# Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e6/2. d4/2...d5/3. Nc3/3...Nf6

Classical variation
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Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation (FEN) rnbqkb1r/ppp2ppp/4pn2/3p4/3PP3/2N5/PPP2PPP/R1BQKBNR |

# French Defence, Classical variationEdit

Both players engage a fight for the center. Tension will increase even more after Bg5 unless White wants to directly block the pawn structure and win a tempo by attacking the newly developed knight with e5.

## Theory tableEdit

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 | ||
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Classical variation | Bg5 - |
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Steinitz variation | e5 - |
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## ReferencesEdit

*Batsford Chess Openings 2*(1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.