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Fast French Kisses For Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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Oh what a day to remember. I was just about to munch on a tuna sandwich when I met her on the subway...

Franco-Indian Defense
1. d4 e6 2. c4 Bb3+

French Defense
1. e4 e6

French Defense (Advance Variation)
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5

French Defense (Alekhine-Chatard Attack)
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. h4

French Defense (Burn Variation)
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 dxe4

French Defense (Chigorin Variation)
1. e4 e6 2. Qe2

French Defense (Classical Variation)
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7

French Defense (Exchange Variation)
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5

French Defense (Extended Bishop Swap)
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Qb6 5. Nf3 Bd7 6. Be2 Bb5

French Defense (Franco-Benoni)
1. e4 e6 2. d4 c5 3. d5

French Defense (Guimard Variation)
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nc6

French Defense (MacCutcheon Variation)
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Bb4

French Defense (Marshall Defense)
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 c5

French Defense (Milner-Barry Gambit)
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Qb6 6. Bd3 cxd4 7. cxd4 Bd7 8. O-O Nxd4 9. Nxd4 Qxd4

French Defense (Reti)
1. e4 e6 2. b3

French Defense (Reversed Philidor)
1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. Ngf3 Nc6 5. Be2

French Defense (Rubinstein Variation)
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4

French Defense (Steinitz Attack)
1. e4 e6 2. e5

French Defense (Steinitz Variation)
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5

French Defense (Tarrasch Variation)
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2

French Defense (Two Knights Variation)
1. e4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nc3

French Defense (Winawer Variation)
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4

French Defense (Winawer Variation-Poisoned Pawn) 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 Qc7 8. Qxg7 Rg8 9. Qxh7 cxd4

French Defense (Wing Gambit)
1. e4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e5 c5 4. b4

French Defence Gambits:
Milner-Barry Gambit – C02 – 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.Bd3 cxd4 7.cxd4 Bd7 8.Nc3 Nxd4 9.Nxd4 Qxd4 Nimzowitsch Gambit – C02 – 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Qg4 Alapin Gambit – C00 – 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Be3
Winawer, Alekhine (Maroczy) gambit - C15 - 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Ne2 Winawer, Alekhine gambit - C15 - 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Ne2 dxe4 5.a3 Bxc3+ Winawer, Alekhine gambit, Kan variation - C15 - 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Ne2 dxe4 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Nxc3 Nc6 Winawer, Alekhine gambit, Alatortsev variation - C15 - 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Ne2 dxe4 5.a3 Be7 6.Nxe4 Nf6 7.N2g3 O-O 8.Be2 Nc6 Diemer-Duhm Gambit - C00 - 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.c4
French: Wing gambit - C00 - 1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e5 c5 4.b4

See FRENCH DEFENCE (Advance, Exchange, Schlechter,.. compiled by gambitfan

Thank you Honza Cervenka.

* Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns This link has a good, concise collection of diagrammed checkmate patterns by name. The new reader may wish to consult it initially to the point of memorization.

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

Correspondence Crusher
F Camaratta vs A Savage, 1991 
(C00) French Defense, 1 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Normal?! (C00)/Owen's Def (B00) 0-1 3.Qf3?! Nc6
R Ashley vs R Morton, 1980 
(C00) French Defense, 7 moves, 0-1

Fool's Mate out of the gate
L Darling vs R Wood, 1983 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 2 moves, 0-1

1...e6 becomes Fool's Mate
I Skrypin vs A Glebov, 2007 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 2 moves, 0-1

Game 8 in Irving Chernev's The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess
A Seppelt vs Leganki, 1950 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 6 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 1-0 2 hanging pieces
H van Steenis vs T Wechsler, 1947 
(C01) French, Exchange, 7 moves, 1-0

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

French Defense: General (C00) 0-1 Standard Q trap f3/f6 by Bs
NN vs R Blaine, 1980 
(C00) French Defense, 7 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

