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Main line - The Paulsen Variation

Black's QP setting attacked White's undefended KP.
White in the main line develops Queen's Knight to QB3(c3) - an aggressive response (seen in over 40% of French play) to defend his KP and pressure Black's QP in turn, planning a K-side attack after B-Kt5 or B-Q3. W-Alt.
     White   Black
 1.  P-K4    P-K3  Transp. 3W,2W route
 2.  P-Q4    P-Q4  Transp.from QP-Chig.
 3.  Kt-QB3	   Transp.from Fr-Ind.

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