Bad Bish Exchange in the French Advance?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #1


    I know there's a line in the French Advance where, after c5, you play b6 and Ba6 with the intent of exchanging your useless queen side bishop, I just don't know what it's called. Is there any merit to it?
  • 5 years ago · Quote · #2


    you can find some info on that line in the book, How to Play against e4, written by mcdonald.


    I prefer the Wade variation which includes:




  • 5 years ago · Quote · #4


    As an avid french player I have to say that I find my light square bishop to typically be quite useful. I tend to play f6 breaks and the light square bishop often proves quite useful in those lines. Of course, I'm just a patzer (as the name implies) so your milage my vary. 

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