Well I dont play on higher level but I plan to in a few, maybe even more years and my choice on 1.e4 now and in the future shall be 1…e6.
I’m not rated player but give me some credit. Most of the time I have love for the game, I’ve beaten masters before and trough the process of posting I’ll try to give you useful correct information .
In the opening, White traditionally enjoys the initiative.
1 e4 e6
2 d4 d5
we have this position.
Here white have few continuations which usually results in advancing the pawn sooner or later.
1. The Advanced variation ( 3.e5)
2. The Exchanged variation (3.exd5 exd5)
3. The Tarrasch variation (3.Nh2)
4. The Classical variation (3. Nc3)
On the next posts about French I will learn these variations one by one.
There will be some videos from Gm’s comenting these variations.