Frenchman builds a house on sand
A Durao vs S Horta, 1954 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40) · 1-0 Smothered Mate
Margave vs NN, 1976 
(B40) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01) 1-0 K exposure
D G Baird vs J Mason, 1889  
(C01) French, Exchange, 8 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 1/2-1/2 Qb5+ White is better
Burn vs Gossip, 1889 
(C01) French, Exchange, 8 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

French Def: Classical. Steinitz (C11) 1-0 Nab pawn grabbing Q
B Wall vs N Barsalou, 1980 
(C11) French, 8 moves, 1-0

French / Owen Defense (C00) 1-0 She shouldn't have been there
K V Chernyshov vs Andrejew, 1982 
(C00) French Defense, 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

Owen's Defense (B00) 1-0 8.Nxe6 creates light square issues
F Tahirov vs S Pukkinen, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch Var (C03) 1-0 Double attack h7 & Ra8
D Sermek vs M Varini, 1999 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 9 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Advance, Moscow Var (C17) 0-1 The Rb1 is lost
N V Pedersen vs L Karlsson, 1996 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 9 moves, 0-1

French Advance Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1 Discovery on Q
B Wall vs A Brown, 1972 
(C02) French, Advance, 9 moves, 1-0

French, Classical Svenonius Variation (C10) 0-1 Same N&B hit c2
M Pytel vs E Prie, 1990 
(C10) French, 9 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Winawer Variation (C15) 1-0 Greedy Q trap
Szily vs Wloch, 1943 
(C15) French, Winawer, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40) Bone in the throat
Greiner vs S Buntin, 1975 
(B40) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Fort Knox Variation (C10) 1-0 Q trap
Y Kotkov vs Akopjan, 1966 
(C10) French, 9 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Advance (C02) 0-1Black rescued his extra kNight
K Treybal vs Foltys, 1936 
(C02) French, Advance, 9 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein. Fort Knox (C10)1-0 10 moves. #39, Discovery
Wood vs Lambert, 1948 
(C10) French, 10 moves, 1-0

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

French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01) 1/2-1/2 Copy that
Kotronias vs G Dizdar, 1988
(C01) French, Exchange, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 0-1 Dbl threat crusher!
H Lohmann vs Teschner, 1950 
(C10) French, 10 moves, 0-1

See "Forty Years at the Top" for more John Curdo gems.
J A Curdo vs P Kostrzewa, 1976 
(C11) French, 10 moves, 1-0

French Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Breyer Var (C13) 1-0 Discovery
Velimirovic vs N Ristovic, 1995 
(C13) French, 10 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) Bad Boyzz!
Wilk vs Neumann, 1956 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 10 moves, 1-0

Marshall Gambit
T Bittner vs B Menge, 1988 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 11 moves, 1-0

QGD Harrwitz Attack (D37) 0-1 Q pawn grabber trap
J Schenkein vs Schlechter, 1913 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Fast 3 piece attack
M Sabol vs Votava, 1995 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Franco-Hiva Gambit I (C01) 1-0 N sac, Qf7#
Koltanowski vs D Jong, 1960 
(C01) French, Exchange, 10 moves, 1-0

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 Defense: Two Knights Var (C00) 0-1 Miscast Knights
D Garrity vs B Wall, 1988
(C00) French Defense, 10 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed Variation (C06) 0-1Incomplete
V Yemelin vs E Berg, 2006 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 11 moves, 0-1

French Advance Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0Main trap by 2 kids
J Martinez vs D Rybansky, 1993 
(C02) French, Advance, 11 moves, 1-0

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

French Classical. Steinitz Var (C11) 1-0 Black's Q Trapped!
F Perrin vs NN, 1883 
(C11) French, 11 moves, 1-0

