatt 13 days ago

  • @MartinPoirier, I play that plan myself against the advanced variation. It is perfectly playable

    by Robert0905 14 days ago

  • I see, taking before does make a huge difference.

    by Davincigeorge 2 weeks ago

  • I will waite with Qb6 and play Bd7 in 5th move and not play Qxb2. In your line John Watson suggest 6 - cx4 or f6. One line among many: 6 - cx4 7 cxd4 Nh6 8 Nc3 Nf5 9 Na4 Qa5+ 10 Bd2 Bb4 11 Bc3 b5 12 a3 Bxc3+ 13 Nxc3 b4 14 axb4 Qxb4

    by capa44 2 weeks ago

  • I just played that line as black: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.Be2 Bd7 7.O-O Nh6 8.Bxh6 Qxb2, which I thought was theory, but after 9.Be3 Qxa1 10.Qc2 I was in a crazy position. Is it still some kind of theory?

    by Davincigeorge 2 weeks ago

  • Quien tiene el GM Repertoire de la D, Francesa?

    by Elredo 4 weeks ago


Vote Chess League

Submitted by KillaBeez on Mar 11, 2009 posted in French Defense Fanatics News
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