French Defence: Normal Variation (under 1600)
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Posted by MonkeyMagic on 9/15/12 at 9:25 PM
I thought this one would never get off the ground.
Hope you all get something out of this.
The center often gets closed in the French unless black takes e4 before it advances.
Players need to be content to dance around it chipping away at it and organizing sorties on the wings.
Think carefully before castling, your king may be safer in the middle or even on the Queen's side.
For the adventurous, consider the continuation 3. ...Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 (the Winawer variation)
For the really adventurous go nuts with 7. ...Qc7 8.Qxg7 Rg8 9.Qxh7 cxd4, threatening to move the black queen to c3 forking king and rook. (the Poisoned Pawn Winawer)
Have Fun whatever you decide to play.
Good Luck All.
Started on September 15, 2012 at 8:48 PM
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