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

FR Winawer. Fingerslip, Kunin Double Gambit (C15) 1-0 Opera #
R Schwarz vs Labau, 1948 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Fingerslip, Kunin Double Gambit (C15)1-0 Reti # w/R
K Dekker vs W Erler, 1967 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Bf6 block is devestating
K Blom vs Niels Jensen, 1934 
(C10) French, 9 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Fingerslip Kunin Double Gambit (C15) 1-0Open d-file
Kunin vs Ochsengoit, 1958 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Advance (C02)0-1 It's 3 vs 2 or Qc3+ & fork Ra1
Estrin vs Y Neishtadt, 1938 
(C02) French, Advance, 11 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Winawer (C15) 1-0 Freebie or Forking N+
B Wall vs F Aparasi, 1973 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Wade Var (C02) 1-0 Right-handed Milner-Barry G
B Wall vs Claus, 1974 
(C02) French, Advance, 11 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance (C16) 0-1 Dumb queen trap
H Fabian vs J Fichtl, 1963 
(C16) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Exchange. Monte Carlo (C01) 1-0 Deflection
C Andersson vs F McCluskey, 1993 
(C01) French, Exchange, 11 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0 Pin
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Korchnoi Def (B23) 1-0 Greed is a sin.
Blatny vs M Werner, 1988 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 11 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Classical. Tartakower Var (C13) 1-0 Greek Gift
Yates vs V Marin y Llovet, 1930 
(C13) French, 11 moves, 1-0

French Defense: 2.b3 Horwitz Attack (C00) 1-0 Meet the new boss
B Wall vs E Bosse, 1969 
(C00) French Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

FR Tarrasch, Guimard Def (C04) 1-0 White threatens # & N LPDO
Tal vs Vaganian, 1973 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 12 moves, 1-0

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

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

French Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Useless vs. Useful Checks
B Wall vs W Wall, 1969 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

French, Mediterranean Defense (C01) 1-0 Greek gift, pawn wedge
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C01) French, Exchange, 12 moves, 1-0

French Exchange Variation (C01) 0-1 White is getting smothered
D Hayes vs B Wall, 1980 
(C01) French, Exchange, 12 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Burn Variation (C11) 1-0 Diagonals Raid
B Wall vs Z Brown, 1990
(C11) French, 12 moves, 1-0

French Winawer (C15) 1-0 g-pawn stabs at bishops
Ulf Andersson vs Velimirovic, 1997 
(C15) French, Winawer, 12 moves, 1-0

French Defense: NOT Normal (C00) 1-0 Pawn fork on move 4
M Mas vs R Guerrero, 1991 
(C00) French Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Frankfurt Var (C13) 1-0The hunter becomes the
Velimirovic vs H Ree, 1994 
(C13) French, 12 moves, 1-0

French Def 3...b6 vs. Advance (C02) 0-1 Make a bigger threat
H Nishimura vs M Wiedenkeller, 1982 
(C02) French, Advance, 12 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Double threat
Woehl vs Krusius, 1920 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

French Exchange. Monte Carlo/Albin CG(C01) 0-1Greed is punished
NN vs Livingstone, 1941 
(C01) French, Exchange, 10 moves, 0-1

Benoni / Franco-Sicilian Defense (A43) 1-0 3 simultaneous pins
Morphy vs A Meek, 1857 
(A43) Old Benoni, 12 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

French, Alekhine-Chatard (C13) 1-One pawn grabber beats another
Rellstab vs Huber, 1925 
(C13) French, 13 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 Rubinstein, Blackburne Def. (C10) 0-1 Check & Defend h7
P Charbonneau vs H A Hussein Al-Ali, 2008 
(C10) French, 13 moves, 0-1

French Classical Variation. Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Greek gift
Pillsbury vs Chaseray, 1902 
(C13) French, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, French Var (B40) 1-0 Smothered Mate, good as it gets
A Saalbach vs H Pollmaecher, 1861 
(B40) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1/2-1/2 N blockade IQP
Leko vs Z Varga, 1993
(C01) French, Exchange, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

French Defense: Advance Variation (C02) · 0-1 Q trap
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz (C11)1-0 Pile on the pin
J Gallagher vs Korchnoi, 2006 
(C11) French, 14 moves, 1-0

