23 ( +1 | -1 ) Most agressive way of meeting the French?I always open with e4, hoping for a e5 or c5 reply but I hate playing against the French because its too dull and closed for my taste. Anyone know of any crazy but sound to a certain degree, variations that I can try out? Or games? Thanks
33 ( +1 | -1 ) You can trythe Diemer-Duhm Gambit : 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.c4 which can lead to BDG like play after 3. .. dxe4 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.f3 ; or you can play 2.Bb5 and Black cannot play 2. .. d5 anymore ; The Reti 2.b3 is also very nice; and there are nice gambits in the French too as the Winawer-Alekhine gambit : 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Ne2 !? dxe4 5.a3 and after the "refutation" Be7 the white plan is Qd3 and 0-0-0, playable against both 6. .. Nf6 or Nc6.
41 ( +1 | -1 ) Well1. e4 e6 2. Bb5 Qg5 3. Bf1 Qd8 is =, if nothing else. The 'soundest' gambit (not counting the Alekhine-Chatard Attack) to play against the French runs 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 4. Nf3 Qb6 5. Bd3!? cxd4 6. cxd4 Bd7 7. 0-0--the name of which has temporarily slipped my memory.
Other ideas for meeting the French are the Tarrasch with 3. Nd2 (which can lead to a lively game with 3... c5, but most French players prefer 3... Nf6), and the KIA. Recently 2. Qe2 has been in vogue, although it usually leads to KIA transpositions.
62 ( +1 | -1 ) The French Winawer isindeed one of the most aggressive answers to the French, but I would recommend that Qg4 be played on the 7th move, not the 4th...
Play might go 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4
From here, the two main alternatives for Black is 7...0-0 (castling "into it".. heh heh.. with this reply Black is in for a long defensive seige) or 7....Qc7, which gives rise to a highly entertaining and unbalanced game, with chances for both sides.
In my opinion, the problem with 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qg4 is that, since White has neglected his center somewhat with the earlie Queen sortie, Black can often counterattack in the center successfully...
2 ( +1 | -1 ) positionally aggressive..is the French Tarrasch 3.Nd2 or 2.d3
17 ( +1 | -1 ) atrifixHere is a game where i played that gambit:
The result was a draw.
22 ( +1 | -1 ) That gambitis called the Milner-Barry Gambit. With 14. Rab1, instead of 14. Rfb1, you could have obtained a significant advantage (Qxa2 completely failing to either Ra1 or Qxg7), e.g., 14... Qf6 15. Nd6+ Kf8 16. Rxb7 Qd8 (16... Qe7 17. Qg3 threatens Nf5 and Bb5) 17. Be5 Nf6 (17... f6 18. Bb5) 18. Qf4 and the threats of Bxf6 and Bb5 win.
5 ( +1 | -1 ) There are equal chances for black.
One option is 14...h5
15 ( +1 | -1 ) French TarraschMost French players are quite uncomfortable meeting this attack. It is used exclusively with great success by Karpov and now Adams.
7 ( +1 | -1 ) Most agressive way of meeting the French?Throw the clock to his head while yelling: You, bloody bastard!