Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e6/2. d4/2...d5/3. e5/3...c5/4. c3/4...Nc6/5. Nf3
|French Defence: Advance Variation|
French Defence: Advance Variation
Here Black has several options, in the Main Line Black increases the pressure on White's d4 pawn once more, by playing 5...Qb6.
5...Bd7, is a good alternative move, which was known by Greco as early as 1620, and it's still played frequently today.
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3
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- Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.