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Just cowards practice this defense. Nothing to do against Steinitz Attack!
Another demostration of Steinitz Attack. Fearless, Strongly, Manly. That's the way that a real man plays chess. Like mexicans do.
Aquí unas muestras de lo inoperante que es la defensa francesa-afeminada, cuando la refuta un macho mexicano:
french def is a good opening though but the weak point when it 0-0 tendency the white going to attack esp. officials and pawns.
Considering the symmetry and the fact that it's white to move how can it be better for black?
Better for black or equal
"I definetely wouldn't recommend this, especially if your playing as black." Interesting contradiction...
yyyyyyyy,supuestamente,¿para que sirve eso?
@clone: It seems that you don't understand the variation at all - and it isn't a much of suprise when your rating is below 1000. I have played the French even against a GM and I have to admit that it is one of the best ways to play against the move 1.e4. And in my 4 million database it the third mostpopular choice against 1.e4.
I definetely wouldn't recommend this, especially if your playing as black. It leaves your pieces underdeveloped, and gives white the advantage.
I always played e5 to jam them up. Wouldn't that be better?
я за чёрных играю этот вариант
As a religious French player, I totally despise the exchange variation (even while I face it as White). Can someone suggest a solid way to tackle the isolated D pawn issue?
White plays the exhange variation only if they are afraid to play more dynamically. Why surrender equal share of the centre in the second move?
Is better for black has an open column with Qxd5?
@arzo and all ppl who doesn't understand chess deaply. 1..e5 isn't any better than 1..e6 - I would almost say that 1..e6 is better due the fact that it's not played so often in sites like this and ppl don't know how to react it as well as you do.
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