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What is your plan vs Burn Variation of French?

  • #1
    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.
  • #2

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

     

     

  • #3

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

  • #4
    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)

  • #5

    😀

  • #6

    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?

  • #7

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

  • #8

    Not getting mated and enjoy a favourable endgame maybe?

  • #9

    dab

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