Hatred facing the French

DrSpudnik
Firebrandx wrote:
ghost_of_pushwood wrote:

SirSpud bears an expert rating OTB.  Not sure who you are.

His own bio claims 1850 USCF. Besides that, I haven't played tournament chess in over a decade, but that doesn't mean I haven't improved since then. I switched to CC on ICCF in order to get more involved in opening theory, where I eventual made USA champion and the Senior IM title with outdated hardware from a computer I bought in 2008. (That's to show the line about whoever has the most powerful hardware on ICCF wins is a load of BS).

In the years before computers ruined everything, I got a USCF postal chess expert rating. I stopped that when OTB life D-Players with retarded handwriting started smacking me off the board with ease.

What I really want to know is how I got to be the focus of this thread?

ThrillerFan
blueemu wrote:

Well... I have the advantage that I play the KID as Black, so the system in the KIA where Black trades dxe4 and then pushes e6-e5 is fine with me. Advantage: White.

The KID and KIA are nothing alike.

White typically goes for h4 in the KIA.  Black goes for f5, not h5, in the KID.

That is like saying 1.e4 c5 is the same as 1.c4 e5.  Dare you to try to play the Yugoslav Attack on the Black side after 1.c4 e5 assuming White fianchettoes the bishop and you play an early d5 for the reverse Dragon.  Dare you to try to castle queenside and play f6 and g5.  Tell me how it works out for ya!

ThrillerFan
ThrillerFan wrote:
blueemu wrote:

Well... I have the advantage that I play the KID as Black, so the system in the KIA where Black trades dxe4 and then pushes e6-e5 is fine with me. Advantage: White.

The KID and KIA are nothing alike.

White typically goes for h4 in the KIA.  Black goes for f5, not h5, in the KID.

That is like saying 1.e4 c5 is the same as 1.c4 e5.  Dare you to try to play the Yugoslav Attack on the Black side after 1.c4 e5 assuming White fianchettoes the bishop and you play an early d5 for the reverse Dragon.  Dare you to try to castle queenside and play f6 and g5.  Tell me how it works out for ya!

And any French player that knows what he is doing won't take on e4 there.

ghost_of_pushwood
DrSpudnik wrote:

What I really want to know is how I got to be the focus of this thread?

It's your spectacular plumage!

BusyNight
JimmySteele wrote:
BusyNight wrote:

most lines are dangerous against the french as long as you dont play the exchange variation. black will be extremely well prepared for it its almost everything he faces online

I would beg to differ.  The exchange variation of the French is quite rare because it leads to a drawish game.  However, the Horwitz attack is quite decent

i have to differ. there is nothing i face more than the french. atually even the variation you talked about fianchettoing darksquare bishop and exchange the epawn is just transposition to the exhange variation. luckily the exchange isnt good and there is no other opening in chess i score that well with black despite never reading about it the few months ive been playing french