Chess openings – French Exchange 21.03.2023 Check out for iPhone, Android and Windows apps! More on french defense can be found at: Post navigation PreviousNext 75 Comments Comments navigation Newer comments Much appreciated!! Reply In the 2.c4 line I prefer the answer 2…Bb4+ followed by a quick Nge7 and O-O, if white waits too much can be stucked in the centre. Obviuosly if white plays well I think it's fine for black anyway. Reply nice one Reply Well its either French defense declined, or French defense accepted ( taking the d-pawn) Reply By the way can you do the Scheveningen variation of Sicilian Defense? You explain things better than reading alot of books. Keep up that instruction! Reply This really is my Achilles heel; I have better results playing the Fort Knox as opposed to facing the Exchange Variation.Thanks for the insight! Just a thought, how effective is 3…..Qxe5 and then transposing into a Fort Knox ish kind of set-up? Not very ambitious, but does it have any serious repercussions in the long run? Great job, Derek. >:) Reply Dereque, would you be willing to do a you tube video about the Danish Gambit andor the Smith-Morra Gambit? Reply Good videos Dereque Reply 5:00 Why does he say white's bishop is semi-good and black's bishop is good? Reply Honestly, if I were playing the French side for black, the only position i'd be OKAY with is the French Exchange. Ha! Reply You are an extremely talented presenter. Keep up the videos! Reply I think the french is going to be my exclusive e5 response. Such a complex and interesting opening. Reply no one puts as much effort into their videos as dereque. i always go to his channel when i want to learn a new opening. i like how a lot of youtube videos only focus on white, but he goes through playing french with black and white pieces. appreciate it! Reply Great that you've explored into the exchange variation, not a lot of people willing to make a vid on this, thanks Derek, liked! Reply Thanks a lot…. Reply TOO FUCKIN SLOW Reply You are so cheer fullAnd you always make me feel comfortable Reply All I can describe you isAMAZING Reply Hiiiiii Reply U are very affable and I find it easy to learn so TNXXXX Reply It is best analise of French Exchange. Thank youCase 01 5:04 the best for Bd3Case 01-a 5:20Case 01-b 6:34Сase 01 final position 9:09 Case 02 9:42 with Ne2Case 02 a 11:24 the best for Ne2Case 02 b 13:01 Case 03 13:40 Case 04 14:31Case 04 a 15:50 Case 05 16:33 with c4 Case 06 18:42Case 06 b 22:56Case 06 c 24:18 the best for Nf3 Reply why is he talking like that ? Reply Great .. Thank you so much Reply I hate how affordable your apps are because now I have no excuse not to get them Reply 1. Nearly all French players I know hate the Exchange Variation. That is a good argument in favour of it. 2. It creates open positions, French players love it closed. 3. White is a tempo up in an open symmetrical position. So he simply can't be worse. Reply Who is this guy? Reply WOW!!!!!!! I really must Thank You & congratulate you on this most detailed explaination of the Exchange Variation. You have covered more moves & more possibilities of plans than most or ALL of the French Defense books I have in my library. Very Impressive. GREAT VIDEO. Thank You. Very Sincerely Yours, JAMES. Reply Can you do london system video for white plz Reply what software is he using? Reply This is from black or from white Reply What's a good way to learn all these openings without going insane? Reply I can never watch this channel because his voice and smile is very annoying Reply Thanks very clear! Reply Thank you, that was a very deep and informative video Reply I love how happy he is Reply Excellent presentation. All the information the French player needs to spice up the exchange variation. Reply Plz exchange variation Reply "A crime against chess" – Agadmator on the french defense the exchange variation Reply Thank you Reply Dereque, you're such a nice guy, and you're doing this great, but I have one tiny complaint – your board, which is a nice touch, is not visible to the viewers, and the board on screen isn't always in sync. This is annoying, especially because your lessons are excellent. Reply Can't get the app kid bayonet on android…please advise Reply Exchange French is most simple straight forward way for white to play against French in my opinion which all thing considered is quite valuable if you understand the pawn structure Reply I hate having to play the exchange variation Reply Exchange var. intro begins @2:304. Bd3 begins @ 4:074. c4 begins @16:324. Nf3 begins @18:40 Reply Wonderful 😊 Reply Loved how much your true enjoyment of certain lines of this opening showed through Reply Thanks for this video! Very well edited and easy to understand. I just started playing chess this year and I by far have the most trouble when playing as black in the exchange French. This is gonna help a ton. Reply Hate people that take on d5 just weirdos Reply Well explained 👍 Reply Thx Mr. Kelley. You're the greatest. Reply Comments navigation Newer comments Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.