
Well then, can Black win a pawn with Nc6xd4 or is White setting a trap? Black should play Nc6xd4 Black should NOT play Nc6xd4 Don't know Don't care 
There's a lot more to the French Defense than that, of course, but it's beyond the scope of this course to take it any further. If you click here you'll find a short guide to the FRENCH DEFENSE which you can view online or print off for your own use. I hope you'll want to practise this exciting opening yourself  try it out playing both White and Black and see what happens. 



It will take you a lifetime to learn and understand everything about it. It usually leads to exciting games, so it's well worth finding out more about it and trying it out for yourself. Click here to read our book on the SICILIAN DEFENSE and find out more about this opening. 
The WINAWER variation The STEINITZ variation The RUBINSTEIN variation The TARRASCH variation 
The NAJDORF variation The SVESHNIKOVvariation The DRAGON variation The TAIMANOV variation 
The NAJDORF variation The SVESHNIKOVvariation The DRAGON variation The TAIMANOV variation 
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