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The Annoying Exchange French

  • #41

    Hello

    I have a Question regarding the Exchange Variation in the French defence:

    What do you think of White going in to a Petrov reversed Colors?

    Of course this would be mainly out of practical reasons. Not to get an edge chess wise.

    But rather to force a Player, who hasnt the petrov in his reptertoire, to Play the highly theoretical petrov mainlines.

    Lets say, the White Player has the petrov in his Repertoire and black doesnt.

    If the White Player Plays for a draw anyway.

    After all, the French Exchange Variation doesnt offer a much higher Advantage for White, than the petrov for black.

    Both openings are very drawish.

    Is this even the Petrov reversed Colors? Im a Little bit confused about it.

    Thx

  • #42
    way7810 έγραψε:

    Hello

    I have a Question regarding the Exchange Variation in the French defence:

    What do you think of White going in to a Petrov reversed Colors?

    Of course this would be mainly out of practical reasons. Not to get an edge chess wise.

    But rather to force a Player, who hasnt the petrov in his reptertoire, to Play the highly theoretical petrov mainlines.

    Lets say, the White Player has the petrov in his Repertoire and black doesnt.

    If the White Player Plays for a draw anyway.

    After all, the French Exchange Variation doesnt offer a much higher Advantage for White, than the petrov for black.

    Both openings are very drawish.

    Is this even the Petrov reversed Colors? Im a Little bit confused about it.

    Thx

    After 5.Ne5.... well, you are playing black. All white's play in the Petroff goes around the exploitation of the rather vulnerable placing of the e4 knight- so, why give your opponent the luxury?

    5.Bd3, or even 5.c4 are more logical moves.

  • #43
    BTP_Excession wrote:

    I'm not so sure it's that drawish. Looking at the French Exchange in the Mega DB you get about 38k games:

     

    3. Statistics
    Black scores well (54%).
    Black performs Elo 2022 against an opposition of Elo 1994 (+28).
    White performs Elo 2024 against an opposition of Elo 2052 (-28).
    White wins: 10590 (=28%), Draws: 13882 (=37%), Black wins: 13325 (=35%)
    The drawing quote is Average. (13% quick draws, < 20 Moves)

    White wins are of average length (39).
    Black wins are of average length (39).
    Draws are short (29).

     

    So you are as likely to win as draw agaiinst a white player who uses it (and both are a lot more likely than a White win.)

    Good research!

  • #44

    The solution to your disdain for the exchange French is simple - play the Caro-Kann. The exchange variation of the Caro-Kann is much more exciting than that of the French. That's part of the reason why I prefer it over the French. happy.png

  • #45
    After 5.Ne5.... well, you are playing black. All white's play in the Petroff goes around the exploitation of the rather vulnerable placing of the e4 knight- so, why give your opponent the luxury?

    5.Bd3, or even 5.c4 are more logical moves.

    Thx for the reply

    Yes, you would be playing black. Offcourse this would not make sence in Logical Terms, to get an Advantage chesswise.

    But rather to get your oponent to Play something he deasnt know.

    It could even be, that for petroff Players, it is almost the same difficulty to draw a petrov in the main line, and a French Exchange.

    If thats their Goal.

    But this probably relies more to lower rated Players, that have more limited Repertoires. 

     

    Is it easy for somebody on your chess level, to navigate to the petrov mainline without theoretical knowlege, on the board?

    Would you consider the Theorie of the petroff main line intuitive and easy to find on the board?

    On my Level some of the lines look still rather concrete and a bit difficult.

     

    I thought about this. Because i try to learn the French defence right know.

    With the book from Aagaard and Ntirlis, "playing the French defence". A really nice book for me.

    Where they recomend to Play the Exchange French with this move order.

    Off course not mentioning my stupid idea. Which would mean a hole other book about the petrov as White,

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