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Book Master Bob Long Helped Fredthebear BackWhen
Compiled by fredthebear
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Mr. Bob Long was a one-of-a-kind book dealer (seller and Thinker's Press publisher) who played the French defense! One of Bob's contributions was the resurrection of correspondence champion CJS Purdy's writings.

Sight under construction by Fredthebear.

* Here's a link to Starting Out: The French by Byron Jacobs. Game Collection: Starting out : The French

* World plays the French by ughaibu (54 games)
Game Collection: World champions play the French

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkmate_pattern
M Galyas vs J Bick, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1-0

Fred Reinfeld's book "How to Play Winning Chess" (1962) p. 112
A Seppelt vs Leganki, 1950 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 6 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch. Guimard Def (C03) 0-1 Smothered Mate
K Grossner vs E Budrich, 1949 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 7 moves, 0-1

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

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres (C07) 0-1 Q pin & fork
Kmoch vs T Ellison, 1948 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 8 moves, 0-1

French Def. Tarrasch. Guimard Def Main Line (C04) 0-1 Q Trap
V G Kirillov vs Blankstein, 1938 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 10 moves, 0-1

French Def. Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 0-1Bxf2+ Decoy N+ Unpin
Westerhuis vs Vinagre, 1989 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 10 moves, 0-1

French Winawer (C15) 1-0 Qxe6+ sacrifice; Boden's mate
Alekhine vs Vasic, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Guimard Def (C03) 0-1 Messed up Ns
E Walther vs L Schmid, 1961 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 12 moves, 0-1

French Def. Tarrasch. Guimard Def. ML (C04) 0-1Royal Discovery+
NN vs Ross, 1974 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 12 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Chatard Accepted
Rellstab vs Huber, 1925 
(C13) French, 13 moves, 1-0

French Def. vs Wing Gambit (C00) 1-0 Greek gift 1st of 3 sacs!
F Cirabisi vs V Cugini, 1992 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

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

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

French Winawer Winckelmann-Riemer Gambit (C15) 0-1 h-file bomb
K O'Brien vs D Salter, 2008 
(C15) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 0-1

Kadas Opening 1.h4 (A00) 0-1 Weak pawn structure, blockade
R Fabry vs Z Radojevic, 1978 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Anderssen Opening / 3Ps vs Dbl Fio (A00) 1-0 N robs pin again
E Kahn vs V Rajlich, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening / Reversed Benoni (A00) 0-1 Bold kNight entry
Cvetko Jaksa vs U Kobe, 2001
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

KIA vs French Dbl Fio (A07) 0-1 K walk into mouth of fire
G Arzumanian vs V P Moskalenko, 1999 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 63 moves, 0-1

Colle 3.c3 vs Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 Nifty N & R tactics
A Benderac vs D Heron, 2002 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

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

Modern Def: Pseudo-Austrian Attack (B06) 1-0Dbl Knt Sacs aid Bs
M Yeo vs A T Erdal-Smith, 1979 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Austrian Attack. Unzicker Attack (B09) 1-0 Torch f7
C Diebert vs J Readey, 1985 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense (B10) 0-1 Greco Mate on h-file is coming!
I Berzina vs B I Franco Valencia, 2014 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 16 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Von Hennig Gambit f3 (B15) 1/2- Castle opposite
C Diebert vs J Readey, 1988 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

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

French Steinitz Attk 2.e5; Dbl R sac gone bad (draw available!)
Steinitz vs Winawer, 1882 
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

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

Owen/French Defense (C00) 1-0 Notes by Blackburne
Blackburne vs Bird, 1887  
(C00) French Defense, 27 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 Nc6 Exchange Copycat (C01) 1-0 Pin, Kside assaults
Chigorin vs Alapin, 1880 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

Copycat 10 m Game 80: World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
G Marco vs Maroczy, 1899 
(C01) French, Exchange, 78 moves, 0-1

FrenchNc6 Game 33: 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-45 Alekhine
A Pomar Salamanca vs Alekhine, 1945  
(C01) French, Exchange, 48 moves, 0-1

FrenchNc6 Game 152: Three Hundred Chess Games (Tarrasch)
M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch, 1890
(C01) French, Exchange, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 120 in Three Hundred Chess Games by Dr. Tarrasch
J Minckwitz vs Tarrasch, 1888 
(C01) French, Exchange, 35 moves, 0-1

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

FrenchNc6 Exchange C01 Game 93 in Chess Praxis by Nimzowitsch
D Enoch vs Nimzowitsch, 1927
(C01) French, Exchange, 27 moves, 0-1

FrenchNc6 Exchange (C01) 0-1 Castle opposite, Dbld Rs win
R Grau vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 moves, 0-1

Spanish/French Exchange Game 17: Common Sense in Chess - Lasker
J Noa vs Tarrasch, 1892 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

French Exchange Bg4 pin, Nc6 (C01) 0-1 Both castle long
G Pogosian vs O V Nikolenko, 2010 
(C01) French, Exchange, 34 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

FrenchNc6 Exchange (C01) 0-1 Notes by Blackburne
M Lange vs Blackburne, 1883  
(C01) French, Exchange, 37 moves, 0-1

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

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

French Advance Milner-Barry Gambit 9.b4 (C02) 1-0 AN notes
Nimzowitsch vs Salwe, 1911  
(C02) French, Advance, 39 moves, 1-0

French Advance Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1Pin action, extra P
I Rotov vs Korchnoi, 2010 
(C02) French, Advance, 44 moves, 0-1

