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Fight or Flight: Let's Test Their Metal
Compiled by fredthebear
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What country has fought so many bloody wars as France? See Opening Traps by akatombo. Thank you CrusadingBishop, Kenilworthian, Zhbugnoimt, Alligator! Do eat prime rib w/au jus.

See Instructional Remedies Vs. French Defense compiled by southpawjinx, 1-0 games. See Opening repertoire key games compiled by chessbuzz. See Action Chess :Purdy's 24 hour opening repertoire compiled by Takqueen. See Starting out : The French compiled by diegoami

* Ideas in the French Defense:
Game Collection: Ideas In The French Defense

* Game Collection: French

ECO Codes - French Defence
* C00 - 1.e4 e6 without 2.d4 (early deviations)
* C01 - 2.d4 d5 (includes the Exchange Variation, 3.exd5) * C02 - 3.e5 (Advance Variation)
* C03 - 3.Nd2 (includes 3...Be7; C03-C09 cover the Tarrasch Variation) * C04 - 3.Nd2 Nc6 (Guimard Variation)
* C05 - 3.Nd2 Nf6
* C06 - 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Bd3
* C07 - 3.Nd2 c5 (includes 4.exd5 Qxd5)
* C08 - 3.Nd2 c5 4.exd5 exd5
* C09 - 3.Nd2 c5 4.exd5 exd5 5.Ngf3 Nc6
* C10 - 3.Nc3 (includes the Rubinstein Variation, 3...dxe4) * C11 - 3.Nc3 Nf6 (includes the Steinitz Variation, 4.e5; C11-C14 cover the Classical Variation) * C12 - 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 (includes the MacCutcheon Variation, 4...Bb4) * C13 - 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 dxe4 (Burn Variation)
* C14 - 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7
* C15 - 3.Nc3 Bb4 (C15-C19 cover the Winawer Variation) * C16 - 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5
* C17 - 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5
* C18 - 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 (includes the Armenian Variation, 5...Ba5) * C19 - 3.Nc3 Bb4 4 e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Nf3 and 7.a4

First called "partie du pion roi d'un pas" by Philidor
London vs Paris, 1834 
(C01) French, Exchange, 30 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01) 1-0 Q sac opens h-file
Blackburne vs West, 1885 
(C01) French, Exchange, 21 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Advance (C02) 1-0 Black ate everything in sight
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C02) French, Advance, 18 moves, 1-0

French Advance Paulsen Attack (C02) 1-0 Insufficient preparatio
Steinitz vs Tinsley, 1899 
(C02) French, Advance, 21 moves, 1-0

Notes by Wilhelm Steinitz; very unusual French defense
J McConnell vs Steinitz, 1886  
(C00) French Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Steinitz Attack (C00) 0-1 What an escape!
Steinitz vs Winawer, 1882 
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Bird Invitation (C00)
Bird vs J Heral, 1873 
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Var (C10) 1-0 Q gets snarred pawn grabbing
Steinitz vs Bird, 1866 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

French Steinitz Var (C11) 1-0 Miniature: 4 minors trap Q in 11
F Perrin vs NN, 1883 
(C11) French, 11 moves, 1-0

French, Classical. Delayed Exchange (C11) 0-1 14.Nd1? Blunder
J Noa vs J Mason, 1883 
(C11) French, 15 moves, 0-1

Annotated in Tartakower & Du Mont's <500 Master Games of Chess>
Bird vs J Mason, 1876 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

French Classical Var Richter Attack (C13) 0-1 0-0-0 King walk
E Sobernheim vs S A Langleben, 1895 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 0-1

FR Classical Richter Attack (C13) 1-0Blackburne Attack instead?
Blackburne vs H Charlick, 1885 
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

FR Classical Richter Attack (C13) Just like it in the same week
Blackburne vs NN, 1894  
(C13) French, 17 moves, 1-0

Slow manuevering; more space wins
Mackenzie vs Blackburne, 1890 
(C13) French, 44 moves, 1-0

French Defense Classical (C14) 0-1 Remove the Defender/Deflect
Von Gottschall vs Blackburne, 1885 
(C14) French, Classical, 13 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Steinitz Attack (C00) 1-0 Strong central square
Steinitz vs Max Weiss, 1882  
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

French, Schlechter Var (C00) 1-0 Lost backward pawns & game
Lasker vs Blackburne, 1892 
(C00) French Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01) · 1/2-1/2
Lasker vs Blackburne, 1892 
(C01) French, Exchange, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Rubinstein Var (C10) Draw
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 
(C10) French, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

French, Steinitz (C11) 1-0Positional sacs allow Q penetration
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

FR, Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 1-0 Efficient, beautiful attack
Tartakower vs Lasker, 1924 
(C13) French, 31 moves, 1-0

AR 1 Notes by Carl Schlechter, and Leopold Hoffer
Rubinstein vs D Daniuszewski, 1907  
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 moves, 1-0

AR 2 Notes by Lasker
L Forgacs vs Rubinstein, 1909  
(C01) French, Exchange, 52 moves, 0-1

QGD Tartakower Defense ~ Purdy APS Mainline
Teschner vs Geller, 1962 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 52 moves, 0-1

French Defense (C00) 1-0 Great Brilliancy Prize Game
E Steiner vs Tartakower, 1929 
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

French Def Schlechter Var (C00) 1-0 W rooks are more useful
Tartakower vs Spielmann, 1913
(C00) French Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

French 2.c4!?
Tartakower vs W John, 1907 
(C00) French Defense, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

2.c4 French; the Bishop is superior to the kNight
Tartakower vs Marshall, 1910 
(C00) French Defense, 51 moves, 1-0

This starts as an Albin Countergambit and Transposes
Tartakower vs Reti, 1909 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 0-1

French Exchange 4.c4 Nf6
Tartakower vs Fahrni, 1911 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

French Gledhill Attack w/early Qg4
Martinolich vs Tartakower, 1907 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 0-1

White takes the perpetual because his king is more exposed
Schlechter vs Tartakower, 1911
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zwischenzug capture w/check wins a piece
Tartakower vs E Wellisch, 1914
(C11) French, 39 moves, 1-0

White robs the pin to win
Tartakower vs Vidmar, 1907  
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 23 moves, 1-0

Black's central kNight outpost is strong
Tartakower vs Spielmann, 1913
(C13) French, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

EG: Black presses home his advantage w/activity
E Cohn vs Tartakower, 1908
(C13) French, 54 moves, 0-1

