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Tarrsch French is not bad
E4 e6 nc3
I played this as black exclusively. I OK results with it. It is solid. However I to often ran into positions many moves deep that we playable but I didn't care for.
I switched to the French and love it! If someone plays Nf3 I play c5 and what do you know... The opening I have played for years.
It is really good :) I play this and I like
looks like the franco-sicilian
This opening for black creates a positional brain buster. Lol my opponent didnt make a mistake or innaccuracy untill his 39th move and I meanwhile clumsily made it to the 39th move with a handfull of quesionable moves (by the 2000 level comps standards) yet in the end came out with the win. Each chess game is a journey thats for sure.
Heres the analysis. http://www.chess.com/home/computer_analysis?id=84768002&game_type=1
I like it. Gives the queen options, bishop serves as hunter, knight serves as recon.
I happened to play this as black and continued with a fianchetto on the Kingside, but the computer analysis considered this a 'mistake' ...and indeed, it led to very strange and sharp complications ...
I transpose into this when I play the French defence but my opponent plays Nf3 instead of d4; probably the name comes from this order of moves.
This can be many things, not only a Paulsen, like the GM above said. This can lead to Taimanov, Scheveningen, and even a Kan variation of the Sicilian.
However, it is true that this is NOT a Sicilian French variation. 2... e6 is just as good as any other variation for Black. The Taimanov is considered the safest, best overall scoring variation for Black.
I guess they call it the French, because they assume the game will continue 3.d4 d5
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