French Defense

Chessboard showing the French Defense with the moves 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 played
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Learn the Opening
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The name of the French defence dates from 1834. In the middle of a correspondence chess competition between a London team and one from Paris, the French responded to the opening move 1. e4, by the Londoners, with the move 1. … e6 and won the game.

Studies about the French Defense

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Play against the French Defense

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