French Advance (C02) 1-0 Q gets trapped after failed B sac
Nezhmetdinov vs A Konstantinov, 1936 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Copycat / Reversed Semi-Tarrasch (D04) 0-1 Smothered Mate
Ed. Lasker vs I A Horowitz, 1946 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

French Albin-Chatard G (C13) 1-0 There's a twinkle in his eye
B Hedlund vs I Lindqvist, 1981 
(C13) French, 15 moves, 1-0

French Advance Var (C02) 1-0 0-0? Greek Gift
G Gundersen vs A H Faul, 1928 
(C02) French, Advance, 15 moves, 1-0

The Greek Gift is fatal for Black. 1-0, 15 moves; Wing Gambit
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/Owen's Defense (A40) 1-0 15 moves, smothered mate
H Namyslo vs R Lau, 1996 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0Premature resignation
Capablanca vs B Kostic, 1919 
(C11) French, 15 moves, 1-0

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

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

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2- Seize open lines, outn
Parma vs Petrosian, 1969 
(C10) French, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 15 moves
Ivanchuk vs Karpov, 1996 
(C10) French, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Winawer (C15) 1-0 kNights take off!
Perez vs Fernandez, 1947 
(C15) French, Winawer, 15 moves, 1-0

KIA vs FR (A08) 1-0 Outnumbered 2 attackers, 1 defender = N sac
Bronstein vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 15 moves, 1-0

French Def. Winawer. Poisoned P (C18)1-0 Q can't maintain guard
V Liberzon vs Petrosian, 1964 
(C18) French, Winawer, 15 moves, 1-0

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

FR Tarrasch Closed (C05) 1-0 Tal sacs 3 minor pieces for mate
Tal vs Salnikov, 1970 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 16 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

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

Albin CG / French Exchange. Monte Carlo Var (C01) 0-1 K walk
D Black vs S Rukovci, 2001 
(C01) French, Exchange, 16 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Advance Moscow Var (C17) 1-0 Boden's Mate
Koltanowski vs M Saura, 1936 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 16 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

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

Hippo, anything but normal C00? Trouble on e6
Csank vs Albin, 1890 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

French / Owen Defense (C00) 1-0 Pin allows royal family fork
Chigorin vs A Skipworth, 1883 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

French Def. Alapin Gambit (C00) 0-1Discovery creates 3 isolanis
B Searson vs A Parry, 2001
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Normal Variation?? (C00) 1-0 It's Awful!
Steinitz vs Bird, 1866 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned P (C18) 1-0 f6 is a great station
I Al-Rufaye vs N Al Jelda, 2001 
(C18) French, Winawer, 18 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Open System ML (C09) 1-0 Black drops Ps
Kasparov vs J Jaburek, 2008 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 16 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

French Classical. Steinitz Var (C11) 1-0 Greek gift
E Formanek vs W Heidenfeld, 1973 
(C11) French, 16 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 Bxh7+ Greek Gift win
Foltys vs Mohyla, 1940 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) 1-0 White's N is immune
Negi vs A Hobber, 2014 
(C18) French, Winawer, 17 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 Winawer. Advance Variation (C19) 0-1 BF's Q is trapped!
Fischer vs J Dedinsky, 1964 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 17 moves, 0-1

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

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Exposed files
Svidler vs Bareev, 2004 
(C10) French, 17 moves, 1-0

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

French Winawer (C15) 0-1 Rook fork interference
Woody Young vs A C Ludwig, 1949
(C15) French, Winawer, 17 moves, 0-1

French Exchange. Svenonius Var (C01) 1-0 Critical pin vs Nf6
Spielmann vs R Wahle, 1926 
(C01) French, Exchange, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 10 in Irving Chernev's book "Logical Chess: Move by Move".
Tarrasch vs K Eckart, 1889 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch Guimard Defense ML (C04) 1-0 Pile on the pin
T Sorensen vs V Benins, 1991
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 17 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 Defense: Two Knights (C00) 1-0 Qxh7+ Spearhead
Zhao Zong-Yuan vs Brian Thomas, 2001
(C00) French Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

