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Having fun with the French
Compiled by yiotta
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This is the real chess!!!

what just happened?
Svidler vs D Andreikin, 2012 
(C02) French, Advance, 43 moves, 0-1

I Blek vs Tal, 1955 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 0-1

Lilienthal vs Chistiakov, 1949 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 32 moves, 1-0

Fischer in his prime outplayed by an IM
Fischer vs V Kovacevic, 1970 
(C15) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 0-1

See also Kasparov-Ivanchuk, #30
F Olafsson vs Petrosian, 1961 
(C16) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 0-1

Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2010 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 0-1

13 year old Capa....wonderful game!
E Corzo vs Capablanca, 1902 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 0-1

J Pinski vs A Zontakh, 2001 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 0-1

RxB,one of the best moves in chess if you're Tigran
P Clarke vs Petrosian, 1958 
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

Morphy's only French
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 moves, 0-1

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

O-O for Black in the poison pawn Winawer!
V Onischuk vs Caruana, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 0-1

Alekhine serves notice
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(C01) French, Exchange, 43 moves, 0-1

Two wild and crazy guys!
R A Redolfi vs E Eliskases, 1957 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

Quite an endgame.
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C01) French, Exchange, 61 moves, 0-1

The WSB wins for Black in the French
Znosko-Borovsky vs Levenfish, 1910 
(C14) French, Classical, 34 moves, 0-1

N Kosintseva vs E Berg, 2007 
(C10) French, 42 moves, 0-1

Marshall vs Schlechter, 1912 
(C11) French, 73 moves, 0-1

So that's how you do it!
H K Mattison vs G Nagy, 1925 
(C15) French, Winawer, 23 moves, 0-1

I dunno, I dunno....
Karjakin vs Wang Hao, 2005 
(C11) French, 58 moves, 0-1

15 yr. old Radjabov upsets Kasparov
Kasparov vs Radjabov, 2003 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 0-1

Creative, original, crushing...
V Zvjaginsev vs Zhang Pengxiang, 2006 
(C00) French Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Nicely done...
Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Botvinnik, 1930 
(C01) French, Exchange, 41 moves, 0-1

The logician creating his art.
I Rabinovich vs Botvinnik, 1932 
(C01) French, Exchange, 61 moves, 0-1

The Guimard variation!
Julio Bolbochan vs Guimard, 1941 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 50 moves, 0-1

A classical gas...
Smejkal vs J Kozma, 1967 
(C11) French, 42 moves, 0-1

The McCutcheon does the job
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1962 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 43 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch wins a positional crush.
Chigorin vs Tarrasch, 1893 
(C00) French Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

Very sharp
W Bialas vs Uhlmann, 1951 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 0-1

See also Olaffson-Petrosian, #5
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1995  
(C16) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 0-1

Mind boggling isn't the word...
Kiril D Georgiev vs Psakhis, 1986 
(C15) French, Winawer, 44 moves, 0-1

M Pena Gomez vs V Moskalenko, 2008 
(C18) French, Winawer, 63 moves, 0-1

also in Petrosian collection, it's that good!
Hort vs Petrosian, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 48 moves, 0-1

A Lasker clinic on planning and tactics
Lasker vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1909  
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 42 moves, 1-0

Interesting, is it sound?
P Sinton vs Ken Pow, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 15 moves, 0-1

Well, it was blitz...
Rublevsky vs V Zvjaginsev, 2013
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 25 moves, 0-1

Sahovic vs Korchnoi, 1979 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 0-1

Alapin Gambit
W Heidenfeld vs C Lee, 1974
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Diemer's at it again!
E J Diemer vs Zeitler, 1983 
(C00) French Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

An Alapin Gambit
E J Diemer vs Illig, 1954 
(C00) French Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

La Bourdannais variation
Nakamura vs Seirawan, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Nice crush of the Advance Var.
H Camilleri vs Uhlmann, 1969 
(C02) French, Advance, 33 moves, 0-1

Another way to crush the Advance Var.
V Ciocaltea vs Uhlmann, 1956 
(C02) French, Advance, 32 moves, 0-1

Instructive play by Uhlmann
G Moehring vs Uhlmann, 1982 
(C02) French, Advance, 31 moves, 0-1

Kasparov's only French.
Kamsky vs Kasparov, 1989 
(C02) French, Advance, 107 moves, 0-1

I'm now a Kovalenko fan.
I Saric vs I Kovalenko, 2016 
(C18) French, Winawer, 62 moves, 0-1

Yusupov's favorite, of his games.
A Sokolov vs Yusupov, 1986 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 72 moves, 0-1

A lesson in the Steinitz var.
Kamsky vs Ding Liren, 2011 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

The Guimard vs the Tarrasch var.
Joel Benjamin vs Short, 1979
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 54 moves, 0-1

Euwe variation
Grischuk vs Short, 2000 
(C02) French, Advance, 32 moves, 0-1

Another way to deal with C02
Khalifman vs Short, 2001
(C02) French, Advance, 48 moves, 0-1

The Wade Variation of the Advance Var.
Yifan Hou vs Short, 2016 
(C02) French, Advance, 36 moves, 0-1

So brilliantly crushes the Rubinstein var.
W So vs Akobian, 2016 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

"I want to give it away but my wife won't let me"MadmanMuntz
Najdorf vs Gliksberg, 1929 
(C10) French, 21 moves, 1-0

The 2 knights french rec. by Chris Baker
G Jurgensen vs M Othman, 2014
(B40) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Blindfold simul !
Alekhine vs A Asgeirsson, 1931 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 1-0

Tata, Tatai
S Tatai vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C01) French, Exchange, 14 moves, 0-1

C03 Guimard Var. w/4.c3 f5 instead of 4...e5
Keres vs Petrosian, 1950 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 0-1

Advance:Euwe Var
Adams vs Epishin, 1992 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 0-1

Lputian variation
Grischuk vs Lputian, 2002 
(C02) French, Advance, 45 moves, 0-1

I should start a Sydney T Sharpe collection
S T Sharp vs S Mlotkowski, 1910
(C01) French, Exchange, 47 moves, 1-0

The Nimzo Attack for White :(
K Honfi vs Portisch, 1964
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 0-1

How to meet the Wing Gambit
P Boersma vs Korchnoi, 1977
(C00) French Defense, 60 moves, 0-1

Fort Knox my a**
A Pourkashiyan vs F Al-Jelda, 2010 
(C10) French, 46 moves, 1-0

Not playing Chinese checkers here!
Yifan Hou vs Ding Liren, 2009 
(C11) French, 66 moves, 0-1

I love to see the Advance Var. lose.
Degraeve vs Vaisser, 2007
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

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