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Uhlmann's 60 French Defence Games
Compiled by MidnightDuffer

1. Tarrasch Variation, games 1-21

2. Nimzowitsch (Winawer) Variation, games 22-42

3. Advance Variation, games 43-47

4. King's Indian Attack, games 48-51

5. Exchange Variation, games 52-56

6. Other lines, games 57-60

Will put these games in proper order at some future date; I do not believe all games are accounted for. From the book "Winning with the French"

I've got to say, even though my understanding of the French is probably superficial compared to it's Grandmaster Exponents;

It comes down to choosing either the volatile Winawer in certain situations or the Classical line.

For those who know it; the "Winawer-Nimzowitsch" variation may be too close for comfort for some, too volatile.

In Neil McDonald's Concise Chess Openings (CCO), I am under the impression, that one may be able to play the "Classical Variation" (and linked to the McCutcheon variation, but check it out yourself) of the French instead of the Winawer.

This is still under research. I may be wrong. We all know, these lists are mainly the users and at times, we would not even care to let others know what we are thinking, but so it is...

There are no games in the database for Uhlmann in using either the McCutcheon or Classical variations;

Note the game I have included below, very illustrative is the game of Reinhart Fuchs vs Wolfgang Uhlmann. The French comes crashing down like a house of cards and Black resigns by move 26. It is scenarios like the Fuchs Uhlmann game that has led me to think out that playing the Classical may lead to a more quieter game.

Also, since there are some games in the book but not in the database, it is good reason to include "extra" "not-in-the-book" games.

9. Uhlmann claims this one got away
Stein vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1-0

19. Karpov won a brilliancy prize for this game.
Karpov vs Uhlmann, 1973 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 42 moves, 1-0

35. The East German calls it the Nimzowitsch variation also.
P Enders vs Uhlmann, 1985
(C18) French, Winawer, 37 moves, 0-1

36. White follows a var. from a correspondence game it is said
Bronstein vs Uhlmann, 1977 
(C18) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 0-1

58. "other lines" section, 4. Bd2
I Hausner vs Uhlmann, 1981 
(C15) French, Winawer, 60 moves, 0-1

39. it ends with Black's 4 pawns; White w/B and Pawn! Whew!
W Hartmann vs Uhlmann, 1986 
(C18) French, Winawer, 44 moves, 0-1

22. Fischer came to use the King's Indian Attack vs. the French
Fischer vs Uhlmann, 1960 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 42 moves, 0-1

23. Fischer had already won the Tournament
Fischer vs Uhlmann, 1962 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

49. 13. ... Qe8! I don't grasp Black's scheme either
Browne vs Uhlmann, 1972 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 44 moves, 0-1

6. Stoica won their other game in the Winawer.
V Stoica vs Uhlmann, 1979 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 0-1

Not in Book, just adding in these two titans fighting it out.
Gligoric vs Uhlmann, 1959 
(D94) Grunfeld, 23 moves, 1-0

Not in the book, these 2 split in their FD confrontations.
Robert E Byrne vs Uhlmann, 1968
(C16) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 0-1

3. Yes, in the book "winning with the French"
J Kostro vs Uhlmann, 1974
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

21. Ever so slight advantages and Black wins.
Nijboer vs Uhlmann, 1990
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 49 moves, 0-1

48. The first of four examples of the King's Indian Attack.
Savon vs Uhlmann, 1968
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

26. Strong Centre by Black by the 15th move
R Bogdanovic vs Uhlmann, 1965 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 33 moves, 0-1

Not in book, only Spassky Uhlmann French
Spassky vs Uhlmann, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 51 moves, 1-0

Not in Book; A "French-Gone-Wrong"
R Fuchs vs Uhlmann, 1966 
(C18) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1-0

29. WWTF book
M Becker vs Uhlmann, 1982
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 36 moves, 0-1

33. In book spelled "Pahtz" with two dots over the a!
T Paehtz Sr vs Uhlmann, 1981
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 29 moves, 0-1

13. Noteworthy, but he does not include all noteworthy games!
Geller vs Uhlmann, 1970 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

Not in Book, Winawers of these two in '56, '66 and '80!
R Fuchs vs Uhlmann, 1980 
(C16) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1-0

43. Combination wins the game!
G Moehring vs Uhlmann, 1982 
(C02) French, Advance, 31 moves, 0-1

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