Excellent use of space, batteries, pins, and double check
L Forgacs vs Tartakower, 1909 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Tartakower (C13) 0-1 Black slips by
Koehnlein vs Tartakower, 1910
(C13) French, 72 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Tartakower (C13) 1/2- Bs of opposite color EG
Marshall vs Tartakower, 1911
(C13) French, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Tarrasch Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0 Caution
I Pleci vs L Endzelins, 1939 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 21 moves, 1-0

QGD Tarrasch Def.; Black won by making only pawn moves!
NN vs H Bruening, 1907 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 6 moves, 0-1

Found in Chernev's book "Logical Chess Move by Move".
Tarrasch vs K Eckart, 1889 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

Continuous pressure ties Black up, eventually creates a passer
Tarrasch vs Gunsberg, 1887 
(C10) French, 40 moves, 1-0

18. Qh6!, trapping the king instead of check
Tarrasch vs J Mieses, 1916 
(C10) French, 20 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Steinitz (C11) 1-0 Bishop game changers
Tarrasch vs W Cohn, 1880 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1-0

Mitrofanov's Deflections
Leonhardt vs Tarrasch, 1920 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Tarrasch (D30) 0-1 Notes by Raymond Keene. Famous Dbl B Sac
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

French Adv Milner-Barry Gambit 8Be2 (C02) 1-0 Open kingsides
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1912  
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

French Advance Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0 Notes by AZ
Nimzowitsch vs Salwe, 1911  
(C02) French, Advance, 39 moves, 1-0

French Advance, Nimzowitsch Gambit (C02) 1-0 Famous suffocation
Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Schlechter Var (C00) 0-1 Notes by Raymond Keene
Von Gottschall vs Nimzowitsch, 1926  
(C00) French Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

Strange French (C00) 1-0 "The Immortal Overprotection Game"
Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927  
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 First cut-off the king
Nimzowitsch vs G Fluss, 1906 
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

A2 French Exchange-->Instructive castling opposite, Dbld Rs win
R Grau vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 moves, 0-1

A3 Bold, Bold, Bold Clearance Sacrifices supported by rooks
Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Most brilliant moves of all time, Nimzowitsch's 50th here
Kmoch vs Nimzowitsch, 1927 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 63 moves, 0-1

Alekhine’s superiority drove the proud Nimzovich to despair.
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 1-0

French Exchange. Svenonius Var (C01) 1-0 Bustin' up the Kside
Alekhine vs W Kunze, 1908 
(C01) French, Exchange, 29 moves, 1-0

Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 1-0 Notes by Richard Reti
Alekhine vs Fahrni, 1914  
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

problem #794 in Reinfeld's book, "1001 Combinations"
Alekhine vs Von Feldt, 1916 
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical (C11) 1-0 The best in simple positions
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1914 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) · 0-1
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(C01) French, Exchange, 43 moves, 0-1

French Classical Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Alekhine is a poet
Alekhine vs A Asgeirsson, 1931 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 Alekhine's Gun; both 0-0-0
W Winter vs Alekhine, 1936 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 0-1

French Exchange. Svenonius Var (C01) 1-0 White does not 0-0?
J Garcia vs Shirov, 2001 
(C01) French, Exchange, 21 moves, 0-1

French Exchange. Svenonius Var (C01) 1-0 Efficient White play
Short vs G Seletsky, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

A5 The Gold Coin Game made possible by Rooks on half-open files
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

A6 The Korchnoi Queen on g3 piles on the pinned f2 pawn
S Tatai vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C01) French, Exchange, 14 moves, 0-1

A6 Zugzwang! The pinned rook and it's defender become passive
Stripunsky vs Nakamura, 2010 
(C00) French Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

A7 Amazing counterattack
de Firmian vs Nakamura, 2006 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 56 moves, 0-1

A8 Interesting in all three phases Op, MG, EG
M Pap vs Gleizerov, 2006 
(C02) French, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

A9 Tactical game, pin combo starts at move 24
P Zvara vs G Pap, 2012
(C02) French, Advance, 39 moves, 0-1

A1 Attacking French
Adams vs Epishin, 1992 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 0-1

A2 Attacking French
Y Afek vs S Williams, 2008
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

A3 Attacking French
Jonkman vs J Smeets, 2002 
(C02) French, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

A4 Attacking French
Timman vs S Brynell, 2001
(C02) French, Advance, 36 moves, 1-0

A5 Attacking French
M Labra Carreno vs A Rodriguez Vila, 1992 
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 0-1

A6 Attacking French
D H Campora vs Speelman, 1994
(C02) French, Advance, 33 moves, 0-1

A7 Attacking French
J Smeets vs D Brandenburg, 2011 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 0-1

A8 Attacking French
G Moehring vs Uhlmann, 1982 
(C02) French, Advance, 31 moves, 0-1

A9 Attacking French
S R Ottesen vs E Jarlnaes, 2013
(C02) French, Advance, 22 moves, 0-1

A10 Attacking French
D V Prasad vs N Das, 2001
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

A11 Attacking French
Kharlov vs Svidler, 1995
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

MTuraga 1; use the half-open file
M Sebag vs M Gurevich, 2008
(C11) French, 32 moves, 0-1

MTuraga 2; daring attack
S Fedorchuk vs M Gurevich, 2010 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

MTuraga 3; Lucena ending
B Valuet vs M Gurevich, 2010 
(C11) French, 66 moves, 0-1

MTuraga 4; Bishop pair ending
D Sengupta vs M Gurevich, 2007 
(C11) French, 65 moves, 0-1

pr1 ...g6 line, ...Qa5!, qside battle, exchange tactic attack
A Muzychuk vs N Zhukova, 2002
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 35 moves, 0-1

pr2 ...g6, ...Qa5!, double edged tactics, white k in center
A Horvath vs O Moor, 2001
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 35 moves, 0-1

pr3 Long castle, extra passers EG, passive rook
Z Hajnal vs G Kun, 2002
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 0-1

pr5 Exf6 line, model game for black
M Schoeneberg vs Huebner, 1965
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 51 moves, 0-1

pr6 Marathon game, white sacked rook for bishop
I Yagupov vs Glek, 1992
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 82 moves, 0-1

pr1 Model game for strategy & tactics
Hector vs J Gunnarsson, 2003 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 42 moves, 1-0

pr2 Another model game, nice mating net
Baklan vs T Bromann, 2010 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 49 moves, 1-0

pr3 New, Bd2 & then Bc1, dark square strategy, traveling K
Smyslov vs J H Donner, 1950 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

