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WINNING w/the FRENCH by Uhlmann + FTB
Compiled by fredthebear
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The top games in this collection were compiled by hitsujyun. Thank you hitsujyun! Thank you to MidnightDuffer for providing additional Uhlmann games. Fredthebear provided additional annotated games by the great masters below the Uhlmann games.

Batsford Chess Library
"WINNING WITH THE FRENCH"
Wolfgang Uhlmann

First published in the United States in 1995 by Henry Holt and Company, Inc.

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

7. A few non-French Uhlmann games

8. Non-Uhlmann annotated games in the 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

* Annotated French Defense games: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

* Modern French Defense games: Game Collection: French Defense

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

Game 2 Wolfgang Uhlmann
S Hamann vs Uhlmann, 1963 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

Game 3 Wolfgang Uhlmann
J Kostro vs Uhlmann, 1974
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 4 Wolfgang Uhlmann
R Govedarica vs Uhlmann, 1977
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 5 Wolfgang Uhlmann
E Prandstetter vs Uhlmann, 1977 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 56 moves, 0-1

Game 6 Wolfgang Uhlmann
V Stoica vs Uhlmann, 1979 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 7 Wolfgang Uhlmann
E Prandstetter vs Uhlmann, 1979
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 0-1

Game 8 Wolfgang Uhlmann
I Radulov vs Uhlmann, 1983 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 9 Wolfgang Uhlmann
Stein vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 10 Wolfgang Uhlmann
R Kuijf vs Uhlmann, 1990
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 11 Wolfgang Uhlmann
D Neukirch vs Uhlmann, 1974 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 12 Wolfgang Uhlmann
I Saren vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 13 Wolfgang Uhlmann
Geller vs Uhlmann, 1970 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

Game 14 Wolfgang Uhlmann
A J Mestel vs Uhlmann, 1973
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 15 Wolfgang Uhlmann
Kholmov vs Uhlmann, 1978 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 16 Wolfgang Uhlmann
Suetin vs Uhlmann, 1987 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 60 moves, 0-1

Game 17 Wolfgang Uhlmann
R Tischbierek vs Uhlmann, 1984
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 18 Wolfgang Uhlmann
Velimirovic vs Uhlmann, 1982
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 49 moves, 0-1

Game 19 Wolfgang Uhlmann
Karpov vs Uhlmann, 1973 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 20 Wolfgang Uhlmann
Vogt vs Uhlmann, 1974 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 48 moves, 0-1

Game 21 Wolfgang Uhlmann
Nijboer vs Uhlmann, 1990
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 49 moves, 0-1

Game 22 Wolfgang Uhlmann
Fischer vs Uhlmann, 1960 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 23 Wolfgang Uhlmann
Fischer vs Uhlmann, 1962 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 24 Wolfgang Uhlmann
Smyslov vs Uhlmann, 1964 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 25 Wolfgang Uhlmann
Hartston vs Uhlmann, 1973 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 52 moves, 0-1

Game 26 Wolfgang Uhlmann
R Bogdanovic vs Uhlmann, 1965 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 29 Wolfgang Uhlmann
Marcel Becker vs Uhlmann, 1982
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 30 Wolfgang Uhlmann
Suetin vs Uhlmann, 1967 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 31 Wolfgang Uhlmann
L Hazai vs Uhlmann, 1981
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 52 moves, 0-1

Game 32 Wolfgang Uhlmann
M V Ghinda vs Uhlmann, 1976 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 60 moves, 0-1

Game 33 Wolfgang Uhlmann
T Paehtz Sr vs Uhlmann, 1981
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 34 Wolfgang Uhlmann
Unzicker vs Uhlmann, 1962 
(C18) French, Winawer, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 35 Wolfgang Uhlmann
P Enders vs Uhlmann, 1985
(C18) French, Winawer, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 36 Wolfgang Uhlmann
Bronstein vs Uhlmann, 1977 
(C18) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 37 Wolfgang Uhlmann
A Lanc vs Uhlmann, 1979
(C18) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 38 Wolfgang Uhlmann
R Bogdanovic vs Uhlmann, 1963 
(C18) French, Winawer, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 39 Wolfgang Uhlmann
W Hartmann vs Uhlmann, 1986 
(C18) French, Winawer, 44 moves, 0-1

