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    CC Grandmaster Capablanca-Fan's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Plus there's Watson's debunking of the idea that those heavy piece exchanges will necessarily occur, which I quoted here.
    There is another unbalancing idea you probably won't like: ... c5 at the right time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    There is another unbalancing idea you probably won't like: ... c5 at the right time.
    Yes. Not keen on it personally but it's certainly there for those who want it.

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    Ok I just played this game on FICS at 5 20 time control.......

    A pretty mate in a not so mainline french advance miniature.

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    Love the french defense but getting sick and tired of playing the exchange french. Its so common for me to get that variation against 1500 level players on FICS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwischenzug
    Love the french defense but getting sick and tired of playing the exchange french. Its so common for me to get that variation against 1500 level players on FICS.
    Yes, almost always either exchange or advanced is what I get on FICS.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

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    you play FICS ?
    .. this Caketin is full of little spiders and watermelon seeds.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaitlin
    you play FICS ?
    You talking to me or Boris? I play on FICS occasionally under a different handle.

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    Yep, that's what you get (for playing the exchange).

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    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    Yep, that's what you get (for playing the exchange).

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    where was that played ?
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    Shirov-Morozevich, Saratov Cup 2011 is one recent and very nice game in the French Defence; the game ended in a draw but only due to Morozevich not converting a winning position into victory.
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    Amazing game from the Legends of Chess rapid 2020 between Anand-Kramnik. Characterised by beautiful french pawn chains b2-f6 / c4-f7, and corresponding thematic play on the forward flanks by both players.
    Notes from https://lichess.org/broadcast/chess2...day-3/KL9z94bm

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    Banter blitz with Giri playing the French Defence exclusively. Not my favourite banterer, but good to see his treatment of the usual rubbish sidelines white tries.

    Game 1 - The Exchange, no one plays this.
    10 games later, why everyone plays this?

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