Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e6/2. d4/2...d5/3. Nc3/3...Nf6

Classical variation
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 Defence, Classical variationEdit

Both players engage a fight for the center. Tension will increase even more after Bg5 unless White wants to directly block the pawn structure and win a tempo by attacking the newly developed knight with e5.

Theory tableEdit

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

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6
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Classical variation Bg5
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Steinitz variation e5
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ReferencesEdit

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.
Last modified on 11 November 2013, at 12:37