On the edge in the French

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Nf3!? c5 6.dxc5 A recent theoretical competition at Chess Publishing led me to write the following original article, which it is quite in order to place at ChessCube. Stefan Bucker, the German chess pioneer invited discussion of an old Steinitz line in the French, which I’m guessing he thinks is better than its reputation. I have some misgivings about this whole variation from White’s point of view.

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