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French defense openings
Compiled by Phaedrus.2012
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French defense openings.

French Advance defense.
W Bialas vs Uhlmann, 1951 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch defense. Rook-rook endgame.
H Tohirjonova vs V Rozic, 2010
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 70 moves, 0-1

King-on-king endgame with 3 pawns each.
W Kuppe vs H Heinicke, 1947 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 48 moves, 0-1

White mates with aggressive rook-bishop combo. Weak black play.
Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

White's weak play allows Black to line up his canon. Bang!
R Grau vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 moves, 0-1

A great game included in many interesting game collections.
P F Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 40 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack. White pushes Black King into corner.
M Paragua vs D Cilia Vincenti, 2004 
(C00) French Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

White nicely fends off Black queen's assault on King.
K Daoudi vs K M Johnsen, 2012
(C02) French, Advance, 45 moves, 1-0

Black on a ferocious attack here.
B Gross vs M Kastor, 2000 
(C01) French, Exchange, 23 moves, 0-1

White too busy pawn gobbling to notice checkmate in one!
E Ambrosi vs N Aginian, 2008
(C11) French, 41 moves, 0-1

Queen sac enables double knight mate. Neat.
N Speijer vs Couvee, 1955 
(C14) French, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

Tal dismantles white in 18 by concentrating firepower.
J Klavins vs Tal, 1949 
(C10) French, 18 moves, 0-1

Don't castle too early before developing your defense!
M Pestalozzi vs D Duhm, 1900 
(C13) French, 18 moves, 1-0

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