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I happened to play this as black and continued with a fianchetto on the Kingside, but the computer analysis considered this a 'mistake' ...and indeed, it led to very strange and sharp complications ...
I transpose into this when I play the French defence but my opponent plays Nf3 instead of d4; probably the name comes from this order of moves.
This can be many things, not only a Paulsen, like the GM above said. This can lead to Taimanov, Scheveningen, and even a Kan variation of the Sicilian.
However, it is true that this is NOT a Sicilian French variation. 2... e6 is just as good as any other variation for Black. The Taimanov is considered the safest, best overall scoring variation for Black.
Is there a place here that show different openings?
I guess they call it the French, because they assume the game will continue 3.d4 d5
it the behaviours opening I think,if we are in good heart,..play this as black.
It's a good opening
thank you for invitation, but I can't participate in that tournament because
I not always can be in the game during 2 days. Sorry.
i use this.
I thought this was the Kan variation
isnt this the TAIMANOV variation of the sicilian?
this is not a
THIS IS A.....
Sicilian defense:PAULSEN VARIATION
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