Completely French: Exchange Variation - Part 2

Feb 12, 2014
19 min
Our French Defense maestro illuminates the rest of what Black needs to know in the Exchange Variation of the French Defense. Importantly, WGM Abrahamyan advocates some lines where the pawn structure or pieces are imbalanced, creating opportunities for the second player. There's also a few opposite-side castling positions. Don't let your opponent make the opening boring - watch and see how to "mix it up" and make White wish he had played something more challenging!