pr4 Lasker Qg4, ...Kf8, old style B on d2 taken
Leko vs Korchnoi, 2002 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 60 moves, 1-0

pr5 Lasker ...g6, ...Nc6, ...Nxd3, positional struggle, gain p
Kasimdzhanov vs M Galyas, 1994 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 58 moves, 1-0

pr6 Lasker ...Kf8,Bd3, dxc5, Nd4, qside action, B pawns EG
Leko vs Huebner, 2000 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 53 moves, 1-0

pr7 Lasker ...Kf8, Nf3 line, kside pawn push, dangerous Qs
Short vs Morozevich, 1998
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 55 moves, 1-0

pr7 ...Rxg7, K in center, tactical, survive minor sac
L Barczay vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 2001 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 23 moves, 0-1

pr8 Lasker ...Kf8, Nf3, traveling K, qside kside play
A Horvath vs O Salmensuu, 2001
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 40 moves, 1-0

pr8 Grigoriev orig, ...Be7 retreat, qside attack, chasing K
N Grigoriev vs Alekhine, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 25 moves, 0-1

pr9 Bxc3 line, easy =, EG b vs knight, long
V Gashimov vs Baklan, 2001
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 65 moves, 0-1

pr10 Bxc3 line, black focus on qside, defends kside indirectly
C Whitfield vs D Mackle, 2012
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 32 moves, 0-1

pr11 Bxc3, transposes to ..g6 line, black survives attack, N up
T Thorhallsson vs J Gunnarsson, 2001
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 70 moves, 0-1

pr12 Early Bd3 line, qside play, ..o-o, black K safe, pin
Bogidar Ivanov vs B Maksimovic, 2010
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 47 moves, 0-1

pr13 Early Qd3 line, black later plays kside
O Nazarenus vs M Galyas, 2005
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 0-1

pr14 Bxf6 line, ...Nd7, both 0-0, B back to g7, B pair
J M Agirretxe vs Dreev, 1992
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 21 moves, 0-1

1k Tarrasch, Pawn Center Variation -- with c5 and f6 breaks
Ljubojevic vs M Gurevich, 1991 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

2k Advance, Euwe Variation -- activate the light-square B
Shabalov vs Shirov, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

3k Advance, Euwe Variation -- meeting a3 with f6
Grischuk vs Short, 2000 
(C02) French, Advance, 32 moves, 0-1

4k Advance, Euwe Variation - critical Knight sac at d4
Movsesian vs T Luther, 1998
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

5k (C02) French, Advance, 46 moves, 0-1
D Flynn vs J Burnett, 2013
(C02) French, Advance, 46 moves, 0-1

6k (C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 0-1
S Buchal vs T Luther, 1998
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 0-1

7k Advance, Euwe Variation
M G Petrov vs Topalov, 1991 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 0-1

8k Advance, Euwe Variation
Movsesian vs M Gurevich, 2000 
(C02) French, Advance, 35 moves, 0-1

9k Advance, Euwe Variation
S Conquest vs S Williams, 2010
(C02) French, Advance, 35 moves, 0-1

10k Burn Variation
V Liublinsky vs Ufimtsev, 1945
(C10) French, 47 moves, 1-0

11k Burn Variation
H Steiner vs Tartakower, 1946
(C10) French, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

12k Burn Variation
J Kaplan vs Bronstein, 1975 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 0-1

13k Burn Variation
Najdorf vs Guimard, 1945
(C11) French, 32 moves, 0-1

14k Burn Variation
D Villing vs Pushkov, 2010 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 0-1

15k Burn Variation
W Kunze vs Rubinstein, 1905 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 0-1

16k Burn Variation
E Canal vs Saemisch, 1929 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

17k Burn Variation
Leonhardt vs Swiderski, 1908
(C11) French, 43 moves, 0-1

18k Burn Variation
M Salman vs Huang Qian, 2008
(C11) French, 55 moves, 0-1

19k French Defense: Classical. Normal Variation (C13) · 0-1
Gunsberg vs J Noa, 1885 
(C13) French, 51 moves, 0-1

20k French Defense: Classical. Burn Variation (C11) · 0-1
Prokes vs Rubinstein, 1926 
(C11) French, 25 moves, 0-1

21k French Defense: Rubinstein Variation (C10) · 0-1
G A Thomas vs Tartakower, 1945 
(C10) French, 33 moves, 0-1

22k French Defense: Tarrasch Variation (C03) · 0-1
L Kokkinos vs D Donchev, 1977
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 0-1

23k Anti-Tarrasch
Emms vs S Williams, 2001 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

24k Anti-Tarrasch
Emms vs S Williams, 1999 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

25k Anti-Tarrasch
A Persson vs E Berg, 2006 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

26k French: Tarrasch. Closed Variation (C05) · 0-1
Matthew Tan vs Ulibin, 2008
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

French Defense: La Bourdonnais (C00) 1-0 3 open files into EG
Korbut vs O Gencer, 2007
(C00) French Defense, 56 moves, 1-0

US Champ 2012 French: La Bourdonnais Variation (C00), 1-0
Nakamura vs Seirawan, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

French: La Bourdonnais
V Prosviriakov vs T Rendle, 2012
(C00) French Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

French: La Bourdonnais
Glek vs D Bunzmann, 2007 
(C00) French Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

French: La Bourdonnais
V Zvjaginsev vs Zhang Pengxiang, 2006 
(C00) French Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

French: La Bourdonnais
V Komliakov vs D Shabanov, 2004
(C00) French Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

Notes by Morphy
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834  
(C00) French Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

Notes by Morphy
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834  
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 0-1

Power to the pawns!
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 48 moves, 0-1

Notes by Morphy
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834  
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 51 moves, 1-0

Notes by Morphy
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834  
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 55 moves, 0-1

Premature attack
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 0-1

Black gets in an early d5 and uses his space well
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B30) Sicilian, 32 moves, 0-1

It's hard for white to vary in the advanced variation
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 moves, 0-1

Don't grab the b- pawn w/thy queen!
Morphy vs Paulsen, 1857 
(B40) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Schlecter's Gems; Sling the Bxh7+ Sac, offer the Rook too!
Schlechter vs Siegfried August Wolf, 1894 
(C13) French, 16 moves, 1-0

Schlechter variation of the French; he could really use kNights
Schlechter vs Showalter, 1898 
(C00) French Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Schlechter's Gems; Pins Abound!
Schlechter vs Maroczy, 1902 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 1-0