French Adv, Milner-Barry Gambit c4? (C02) 1-0 B Sac, N Outpost
B Wall vs H Murtaugh, 1971 
(C02) French, Advance, 11 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0 Give back the X$?
E Lowe vs H Kennedy, 1849 
(C02) French, Advance, 35 moves, 1-0

French Advance Milner-Barry Gambit 9...f6 (C02) 1-0 open f-file
J Pokojowczyk vs Ivkov, 1971 
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

French Advance Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1Black rips up Qside
N A Savic vs D Antic, 2013
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

French Adv. Milner-Barry Gambit Accepted (C02) 0-1 Dbl threats
D Tobor vs M Valvo, 1991 
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1 Qside P lever
J F Mata Gonzalez vs Akobian, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 35 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0The Wizard of Riga
Tal vs I Nei, 1958 
(C02) French, Advance, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 5: Chess Master vs Chess Master by Max Euwe
J Kostro vs Uhlmann, 1974
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

French, Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 Early Black sacs don't pay
Adorjan vs J L Watson, 1981 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Pawn Center Variation (C05) 0-1White K exposed
Kengis vs R Djurhuus, 1991 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 0-1

FR Rubinstein, Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 VA survives bold VK
Anand vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C10) French, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne w/b6, Bb7 (C10) 1/2-1/2 Spearhead
Kamsky vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne (C10) 1/2- Early pressure...stalemate
Nunn vs Korchnoi, 1990
(C10) French, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 Two pawn majorities
Antunes vs Korchnoi, 1990
(C10) French, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 Two pawn majorities
Short vs Korchnoi, 1990
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 Half-open g-file
Van der Wiel vs Korchnoi, 1990
(C10) French, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne w/b6, Bb7 (C10) 1/2-1/2 No combos
Short vs Korchnoi, 1991
(C10) French, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Absolutely fantastic save in a rook ending - being down 2 pawns
Tarrasch vs Rubinstein, 1911 
(C10) French, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

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) 1-0Discovery, Dbl B sacs
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1994 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Var (C10) 1-0 3 W pieces on h-file
Koltanowski vs D Folkner, 1960 
(C10) French, 15 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 1 time lapse video
Kamsky vs Akobian, 2009 
(C10) French, 41 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2- B sac or Dbl Attk
O de la Riva Aguado vs R Pogorelov, 2001 
(C10) French, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

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. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 Qs perpetual
Kasparov vs Anand, 2000 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0Pawn sac, time scra
Kasparov vs Anand, 2000  
(C10) French, 37 moves, 1-0

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2- Invaluable g-pawn
G Kuzmin vs Petrosian, 1977 
(C10) French, 61 moves, 1-0

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne Def(C10) 0-1Black breakthrough h-file
G Timoshchenko vs Karpov, 1961 
(C10) French, 53 moves, 0-1

Game 39 of 1000, Baruch Harold Wood vs L.D.H, Correspondence
Wood vs Lambert, 1948 
(C10) French, 10 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Var (C10) 1-0 Q snare; N pin to mating square
Steinitz vs Bird, 1866 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Spectacular finish
Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 
(C10) French, 28 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, Rubinstein. Blackburne (C10) 1-0Notes by von Bardeleben
Schiffers vs Blackburne, 1895  
(C10) French, 32 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 Defense: Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Notes by JHB
Blackburne vs Worrall, 1880  
(C10) French, 29 moves, 1-0

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

Game 75 in Starting Out: The French by Byron Jacobs
Kasparov vs Ponomariov, 2002 
(C10) French, 38 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Invading N blast
Yanofsky vs J Therien, 1947 
(C10) French, 19 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0White offers Dbl B s
Janowski vs Gunsberg, 1902 
(C10) French, 20 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 Def. Classical. Burn. Morozevich Line(C11) 0-1 JHB Notes
G Marco vs Burn, 1895  
(C11) French, 31 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

BFTC: Box 121, page 148 (modified)
Fischer vs I Bilek, 1965 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 1-0

BFTC: Page 332, box 275 (White to move 31.?)
Fischer vs Benko, 1962 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Swiss Var (C11) 1-0 Another fine mess
Bogoljubov vs J H Donner, 1951 
(C11) French, 21 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Steinitz Var (C11) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO R
I Rogers vs S Calderwood, 1991
(C11) French, 29 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

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

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

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

Game 116 in Wonders and Curiosities of Chess by Irving Chernev
J Mason vs Winawer, 1883  
(C13) French, 43 moves, 0-1

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

‘My Most Exciting Game’, p.280-281 of 'CHESS', 14 April 1939
J Mieses vs Von Bardeleben, 1905 
(C13) French, 32 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

He is both Cobra and Constrictor.
Fischer vs Bisguier, 1957 
(C16) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Bogoljubow Var (C17) 1-0Pin, Alekhine's GUN, Zw
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance Var (C18) 1-0 Backward f7 is weak
B Munguntuul vs I Rajlich, 2008 
(C18) French, Winawer, 44 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Classical (C18) 1-0 Possible Opera House combo
Suetin vs J H Donner, 1968 
(C18) French, Winawer, 24 moves, 1-0

BFTC: Page 153 (final position after 33 Qxh6)
Fischer vs R Weinstein, 1960 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 33 moves, 1-0

French X$ Russian Game: Classical Attk. Staunton Var (C42) Draw
M Muzychuk vs A Muzychuk, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Colle System (D05) 0-1 14...h3? gives the initiative to Black
Riumin vs A Poliak, 1929 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Judgment & Planning in Chess by Euwe p. 22-27; Know this game!
Bogoljubov vs Capablanca, 1924 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Early exchanges by GMs do not have to end in draws!
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Yudasin, 1991 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Colle System (D05) 1-0 Chernev casts Greek gift
Chernev vs H H Hahlbohm, 1942 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Colle Zuke / Stonewall-ish (D05) 1-0 Surprising checkmate
Yusupov vs L Adasiak, 2005 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