French Def. Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0Q sac, Opera#
B Wall vs J Robin, 1983 
(C02) French, Advance, 17 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Paulsen Attack (C02) 1-0 Such moxie!
Velimirovic vs B Maksimovic, 1996 
(C02) French, Advance, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Alapin exd5 (B22) 1-0Open center, no castling
D Solak vs Velimirovic, 2007 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 17 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 Q Spearhead Greek Gift
A Shashin vs Dashkevich, 1955 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed Variation (C05) 1-0 Interference
W Bialas vs K Darga, 1951 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1-0

French, Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Spielmann (C13) 1-0Deflections
Sax vs J H Donner, 1976 
(C13) French, 18 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Classical Var (C18) 1-0 Weak pawn shield
Ashley vs A Shaw, 2000 
(C18) French, Winawer, 18 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

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

French Classical. Delayed Exchange (C11) 1-0 Unthinkable combo
Alekhine vs Von Feldt, 1916 
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Alexandra Kosteniuk, Chess Queen
Kosteniuk vs C P Gouw, 2000 
(C00) French Defense, 18 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 Classical Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Greek gift
M Pestalozzi vs D Duhm, 1900 
(C13) French, 18 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 Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Spielmann(C13) 1-0h-file attack
Euwe vs Maroczy, 1921 
(C13) French, 18 moves, 1-0

French Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13)1-0
B Martin vs M Hopewell, 1985
(C13) French, 18 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 1-0 Exchanges bust up P structure
Horwitz vs Bird, 1851 
(C01) French, Exchange, 18 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch (C03) 0-1 Exchange sac opens g-file
G Kitts vs Gulko, 1986 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 0-1

Sodium Attack (A00) Direct hits on f7 and h7; odd mate pattern
R Durkin vs Spielman, 1957 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 First cut-off the king
Nimzowitsch vs G Fluss, 1907 
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

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

FR Tarrasch Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0 Raiding Qs
Tal vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) 1-0 The 3rd place prize?!
Bologan vs Vaganian, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 1-0

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

FR Rubinstein Blackburne Def. C10 1-0 Castled opposite g-file
Morozevich vs Van Wely, 2002 
(C10) French, 19 moves, 1-0

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

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

French Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 h-file destruction
Dake vs A De Burca, 1935 
(C11) French, 19 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange Var (C01) 1-0 Hangers
Koltanowski vs J Blankfort, 1960
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange. Svenonius Variation (C01) 1/2-1/2
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1911
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def. Tarrasch. Guimard Def ML (C04) 1-0Black hangs his Q
D Donchev vs Topalov, 1989 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 19 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer (C15) 1-0 Spearheads
Zukertort vs J Schulten, 1868 
(C15) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer(C15) 1-0 Ignore the threat, check for +
J Minckwitz vs S Mieses, 1872 
(C15) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C15)1-0 3 Pieces do the trick
Blackburne vs J D Grimwood, 1873 
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch Chistyakov Def (C07) 1-0 Boden's Mate is coming
P Ofstad vs Uhlmann, 1963 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian / French. Westerinen Attack (B40) 1-0Bishop pair rules
T Fogarasi vs N Medvegy, 2003 
(B40) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. 8...g5 Morozevich Var (C03) 0-1Exposed White K
S Gaffagan vs C Holt, 2011 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 0-1

Alekhine wins ... but his opponent misses the best defense.
Alekhine vs Sik, 1943 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Diemer-Duhm Gambit (C01) 0-1 Too much space
P Orlov vs V G Kostic, 2005 
(C00) French Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

French Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Maroczy Var (C13) 1-0Sac attack
Nisipeanu vs A C Florean, 1995 
(C13) French, 19 moves, 1-0