Opening mistake causes Black to castle by hand
Janowski vs Schlechter, 1902 
(C11) French, 57 moves, 0-1

A quick, decisive Bxh7+
Schlechter vs Stubenrauch, 1901 
(C14) French, Classical, 16 moves, 1-0

Typical Exchange Draw
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1908
(C01) French, Exchange, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Delayed Exchange
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1911
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Notes by Bill Wall 1.g4 e6
C Bloodgood vs T Sanderson, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Fool's Mate
I Skrypin vs A Glebov, 2007 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 2 moves, 0-1

"The Pearl of Poznan" outrageous combination
Tylkowski vs A Wojciechowski, 1931 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Notes by Wilhelm Steinitz
Chigorin vs J Mason, 1889  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2
K Azimova vs W M Duckworth, 2012
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 0-1
W M Duckworth vs R Yankovsky, 2012
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

KIA vs French/QGD Tartakower Defense structure
D Norwood vs S Marsh, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Agincourt Defense; 23.Ne4 ! Offering the d3 Rook (...Nxd3)
Tal vs Van der Wiel, 1982 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 1-0

Gain time on queen while building a battery against the block
Alekhine vs O Chajes, 1911 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 1-0

Attack & defence wow!
Keres vs Smyslov, 1953 
(A17) English, 28 moves, 0-1

A French Advance vs. Fianchetto?
F Tahirov vs S Pukkinen, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Kangaroo Defense: General (A40) 1-0 King walk
J Kozma vs Sliwa, 1967 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 65 moves, 1-0

Horwitz Defense: General (A40) · 1-0
Jobava vs M Tissir, 2014 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 7 Old Benoni/Franco-Sicilian Defense (A43)
Morphy vs A Meek, 1857 
(A43) Old Benoni, 12 moves, 1-0

Double bishop sacrifice, model game
Koltanowski vs M Defosse, 1936 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

QID Spassky System (E14) 0-1 White misses his king's knight
Spassky vs Tal, 1979 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

A definition of "syracrophy" anyone?
Speelman vs T K Hemingway, 1972 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Franco-Nimzowitsch; Black King is stripped of pawn shield
T Abrahamyan vs W M Duckworth, 2012 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Uncommon KP (B00) 0-11st move didn't matter; White beat himself
Sellman vs P Ware, 1880
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Uncommon KP (B00) 0-11st move didn't matter; unclean breakthru
J Grundy vs P Ware, 1880 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 57 moves, 0-1

Uncommon KP (B00) 0-11st move didn't matter; Black passer
A Cohnfeld vs P Ware, 1880
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Uncommon KP (B00) 0-11st move didn't matter; must blockade!
J A Congdon vs P Ware, 1880 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 60 moves, 0-1

(B30) Sicilian Rossolimo, 50 moves, 0-1 Similar to a French
W M Duckworth vs Julio Bolbochan, 1991 
(B30) Sicilian, 50 moves, 0-1

The bone in the throat not only cramps, it supports
Kruza vs Kotasa, 1986 
(B32) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

Smothered Mate
Margave vs NN, 1976 
(B40) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

Like the French Milner-Barry Gambit
J Mysulka vs M Vagner, 1994 
(B40) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Pin Variation (B40) · 0-1
G Michelini vs E Asfora, 1961 
(B40) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

KIA Sicilian, French Var (B40) 1-0 Keen B sac, pawn breakthru
Leko vs W Heckel, 1989 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

A horrible storm is brewing over the residence of the black K
Fischer vs Ivkov, 1966 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin Variation (B40) 1-0
Shaked vs J Hellsten, 1997
(B40) Sicilian, 67 moves, 1-0

French 2.c4/Sicilian Closed(C00) 1-0 N hot foots it to the back
Keres vs K Ozols, 1937 
(C00) French Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

French, Alapin Gambit (C00) 1-0 Ignore the fork, hunt the king!
Keres vs Verbac, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Alapin Gambit (C00) · 1-0
E J Diemer vs Hunn, 1983 
(C00) French Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Wing Gambit (C00) 1-0 in 17, 1-0
F Cirabisi vs V Cugini, 1992 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Good against 1e4 or 1d4!
Dreev vs D Andreikin, 2013 
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

French, Diemer-Duhm Gambit (C00) 0-1 Q trap in 15 moves
Sperling vs E J Diemer, 1955 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Knight swap w/eyes wide shut; Double B bombing!
J Horvath vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1981 
(C00) French Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

French, Diemer-Duhm Gambit (D30) 1-0 Back rank weakness
C Nakamura vs A Caoili, 1998 
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

French Kside Fianchetto / Sicilian (C00) 1-0 Notes by Lowenthal
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

French Kside Fianchetto (C00) 1-0 A unique mating pattern
Anderssen vs Staunton, 1851 
(C00) French Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

French Two Knights Variation (C00)
Kosteniuk vs C P Gouw, 2000 
(C00) French Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

French, Two Knights Var (C00) 0-1 Swap Q's, gain space
T M Mok vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C00) French Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

French: Schlechter Variation (C00) · 1/2-1/2 Opposite B's draw
G Marco vs Schlechter, 1896 
(C00) French Defense, 102 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Chigorin Variation (C00)
L Day vs R Panjwani, 2004 
(C00) French Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Chigorin Var (C00) 0-1 Transposes to Dbl KP
V Zvjaginsev vs Morozevich, 2005 
(C00) French Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Chigorin Variation (C00) · 1-0
Chigorin vs Blackburne, 1905 
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Chigorin Variation (C00) · 1-0
Chigorin vs Salwe, 1904 
(C00) French Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

(C00) French Delayed Exchange, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2
G Manukian vs W M Duckworth, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

White just needed a draw
M Gurevich vs Short, 1990 
(C01) French, Exchange, 42 moves, 0-1

Fire up the Exchange
Kasparov vs Short, 1991 
(C01) French, Exchange, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Delayed Exchange gets f6
Spielmann vs R Wahle, 1926 
(C01) French, Exchange, 17 moves, 1-0

Don't do this
D Hayes vs B Wall, 1980 
(C01) French, Exchange, 12 moves, 0-1

Notes by Geza Maroczy
Maroczy vs Reti, 1922 
(C01) French, Exchange, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

One logical way to play against the Winawer
Oll vs Short, 1996
(C01) French, Exchange, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Exchange French w/c5
Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C01) French, Exchange, 45 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01) 1-0 Nice #
T Jaksland vs L Jorgensen, 2008 
(C01) French, Exchange, 75 moves, 1-0

