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Up Topic Correspondence Chess / Correspondence Chess / Where are the chances for white in French Defence this days
- - By punter11235 (**) [pl] Date 2011-04-26 19:41
It seems to me that white struggle to get any kind of advantage in main lines (3...Nf6). The plan with a6-b5-Qb6 seems to be just too strong. However from what I understand French is not main line against e4 in computer chess community. Could someone please give me a line in which white has the edge now ?
For example following the main line from R4 book gives:

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 a6 8. Qd2 b5
9. a3 Qb6 10. Ne2 Qc7 11. Ng3 Be7 12. Bd3 O-O 13. O-O Bb7

To be honest I would prefer to play this with black given the choice. What am I missing ?
Parent - By BigBen (****) Date 2011-04-28 08:21
Hi,
    Although I do not think the move order you give is optimal for either side in the final position 14.f5 seems to be liked

r4rk1/1bqnbppp/p1n1p3/1pppPP2/3P4/P2BBNN1/1PPQ2PP/R4RK1 b - - 0 14


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