An Opera of Sacrifices w/notes in Italian
H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 Dbl Stonewall Prison
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var (D15) 0-1 Arabian Mate Awaits
D G Fridman vs Lenderman, 2010 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

Kasparov's brilliant Black Slav win from the 2002 Bled Olympiad
Sasikiran vs Kasparov, 2002 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense (D15) 1-0 B-R-N sac and offer the 2nd rook!
Aronian vs V S Popov, 2005 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

QGA: Linares Var (D20) 0-1 Anand sacrifices away to glory!?!
Gelfand vs Anand, 1993 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 0-1

Ludek Pachman used this game to teach how to use knights
Ahues vs Alekhine, 1936 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 0-1

Chess Review, 1933: Jan.17 (Horowitz)
Euwe vs Flohr, 1932 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. Main Lines (D27) 1-0 N + B pair rules 2 Rs
Karpov vs Gulko, 1996 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. Alekhine System (D28) 1-0 R sac into N fork
Spassky vs Avtonomov, 1949 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Accelerated Move Order (D31) 0-1 Bird was 66 yrs
Steinitz vs Bird, 1895 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 0-1

QGD Janowski Var (D31) 1-0 Superior minor piece play
Lasker vs Janowski, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 1-0

QGD v Stonewall Def (D31) 1-0Outposted N vs Bad B = Suffocation
Schlechter vs W John, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

QGD Janowski resembles Albin CG (D31) 0-1Arabian # on 3rd rank
Z Vecsey vs K Treybal, 1931
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 0-1

QGA Q's Knight Var (D31) 0-1 Active vs inactive queen
Alapin vs S Von Freymann, 1912 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 0-1

arrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Killer Finish
J Sunye Neto vs Kasparov, 1981 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury (D41)1-0 N fork flips = ending
Botvinnik vs Alekhine, 1938 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 51 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Main Line (D42) 0-1 Flames on Qside
Musaiev vs M Karmov, 1979  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 28 moves, 0-1

IM Jeremy Silman: "How to Reassess Your Chess" p. 184-185
Keene vs Miles, 1976  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 26 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def (D43) 1-0 Most impressive initiative, N-R-B sac
Geller vs Novotelnov, 1951 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

TAL- recommended by himself as one of his most interesting
Tal vs D Keller, 1959 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik System. Lilienthal Var (D44) 0-1 Flank
J Wendt vs R Vasquez Schroeder, 2005 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Stoltz Var. Shabalov Attack (D45) 0-1 Arabian Mate
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 Different Greek recipe
Browne vs Kaidanov, 1994 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz. Shabalov Attack (D45) 1-0Bully Deflect
Krasenkow vs Sveshnikov, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Meran (D48) 0-1 Mate by a lethal decoy and deflection
B Molinari vs L Roux Cabral, 1943 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 33 moves, 0-1

QGD Pseudo-Tarrasch Var (D50) 0-1 Pins & Connected Passers
A Spiller vs J Acers, 1968 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 0-1

G62: The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played by Chernev
Larry Evans vs H Opsahl, 1950 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 81 moves, 1-0

QGD Modern. Knight Def (D52) 1-0 Q sac for Blind Swine
Swiderski vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Art of Attack in Chess by Vladamir Vukovic; Zw-24...QxQ 25.Nh7+
Capablanca vs L Molina Carranza, 1911 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

QGD Modern (D53) 1-0 Capa notes; exchange sac
Janowski vs Kupchik, 1913 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

QGD Modern (Lasker) Variation (D55) 0-1Philidor's Legacy set-up
M Lowcki vs Przepiorka, 1911 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 0-1

QGD Lasker Defense (D56) 0-1 EG kNight is trapped
Topalov vs Anand, 2010 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 0-1

QGD Tartakower Defense (D58) 1-0 Double Octopus
Karpov vs Spassky, 1974 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 35 moves, 1-0

QGD TMB (D58) 0-1 Caught in the center, tied up in knots.
E Magerramov vs Kasparov, 1977 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 30 moves, 0-1

QGD Orthodox Def. Rubinstein Var (D61) 1-0 Skilled build-up
S Slipak vs F Braga, 1998 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. ML (D63) 1-0 Q sac for passer
Carlos Torre vs Reshevsky, 1924 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D64) 1-0 Pretty combo ends it
Rubinstein vs M Hirschbein, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Delayed $X (C11) 0-1Instead Moore, OK Armaged
Didier vs L Rosen, 1900 
(C11) French, 44 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Steinitz (C11) 0-1 Faith in Black Knights
Morozevich vs V P Moskalenko, 1994 
(C11) French, 42 moves, 0-1

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 Two mating squares
Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 1996 
(C11) French, 34 moves, 1-0

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1Knights love a crowd!
M Sebag vs M Gurevich, 2008
(C11) French, 32 moves, 0-1

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1 Heavy pieces hone in
B Savchenko vs M Gurevich, 2011
(C11) French, 30 moves, 0-1

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 0-1 Blitz; see youtube link
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2010 
(C11) French, 34 moves, 0-1

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

French, Alekhine-Chatard Attack (C13) 1-0 Uncastled win!
Bogoljubov vs Spielmann, 1922 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