French Exchange. Monte Carlo Var (C01) 1-0 Black K uncastled
Alexander Petrov vs Szymanski, 1853 
(C01) French, Exchange, 17 moves, 1-0

Advance, 4.Qg4
Short vs Sargon, 1980 
(C02) French, Advance, 20 moves, 1-0

beautiful combination
J Klinger vs W Arencibia, 1986 
(C02) French, Advance, 37 moves, 0-1

the classic bishop sac!
G Gundersen vs A H Faul, 1928 
(C02) French, Advance, 15 moves, 1-0

4.Qg4 is dubious, therefore playable
Smyslov vs Lisitsin, 1942 
(C02) French, Advance, 57 moves, 0-1

Black castles into the aims of the bishops
Romanishin vs Ivanchuk, 1986 
(C02) French, Advance, 19 moves, 1-0

Computer assistance needed
Shirov vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 25 moves, 1-0

Arabian Mate
Illescas Cordoba vs Short, 1995 
(C02) French, Advance, 40 moves, 1-0

Tal's magical attack
Tal vs I Nei, 1958 
(C02) French, Advance, 21 moves, 1-0

Advance Variation. Nimzowitsch System (C02)
K Spraggett vs S K Anderson, 1986
(C02) French, Advance, 20 moves, 1-0

French Advance (C02) 1-0 Sam - scrifice game.
Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

(C02) French, Advance, 36 moves, 1-0
W M Duckworth vs I Sainz Aguirre, 2012
(C02) French, Advance, 36 moves, 1-0

French Advance to Study; great middlegame king walk
S G Orlov vs Pietro Cimmino, 1997 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance Variation (C02) · 0-1 Miniature
G Matteucci vs V Castaldi, 1938 
(C02) French, Advance, 10 moves, 0-1

Drunken Exhibition; This is a French Rubinstein
Alekhine vs P de Unamuno, 1944 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

Guimard Defense Main Line (C04) 0-1 Black has all the fun
J Cobb vs A Spice, 2007 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 35 moves, 0-1

Guimard Defense Main Line (C04)
G Jones vs Y Visser, 2004 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 35 moves, 0-1

(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 58 moves, 0-1
J Sheng vs W M Duckworth, 2012
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 58 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch, Guimard Defense ML (C04) 1-0 Discovery + KO
D Donchev vs Topalov, 1989 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 19 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 0-1 Notes by Raymond Keene
Geller vs Keene, 1975  
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 60 moves, 0-1

Draws are not so easy w/Knights all about
Gelfand vs Ivanchuk, 1985 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Tarrasch Closed (C05)0-1 Heavy Kside attack shifts Qside
Filguth vs Korchnoi, 1979 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Closed Variation (C05) · 1-0
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1938 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed Variation (C05) · 1-0
Karpov vs A J Mestel, 1984 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 61 moves, 1-0

Notes by Raymond Keene
S J Hutchings vs Keene, 1975  
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 0-1

IV-- Continuation: 34. Kxg1 Rf1+ 35. Kh2 Rh1#
Kholmov vs W Pietzsch, 1965 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

Looks like a slip of the mouse but it's just Tal being Tal
Tal vs J I Zilber, 1949 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

Overworked couldn't leave the rook
M de Mie vs I Hausmann, 1999 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

Back rank defenders can't leave the back rank
U Lauk vs T Tanav, 2001
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System (C07) · 0-1
Bronstein vs Gulko, 1968 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Open System Advance Line (C08) · 1-0
Carlsen vs P Nikolic, 2005 
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 22 moves, 1-0

That's the way it happened
Gligoric vs Balashov, 1970 
(C10) French, 35 moves, 1-0

The 28 Euros Game
Adams vs Korchnoi, 2003 
(C10) French, 30 moves, 1-0

Check and Defend
P Charbonneau vs H A Hussein Al-Ali, 2008 
(C10) French, 13 moves, 0-1

Not normal nowadays
G Makovetz vs Albin, 1892
(C10) French, 51 moves, 1-0

Symphony of Destruction; the backward pawn on open file
A Volokitin vs Miroshnichenko, 2012 
(C10) French, 37 moves, 1-0

Spectacular finish!
Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein Variation. Blackburne Defense (C10)
Kamsky vs Akobian, 2009 
(C10) French, 41 moves, 1-0

C10 French; anything but normal!
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(C10) French, 46 moves, 1-0

All Black's pieces return to their original squares by move 14!
N Kosintseva vs E Berg, 2007 
(C10) French, 42 moves, 0-1

Instructive Rubinstein French Games
Maroczy vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(C10) French, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Instructive Rubinstein French Games
Tarrasch vs Rubinstein, 1911 
(C10) French, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Instructive Rubinstein French Games
Janowski vs Maroczy, 1898 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Instructive Rubinstein French Games
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1959
(C10) French, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Instructive Rubinstein French Games
G Timoshchenko vs Karpov, 1961 
(C10) French, 53 moves, 0-1

Instructive Rubinstein French Games
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Instructive Rubinstein French Games
Parma vs Petrosian, 1969 
(C10) French, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Instructive Rubinstein French Games
Portisch vs Petrosian, 1974
(C10) French, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Instructive Rubinstein French Games
G Kuzmin vs Petrosian, 1977 
(C10) French, 61 moves, 1-0

Instructive Rubinstein French Games
Antunes vs Korchnoi, 1990
(C10) French, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Instructive Rubinstein French Games
Short vs Korchnoi, 1990
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Instructive Rubinstein French Games
Van der Wiel vs Korchnoi, 1990
(C10) French, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Instructive Rubinstein French Games
Nunn vs Korchnoi, 1990
(C10) French, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Instructive Rubinstein French Games
Kamsky vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Instructive Rubinstein French Games
Short vs Korchnoi, 1991
(C10) French, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Instructive Rubinstein French Games
Timman vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

Instructive Rubinstein French Games
Anand vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C10) French, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Instructive Rubinstein French Games
Oll vs Tal, 1992 
(C10) French, 41 moves, 1-0

Instructive Rubinstein French Games
Ivanchuk vs Karpov, 1996 
(C10) French, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Instructive Rubinstein French Games
Anand vs Topalov, 1997
(C10) French, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Instructive Rubinstein French Games
Shirov vs Topalov, 1997
(C10) French, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Qk kill of French Rubinstein Var, Blackburne Def.
Morozevich vs Van Wely, 2002 
(C10) French, 19 moves, 1-0

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

ES
E Schiller vs G Schwartzman, 1994  
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

