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Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e6/2. d4

French Defence
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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French DefenceEdit

White creates the ideal pawn center with pawns on d4 and e4.This allows white to control the center and develop bishops and queen actively. The French Defence goes on with 2...d5.

Theory tableEdit

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation

1.e4 e6 2.d4
2
French Defence ...
d5
=
Franco-Benoni Defence ...
c5
=
Kingston Defence ...
f5
+=

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ReferencesEdit

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.