|Aug-31-11|| ||yoozum: Simply awesome.|
|Aug-31-11|| ||raul555: Moro showing no mercy|
|Aug-31-11|| ||Gypsy: The unsaid part would be <31.Qxc2 Qxd5+ 32.Kb1 Qb4+ ... 0-1>, I think.|
After <14.Ne4>, the knight is poisoned, of course: <14...dxe4? 15.Qxe4 g6 16.Qxc6...>
|Aug-31-11|| ||Gilmoy: <12..b5> morphs a French into a Sicilian!?|
|Sep-01-11|| ||HeMateMe: Nice finish. The French is a bit of a limp weanie, but Moro manages to find tactical opportunities in any opening.|
|Sep-01-11|| ||chillowack: The French is anything but a "limp weanie" (whatever that is). It's a very tough, solid defense with surprising resources.|
I do agree, though, that somehow Moro played it like a Sicilian.
|Sep-01-11|| ||whiteshark: Fier said afterwards that taking the pawn on b4 was dubious.|
|Sep-01-11|| ||Beautiful.LMS: The French isn't that bad, <HeHateMe>.|
I think Fier shouldn't have grabbed the b pawn, because I don't like the attack Black gets after that.
|Sep-01-11|| ||HeMateMe: White should usually draw against the French, if he/she wants to. People lose because they press their spatial advantage too hard, and go wrong.|
|Sep-02-11|| ||Everett: <HeMateMe: White should usually draw against the French, if he/she wants to. People lose because they press their spatial advantage too hard, and go wrong.>|
Maybe the Tarrasch French, but otherwise it seems you are not familiar with the potential of the French Winawer, Classic or Advanced variations. Moskalenko's books are a good place to start, or Moro's games themselves.
|Sep-02-11|| ||TheFocus: I specialized in the French for many years, both as a Class player, then into master level.|
In Class tournaments, it is an excellent weapon, which many Class players are never as booked up on it, as they usually expect the Sicilian.
I have seen players stare at that e-pawn for minutes before making a move.
I have LOTS of wins with the French and very few losses.
|Sep-03-11|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: the funny thing is Moro once said people who play the French must have had bad childhoods.|
And when it comes to books, John Watson's <Play the French> was the French Defence Bible for many years. I have had similar successes as <the Focus> in this wonderful counter attacking opening.
|Sep-05-11|| ||TheFocus: I still have my Watson!|