Game 40 Wolfgang Uhlmann
Psakhis vs Uhlmann, 1987
(C18) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 41 Wolfgang Uhlmann
Short vs Uhlmann, 1988 
(C18) French, Winawer, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 42 Wolfgang Uhlmann
C Horvath vs Uhlmann, 1988 
(C18) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 43 Wolfgang Uhlmann
G Moehring vs Uhlmann, 1982 
(C02) French, Advance, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 44 Wolfgang Uhlmann
Przewoznik vs Uhlmann, 1980
(C02) French, Advance, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 45 Wolfgang Uhlmann
P Enders vs Uhlmann, 1978 
(C02) French, Advance, 52 moves, 0-1

Game 46 Wolfgang Uhlmann
H Teske vs Uhlmann, 1986 
(C02) French, Advance, 46 moves, 0-1

Game 48 Wolfgang Uhlmann
Savon vs Uhlmann, 1968 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 49 Wolfgang Uhlmann
Browne vs Uhlmann, 1972 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 44 moves, 0-1

Game 50 Wolfgang Uhlmann
R Lau vs Uhlmann, 1988 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 52 moves, 0-1

Game 51 Wolfgang Uhlmann
P Enders vs Uhlmann, 1985 
(C00) French Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 53 Wolfgang Uhlmann
Velimirovic vs Uhlmann, 1976 
(C01) French, Exchange, 21 moves, 0-1

Game 58 Wolfgang Uhlmann
I Hausner vs Uhlmann, 1981 
(C15) French, Winawer, 60 moves, 0-1

Game 60 Wolfgang Uhlmann
S Garcia Martinez vs Uhlmann, 1983
(C15) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 0-1

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

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

Polish Opening vs 2...Qd6 (A00) 0-1 Silman link
N Lalic vs Uhlmann, 1980 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

K's Indian Attack vs French-Sicilian (A07) 1-0Must Know this EG
Zhong Zhang vs D Marciano, 2016 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 68 moves, 1-0

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

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

French Defense, Abormal Exchange (C00) 1-0 Notes by Lowenthal
Morphy vs C Bierwirth, 1858  
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: Small Center (C00) 1-0 Pin the tail on the rat!
Paulsen vs Blackburne, 1861  
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

French Defense / Owen Def (C00) 1-0 Notes by JHB
Blackburne vs Tinsley, 1899  
(C00) French Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Owen/French Defense (C00) 1-0 Notes by Blackburne
Blackburne vs Bird, 1887  
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

French Defense/Hippo Dbl Fio (C00) 1-0 Notes by Steinitz
Gunsberg vs Bird, 1889  
(C00) French Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

French Def: Alapin Gambit 3.Be3 (C00) 1/2-1/2Notes by Teichmann
Von Bardeleben vs Bird, 1895  
(C00) French Defense, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def. 2.e5 Steinitz Attack (C00) 1-0 Notes by Steinitz
J McConnell vs Steinitz, 1886  
(C00) French Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

French Def. 2.e5 Steinitz Attack (C00) 1-0Strong central square
Steinitz vs Max Weiss, 1882  
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Chigorin 2.Qe2 (C00) 1-0 Notes by Dr. Tarrasch
Chigorin vs Teichmann, 1895  
(C00) French Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

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

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

French Exchange. Svenonius (C01) 1-0Notes by Schlechter, Hoffer
Rubinstein vs D Daniuszewski, 1907  
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01) 0-1 Notes by JHB
Englisch vs Blackburne, 1883  
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 0-1

FrenchNc6 Exchange (C01) 0-1 Annotated by Steinitz
Chigorin vs Gunsberg, 1889  
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 Notes by Blackburne
Blackburne vs Lomax, 1862  
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1Notes by JHB
R Wormald vs Blackburne, 1868  
(C01) French, Exchange, 47 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Exchange Nc6 (C01) 0-1 Notes by Blackburne
M Lange vs Blackburne, 1883  
(C01) French, Exchange, 37 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 Notes by C. Von Bardeleben
Gunsberg vs Burn, 1895  
(C01) French, Exchange, 53 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 Game 5 of Nimzowitch's 'My System'
O H von Haken vs A Gize, 1913  
(C01) French, Exchange, 34 moves, 0-1

"Aron Nimzowitsch: A Reappraisal" by Keene
N Mannheimer vs Nimzowitsch, 1930  
(C01) French, Exchange, 44 moves, 0-1

Game 33: 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-45 Alekhine
A Pomar Salamanca vs Alekhine, 1945  
(C01) French, Exchange, 48 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Nimzowitsch System (C02) 1-0 Notes by A.N.
Nimzowitsch vs S Von Freymann, 1912 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 1-0

