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1834 in Sports: 1834 in Chess, 1834 in Cricket, Recurring Sporting Events Established in 1834, French Defence, 1834 English Cricket Season

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Published June 7th 2010
ISBN : 9781157735052
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44 pages
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Chapters: 1834 in Chess, 1834 in Cricket, Recurring Sporting Events Established in 1834, French Defence, 1834 English Cricket Season, Grand Annual Chase. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 43. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a freeMoreChapters: 1834 in Chess, 1834 in Cricket, Recurring Sporting Events Established in 1834, French Defence, 1834 English Cricket Season, Grand Annual Chase. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 43. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The French Defence is a chess opening. It is characterized by the moves: 1. e4 e6The French has a reputation for solidity and resilience, though it can result in a somewhat cramped game for Black in the early stages. Black often gains counterattacking possibilities on the queenside while White tends to concentrate on the kingside. Following the opening moves 1.e4 e6, the game usually continues 2.d4 d5. White expands his claim on the centre, while Black immediately challenges the pawn on e4. White has several main options he can defend it with 3.Nc3 or 3.Nd2, he can exchange pawns with 3. exd5, or he can advance the pawn forward with 3.e5. This opening has a great benefit on White but not on Black, because his c8 Bishop will have a hard time getting developed. The diagram below on the left displays the pawn structure most typical of the French. Black has more space on the queenside, so tends to focus on that side of the board, almost always playing ...c7-c5 at some point to attack Whites pawn chain at its base, and may follow up by advancing his a- and b-pawns. Alternatively or simultaneously, Black will play against Whites centre, which is cramping his position. The flank attack ...c7-c5 is usually insufficient to achieve this, so Black will often play ...f7-f6. If White supports the pawn on e5 by playing f2-f4, then Black has two common ideas. Black may strike directly at the f-pawn by playing ...g7-g5. The pawn on g5 may also threaten to advance to g4 to drive away a white knight on f3, augmenting Blacks play against the White centre. Another idea is to pla...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=20334