French A-C Attk, Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 1-0 She offered
S Khader vs A El Arousy, 2010 
(C13) French, 19 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned Pawn ML (C18) 1-0 kNight robs the pin
Nijboer vs Timman, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1 She got in but
Henry Thomas vs J Kulbacki, 1992
(C11) French, 19 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1/2-1/2 N+ perpetual
Gelfand vs Ivanchuk, 1985 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Advance. 6.Be2 f6 Euwe Var (C02) 1-0 Zwischenzugs sting
Romanishin vs Ivanchuk, 1986 
(C02) French, Advance, 19 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def. Classical. Advance (D34) 1/2- Perpetual N threat
J Saladino vs C Cranbourne, 1986 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

FrenchNc6 Exchange (C01) 0-1 Copycat first 8 moves wins in 19.
Zukertort vs W Potter, 1875 
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 0-1

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

French Winawer. Advance Var (C17) 1-0 R sac on move 6?!
Petrosian vs Kelendzheridze, 1945 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: French Var. Normal (B40) 0-1 Dbl R sac & more!
Dr Van B vs W Gudehus, 1910 
(B40) Sicilian, 19 moves, 0-1

19.? (Thurs/Fri) See notyetagm's post for the finish.
V Iordachescu vs Raul Schmidt, 2010 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 19 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Wing Gambit (C00) 1-0 Q trap on Qside
E Tate vs Takemoto, 1993 
(C00) French Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch Variation (C03) 1-0 USSR blitz tournament
Tal vs Petrosian, 1975 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

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

French Winawer. PP (C18) 1-0 Miniature Q+ & fork LPDO Rook
Kotov vs Chekhover, 1935 
(C18) French, Winawer, 20 moves, 1-0

French Def: Two Knights Var (C00) 1-0 Dbl B sacs, R lift
E E Book vs Ingerslev, 1929 
(C00) French Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

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

FR, Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 1-0Chomping Minors, then Majors
Kasperski vs I Mazel, 1925 
(C13) French, 20 moves, 1-0

Coordinate your pieces on a loose square near the enemy king!
Khalifman vs Bareev, 2002 
(C10) French, 20 moves, 1-0

French Winawer (C15) 1-0 Remove the defender, N fork
Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs A Sergeiev, 1924 
(C15) French, Winawer, 20 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Bogoljubow (C17) 1-0 1Rook was enough
Saemisch vs NN, 1934
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 20 moves, 1-0

French Def. Exchange (C01) 0-1 Black threatens mate, rescues B
M Elyashiv vs Alekhine, 1909 
(C01) French, Exchange, 20 moves, 0-1

French Exchange. Monte Carlo (C01) 0-1 Rook just takes the pawn
K Weissenbach vs A Graf, 2008 
(C01) French, Exchange, 20 moves, 0-1

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

French Adv Nimzowitsch G 4.Qg4 cxd4 5.Nf3 Nc6(C02) 0-1Landslide
B Mudongo vs A Hamza, 2008
(C02) French, Advance, 20 moves, 0-1

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed (C05)1-0 B sac, R lift, Lawnmower#
G Spain vs G Thornton, 2008 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 13: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
J Dobias vs J Podgorny, 1952 
(C10) French, 20 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 Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0White offers Dbl B s
Janowski vs Gunsberg, 1902 
(C10) French, 20 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

French Defense: Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0Gain time on the Q
Topalov vs Bareev, 2002 
(C11) French, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 34 in Soviet Chess 1917-1991 by Andrew Soltis
N Grigoriev vs B Verlinsky, 1929 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 20 moves, 0-1

Alexander Fritz (1857-1932)
A Fritz vs J Mason, 1883  
(C13) French, 21 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

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

"That which does not kill us makes us stronger"
E Mortensen vs L Karlsson, 1988 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 0-1

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

Perhaps way "over-rated", but plenty of action for debate
Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

sigi6 French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1 Bone in throat
A Druckenthaner vs S Kindermann, 2002 
(C01) French, Exchange, 21 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

French, Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 Dbl R sitting sacs
Carlos Torre vs E Z Adams, 1920 
(C11) French, 21 moves, 1-0

