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Is the French defense at a 3700 Elo level "completely refuted"?

...computers will never play the French defense against each other because the French defense at a 3700 Elo level is completely refuted... IM Levy Rozman (YouTube around 3m08s) Wait, what? I watched ...
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Refutation to the Stafford Gambit "magic line"

I thought I had finally discovered a cure-all to the mainline Stafford gambit that's made waves on youtube, but as soon as I felt like I found lines where black can't possibly get enough play, the ...
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How to reply to an early c5 in the London System?

I've played the London System for about 3 months and am liking it alot, however I have run across several games where Black played a weird, but good, move early in the opening, c5. example: 1. d4 d5 ...
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Is there any way to gain equality with the QGD Marshall Defence?

The Marshall defence goes 1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nf6?! I played this game recently as white. It was the first time I saw the Marshall in a game and the real contest was over by move 14. [FEN ""] [StartPly "...
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Why is the French defence not played at the highest level?

I am a French defence player and I enjoy playing almost all the lines (Tarrasch, Winawer, advance variation, ...) because I think the play that follows the opening suits my style and I feel very ...
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Why is King's Gambit said to be refuted?

We all known that Bobby Fischer has published the famous "A Bust to The King's Gambit", where the gambit is said to be losing for white. Why is it so? Is there any line that can secure black ...
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Has the King's Indian Defense been refuted at the Grandmaster level?

I know about b4 in the bayonet and the Kramnik-Kasparov games of course.
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