~CatnissChess~ The French Defense
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~CatnissChess~ The French Defense

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catnisscossette
Mar 31, 2018, 11:43 AM |
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The French Defense

 

First of all, let’s address this,

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HAPPY EASTER!!!

 

Second of all, let’s get through the introduction, 

 

Helllooooo people! wink.png I AMAZINGLY have found time for another post! Lol, this is great with all my chess games, tournaments, real life stuff, etc. happy.png I really adore Chess.com and there is a saying that if you really, really, really, want to do something, and if you put your brains into it, you can achieve anything, including time. grin.png Really happy! Now, enough of this babble, let’s talk about the French Defense!

 

Third of all, let’s talk about the French Defense xD,

 

French Defense

 

White  ~  Black

e4   ~   e6

 

Huh. That’s rather short. Let’s examing why explorer.png

 

As usual, a little from Wiki always clears things up,

 

“This is most commonly followed by 2.d4 d5, with Black intending ...c5 at a later stage, attacking White's centre and gaining space on the queenside. White has extra space in the centre and on the kingside and often plays for a breakthrough with f4–f5. The French has a reputation for solidity and resilience, although some lines such as the Winawer Variation can lead to sharp complications. Black's position is often somewhat cramped in the early game; in particular, the pawn on e6 can impede the development of the bishop on c8.”

 

So if followed, then we have two white pawns v. 1 black pawn guarded by another black pawn. That’s pretty darn cool grin.png I think, this is just MY thoughts, I think, that this is a great position for White as Black is now cramped and blocking its own pieces.

 

Surprisingly, the French Defense is used in the chess variant, 3 Check a lot becuase of how it blocks chess pieces from checking the King. Even though it does block the bishop, protecting the king is priority #1 in 3 Check. 

 

Thanks for reading as usual! Have a fabulous Easter if you celebrate it <3 

 

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