French Defense: McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1-0 Sliced
Euwe vs J W te Kolste, 1921 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 21 moves, 1-0

French Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 1-0!
K Spraggett vs R Bedard, 1972 
(C13) French, 21 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance Var (C18) 0-1
N Umudova vs E Paehtz, 2015 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 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

French Rubinstein, Capablanca Line (C10) 1-0 Kside attack
I Nyzhnyk vs D Baider, 2006 
(C10) French, 21 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Wade Variation (C02) 1-0 Self-inflicted hole
Jiri Nun vs M Brodsky, 1994 
(C02) French, Advance, 21 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Blackburne vs J Huckvale, 1875 
(C01) French, Exchange, 21 moves, 1-0

French Advance 6.Be2. Euwe Var (C02) 1-0 Steady Kside march
Kasparov vs K Klimczok, 1993 
(C02) French, Advance, 21 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. 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 Defense: Two Knights (C00) 0-1 Nifty central sequence
J Rigo vs Gulko, 1988 
(C00) French Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

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

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 e7 under fire; remove the guard
J Stopa vs S Greanias, 2009 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Normal 3...h6 (C10) 1-0 Blunder finish
Ponomariov vs N Legky, 2005 
(C10) French, 22 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Reversed Philidor Formation (C00) 0-1 Dbl B Sac
J Horvath vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1981 
(C00) French Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

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

French Burn Var (C11) 0-1 Black exchange sac cracks white
H Klip vs Barsov, 1995 
(C11) French, 21 moves, 0-1

FR Trsch (C08)1-0A great burger is not necessarily a "Big Mac"
Carlsen vs P Nikolic, 2005 
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 22 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 LPDO, overworked
J Szekely vs Breyer, 1911
(C10) French, 22 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned Pawn Var (C18) 1-0 Bxh6 starts # race
Vogt vs Uhlmann, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Defense: French Variation. Normal (B40) 1-0 Spearhead
Kolisch vs Anderssen, 1861 
(B40) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Delayed Exchange (C11) 1-0 Full force Kside!
Mackenzie vs J Mason, 1878 
(C11) French, 22 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 0-1 Up a piece
S Zojer vs S Arslanov, 2013 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 0-1

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

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 Rook forks Royalty
Tal vs Granda Zuniga, 1987 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

French, Diemer-Duhm Gambit (C00) 1-0 N fork follows mess
J Heikkinen vs R Davies, 1996
(C00) French Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

TC5) French Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 0-1 Black's Greek Gift
W Bialas vs Uhlmann, 1951 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 1-0 Pawn truly poisoned
Karpov vs Vaganian, 1972 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 23 moves, 1-0

Shams5 French Classical. Burn Variation (C11) · 0-1
Topalov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 0-1

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

Frank James Marshall (1877-1944) The Gold Coin Game
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Black had resources he didn't use in time
Naiditsch vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 1998 
(C14) French, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

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

FR Classical, Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Greek gift, rob the pin
Blackburne vs H Charlick, 1885 
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

Albin CG / French Exchange. Monte Carlo Var(C01) 0-1Back Ranked
B Gross vs M Kastor, 2000 
(C01) French, Exchange, 23 moves, 0-1

French Advance (C02) 0-1 It wasn't easy gettin' there
Wemmers vs Metger, 1877 
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

French Winawer (C15) 1-0 Rob the pin that can no longer defend
A Wojciechowski vs H Weiss, 1936 
(C15) French, Winawer, 23 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch Modern System(C03) 0-1 Discovery attack on f2
Smirin vs A Dreev, 1988
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 0-1

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

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

French Advance. Euwe Var (C02) 0-1 Tactical play on queenside
R Schreiner vs Hertneck, 1990
(C02) French, Advance, 23 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 Def 3...b6 vs. Advance (C02) 0-1Bold B sac, tumbling Ns
J A Hedman Senarega vs Romanishin, 1977 
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

