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French Defense: Exchange Variation

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  • 8 days ago


    Don't know why following opening moves is better even if i play without those opening rules strengthening mind that i have strong chances to win. what if i don't follow opening, will i lose?

  • 2 weeks ago


    Weird Transposition into a Queen's Gambit like format. The only thing different is the initial amount of pawns on the board or both King's Pawns being lost/captured. It doesn't seem to do anything advantagous with the exception for Black.  

  • 3 weeks ago


    Isn't lining pawns up supposed to be bad?

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  • 3 months ago


    Not so good.

  • 3 months ago


    I hate it when white plays this line... Seems like such a cop-out

  • 4 months ago


    i like this opening

  • 4 months ago


    Arzobispo: Go ahead, I dare you try this "Steinitz attack" against me. Seems like none of the opponents that played against you had any idea of main motifs in French Defence. 

  • 4 months ago

    NM e4Najdorf

    weak opening by white

  • 5 months ago


    White can play for the IQP position by

  • 5 months ago


    Better for black!!!

  • 5 months ago


    Computo, this is from a master database. None of these players are inexperienced.

  • 5 months ago


    The only reason this position has such a higher percentage for black, i guess, is that mainly inexperienced players would trade the e pawn and go for such a known to be drawish line.

  • 5 months ago


    teddyganea: "This is a very bad position for white to be in." Not at all. Black wins 44% of all games here, which is pretty good, but then again only 43 games have ever been played with Qxd5. The fact that professional players much rather prefer exd5 (played 5,671 times!) suggests that this line has some deficiencies.

    Now look at the position. Black doesn't control the board at all (no pieces developed except for the queen) and certainly doesn't pin down any pawns (with the exception of g2 but there is no compelling reason why White would want to move it right away). White can develop normally without much threat. Nc3 attacks the queen, Black can respond with Bb4 but since Nf6 hasn't been played yet there would be no real pressure on the pinned knight, giving White the chance to develop and support the knight and White's presence in the centre (eg. d4 pawn). For example: 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Nf3 Qa5/Nf6 6. Bd2 and so on.

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  • 5 months ago


    The French Defense gives black the advantage. The queen can get into the center, black controls all the center squares and pins down several pawns.

  • 6 months ago


    The french defence, like in the white flag?

  • 6 months ago


    i like this openning  Cool

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