What is your plan vs Burn Variation of French?

Strangemover

I have always had problems vs this variation. Does anyone enjoy facing this? If so why and what is your plan with white? e4 e6 d4 d5 Nc3 Nf6 Bg5 dxe4 Nxe4 Be7 Bxf6 gxf6.

Bishop_g5

Made by Chuky! You sac a knight on f7 and then exploit the weakness on e6 in typical fashion.

 

 

Strangemover

Nice. Sometimes I wish I was Vasily Ivanvhuk, what a legendinho. His preparotory moves here with the knight are very sweet.

ThrillerFan
Strangemover wrote:
I have always had problems vs this variation. Does anyone enjoy facing this? If so why and what is your plan with white? e4 e6 d4 d5 Nc3 Nf6 Bg5 dxe4 Nxe4 Be7 Bxe7 gxf6.

 

You can completely avoid this problem!  Play the Steinitz instead of the Classical.

 

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5!  (I actually find this move stronger than 4.Bg5)

Strangemover

Yes good point Thriller, cheers. I always go 4.Bg5 because I hope to get an Akekhine-Chatard attack (I realise this is not necessarily best but I really enjoy it and score well with it). So I guess I would have to sacrifice the chance of entering that in order to guarentee avoiding the Burn  A tough call for me. You play/have played a lot of French right? If I may ask do you play Burn yourself and think it sound? Or avoid it because you see something in it you dislike for black?

Strangemover

Nice miniature LilBoat but 8.e5 is clearly a gross blunder by black. Yes that's it 6.h4 introduces the Alekhine-Chatard.

Jenium

Not getting mated and enjoy a favourable endgame maybe?

SmilyFace4

dab

harsh123so

This just blinders and mistake by black he opt C5 in place of knight

harsh123so

Just break own centre

IM_Serious

IM Perunovic recommends some interesting lines against the french.

ThrillerFan
Strangemover wrote:

Yes good point Thriller, cheers. I always go 4.Bg5 because I hope to get an Akekhine-Chatard attack (I realise this is not necessarily best but I really enjoy it and score well with it). So I guess I would have to sacrifice the chance of entering that in order to guarentee avoiding the Burn  A tough call for me. You play/have played a lot of French right? If I may ask do you play Burn yourself and think it sound? Or avoid it because you see something in it you dislike for black?

 

I realize this was a while ago and missed the follow-up Question.  The answer is no, I don't play the Burn or the Classical.  I play the McCutcheon (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4!)

poucin
IM_Serious a écrit :

IM Perunovic recommends some interesting lines against the french.

 

Indeed, very good video from Perunovic.

There is a second one on 3...Nf6 but McCutcheon is not treated...

And where is the Winawer?

Maybe there is a 3rd video, but I can't find it.