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French 3.Nc3
Compiled by KingG
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The Classical Variation : 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3


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The Steinitz Variation : 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3


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The Winawer Variation : 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4


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The Rubinstein Variation : 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4


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3...Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.dxc5 Nc6 7.a3 Nxc5 8.b4
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.dxc5 Bxc4 7.Nf3 a6 8.Bd3
Steinitz vs Sellman, 1885 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs Gurgenidze, 1967 
(C11) French, 25 moves, 1-0

Short vs Timman, 1994 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

Kamsky vs J Kraai, 2007 
(C11) French, 34 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Korchnoi, 1987 
(C11) French, 30 moves, 1-0

Nijboer vs A J Walton, 2006 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Morozevich, 2005 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nijboer vs Stellwagen, 2002 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1-0

E Najer vs R Buhmann, 2008
(C11) French, 40 moves, 1-0

A S Rasmussen vs T Batchuluun, 2008
(C11) French, 26 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.e5,...,8...Bc5 9.Qd2 0-0 10.0-0-0 a6 11.Qf2
Shirov vs Radjabov, 2004
(C11) French, 52 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.e5,...,8...Bc5 9.Qd2 0-0 10.0-0-0 a6 11.Qf2
Kramnik vs Radjabov, 2003 
(C11) French, 36 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.e5,...,8...Bc5 9.Qd2 0-0 10.0-0-0 a6 11.h4
Kasparov vs Short, 1994 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.e5,...,6...Nc6 7.Be3 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Bc5 9.Qd2
M Sebag vs M Gurevich, 2008
(C11) French, 32 moves, 0-1

3...Nf6 4.e5,...,8...Qb6 9.Qd2 Qxb2 10.Rb1 Qa3 11.Bb5
DeFirmian vs Huebner, 1995 
(C11) French, 22 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.e5,...,7...Be7 9.Qd2 0-0 10.dxc5 Bxc5 11.0-0-0
Svidler vs A Riazantsev, 2008 
(C11) French, 38 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.e5,...,7...a6 8.Qd2 b5 9.dxc5 Bxc5 10.Bxc5
Anand vs Bareev, 1992 
(C11) French, 56 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.e5,...,7...a6 8.Qd2 b5 9.a3
Kasparov vs Radjabov, 2003 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 0-1

3...Nf6 4.e5,...,8...Bc5 9.Qd2 Nxd4 10.Bxd4 Bxd4 11.Qxd4 Qb6
Carlsen vs R Prasca Sosa, 2006 
(C11) French, 33 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.e5,...,8...Bc5 9.Qd2 Nxd4 10.Bxd4 Bxd4 11.Qxd4 Qb6
Shirov vs Bareev, 2003 
(C11) French, 38 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.e5,...,6...cxd4 7.Nxd4 Nc6 8.Be3 Qb6 9.Qd2
Bologan vs S Volkov, 2003 
(C11) French, 36 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.e5,...,6...a6 7.Be3 b5 8.Qd2 Be7 9.Bd3
Anand vs Bareev, 1993 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.e5,...,8...Nxd4 9.Bxd4 Bc5 10.Bb5 Qe7 11.0-0
Short vs A R Grazzini, 2001
(C11) French, 53 moves, 1-0

3...Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Ba5 6.b4 cxd4 7.Qg4
A Volokitin vs Lputian, 2004 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 40 moves, 1-0

3...Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.h4
Morozevich vs Lputian, 2007 
(C18) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 1-0

3...Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 0-0 8.Bd3
Karjakin vs Yusupov, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 45 moves, 1-0

3...Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 0-0 8.Bd3
L Dominguez vs Barsov, 2004
(C18) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 1-0

3...Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 0-0 8.Bd3
Oll vs Ulibin, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

3...Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.dxc5 Bxc3 6.bxc3 Nc6 7.Qg4
B Goldenov vs Nekrassow, 1953 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 9 moves, 1-0

3...Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.dxc5 Bxc3 6.bxc3 Qc7 7.Nf3 Nd7 8.Be3
O Sarapu vs H Aturupane, 1986 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 27 moves, 1-0

3...Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.dxc5 Bxc3 6.bxc3 Qa5 7.Bd2 Ne7 8.Qg4
Velimirovic vs L Jancev, 1976
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 32 moves, 1-0

