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French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line (C04)
1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nd2 Nc6 4 Ngf3 Nf6

Number of games in database: 930
Years covered: 1937 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 43.8%
   Black wins 27.3%
   Draws 28.9%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Gawain Jones  7 games
L Shamkovich  6 games
Murray Chandler  5 games
Gulnar Mammadova  17 games
Rafael Vaganian  16 games
Vladimir Kovacevic  15 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Tal vs Vaganian, 1973
D Donchev vs Topalov, 1989
I Morovic vs Beliavsky, 1985
Ermenkov vs V Kovacevic, 1990
J Cobb vs A Spice, 2007
G Jones vs Y Visser, 2004
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 page 1 of 38; games 1-25 of 930  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kotov vs Chistiakov 0-1701937Moscow-chC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
2. V G Kirillov vs Blankstein 0-1101938MoscowC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
3. Vladimir Petrov vs I Rudakovsky  ½-½841940USSR ChampionshipC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
4. Julio Bolbochan vs Guimard 0-1501941Aguas de Sao PedroC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
5. Botvinnik vs Boleslavsky 1-0461944USSR ChampionshipC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
6. B Verlinsky vs V Saigin  0-1581945URS-sfC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
7. Boleslavsky vs I Rudakovsky 1-0761945USSR ChampionshipC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
8. G Kluger vs T Florian  1-0631946HUN-chC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
9. E Reinhardt vs Guimard  1-0431946Mar del PlataC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
10. Tartakower vs Guimard  1-0431946GroningenC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
11. Yanofsky vs Guimard 1-0281946GroningenC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
12. Pachman vs Guimard  0-1291946PragueC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
13. S Kalabar vs B Rabar  0-1291946YUG-chC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
14. B Milic vs M Subaric  0-1271946YUG-chC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
15. C Boutteville vs Tartakower  0-1331947ParisC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
16. Bronstein vs V Barsauskas 1-0201947LTU-chC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
17. Flohr vs Bondarevsky  ½-½221947USSR ChampionshipC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
18. Aronin vs Bondarevsky  0-1561947USSR ChampionshipC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
19. K Klaman vs Tolush  ½-½491947USSR ChampionshipC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
20. Jacobo Bolbochan vs Guimard  1-0531947Mar del PlataC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
21. Simagin vs A Magergut  1-0351947Moscow-chC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
22. Simagin vs Aronin ½-½241947Moscow-chC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
23. Simagin vs Bondarevsky ½-½841947ParnuC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
24. P Trifunovic vs Szabo  1-0361947Hilversum ZonalC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
25. Gligoric vs Bondarevsky  ½-½701947MoscowC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-07-06  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from C04 miniatures: http://www.wtharvey.com/c04.html
Nov-10-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Robin01: I recently faced this line with the white pieces OTB. It was a new experience for me. I noticed a couple of games in the database. However, I played 6.h3 in this position for white. After 6...Nh6, I then continued 7.c3. It was an interesting game and ended in a draw. Has anyone else faced this OTB?


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Nov-10-09  AnalyzeThis: I remember facing the Guimard, and didn't know what to do. My opponent got in a quick e5 break, and equalized. So, I figured out a scheme to trade queens, and keep the game equal, and managed to outplay the guy in the endgame. But, I was very impressed with the opening concept.
May-22-12  optimal play: <Robin01> 5...Ng4 in your diagram looks odd compared to the usual 5...Nd7 although it still might be better than 5...Ne4 which I encountered once...

[White "optimal play"][Black "anonymous"][Result "1-0"][ECO "C04"] 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nc6 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.e5 Ne4 6.c3 Nxd2 7.Bxd2 Be7 8.Bd3 O-O 9.O-O f6 10.exf6 Rxf6 11.Ne5 Nxe5 12.dxe5 Rf7 13.Qg4 Bc5 14.Bh6 Qf8 15.Be3 Bxe3 16.fxe3 c5 17.Rxf7 Qxf7 18.Rf1 Qe7 19.Qh5 g6 20.Bxg6 hxg6 21.Qxg6+ Qg7 22.Qe8+ Kh7 23.Rf7 1-0

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