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 Blockade Isolani
Nimzowitsch vs Salwe, 1911  
(C02) French, Advance, 39 moves, 1-0

French Advance Paulsen Attack (C02) 1-0 Notes by R. Keene
Nimzowitsch vs Levenfish, 1911  
(C02) French, Advance, 37 moves, 1-0

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

French Advance. Wade/Milner-Barry G. (C02) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Areshchenko vs A Rustemov, 2014 
(C02) French, Advance, 29 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 Winner annotates indepth
Y Dembo vs D Driamin, 2000  
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Notes by JHB
Blackburne vs Worrall, 1880  
(C10) French, 29 moves, 1-0

French Defense Nc6, Bb4 (C10) 1-0 Notes by Blackburne
Blackburne vs J Mason, 1889  
(C10) French, 32 moves, 1-0

French, Rubinstein. Blackburne (C10) 1-0Notes by von Bardeleben
Schiffers vs Blackburne, 1895  
(C10) French, 32 moves, 1-0

Notes by Dr. Emanuel Lasker in "Lasker's Chess Magazine" 1907
Maroczy vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(C10) French, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 19 in the book "My System" by Aron Nimzowitsch
A Becker vs Nimzowitsch, 1925  
(C10) French, 61 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 Def Classical. Delayed Exchange Nc6(C11) 1-0Notes by JHB
Blackburne vs J Fish, 1879  
(C11) French, 29 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Swiss Var (C11) 1-0 Morphy-like K hunt
Blackburne vs Thomson, 1885  
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Steinitz Var (C11) 1/2-1/2 Notes by Steinitz
Max Weiss vs J Mason, 1889  
(C11) French, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Var (C11) 0-1 Game changer
Blackburne vs Tarrasch, 1889  
(C11) French, 49 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz (C11) 1-0Notes by Pillsbury
Steinitz vs B Vergani, 1895  
(C11) French, 41 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Burn. Morozevich Line(C11) 0-1 JHB Notes
G Marco vs Burn, 1895  
(C11) French, 31 moves, 0-1

FR Classical, Delayed Exchange (C11) 1-0 Notes by AN, others
Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

G252: '500 Master Games of Chess' by S. Tartakower & J. Du Mont
Lasker vs Marshall, 1907 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 69 moves, 1-0

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

French Def: Classical. Tartakower (C13) 0-1Notes from TCPC
E Thorold vs T H Archdall, 1873 
(C13) French, 45 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Just take it!
Blackburne vs Tarrasch, 1885  
(C13) French, 22 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Richter Attack(C13) 1-0Greek gift, Deflection
A Fritz vs J Mason, 1883  
(C13) French, 21 moves, 1-0

Deutsche Schachzeitung 1880, p. 346; Gueridon Mate in 2
J De Soyres vs A Skipworth, 1880  
(C13) French, 20 moves, 1-0

French Classical Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Greek gift 2x same wk
Blackburne vs NN, 1894  
(C13) French, 17 moves, 1-0

French, Classical. Delayed Exchange(C13) 1/2-Notes by Pillsbury
Schlechter vs Bird, 1895  
(C13) French, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

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

French Classical. Tarrasch Var (C14) 0-1 Blackburne Annotates
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1888  
(C14) French, Classical, 41 moves, 0-1

French Def: Classical. Rubinstein (C14) 1-0Notes by Nimzowitsch
Rubinstein vs Levenfish, 1911  
(C14) French, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

French Winawer by namesake (C15) 0-1 Well-timed checks
Winawer vs De Vere, 1870 
(C15) French, Winawer, 16 moves, 0-1

French Def: Winawer. Fingerslip Variation (C15) 0-1 Notes by AA
A Speijer vs Alekhine, 1910  
(C15) French, Winawer, 48 moves, 0-1

Herceg Novi blitz (1970) worthy of study.Notes by Bobby Fischer
Fischer vs Uhlmann, 1970  
(C15) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance (C16) 0-1 Notes by Raymond Keene
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1995  
(C16) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Classical (C18) 1-0 Notes by Bobby Fischer
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1970  
(C18) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Classical Var (C19) 0-1 Notes by Raymond Keene
A van den Berg vs Keene, 1973  
(C18) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 0-1

FR Winawer Positional (C19) 1-0 Notes by Bill Melvin. > combo!
B Melvin vs R Cunningham, 1994  
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 25 moves, 1-0

Marshall sends a black steamroller down the middle.
J Esser vs Marshall, 1911 
(C15) French, Winawer, 37 moves, 0-1

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