Nuts in a Knot Survival at it's BEST!
Fischer vs Benko, 1962 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

Ye must control the open file else penetration
Steinitz vs Sellman, 1885 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

No Wiggle Room
Dake vs A De Burca, 1935 
(C11) French, 19 moves, 1-0

Pawn moves caused the initiative to change hands
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(C11) French, 43 moves, 0-1

Black isn't patient enough to play the French
L Dominguez vs Le Quang Liem, 2011 
(C11) French, 59 moves, 1-0

a4 is a pointless mistake that leaves white passive
Akash G vs Caruana, 2013 
(C11) French, 41 moves, 0-1

Castle opposite and pawn storm
Judit Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

SW + QM-- Three continuations for Hook Mate; one by the Queen!
I Nepomniachtchi vs I Salgado Lopez, 2008 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 1-0

He who attacks first...23.c4 might create exchanges
Topalov vs Morozevich, 1999 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 0-1

The rook is immune from capture
Shirov vs O V Nikolenko, 1991 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

Short analyzes on youtube
Short vs Morozevich, 2010 
(C11) French, 44 moves, 1-0

Instructive Mate
Nunn vs Sutton, 1984 
(C11) French, 29 moves, 1-0

Acupuncture, ouch. A nice Black victory!
Kamsky vs Ding Liren, 2011 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Burn Variation (C11) 0-1 Dbl rook sac
Topalov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Variation (C11) · 1-0
Caruana vs G Meier, 2014 
(C11) French, 38 moves, 1-0

Swiss (C11) prime rib Bd3, ...c5 line, exchanges to quick draw
K Asrian vs Ulf Andersson, 2004
(C11) French, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: McCutcheon. Exchange Variation (C12) · 0-1
Capablanca vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1913 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 41 moves, 0-1

one good pin deserves another
Steinitz vs McCutcheon, 1885 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 28 moves, 0-1

Fictional Five Queens Game
Alekhine vs NN, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

White eakes it out
O Chajes vs C Jaffe, 1913
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 52 moves, 1-0

French McCutcheon Variation. Wolf Gambit (C12) · 0-1
G G Sagalchik vs Nakamura, 2003 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 0-1

French McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1-0 A Knight on the 6th...
Lasker vs Showalter, 1899 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 38 moves, 1-0

French Defense: McCutcheon. Lasker Variation (C12) 1-0 M60MG
Fischer vs Rossolimo, 1965 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 32 moves, 1-0

French Def: McCutcheon. Exchange Var (C12) 1-0 Simplify, K&P EG
Capablanca vs W P Shipley, 1924 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 34 moves, 1-0

FR McCutcheon. Exchange Var (C12) 1-0Capa fianchettos his rook
Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1924 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 65 moves, 1-0

White Knight Outpost
Morozevich vs Korchnoi, 2003 
(C13) French, 20 moves, 1-0

Exchange pawns in front of the opposing king
Albin vs Csank, 1890 
(C13) French, 89 moves, 1/2-1/2

Classic must know example
M Pestalozzi vs D Duhm, 1900 
(C13) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Notes by Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Breyer Variation (C13) 1-0
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1942  
(C13) French, 42 moves, 1-0

Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) · 1-0
Bogoljubov vs Spielmann, 1919 
(C13) French, 27 moves, 1-0

French, Alekhine-Chatard Attk. Teichmann f6 (C13) 1/2-Wild hoss
Spassky vs Guimard, 1955 
(C13) French, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black had resources
Naiditsch vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 1998 
(C14) French, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Build a bridge to perfection
Judit Polgar vs Seirawan, 1992 
(C14) French, Classical, 75 moves, 1-0

(C18) French, Winawer, 68 moves, 1-0 Stick to the plan, don't $
D Vocaturo vs M Karttunen, 2013 
(C18) French, Winawer, 68 moves, 1-0

(C18) French, Winawer, 18 moves, 1-0 Pile on the pin to win!
A Rombaldoni vs F Bentivegna, 2012 
(C18) French, Winawer, 18 moves, 1-0

(C18) French, Winawer Adv 52 moves, 1-0 Open file vs. half open
Svidler vs Darcy Lima, 2011 
(C18) French, Winawer, 52 moves, 1-0

(C18) French, Winawer Adv, 39 moves, 1-0 Minors on the 6th rank
J N Riff vs N Berry, 2009 
(C18) French, Winawer, 39 moves, 1-0

(C18) French, Winawer Adv, 43 moves, 1-0 Pin Robber & Discover
Shabalov vs I R Ibragimov, 2007 
(C18) French, Winawer, 43 moves, 1-0

(C18) French, Winawer Adv, 52 moves, 1-0 Double pin win
M Kobalia vs Akopian, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 52 moves, 1-0

Black forced the issue w/blocked f-pawn & passive Q
Smejkal vs Larsen, 1975 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

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Houdini vs Rybka, 2013 
(C18) French, Winawer, 85 moves, 1-0

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Komodo vs Houdini, 2014 
(C02) French, Advance, 49 moves, 1-0

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Rybka vs Houdini, 2013
(C18) French, Winawer, 60 moves, 1-0

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Stockfish vs Houdini, 2013 
(C02) French, Advance, 46 moves, 1-0

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Houdini vs Critter, 2014
(C18) French, Winawer, 59 moves, 1-0

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S Sevian vs T Abrahamyan, 2012 
(C18) French, Winawer, 22 moves, 1-0

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Lilienthal vs Botvinnik, 1936 
(C15) French, Winawer, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

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Nijboer vs S van Eijk, 2011
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1-0

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Chessmaster vs Rybka, 2009 
(C10) French, 99 moves, 1-0

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C H Alexander vs Botvinnik, 1946 
(C18) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1-0

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T Gelashvili vs A Florean, 1994
(C02) French, Advance, 35 moves, 1-0

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Leonhardt vs Spielmann, 1905 
(C01) French, Exchange, 32 moves, 1-0

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Larsen vs Portisch, 1964 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

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D Howell vs M Meinhardt, 2007 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 39 moves, 1-0

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Wei Yi vs Potkin, 2015 
(C11) French, 36 moves, 1-0

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Yanofsky vs Uhlmann, 1962 
(C18) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1-0

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Gligoric vs Pachman, 1958 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

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W Adams vs M Surgies, 1946
(C18) French, Winawer, 43 moves, 1-0

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Tal vs Bronstein, 1964 
(C18) French, Winawer, 45 moves, 0-1

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Tal vs Bronstein, 1966 
(C18) French, Winawer, 38 moves, 1-0

