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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.
The french defence, like in the white flag?
i like this openning
A very strong player who plays the French told me the trick to facing the Exchange is in your attitude. If you bemoan having to face it then you are lost but if you strive to unbalance the position and create then you need not fear nor yawn when facing the Exchange.
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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?
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