This line is also called the Fantasy variation. White bolsters his f3-pawn and hopes to obtain a full pawn centre should black take at e4. It has been used by Alexander Morozevich, the second-highest ranked player in the world (July 2008), with success. It can lead to original positions or transpose into a mainline French Defence with the moves: 3...e6 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. e5 Nfd7 6. f4 c5.