Friday, April 30, 2010

French Defense (1)

Get ready to play in a chess tournament this weekend.

Here's a little video to help you get your engine started. (-or to just learn a little more about the game.)

This is a solid answer to king-pawn openings. I've played both sides of this. Black's plan is to build a strong point on d5. While he will trade his queen pawn off, he will wait until it is advantageous.

White has a number of plans. The main line is to strike out with his own queen-pawn to d4, thus creating the duo in the center. Black counters by attacking the king-pawn by Nf6. White defends with Nc3.

Whenever I play this setup, I always figure the game can go either way.

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