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Tal vs L Bronstein, 1987
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 32 moves, 1-0

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Grischuk vs Bareev, 2001 
(C02) French, Advance, 17 moves, 1-0

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Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

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Alekhine vs Euwe, 1935 
(C15) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1-0

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Alekhine vs Euwe, 1935 
(C15) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1-0

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Alekhine vs Euwe, 1935 
(C15) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1-0

Dutch Classical. Be7 Stonewall (A95) 0-1 Highlighted game
I Rabinovich vs Botvinnik, 1927 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 42 moves, 0-1

DC1) Dutch Classical 2.c4 Nf6 3.Bg5 (A84) 0-1
C Rosenberger vs A Gerschenkron, 1934
(A84) Dutch, 40 moves, 0-1

DC2) Dutch Rubinstein 2.c4 Nf6 3.Bg5 (A84) 0-1
W Blijstra vs C Eichab, 2012
(A84) Dutch, 32 moves, 0-1

DC3) Dutch Staunton Gambit 2.e4 (A83) 0-1
C Domingos vs A Rodriguez Vila, 2012
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

DC4) Dutch Staunton Gambit 2.e4 (A83) 0-1
I Camousseigt Vera vs A Rodriguez Vila, 1992 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 21 moves, 0-1

FFrench TTarrasch. Closed 6.c3 (C05) 0-1
Jaroslav Kloza vs A Rogovskoy, 2001
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

FFrench TTarrasch. Closed 6.c3 (C05) 0-1
M Lettsome vs E Borigas, 2004
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 0-1

FFrench TTarrasch 3...c5 4.exd5 Open System (C07) 0-1
A Fernandez vs R Debarnot, 1975 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 0-1

FFrench TTarrasch 3...c5 4.dxc5 Open System (C07) 0-1
Kholmov vs M Kubala, 1998
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin / FFrench Advance 6.a3 Main Line (C02) 0-1
S Yordanova vs I Vasilevich, 2014
(C02) French, Advance, 53 moves, 0-1

FFrench Advance 6.a3 Main Line (C02) 0-1
M Lyell vs G Lee, 2001
(C02) French, Advance, 38 moves, 0-1

French Advance 6.a3 Main Line (C02) 0-1 Creative finish
K Maslak vs K Asrian, 2007 
(C02) French, Advance, 33 moves, 0-1

KIA vs French (C00) 0-1 Shock sacrifices; Can't stop passer
M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

French Defense: KIA/Philidor (C00) · 0-1
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1911 
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

French, King's Indian Attack (C00) 1/2-1/2 Castle by hand
Short vs Bareev, 1999 
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

French, King's Indian Attack (C00) 1-0 Pinned to mating square
Shirov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack 1e4 e6 2.Qe2 (A07) 1-0
Chigorin vs Olland, 1907 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 80 moves, 1-0

GK played KIA as a junior; Pseudo-Tarrasch/Sicilian Defense
Kasparov vs B Kantsler, 1975 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

KIA Dbl Fio vs French (A07) 1-0 BF wins another EG
Fischer vs A Di Camillo, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 49 moves, 1-0

KIA vs French/QGD Tartakover (A07) 1-0 White to e5, f6 opens g7
Ufimtsev vs A Grushevsky, 1958 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

English/Reti Agincourt Defense (A13) 1-0 Game 5 Dynamic Reti
Miles vs Geller, 1980 
(A13) English, 38 moves, 1-0

Engl/Reti Agincourt Def./Var (A13) 1-0 Incredible offers here
Yermolinsky vs Taimanov, 1982 
(A13) English, 29 moves, 1-0

From Hatch & Hatch "The Dogs of War", 2nd Edition
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

38.Be8! offers a clearance sacrifice & Black's rook is helpless
Lilienthal vs Kan, 1936 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 1-0

Three isolated pawns are too much to overcome
V Kovacevic vs B Abramovic, 1984 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

Two rooks and bishop vs penetrating Black queen
T Hillarp Persson vs L Karlsson, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Two White minor pieces irritate the Black rook
B Bujupi vs F Berend, 2004 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1-0

White dominates with subtle tactics on the open e-file
A Benderac vs D Heron, 2002 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

White's queenside pawn majority pays off in the end
J Paasikangas-Tella vs S Hamalainen, 2000 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 59 moves, 1-0

Analyzed in Lakdawala's recent book on The Colle, page 143
C Lakdawala vs Akobian, 2001 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Franco-Sicilian Defense (A43) 0-1 Discovery gains back material
W Cohn vs Blackburne, 1907 
(A43) Old Benoni, 49 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky, Big Center Var (A45) 0-1 Name sake gets Bishoped
Trompowsky vs W Cruz, 1939 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

Jude Acer wrote about this game in November 1974
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 79 moves, 1-0

Karpov lost the game but won the title; could be a French Def
Anand vs Karpov, 1998 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

St. George Defense (B00) 0-1 Each side promotes early on
L Forgacs vs Maroczy, 1902 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def., Scandinavian/French (B02) 0-1Rook interference!
Maroczy vs Lasker, 1924 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Guimard Def(C03) 0-1Only time BF played 3.Nd2?
Fischer vs Robert E Byrne, 1965 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 0-1

(C12) French, McCutcheon, 43 moves, 0-1
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1962 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 43 moves, 0-1

How to Beat Bobby Fischer by Edmar Mednis
Fischer vs Mednis, 1962 
(C18) French, Winawer, 73 moves, 0-1

#24 in Lombardy's 1972
Fischer vs V Kovacevic, 1970 
(C15) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 0-1

Pseudo-English vs French Def (C00) 1-0 Rook EG has a passer
K G Shirazi vs T Louis, 2012
(C00) French Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

French Defense: King's Indian Attack (C00) 1-0 Sac Smack
B Amin vs T Batchuluun, 2001 
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

French, Horwitz Attack. Papa-Ticulat Gambit (C00) 1-0 Declined
G Krauss vs R Larson, 1949
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

French Exchange Var (C01) 0-1 Terrific rook play by Black
F Ynojosa Aponte vs N Pert, 2008 
(C01) French, Exchange, 66 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 Q+ removes defender
J Mieses vs Harmonist, 1889 
(C01) French, Exchange, 32 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Advance. Euwe Variation (C02) · 1-0
Y Marrero Lopez vs A Perez Quinones, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 37 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Advance Variation. Nimzowitsch System (C02) 0-1
Keres vs Euwe, 1936 
(C02) French, Advance, 31 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance Var. Ruisdonk Gambit (C02) 1/2-1/2
R Skrobek vs Uhlmann, 1983
(C02) French, Advance, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Advance, Milner-Barry Gambit (C02)1-0 Stunning sacs
F A Foulds vs Lang, 1956 
(C02) French, Advance, 20 moves, 1-0

