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The Anti-French Chronicles 3

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GM Richard Rapport: Anti-French Strategy and Game Plans.

13/11/2021 –   Not just I create chess blogs and share it to all chess players worldwide. But I learned a lot too. GM Richard Rapport’s clever execution of Anti-French 5. exd5 is self explanatory. To go for the endgame, pressure the center and the b7 pawn. as shown in Game 1.

GM Misraddin Iskandarov’s Anti-French is a similar set-up to Game 1. But it defers when the queen goes to b3 to pressure the b7 pawn. Let’s find out and enjoy the game. But coffee combined with music is best.

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CHESS BLOG No. 46 : Date: 13th November 2021

GM Richard Rapport strategic: 5. ed5

1st Game : Check diagram below (GAME VIEWER 1)

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White's game plan is easy to understand. Exchange early queens and then pressure the center and the b7 pawn. The culprit behind black's delayed development is the bishop at c8. Let's find out and learn.

GM Iskandarov's 10 Qb3: another theory

2nd Game: Check diagram below (GAME VIEWER 2)

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Black's 4..cd4 creates a different scenario. But GM Iskandarov found a way to place a strategic position for the queen at b3. Same plan, pressure the center and the b7 pawn. It worked!!!

GAME VIEWER 1

GAME VIEWER 2

ENDGAME CORNER - SOLVE THE PROBLEM BELOW

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