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

18. Rxh7+! and mate-in-three (see blogger notes for best play)
Kasperski vs I Mazel, 1925 
(C13) French, 20 moves, 1-0

Reversed Philidor vs French Def (C00) 0-1 Greco's Mate
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1911 
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Reversed Philidor vs French Def (C00) 1-0Black keeps N pair
I Bilek vs W Golz, 1960
(C00) French Defense, 65 moves, 1-0

Fatal Attraction - An Immortal King Walk to Back Rank Mate
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Englund Gambit (A40) 1-0 Theory gets iffy; Discovered+ wins
Korchnoi vs E Koning, 1978 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Hopton Attk (A80) 0-1 Bs of both colors side-by-side
A Volodin vs M Bartel, 2010
(A80) Dutch, 47 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def: Hopton Attk, Dbl Stonewalls (A80) 0-1 f-pawn passer
B Saemundsson vs H Einarsson, 2011 
(A80) Dutch, 39 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def. Raphael Var (A80) 1-0 Like jumping in front of a bus
Polugaevsky vs E Franco Raymundo, 1966 
(A80) Dutch, 15 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 The Ng5 Sac Attack
Alekhine vs V Rozanov, 1908 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

French Def. vs Chigorin 2.Qe2 Big Clamp (C00) 1-0 Both Ks run
Chigorin vs Blackburne, 1905 
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

French Chigorin 2.Qe2 d5 exchange (C00) 0-1 Mutual K attacks
L Nestorovic vs Ulibin, 2012
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

French Def vs Reversed Philidor Formation (C00) 0-1 Closed Cntr
D Pass vs A Scheffner, 1999
(B40) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

French Exchange c3, c6 (C01) 1/2-1/2 No advantage, dead even
S Gvetadze vs Chiburdanidze, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 173: Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy by John Watson
Kasparov vs Short, 1994 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1-0

French, Classical. Steinitz (C11) 1-0Greek gift, P wedge, Q+
Steinitz vs C Golmayo, 1888 
(C11) French, 21 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 Black Ps get busted
Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2012 
(C11) French, 44 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer. Advance (C19) 1-0 Well done~
Smyslov vs Letelier, 1950 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 42 moves, 1-0

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

French Def. Schlechter 3.Bd3 (C00) 1-0Fabulous minor piece play
Schlechter vs Showalter, 1898 
(C00) French Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

French Def 2.c4 d5 3.cxd5 (C00)1-0 Great Brilliancy Prize Game
E Steiner vs Tartakower, 1929 
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

French Defense: La Bourdonnais (C00) 0-1 Career inauguration
G Walker vs Saint Amant, 1836 
(C00) French Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

French Def. La Bourdonnais (C00) 0-1 Castle opposite, Black IQP
Kieseritzky vs Saint Amant, 1840 
(C00) French Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

French vs King's Indian Attack (C00) 0-1 Immortal Passers!!
M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

$French Def vs KIA (C00) 0-1 Qside pawn roller
E V Kovalevskaya vs V Gunina, 2008 
(C00) French Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

French Exchange (C01) 1-0 N Ending: Fell off the deep end
Tkachiev vs Topalov, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 81 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 White K cornered last 25 moves
Tartakower vs Botvinnik, 1946 
(C01) French, Exchange, 54 moves, 0-1

French Exchange (C01) 1-0 Pins, Pawn Storm, N Robs the Pin
Karpov vs Shefler, 1961 
(C01) French, Exchange, 43 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 1-0 Sham Q sac; two Ns on 6th
Tkachiev vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 Surprising Nxg2 wins
J Novkovic vs N Zhukova, 2013 
(C01) French, Exchange, 22 moves, 0-1

French Exchange Var (C01) 0-1 Seize control of open files!
V Meijers vs D Kosic, 2006 
(C01) French, Exchange, 37 moves, 0-1

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 Exchange. Monte Carlo birth?(C01) 1-0 N corralled on rim
Marshall vs Swiderski, 1904 
(C01) French, Exchange, 32 moves, 1-0

French Exchange. Monte Carlo (C01) 0-1 Royal fork off the menu
Velimirovic vs Uhlmann, 1976 
(C01) French, Exchange, 21 moves, 0-1

FrenchNc6 Exchange (C01) 0-1 Castle opposite
Burn vs Spielmann, 1912 
(C01) French, Exchange, 44 moves, 0-1

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 sKorching counterattack on f2
Laszlo Kovacs vs Korchnoi, 1969 
(C01) French, Exchange, 25 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1 Catching Rabbits
B Eley vs Uhlmann, 1972 
(C01) French, Exchange, 44 moves, 0-1

French Advance Main Line (C02) 1-0 Back-to-back N sacs!
Antoshin vs Kasparian, 1955 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch (C03) 0-1 Bishop pair, bishop pin
F Rayner vs Sadler, 2014 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 66 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch Guimard Def ML (C04) 1-0Excellent N&Q manuevers
Chiburdanidze vs T Zatulovskaya, 1976 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 40 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Closed 8...f6 (C05) 0-1 Two warriors duel
Kupreichik vs M Gurevich, 1985
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 66 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 0-1 Early Q exchange, R ending
Kupreichik vs V P Moskalenko, 1984
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 0-1

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 Rook forks Royalty
Tal vs Granda Zuniga, 1987 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 22 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 Tarrasch. P Center Var (C05) 1-0 GK had kNight blindness
Kasparov vs C Tambasco, 2004 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