3...Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.dxc5 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bxc5 7.Bd3 f6 8.Qe2
J Gallagher vs S Williams, 2001
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 22 moves, 1-0

3...Bb4 4.e5 Ne7 5.Nf3 c5 6.dxc5 Qc7 7.Bd3 Nd7 8.0-0
J Gallagher vs A Mienert, 2001
(C16) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1-0

3...dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6 7.Bd3
Spielmann vs L'Hermet, 1927 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

3...dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bd7 5.Nf3 Bc6 6.Bd3 Nd7 7.0-0 Ngf6 8.Ng3
Kasimdzhanov vs Arkell, 2003 
(C10) French, 27 moves, 1-0

3...dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bd7 5.Nf3 Bc6 6.Bd3 Nd7 7.Qe2
Sutovsky vs L D'Costa, 2006
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

3...dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6 7.c3
Adams vs Anand, 2002 
(C10) French, 44 moves, 1-0

3...dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6 7.c3
Karjakin vs A Rychagov, 2007 
(C10) French, 22 moves, 1-0

3...dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6 7.c3
Motylev vs M Roiz, 2005 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

3...dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6 7.c3
Kasparov vs Ponomariov, 2002 
(C10) French, 38 moves, 1-0

3...dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6 7.c3
Adams vs Akopian, 2004 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

3...dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6 7.Bd3
Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

3...dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Bd3 Ngf6 6.Qe2 c5 7.Nxf6+
Morozevich vs Van Wely, 2002 
(C10) French, 19 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.Bg5 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Be7 6.Bxf6 gxf6 7.Nf3
Ivanchuk vs S Volkov, 2005 
(C11) French, 41 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.Bg5 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Be7 6.Bxf6 Bxf6 7.Nf3 0-0 8.Bd3
Sutovsky vs A Kovacevic, 2004 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.Bg5 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Nbd7 6.Nf3 h6 7.Nxf6+ Nxf6 8.Be3
Shirov vs M Gurevich, 2006 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.Bg5 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Nbd7 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6 7.Nf3
Kasimdzhanov vs Korchnoi, 2002 
(C11) French, 34 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.Bg5 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Be7 6.Bxf6 Bxf6 7.Nf3 0-0 8.Bc4
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1997 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.Bg5 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Be7 6.Bxf6 Bxf6 7.Nf3 0-0 8.Qd2
Judit Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.Bg5 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Nbd7 6.Nf3 Be7 7.Nxf6+ Bxf6
Topalov vs Bareev, 2002 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.h4 Bxg5 7.hxg5 Qxg5 8.Nh3
Alekhine vs Fahrni, 1914  
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.h4 Bxg5 7.hxg5 Qxg5 8.Qd3
Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 2001 
(C13) French, 26 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.h4 c5 7.Bxe7 Kxe7 8.dxc5
Morozevich vs Korchnoi, 2003 
(C13) French, 20 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.h4 a6 7.Qg4 Bxg5 8.hxg5
Nisipeanu vs A Florean, 1995 
(C13) French, 19 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.h4 0-0 7.Bd3
Euwe vs Maroczy, 1921 
(C13) French, 18 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.Bg5 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Nbd7 6.Nf3 Be7 7.Nxf6 Bxf6 8.h4
Kasparov vs Shirov, 2000 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.e5 h6 6.Bd2 Bxc3 7.bxc3 Ne4 8.Qg4
Leko vs Radjabov, 2003 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 32 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.e5 h6 6.Bd2 Bxc3 7.bxc3 Ne4 8.Qg4
Sutovsky vs Nakamura, 2006 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 42 moves, 0-1

3...Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.e5 h6 6.Be3 Ne4 7.Qg4
E Najer vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2006 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 67 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.e5 h6 6.Be3 Ne4 7.Qg4
Naiditsch vs Stellwagen, 2006 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 40 moves, 1-0

3...Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.e5 h6 6.Be3 Ne4 7.Qg4
I Popov vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2008 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 32 moves, 1-0

3...c5 4.exd5 exd5 5.dxc5 d4 6.Ne4 Nf6 7.Bg5 Qa5+ 8.Bd2
Li Chao vs P Einar, 2007
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

3...c5 4.exd5 exd5 5.dxc5 Nf6 6.Bb5+ Nc6 7.Be3 Be7 8.h3
N Friedrich vs S Farina, 2001 
(C10) French, 86 moves, 1-0

