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Suggestions against the French Defence?

  • #41

    was referring to this comment earlier: The Papa Gambit?....that spinning sound you are hearing is Reti turning in his grave at a great rate of knots

     

    I started playing the reti last month and it gets very aggressive right out of the opening , furthermore you get your pawn back 

  • #42

    comooooo wrote:

    was referring to this comment earlier: The Papa Gambit?....that spinning sound you are hearing is Reti turning in his grave at a great rate of knots

     

    I started playing the reti last month and it gets very aggressive right out of the opening , furthermore you get your pawn back 

    Do you mean this gambit?

  • #43

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  • #44

    The Two Knights variation is solid enough, and flips the tables on black: suddenly, the French Defense player is the one trying to defend his pawn center against White's pressure! For example:

     

     

     

    The downside is that you need to be prepared for a Van Geet / Dunst style position if black plays d4 before you do, though.

  • #45

    1. g4 ends these wasteful, nonsensical theoretical whining, burying at the outset the French's very possibility of being played. 

  • #46
    LilBoat21 wrote:

    Most people work hard enough to not get fired and make enough money to not quit.

    A friend of mine said that you should just shut up. I defended you and told him that he should have the chutzpah to say it to your face (figuratively speaking, of course, as travel to North Korea is difficult) and that is not the proper way to speak to anyone even if you disagree with their inane opinions. Some folks think that your IQ is rather low (and maybe it is) but as the father of a retarded son I know that you deserve love and understanding.

  • #47
    Please stop talkingLilBoat21 wrote:

    Jokes about menstruation aren't funny. Period. 

    Please stop talking. You are embarrassing yourself!

  • #48
    LilBoat21 wrote:

    I suggest not playing against the French altogether by aborting all games you play as white.

    Stop it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just stop talking!!!!!!!!!!!

  • #49

    I quite like the French Advance Exchange Variation. It isn't well known and it gives white various options of how to play. There's even a Poisoned Pawn variation. In general though, white gets a dynamic game and only needs to worry about the e5 pawn, which cramps black. It isn't at all well known .... in fact I expect very few people here have even heard of it. The moves are 3. e5 and 4. dc. White has to get the move order right after that, otherwise black gets Qb6 hitting f2, so white normally plays a quick Bd3, allowing Qe2.

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