Tal's Nf5! Trojan Horse is a bold give-away!
Tal vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 0-1 N sac!
M Vavulin vs Morozevich, 2014 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 0-1 R bomb!
S Fedorchuk vs M Gurevich, 2010 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def Modern Line (C07) 1/2-1/2
M Hoekstra vs C R Riordan, 2001 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def Modern Line (C07) Unsound attk
Sax vs V Tukmakov, 2001 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def Modern Line (C07) 0-1Rob thePin
A Berelowitsch vs Barsov, 1999 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Open System Main L(C09) 1-0 Bizarre, Beautiful
Tal vs S Holm Petersen, 1970 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 28 moves, 1-0

Langrock Rubinstein - Game 13, page 39.
Anand vs G Meier, 2013 
(C10) French, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Langrock Rubinstein - Game 20, page 56.
Sutovsky vs O de la Riva Aguado, 2004
(C11) French, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Langrock Rubinstein - Game 23, page 68.
Movsesian vs G N Gopal, 2012
(C11) French, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Langrock Rubinstein - Blackburne Defense (7.Bxf6 / 8.Bd3)
C Bauer vs Vaisser, 2008
(C10) French, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Rubinstein (C10)0-1 N fork w/a discovered attk
J Klavins vs Tal, 1949 
(C10) French, 18 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein. Kasparov Attack(C10) 1-0Knighted (or Pinned)
G Vescovi vs Karpov, 2004 
(C10) French, 22 moves, 1-0

After 10...Bb7 Alekhine tried to castle with his queen!
Alekhine vs P de Unamuno, 1944 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

French, Fort Knox ...Bd7 line (C10) 0-1 Classic game by Spassky
Spassky vs O'Kelly, 1969 
(C10) French, 44 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Fort Knox Bd7-Bc6 (C10) 1-0 Fine Arabian #!
Karpov vs Mihajlo Stojanovic, 2007 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Fort Knox (C10) 1-0 Deluxe Philidor's Legacy
Smirin vs F Ribeiro, 1997 
(C10) French, 16 moves, 1-0

Game 10 in 'Modern Chess Strategy' by Ludek Pachman.
Lilienthal vs Bondarevsky, 1940 
(C10) French, 55 moves, 1-0

FR Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Both Black N's pinned
Tal vs M Strelkov, 1949 
(C10) French, 16 moves, 1-0

Chess Informant's Best Game of 2003
Judit Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Steinitz (C11) 1/2-1/2 Q sac, return the Q
Kramnik vs R Buhmann, 2016 
(C11) French, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Classical. Steinitz Var (C11) 0-1 Tough B pair side-by-s
D Sengupta vs M Gurevich, 2007 
(C11) French, 65 moves, 0-1

French Steinitz (C11) 0-1 Black wins in 38 after illegal 0-0!
Kasparov vs Dreev, 1994 
(C11) French, 30 moves, 0-1

French Steinitz Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1 Brilliancy prize
Kasparov vs Radjabov, 2003 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 0-1

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

French Def. Classical. Delayed Exchange (C11) 0-1 Rs & OCB EG
J R Schroeder vs J Kulbacki, 1987 
(C11) French, 55 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Burn Var (C11) 0-1 Skewer - see the color of
J Duda vs Ivanchuk, 2013 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Burn Var (C11) 0-1 Lucena ending w/the h-pawn
B Valuet vs M Gurevich, 2010 
(C11) French, 66 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Burn ML (C11)1-0 Ns fixin' 2bust up the joint
Ponomariov vs Ivanchuk, 2002 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 Precision
Spassky vs Y Porat, 1968 
(C11) French, 25 moves, 1-0

French, Classical. Burn. Morozevich (C11) 1/2-Sacs to stalemate
Anand vs Dreev, 1991 
(C11) French, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Classical. Burn Main Line (C11) 1-0 R deflection sac
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1997 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Burn Main Line (C11) 1-0Nice Kside piece work
Topalov vs Bareev, 2004 
(C11) French, 44 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0QxB+ sac, mate by pawn
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1967 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 1-0

French Defense: McCutcheon. Janowski Var (C12) 0-1 Ps & Ns
Mulyar vs Akobian, 2003 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 43 moves, 0-1

French Defense: McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 0-1Better endgame
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1962 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 43 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Rubinstein (C14) 0-1
A Domont vs Korchnoi, 2012 
(C14) French, Classical, 39 moves, 0-1

Tremendous tactical blows by Anand, 25 ♕d4-h8! and 26 b
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(C16) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Petrosian Var (C16)1-0 N sac breakthru for R, Q
Nezhmetdinov vs V Zagorovsky, 1967 
(C16) French, Winawer, 55 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Petrosian Var (C16) 0-1 A Plan Inc.
R Bogdanovic vs A Planinc, 1965 
(C16) French, Winawer, 39 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Petrosian Var (C16) 1-0 Surprising sacrifices
Geller vs Karpov, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Retreat Var Armenian Line (C18) 1-0 Forks
N Nip vs M C Askin, 2008 
(C18) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 1-0

Photo - 'The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal' by Mikhail Tal
Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) 0-1 Raid half-open files
F Libiszewski vs Rozentalis, 2010 
(C18) French, Winawer, 23 moves, 0-1

Amazing king hunt by 10 year old Nigel Short
S J Hooker vs Short, 1975 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Maroczy-Wallis (C18) 1-0 Side Philidor's Legacy
Saemisch vs O Menzinger, 1953 
(C18) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 73: 100 Best Chess Games of the 20th Century- A. Soltis
Ivkov vs Portisch, 1961 
(C18) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

