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French Defense: Advance Variation, Lputian Variation

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  • 4 years ago


    yeah.. i see where this opening is going... nf5... putting more pressure on the pawn. but i dont know if i like it. i perfer F6.... and i get good results with f6.

  • 4 years ago


    black have 3 pieces developped  ,white only 1 but a good structure pawn

    be2 can be play or counter attack with b4

  • 4 years ago


    Black's Nh6 is the deviation from the common line.

  • 4 years ago


    this is blacks opening or whites opening??

  • 4 years ago


    Pretty good.

  • 4 years ago


    If I play the French with black, this is my favourite line against 3.e5 :)

  • 4 years ago


    White needs b2-b4 right away:

         7.b4, cd 8.cd Nf5 9.Be3!?

    This was Spassky's invention, which can also be used if the Knight arrived via e7.

  • 4 years ago


    the point is black offers the exchange. some players are taking the knight on h6, then black can take the pawn on b2 and black has the advantage. the other point, if white takes the pawn on c5 black can take back with bishop and also will have the advantage.

  • 4 years ago


    When Ne7 is available and eventually gets the knight to f5, which is the goal, I just don't see the point.

  • 4 years ago


    Could be alright because Bxh6 releases with f8 Bishop with gxh6.

    If instead something such as 7.b4 is played, Black can play cxd4, followed by Nf5.

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