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French Repertoire for Black, Simplified
Compiled by kenilworthian
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Notes toward an aggressive opening repertoire for Black after 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5, including the Rubinstein / Burn line 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6+ gxf6! or 5.Bg5 Be7 etc.

Bibliography

Simon Williams, Attacking Chess The French
https://www.amazon.com/Attacking-Ch... Great on the Euwe variation against the Advance line, and some coverage of the Katalymov - Maric line, and a complete aggressive repertoire.

Simon Williams, Why Simon Loves the French (Chess.com video) https://www.chess.com/video/player/...

Roman Dzindzichashvili, Roman's Lab Volume 90 - Burn - Morozevich Variation of the French Defense https://www.ichess.net/shop/new-rev... https://www.amazon.com/Romans-Lab-V...

Andrew Soltis, The Fighting French (Chess Digst 1993) https://kupdf.net/download/andrew-s...

Jeroen Bosch, "The Katalymov Variation." Secrets of Opening Surprises Volume 4 (New in Chess 2006): 49-57.

Advance, Euwe Variation -- activate the light-square B
Shabalov vs Shirov, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

Advance, Euwe Variation -- meeting a3 with f6
Grischuk vs Short, 2000 
(C02) French, Advance, 32 moves, 0-1

Advance, Euwe Variation - critical Knight sac at d4
Movsesian vs T Luther, 1998
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

D Flynn vs J Burnett, 2013
(C02) French, Advance, 46 moves, 0-1

S Buchal vs T Luther, 1998
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 0-1

Advance, Euwe Variation
M G Petrov vs Topalov, 1991 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 0-1

Advance, Euwe Variation
Movsesian vs M Gurevich, 2000 
(C02) French, Advance, 35 moves, 0-1

Advance, Euwe Variation
S Conquest vs S Williams, 2010
(C02) French, Advance, 35 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein / Burn Nf6 gxf6
Boleslavsky vs Ufimtsev, 1944 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 0-1

Schiffers vs Rubinstein, 1903 
(C11) French, 21 moves, 0-1

Prokes vs Tartakower, 1929 
(C10) French, 62 moves, 0-1

L Steiner vs Tartakower, 1927 
(C10) French, 38 moves, 0-1

Judit Polgar vs Morozevich, 2000 
(C11) French, 36 moves, 0-1

H Steiner vs Tartakower, 1946
(C10) French, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Kaplan vs Bronstein, 1975 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 0-1

Burn Variation
V Liublinsky vs Ufimtsev, 1945
(C10) French, 47 moves, 1-0

Najdorf vs Guimard, 1945
(C11) French, 32 moves, 0-1

D Villing vs Pushkov, 2010 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 0-1

W Kunze vs Rubinstein, 1905 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 0-1

E Canal vs Saemisch, 1929 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Leonhardt vs Swiderski, 1908
(C11) French, 43 moves, 0-1

M Salman vs Huang Qian, 2008
(C11) French, 55 moves, 0-1

Gunsberg vs J Noa, 1885 
(C13) French, 51 moves, 0-1

Prokes vs Rubinstein, 1926 
(C11) French, 25 moves, 0-1

G A Thomas vs Tartakower, 1945 
(C10) French, 33 moves, 0-1

A Sokolov vs Ulf Andersson, 1988 
(C11) French, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sax vs Ulf Andersson, 1988
(C11) French, 51 moves, 0-1

L Kokkinos vs D Donchev, 1977
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 0-1

A H Wohl vs D Barua, 2002
(C11) French, 36 moves, 0-1

V Liberzon vs Botvinnik, 1966
(C11) French, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

de Firmian vs Ulf Andersson, 1989
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Byvshev vs Boleslavsky, 1956 
(C11) French, 41 moves, 1-0

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

L Urbanec vs S Paral, 1995
(C10) French, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Velimirovic vs A Hennings, 1967
(C10) French, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Keserovic vs H Westerinen, 2006 
(C10) French, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Esenov vs G Meier, 2005 
(C10) French, 48 moves, 0-1

B Perenyi vs L K So, 1988 
(C10) French, 54 moves, 0-1

E Schiller vs R Gruchacz, 1986
(C10) French, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

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