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

FR Winawer Classical (C18) 0-1Ultra centralization, Pawn roller
Hort vs Petrosian, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 48 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Classical (C18) 0-1 Another K walk away
J Diez del Corral vs Petrosian, 1969 
(C18) French, Winawer, 54 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Winawer. Positional (C19) 1-0 Vicious pins
Kavalek vs E Formanek, 1970 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 32 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Positional (C19) 1-0 Exchange sacs both colors
Topalov vs Gulko, 1994 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 34 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 0-1Promo or capture = fork
Short vs Korchnoi, 1986 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 36 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Positional (C19) 0-1 Black finally takes center
Velimirovic vs Korchnoi, 1984 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 42 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Positional(C19) 0-1 Black backs up, comes forth
Robert E Byrne vs Korchnoi, 1979 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 49 moves, 0-1

French Winawer Adv. (C19) 0-1 White has a bad knight?!
Stein vs Uhlmann, 1962 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 67 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Classical Var (C19) 0-1 Minors EG
T van der Vorm vs Korchnoi, 1995
(C18) French, Winawer, 67 moves, 0-1

Dutch Staunton G. (A83) 1-0 Simple yet effective, intermezzo+
A Stefanova vs R Tozer, 1997 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

QP Veresov Attack. Alburt Defense 2...Bc5 (D00) 1/2-1/2
I Golyak vs O Sagalchik, 2001
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Veresov Atack. Alburt Defense (D00)  ·  1/2-1/2
Menchik vs Flohr, 1935
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

QP: Catalan/Veresov Attack (D00) 0-1 Who's got who?
Tinsley vs Lasker, 1899 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

QP Veresov Attack. Richter Var (D01) 1-0 Contrasting Q play
E Gereben vs M Szigeti, 1935 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Veresov Attk. 2Kts System Gruenfeld Def (D01) 1-0 Like Reti's B
Miles vs Popovych, 1982 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Veresov Attack. 2Knts System (D01) 1-0Interference just in time
Miles vs C W Pritchett, 1982 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Veresov Attack. Two Knights 4.Nf3 (D01) 0-1Shift Kside to Qside
Hoi vs Smyslov, 1985 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

Veresov Attack 4.Nf3. Two Knights System (D01) 0-1 N sac!
H Liebert vs Uhlmann, 1966 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Veresov Attack. Two Knights System (D01) 0-1 R sac destroys def
T Fodor Jr vs Carlsen, 2002 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Veresov 3...Bc5 4.BxN gxBf6 (D01) 0-1 Not the best opening play
Miles vs Hort, 1982 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

Game 22 from Nigel Davies' THE VERESOV; W is hogtied
R Reynolds vs Nunn, 1987 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

Veresov. 2Knights System 4...e6 5.e4 (D01) 0-1 Contrived game?
W Zartobliwy vs K Wojtyla, 1947 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

Veresov Attack. Richter Variation (D01) 1-0 0-0-0 vs 0-0...pin
Bisguier vs J Sherwin, 1954 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

Veresov, Boyce Def 3...Ne4 (D01) 1-0 B highway & connected Ps
K Nielsen vs A Svensson, 2014 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

Veresov to French McCutcheon, Wolf Gambit (C12) 0-1R sac, Q sac
G G Sagalchik vs Nakamura, 2003 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Benoni-Indian Defense (A43) 1-0 Double R sac
Alekhine vs Levenfish, 1912 
(A43) Old Benoni, 19 moves, 1-0

Must Know Veresov Mini: Indian Game: Maddigan Gambit (A45) 1-0
A Roesch vs R Reinhard, 1990 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Richter Attack vs Indian Def. (A45) 1-0 heavy pieces on g-file
K Richter vs Gruenfeld, 1928 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky / Veresov Attack (A45) 0-1 Beautiful black queen!
R Moonen vs Euwe, 1981 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Richter-Veresov Attk vs NY System (A45) 1-0 h-file assault
K Richter vs E Reinhardt, 1937 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Indian Game/Veresov 4.Qd3 (A45) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Hector vs N Kirkegaard, 2006 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Indian Game /Veresov 4.f3 w/out BxN (A45) 1-0 e6 Bone in throat
Feigin vs E Thorvaldsson, 1930
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

(A45) Veresov 4.e3 e6 5.Qf3 1-0, 23 moves
Short vs A Giri, 2010 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Indian Game 3...c5 vs Veresov (A45) 0-1 Secure file, underpromo
Z Mestrovic vs Gligoric, 1971 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Veresov 3...c5 4.BxN exBf6 (A45) 0-1 Uncommon Discovered Mate
E Sollano vs F Rhine, 1977 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 1-0 She can't leave c7
I Rogers vs G Milos, 1992 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 79 from Nigel Davies' THE VERESOV
Anand vs Karpov, 1998 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Barry/Veresov vs Gruenfeld (A45) 1-0 Castle opposite, P storm
A Kashlinskaya vs I Videnova, 2014 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Veresov Atack vs Dutch (A80) 0-1 Structure matters
M Antonsen vs Krasenkow, 2007 
(A80) Dutch, 44 moves, 0-1

Veresov, Dutch System (A80) 1-0 Prevention was worse than cure
T Southam vs J Cote, 1996 
(A80) Dutch, 26 moves, 1-0

Veresov Attack. Dutch System (A80) 1/2-1/2 Crazy Rook Stalemate
W Fuller vs L G Basin, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Veresov Atack vs Dutch (A80) 0-1 Poisoned P, then castle long?
A Abolianin vs Garcia, 1994 
(A80) Dutch, 36 moves, 0-1

