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French Defense: Exchange Variation

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  • 38 hours ago

    Suraj240704

    1st on list!!!!!!!!!!

     

    Oh yeah

  • 38 hours ago

    Suraj240704

     WIERD for white, but a little uncomfy for black

  • 4 days ago

    EuphoricThought

    @teddyganea At first thought when seeing that it does appear that white is in a bad position. To counter your setup for black, I would do kc3 forcing your Queen to retreat or reposition in a less advantageous position.

  • 2 weeks ago

    Enthusiast14

    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?

  • 3 weeks ago

    HaveAnotherGame

    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.  

  • 4 weeks ago

    N_Solo

    Isn't lining pawns up supposed to be bad?

  • 5 weeks ago

    martillo2975

    FANTASTICO

  • 2 months ago

    mr-strong

    Cool

  • 3 months ago

    AhmedM_12

    Not so good.

  • 4 months ago

    General-Mayhem

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

  • 4 months ago

    sushilraul

    i like this opening

  • 4 months ago

    edikg

    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. 

  • 5 months ago

    NM e4Najdorf

    weak opening by white

  • 5 months ago

    TheRealPhoenix

    White can play for the IQP position by

  • 5 months ago

    titust

    Better for black!!!

  • 5 months ago

    vox11

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

  • 5 months ago

    computo200

    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

    WordWarrior

    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.

  • 5 months ago

    Chrisburg

  • 6 months ago

    teddyganea

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