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Is 1. e4 e6 now the FREEDOM Defense?



 
 
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Old July 5th 03, 11:59 AM
LeModernCaveman
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Old July 5th 03, 01:24 PM
Jerzy
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"LeModernCaveman" wrote in message
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Yeah, it`s a freedom defence with the title "FREE the bishop on c8 !!!!!"

Regards,
Jerzy


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Old July 5th 03, 05:38 PM
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Some people call 1...e6 the Universal Defense that turns into a French
Defense.

EZoto
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Old July 5th 03, 08:39 PM
Harold Buck
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In article [email protected],
EZoto wrote:


Some people call 1...e6 the Universal Defense that turns into a French
Defense.



Doesn't the French defense just let the enemy do what they want and then
wait to be bailed out by other players?

--Harold Buck


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Old July 7th 03, 12:53 AM
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"Jerzy" wrote in message ...
Yeah, it`s a freedom defence with the title "FREE the bishop on c8 !!!!!"


I surmise that the tendentious Americans who would *insist* that "1 e4 e6"
be renamed as "the Freedom Defense" might also demand that the light-squared
bishop on c8 be "liberated" from his confinement by the Black pawns. :-)

--Nick
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Old July 7th 03, 01:12 AM
Jerzy
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"Nick" napisal w wiadomosci
m...

Yeah, it`s a freedom defence with the title "FREE the bishop on c8

!!!!!"

I surmise that the tendentious Americans who would *insist* that "1 e4 e6"
be renamed as "the Freedom Defense" might also demand that the

light-squared
bishop on c8 be "liberated" from his confinement by the Black pawns. :-)


You are right. The question is a kind of provocation.
But your theory is a little bit provocative too

Regards,
Jerzy


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Old July 7th 03, 10:50 PM
Jerzy
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"Nick" napisal w wiadomosci
om...

I was joking.


So was I


For the record, the United States Congress recently decided
to rename "French fries" as "freedom fries" and "French toast" as "freedom
toast" in its cafeterias. And, apparently, that's what provoked someone
to create this thread.


Yeah I`ve heard that. Anyway they have freedom in calling fried potatoes
whatever they like.
I`ve heard that the number of American tourists in France has reduced
drastically lately but I bet that there are some other reasons than fried
potatoes...


When will an American here demand that FIDE be renamed because it's a

French
acronym? :-)


Some international organizations were renamed from their French origins into
new English names e.g. CCiTT into ITU-T


By the way, have you ever been annoyed by people who like to relate

stories
about Poland's alleged military ineptitude during the Second World War?
There's a popular myth that the Polish cavalry were foolish enough to

charge
voluntarily, with sabres drawn, the German tanks in 1939. Most people

don't
know that the vastly outnumbered but highly trained Polish Air Force was

able
to shoot down more Luftwaffe aircraft than it lost in air combat during

1939.
Later, many Polish pilots became quite successful in the Royal Air Force.
For further reading:
"The Polish Campaign, 1939" by Steven Zaloga and Victor Madej


No doubt there were no attacks of Polish cavalry with sabres on nazi tanks
and it`s only a myth.
Although it was a blitzkrieg you should remember the treacherous role of the
USSR and the secret pact between Hitler and Stalin (signed by Ribbentrop and
Molotov). You know, Poland did resist the nazi power as the first country
after anschluss of Austria and Czechoslovakia. And Poland was attacked by
USSR on 17th Sept. 1939 and left alone by its allies Great Britain and
France...

Regards,
Jerzy


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Old July 9th 03, 08:40 PM
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John Macnab wrote in message .ca...
Perhaps it should be renamed the Prudent Defense. Players of this
defense must recognize that it is unwise to launch an unprovoked attack.
Such a strategy can only succeed against a very weak opponent.
And publicly boasting about such a victory is most unbecoming.


Dear Mr. Macnab,

You may be interested in the article, "Iraq will preoccupy and pin down
the US for years", by Martin Woollacott in 'The Guardian' (11 April 2003).

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/st...934326,00.html

"In the closing years of the second world war, Isaac Bowman, one of the
shapers of modern American foreign policy, wrote: 'No line can be established
anywhere in the world that confines the interests of the United States
because no line can prevent the remote from becoming the near danger.'
Sixty years later the elision of the remote into the near is complete.
Lines there still are, but America has crossed another one in appointing
itself the arbiter of the fate of Iraq and, by implication, of the Middle
East as a whole.
....
Finally, Iraq will the critical factor for America itself. The question
of how American society will absorb this victory is rather mysterious.
Underneath *the crowing of the 'Let's stick it to the French' patriots*,
American common sense is working away. It looks at a costly and risky
war in which the casualties may have been low, but, as one man told an
American reporter, 'I don't see numbers. I see names.'..."

So, according to Martin Woollacott, "American common sense" may learn
the real meaning of "the Prudent Defense" of the United States.

--Nick
 




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