Some Q's concerning the French Defence.

Technical questions regarding Openings, Middlegames, Endings etc.
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Re: Some Q's concerning the French Defence.

Post by Nick Grey » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:20 pm

Bobby had trouble against the French Defence. Note W.Uhlmann. I think 7. a4 is wrong. I try others.
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Re: Some Q's concerning the French Defence.

Post by MJMcCready » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:03 am

Yes , that was a known weakness of his at that time but regarding the game in 1960 against Ulhmann I think he was okay in the opening, he just got outplayed in the middlegame and endgame.
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Re: Some Q's concerning the French Defence.

Post by Nick Ivell » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:38 pm

The Uhlmann game was uploaded to the relevant obit thread. Well worth a look.

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Re: Some Q's concerning the French Defence.

Post by MJMcCready » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:06 pm

Has anyone ever played the two knight's variation against the French? Is it worth a peak, there appear to be lines, the sort of which you would expect to see in one of Nimzowitch's games.
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Re: Some Q's concerning the French Defence.

Post by Nick Ivell » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:33 pm

Never played it. Might be ok against the Caro, but you can't expect anything with it against the French.

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Re: Some Q's concerning the French Defence.

Post by Nick Grey » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:35 pm

Haldane Hack worth a punt. Robin asked how I doing today.

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Re: Some Q's concerning the French Defence.

Post by Nick Grey » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:35 pm

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Re: Some Q's concerning the French Defence.

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:44 am

There's an edit function
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Re: Some Q's concerning the French Defence.

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:12 pm

And a delete one (for when people inadvertently duplicate posts, in particular)

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Re: Some Q's concerning the French Defence.

Post by MJMcCready » Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:02 pm

Nick Ivell wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:33 pm
Never played it. Might be ok against the Caro, but you can't expect anything with it against the French.
Yes suspect you're right there. Seems very much like the sort of thing I used to see in Nimzowitch's games, all very retro.
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