French Advance Paulsen Attack (C02) 1/2-1/2 Queenside exchanges
I Golyak vs A Levina, 2001
(C02) French, Advance, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

21...Rxf2+ is the start of a mating combination with Q,B
D Kagramanov vs S Ernst, 2007 
(C02) French, Advance, 25 moves, 0-1

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 44
Bronstein vs B A Zlotnik, 1978 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

White is threatening mate and the LPDO knight
Tal vs Vaganian, 1973 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 12 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch Guimard Def Main Line (C04) 1-0 She forked 'em
I E Morovic-Fernandez vs Beliavsky, 1985 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 36 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 0-1 Black's Greek Gift
W Bialas vs Uhlmann, 1951 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 The Immortal Pinning Game
Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

Tal sacrifices three minor pieces for mate
Tal vs Salnikov, 1970 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 0-1 Pin, # threat, Remove Def
F Maldonado vs B Macias Murillo, 2009 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch. Botvinnik Var (C05) 0-1 Reverberation
J B Bednarski vs Petrosian, 1968 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 0-1

French, Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 Kingside attack
M Calzetta vs J Villena Perez, 2005
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 0-1 Exchange Sac
D Rovner vs Tal, 1955 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate Swindle
Adams vs V I Dimitrov, 1993 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

One of the more incredible modern miniatures
Tal vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

The Hague/Moscow World Championship Game #12
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1948 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 72 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch Chistyakov Def Modern Line (C07) 0-1 Open files
Kotronias vs Kramnik, 1992 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

French, Tarrasch Variation. Chistyakov Defense (C07) 0-1 K walk
D Howell vs J Levitt, 2005 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch Open System ML (C09) 1-0 Almost equal
S Kindermann vs W Schmidt, 1984
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 37 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Another fatal Nge7 w/Greek Gift
K Blom vs Niels Jensen, 1934 
(C10) French, 9 moves, 1-0

Both Black knights are pinned C10 1-0 16
Tal vs M Strelkov, 1949 
(C10) French, 16 moves, 1-0

Moves 14, 15 double knight sacs on f7 gets Black's best effort
Jansa vs P Troeger, 1961 
(C10) French, 70 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Miniature: = PM's Opera House Game
Najdorf vs Gliksberg, 1929 
(C10) French, 21 moves, 1-0

French, Normal Variation (C10) 1-0 Fianchetto creates weakness
A Kinoshita vs D Jegaden, 2008 
(C10) French, 7 moves, 1-0

Franco-Sicilian Def: Marshall Gambit (C10) 1-0 Qside Discovery+
B Wall vs J Lippert, 1980 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 8 moves, 1-0

TC10) French Defense: Rubinstein (C10) 0-1 Seize open lines
J Klavins vs Tal, 1949 
(C10) French, 18 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def(C10) 1-0R decoy sac wins a P
Anand vs N Sulava, 2004 
(C10) French, 17 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Kasparov Attack(C10) 1-0Sac attack, Q on 7th
W So vs Akobian, 2016 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
Spielmann vs L'Hermet, 1927 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

French Burn Var (C11) 1-0 Rooks gain time and climb like a vine
Varavin vs V M Kozlov, 2002 
(C11) French, 22 moves, 1-0

Powerful opposite-colored bishop attacking w/maurading Q
Judit Polgar vs Bareev, 2001 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 0-1

Knapping Ne6 is a problem C11 1-0 34
Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 1996 
(C11) French, 34 moves, 1-0

Fantastic double sacrifice
E Berg vs Bareev, 2005 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1-0

White is sealed off, long game C11 0-1 135
Chigorin vs E Delmar, 1889 
(C11) French, 135 moves, 0-1

Burn Variation Main Line (C11) 0-1 Aggressive game; Dbl R Sac
Leko vs Shirov, 2000
(C11) French, 44 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) · 0-1
Kasparov vs Radjabov, 2003 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Steinitz Variation (C11) · 1/2-1/2
Kasparov vs Radjabov, 2002 
(C11) French, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

French: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 1-0 Pawn phalanx
S Melia vs G Pogosian, 2014 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

French: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 1-0 Pawn phalanx
Areshchenko vs B Savchenko, 2014
(C11) French, 41 moves, 1-0

French: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 1-0 Pawn phalanx
Z Andriasian vs R Oganisian, 2014 
(C11) French, 33 moves, 1-0

French Burn, Morozevich Line (C11) 1-0 Black doesn't castle
Kotov vs Kalmanok, 1936 
(C11) French, 22 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Steinitz Var (C11) 1-0 Rf6 Alekhine's Block
Anand vs Bareev, 1993 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1/2- 1Rook vs 3Pawns
Anand vs Shirov, 2001 
(C11) French, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 0-1 Build a bridge
R Pruijssers vs Holzke, 2009
(C11) French, 80 moves, 0-1

FR, ClassicalRichter Attack (C13) 1-0 Dbl N sacs followed by +s
Anderssen vs K Pitschel, 1872 
(C13) French, 30 moves, 1-0

Efim Bogoljubov (1889-1952)
Bogoljubov vs NN, 1952 
(C13) French, 12 moves, 1-0

FR Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Breyer Var (C13) 1-0 Exchange up
I Golyak vs J Sarkar, 1997
(C13) French, 43 moves, 1-0

Both queens penetrate the opposition C14 0-1 30
Browne vs A Taha, 1972 
(C14) French, Classical, 30 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Steinitz Var (C14) 0-1 Get the Q in close
G Szabo vs B Miljanic, 2001 
(C14) French, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Rubinstein Variation (C14) 1-0 Capa is losing
Capablanca vs P Gotay, 1934 
(C14) French, Classical, 58 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Steinitz (C14) 1-0 Exchanges blow up
L Steiner vs Purdy, 1946
(C14) French, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer (C15) 0-1 A lovely shot!
J Barle vs I Jelen, 1979 
(C15) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 0-1 Minors rule
Lilienthal vs Ragozin, 1944 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

French Def. McCutcheon. Chigorin 8.h4 (C12) 1-0 Notes by Lasker
L Forgacs vs Spielmann, 1909  
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 31 moves, 1-0

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