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I have been looking at French repertoires recently, and thought it was useful for my own amusement at least to see what various authors writing for the Black audience recommended.

Repertoire books these days often give you a choice, which is excellent.

Variation
McDonald 2008
Watson 1 1984
Watson 2 1999
Watson 3 2007
Moskalenko 2008
Williams 2010
Advance
3...b6
5...Bd7 with 6.a3 c4 and 6.Be2 f6
5...Bd7 with 6.a3 c4 and 6.Be2 f6 5...Bd7 with 6.a3 c4 and 6.Be2 f6
5...Bd7 with 6.Be2 Nge7
5/6...Nh6 (±5...Qb6)
5...Bd7 with 6...f6
Wade 3...c5 4...Qb6 and 5....Bd7 & ...Bb5 5...Qb6 with 6.a3 c4 5...Qb6 with 6...Nh6 5...Qb6 with 6...Nh6 5...Qb6 6.a3 c4
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Tarrasch
3...Be7
3...Nf6
5.Bd3 with 7...Qb6
5.f4 with 7...Qb6
3...Nf6
5.Bd3 with 7...Qb6
5.f4 with 7...Qb6
3...Be7
3...Nf6
5.Bd3 ... 6...b6
various ideas against 5.f4, including 7...cxd4 8.cxd4 a5
3...Nf6
5.f4 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ndf3 cxd4 8.cxd4 a5
Fort Knox: 3...dxe4 & 4...Bd7 3...c5 4.exd4 Qxd5 3...c5 4.exd4 Qxd5 3...c5 4.exd4 Qxd5 3...c5 4.exd4 Qxd5 --
Nc3 Nf6
MacCutcheon 4.Bg5 Bb4
Classical with 7...Be7
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Burn 4.Bg5 dxe4. 5.Nxe4 Nbd7
Classical with 7...Be7
Classical with 7...cxd4
MacCutcheon 4.Bg5 Bb4
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Winawer

4...Qd7 &...b6
4...c5 main lines with ...Qc7
4...c5 main lines with ...Qc7
4...b6 5.Qg4 Bf8
4...c5 main line with 5 a3 Bxc3+ 6 bxc3 Ne7 7 Qg4 Qc7 8 Qxg7 Rg8 9 Qxh7 cxd4 10 Ne2 dxc3 11 f4 Nbc6 12 Qd3 d4!?

4...c5 main lines with 7...Qc7 4...c5 main lines with ...O-O 4...c5 main lines with ...O-O 4...c5 main lines with 6...Qa5 --
KIA
Main line d5/c5/Nc6 with delayed castling.
Sicilian style: 1...e6/2...c5/3...Nc6/4...g6
Sicilian style: 1...e6/2...c5/3...Nc6/4...g6 Sicilian style: 1...e6/2...c5/3...Nc6/4...g6

Sicilian style: 1...e6/2...c5/3...Nc6/4...g6



3...Nf6 4.Ngf3 Nc6




3...Nf6 4.Ngf3 Bc5


3...c5/4...Nc6/5...Bd6/6...Nge7 3...c5/4...Nc6/5...Bd6/6...Nge7 3...c5/4...Nc6/5...Bd6/6...Nge7


Others:






Wing gambit
3...Bd7



5...d4


Food for thought!  I like McDonald's trick against the Wing Gambit, that's definitely worth a punt.

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