Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e6/2. d4/2...d5/3. e5/3...c5/4. c3/4...Nc6

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French Defence: Advance 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)
Moves: 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6

French Defence: Advance VariationEdit

Here White usually decides to overprotect their center-pawns by playing 5.Nf3. In a few games, and for the same purpose, White players have also tried 5.Be3 and 5.f4.

Theory tableEdit

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

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6

5 6
Main Line Nf3
Qb6
Be2
cxd4
=
1 Be3
Qb6
...
...
=
2 f4
Nh6
...
...
=

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