Pseudo-Torre vs Dutch Leningrad (A80) 1-0 Blockade, pin, zugswa
Tal vs F Reinemer, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Manhattan Gambit. Anti-Stonewall (A80) 0-1 Pins
S Marder vs H Zygouris, 2011 
(A80) Dutch, 33 moves, 0-1

Veresov Atack. Dutch Stonewall-ish (A80) 1-0 Brilliant finish
D Shengelia vs A Fauland, 2013 
(A80) Dutch, 47 moves, 1-0

Dutch Hopton Attack (A80) 1-0 Miniature; She seems safe
B Svendsen vs R Houglan, 1997
(A80) Dutch, 10 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Steinitz Var (C11) 1/2-1/2 Piece oriented
Chekhover vs Abramian, 1938 
(C11) French, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Classical. Steinitz (C11) 0-1 W loses center Ps
I Rogers vs Z Frankel, 1985 
(C11) French, 38 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Two Knights (C00) 1/2-1/2 Home cookin
Chekhover vs Chistiakov, 1939
(C00) French Defense, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Two Knights (C00) 1/2-1/2 Rook ending
G Guseinov vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 2001
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Two Knts (C00) 0-1 Heavy piece ending pick off pawns
Ivan Popov vs A Wirig, 2011
(C00) French Defense, 54 moves, 0-1

French Two Knights (C00) 0-1 White declines perpetual+ draw
S Sathyanandha vs B P Jovanovic, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

French Two Knights (C00) 0-1 Qside attack after White 0-0-0
Cherniaev vs S K Ram, 2013 
(C00) French Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

French Two Knights (C00) 1/2-1/2 B&N vs 2Bs ending
J Wright vs J Richmond, 1986
(C00) French Defense, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Two Knights (C00) 1-0 P lever aids White battery
I Rogers vs R Witt, 2005 
(C00) French Defense, 38 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 Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 Bogie put up a fight
Koltanowski vs H Bogart, 1952 
(C01) French, Exchange, 41 moves, 1-0

This game is often attributed to Humphrey Bogart with the Black
P Limbos vs Klausner, 1929 
(C01) French, Exchange, 22 moves, 1-0

French Def. Advance. Paulsen Attack (C02) 0-1 P sac, infiltrate
Stoltz vs Bronstein, 1952 
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 0-1

French Def. Advance. Paulsen Attack (C02) 0-1 Check yourself?!
Nimzowitsch vs Bogoljubov, 1920 
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 0-1

French Defense 3...b6 vs. Advance (C02) 0-1Closed g-file grave
G Ustinov vs Bronstein, 1970 
(C02) French, Advance, 42 moves, 0-1

French Advance ML 6.a3 Bd7 7.b4 (C02) 0-1 Black is up a piece
E Formanek vs Korchnoi, 1978
(C02) French, Advance, 34 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Euwe 6.a3 a5 7.Bd3 Bd7 (C02) 0-1 Qside Q fork
H Vatter vs Korchnoi, 1986
(C02) French, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

French Advance 6.a3 a5 7.Bd3 Bd7 (C02) 0-1 Pesky Q shuffle
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1999 
(C02) French, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

French Advance 6.a3 f6 ML (C02) 0-1Black owns both diagonals
S Kristjansson vs Caruana, 2011 
(C02) French, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

French Def. Advance 6.a3 Main Line (C02) 0-1 Loose pieces
Y Santiago vs A J Walton, 2015 
(C02) French, Advance, 21 moves, 0-1

French Advance, Euwe Variation -- meeting 6.a3 with f6
Grischuk vs Short, 2000 
(C02) French, Advance, 32 moves, 0-1

French Advance 5.Ne2 f6 (C02) 0-1 Pins are a problem.
A Romero Holmes vs Korchnoi, 1990 
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

French Advance 6.Be2, 8.dxc5 Paulsen Attack (C02) 0-1 Discovery
O Castro vs Korchnoi, 1979
(C02) French, Advance, 44 moves, 0-1

French Advance 6.Be2 Euwe (C02) 0-1 Spassky spurned draw offer
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

French Advance 6.Be2 Nge7 7.Na3 Euwe (C02) 0-1 Qside passer
J M De La Villa Garcia vs Korchnoi, 1990 
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

French Advance, Nimzowitsch System (C02) 0-1 Find the trap
L Kutsenko vs R R Perez, 2001
(C02) French, Advance, 59 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Lputian 6.a3 Nh6 (C02) 0-1 Viktor strikes w/pin
Fressinet vs Korchnoi, 1996 
(C02) French, Advance, 29 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Lputian 6.a3 Nh6 7.b4 (C02) 0-1 The B pair
R Molander vs Korchnoi, 2002 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 0-1

French Adv. Lputian 6a3 Nh6 7b4 (C02) 0-1 Black's Q is a sneak!
S Erenburg vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance. Wade Var (C02) 0-1 Criss-crossed Bs
M Knoth vs V Novikov, 2008
(C02) French, Advance, 29 moves, 0-1

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

French Def. Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 0-1 Clever mating net
M Romi vs Keres, 1936 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 0-1 Loose Bb5
Hromadka vs Flohr, 1927 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

French Def. Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 0-1 N triple fork
Polyak vs Boleslavsky, 1938 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 0-1 B pair edge
J C Sterk vs S Landau, 1939 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Open System Advance (C08) 0-1 Exchange Sac!
E Bebchuk vs Bronstein, 1974 
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 24 moves, 0-1