3...c5 4.exd5 exd5 5.Nf3 Be6 6.Be2
Carlos Torre vs J Winter, 1924 
(C10) French, 44 moves, 1-0

3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 Nd7 5.Bd3
Saemisch vs F Herzog, 1924 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 1-0

Razuvaev vs G Kuzmin, 1972 
(C10) French, 30 moves, 1-0

V Shinkevich vs B Katalymov, 2001 
(C10) French, 40 moves, 1-0

Keres vs B Katalymov, 1965 
(C10) French, 53 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch vs J Mieses, 1916 
(C10) French, 20 moves, 1-0

Khalifman vs Ulibin, 1989
(C13) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Leko vs Shirov, 2003
(C11) French, 43 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Short, 1997 
(C18) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

Shirov vs V Zhuravliov, 1983 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

Pachman vs Eckert, 1940 
(C13) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Leko vs Morozevich, 2007 
(C11) French, 36 moves, 1-0

Sadvakasov vs T Luther, 2007 
(C11) French, 53 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Short, 2002 
(C11) French, 29 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Korchnoi, 2000 
(C11) French, 19 moves, 1-0

Leko vs Korchnoi, 2000 
(C11) French, 43 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Lputian, 2004 
(C18) French, Winawer, 61 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Lputian, 2000 
(C18) French, Winawer, 61 moves, 1-0

L Dominguez vs J F Cubas, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 44 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Dreev, 1991 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

I Bukavshin vs S Sathyanandha, 2008
(C11) French, 54 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 1996 
(C11) French, 34 moves, 1-0

I Cheparinov vs Korchnoi, 2008 
(C11) French, 58 moves, 1-0

F Vallejo Pons vs R Knaak, 2003
(C11) French, 59 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Timman, 1995 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

F Vallejo Pons vs S Savchenko, 2001 
(C11) French, 53 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Shirov, 2001 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

Svidler vs Bareev, 2004 
(C10) French, 17 moves, 1-0

Nijboer vs C Sielecki, 2001
(C11) French, 22 moves, 1-0

Short vs Timman, 1987 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 39 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Anand, 2001 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs Gunsberg, 1895  
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

Grischuk vs J Nogueiras, 2006
(C11) French, 43 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs M Gurevich, 2000 
(C11) French, 53 moves, 1-0

Svidler vs M Gurevich, 2009 
(C11) French, 53 moves, 1-0

Bacrot vs I Lysyj, 2009 
(C11) French, 34 moves, 1-0

I Cheparinov vs Grischuk, 2008 
(C18) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 0-1

M Garakov vs D Chuprikov, 2008 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

I Georgiadis vs D Berczes, 2009
(C11) French, 43 moves, 1-0

I Rogers vs R Seberry, 1987 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Kamsky vs Akobian, 2009 
(C10) French, 41 moves, 1-0

Winawer
Shirov vs Ganguly, 2009 
(C18) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 1-0

M Molner vs R Kaufman, 2008 
(C11) French, 29 moves, 1-0

3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bd3 Bb4 6.0-0 Bxc3 7.exd5
Nijboer vs D Reinderman, 2009
(C10) French, 52 moves, 1-0

Classical, 7...Be7
Svidler vs Yifan Hou, 2009 
(C11) French, 64 moves, 1-0

3.Nc3 c5 4.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3
Capablanca vs H B Evans, 1918 
(B40) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Winawer, 6.Nf3
Kasparov vs Anand, 1992 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Unzicker vs J H Donner, 1955 
(C10) French, 31 moves, 1-0

I Cheparinov vs F Bruno, 2009 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 1-0

I Saric vs M Gurevich, 2007 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

I Cheparinov vs G Battaglini, 2010
(C11) French, 23 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs F Vallejo Pons, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 43 moves, 1-0

3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Bd2 dxe4 5.Qg4 Qxd4 6.0-0-0 f5 7.Bg5 Qe5?
Kunin vs Ochsengoit, 1958 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

J Gallagher vs Winfried Hahn, 1993 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 22 moves, 1-0

Nunn vs Hjartarson, 1988
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Bareev, 1997 
(C11) French, 73 moves, 1-0

Nunn vs C Daly, 1996
(C11) French, 60 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Van Wely, 2001
(C10) French, 30 moves, 1-0

Khalifman vs Bareev, 2002 
(C10) French, 20 moves, 1-0

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