French Def. Tarrasch. Open System ML (C09) 0-1 Pins & Battery
Ragozin vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 24 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch. Open System ML (C09) 0-1 f6 & f3?
Stein vs Spassky, 1967 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 37 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch Open System Main Line (C09) 0-1 Battery
K Chojnacki vs W Schmidt, 2003 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 29 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1 Paralysis
N Mannheimer vs Nimzowitsch, 1930  
(C01) French, Exchange, 44 moves, 0-1

Game 7: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Spielmann vs R Wahle, 1926 
(C01) French, Exchange, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 48 in Capablanca: Move by Move by Cyrus Lakdawala
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C01) French, Exchange, 61 moves, 0-1

G271 in 500 Master Games of Chess by S. Tartakower & J. Du Mont
Keres vs G G Alexandrescu, 1936 
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

French Advance 7...f6. Main Line (C02) 0-1 Take advantage of Ps
H Teske vs Uhlmann, 1986 
(C02) French, Advance, 46 moves, 0-1

Game 119 in Pawn Structure Chess by Andrew Soltis
Romanishin vs K Mueller, 1992 
(C02) French, Advance, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin / French Advance (C02) 0-1 K walk
C Richey vs B Wall, 1991
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

French Advance 6.a3 c4 7.Be2 Euwe (C02) 0-1 Gain time on the Q
M G Petrov vs Topalov, 1991 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 0-1

French Advance 6.a3 f6 Euwe (C02) 0-1 Closed pawn structure
Van Wely vs Topalov, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 47 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Guimard Def. ML (C04) 0-1Offer Q sac promote
Ermenkov vs V Kovacevic, 1990 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 39 moves, 0-1

Jonathan Speelman's Best Chess Games 1970-80. Game 26, page 176
Reshevsky vs Vaganian, 1976 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 28 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

Wade-Tartakower Defense / Veresov (A46) 1-0 Q sac deflects Q
Carlos Torre vs N Banks, 1924 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

French Def: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1Na4 has 3 guards
I V Kovalenko vs Zhou Weiqi, 2009 
(C11) French, 20 moves, 0-1

keep
Judit Polgar vs Shirov, 1999 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 0-1

French Def. Steinitz. Gledhill Attack (C11) 1-0 Q sac offer
J R Houghteling vs L S Cornell, 1902 
(C11) French, 22 moves, 1-0

French Defense: McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1-0 Q+ & fork EAD
Euwe vs J W te Kolste, 1921 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 21 moves, 1-0

French Def. McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 0-1 Lateral pins
S Belavenets vs Chistiakov, 1938 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 22 moves, 0-1

French Def Classical. Tartakower Var (C13) 1-0 Know thy Houdini
R W Smith vs R Hart, 2009 
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

French, Classical. Alapin Var (C14) 1-0 Q sac sets up 2 N mate
N Speijer vs Couvee, 1955 
(C14) French, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance (C16) 0-1 Heavy pieces penetrate
Pocket Fritz vs Adams, 2001 
(C16) French, Winawer, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 9 in Chess Praxis by Aron Nimzowitsch
Yates vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(C01) French, Exchange, 46 moves, 0-1

IM Jeremy Silman's "How to Reassess Your Chess" p. 202-204
Unzicker vs J H Donner, 1955 
(C10) French, 31 moves, 1-0

French Advance 6Be2. Paulsen Attk (C02) 0-1 Too much guard duty
Aitken vs Bondarevsky, 1946 
(C02) French, Advance, 33 moves, 0-1

Kotov's The Art of the Middle Game, p. 76
Kotov vs Kalmanok, 1936 
(C11) French, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 1 in 'The Russians Play Chess' by Irving Chernev
P Romanovsky vs I Rabinovich, 1925 
(C16) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1-0

French Defense 6...Nc6 vs KIA (C00) 0-1 Prompt dxe4
Jansa vs Huebner, 1969 
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Nimzowitsch System (C02) 1-0 Keres goes postal!
Keres vs L Laurine, 1935 
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 15 in The Russians Play Chess by Irving Chernev
C Baranov vs Rokhlin, 1935 
(C10) French, 40 moves, 1-0

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

Schachmeisterpartien 1960 - 1965 edited by Rudolph Teschner
M Johansson Sr vs Teschner, 1960 
(C11) French, 41 moves, 1-0

My Life and Games by Mikhail Tal
Portisch vs Tal, 1961 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Open System ML (C09) 1-0 Nice eX sequence
Keres vs Portisch, 1961 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 38 moves, 1-0

50 games Bent Larsen's book, "Larsen's Selected Games of Chess"
Larsen vs Portisch, 1964 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

Petrosian's only loss in the 68 game World Championship cycle
Stein vs Petrosian, 1961 
(C18) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1-0

Nd7!! Saemisch's Immortal... brilliant kingside sac attack
Saemisch vs F Herzog, 1924 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 1-0

French Def Winawer. Advance (C16) 0-1 Cross pin w/heavy pieces
Wahls vs Yusupov, 1991 
(C16) French, Winawer, 52 moves, 0-1

Game 86 Wonders and Curiosities of Chess by Irving Chernev
Max Weiss vs J Schwarz, 1883 
(C01) French, Exchange, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def. Alekhine-Chatard Attk (C13) 0-1 P race to skewer Q+
J Smeets vs Yifan Hou, 2008 
(C13) French, 58 moves, 0-1

French Def McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1-0 P race to skewer Q+
Leko vs Huebner, 2000 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 53 moves, 1-0

Game 23: Chess Secrets: The Giants of Strategy by Neil McDonald
Lasker vs Nimzowitsch, 1934 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 65 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Closed Gambit (C05) 1-0N fork threat allows R
Carlsen vs T Gulbrandsen, 2002 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 35 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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