French Def 3...b6 vs. Advance (C02) 0-1 Sac open the g-file
M Larrea vs B Roselli Mailhe, 2007 
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

French Def 3...b6 vs. Advance (C02) 0-1 Know when to exchange
D Egorov vs A Ulanov, 2013 
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

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

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 N-Q-R sacs to Boden's #
H Tirard vs A Silvert, 2000 
(C11) French, 23 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 Defense: Advance. Euwe 6.Be2 f6 (C02) 0-1 N sac, Bxf2+
Y Afek vs S Williams, 2008
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

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

French Winawer. Adv (C19) 1-0 Occupy the 6th w/half-open files
J Dueball vs G Jacoby, 1976 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance (C16) 0-1 Pawn lever, pile on the pin
Smyslov vs Tolush, 1939 
(C16) French, Winawer, 24 moves, 0-1

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

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

FR Advance. Wade Var (C02) 1-0 Undeveloped Kside into Boden's #
Yu Yangyi vs A Zatonskih, 2013 
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

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

Bogo's most famous and convincing win over Alekhine
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1937 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned Pawn 7.Qg4 Main Line (C18) 1/2-1/2
K Dolzhykova vs E Sedina, 2009 
(C18) French, Winawer, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Winawer. Retreat, Armenian Line (C18) 1-0 W diagonals
M Szelag vs A Berelowitsch, 2015
(C18) French, Winawer, 24 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Fingerslip Var (C15) 1-0 Q trap
E Schiller vs B Smythe, 1985 
(C15) French, Winawer, 24 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Odd R lift -> Pin
A Muzychuk vs M Delgado Crespo, 2006
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 Castle opposite, pawn storm
C Hovind vs Alekhine, 1930 
(C01) French, Exchange, 24 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Euwe Var (C02) 0-1 Snare the wayward White Q
M Labra Carreno vs A Rodriguez Vila, 1992 
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 0-1

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

Lasker-like Don Quixote-understands his windmills (#)
Lasker vs E Delmonte, 1906 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) Smothered Mate
B Koester vs R Gralla, 1971 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Variation (C43) · 1-0
A Volokitin vs K Maslak, 2010 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

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

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

French Winawer. Poisoned P (C18) 1-0 Qs parade heats it up!
Geller vs Sokolsky, 1950 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

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

FR Winawer PP (C18) 0-1 Dbl R Sacs; 3 pieces beat 2 in a K hunt
C Canoba vs E Eliskases, 1957 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein, Wrong Variation (C10) 1-0 W has 2 more Ps
Kotronias vs D Canda, 1986
(C10) French, 25 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

French Defense: Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0The mating square
Tal vs G Barcza, 1962 
(C11) French, 25 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Kasparov Attack (C10) 1-0 Centralization
Adams vs Akopian, 2004 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

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

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne (C10) 1-0 Precise play by JT
Timman vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

This game made Nunn's 101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures
Ljubojevic vs Kasparov, 1983 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

French Exchange (C01) 1/2-1/2 4.Bf4 Bd6
R Hess vs L B Hansen, 2007
(C01) French, Exchange, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Tarrasch. Pawn Center (C05) 0-1 c5 & f6 breaks
Ljubojevic vs M Gurevich, 1991 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch Guimard Def ML (C04) Discovered+, pin, remove G
Dubois vs J M Lanz Calavia, 1973 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 25 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def(C07) 1-0R sac, B+ & fork LPDO R
Adams vs Bareev, 2004 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

French Exchange 5.c4 (C01) 0-1 Bishop sac destroys pawn shield
Jakovenko vs Grischuk, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 25 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Petrosian Var (C16) 1-0 Discovered Double Check
L Mista vs J Fichtl, 1974 
(C16) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Schlechter 3.Bd3?! (C00) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Carlsen vs I A Abusdal, 2003 
(C00) French Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Traditional 9.e5 KIA (A07) 1-0 Q Sac leads to Arabian Mate
A Stukopin vs B Hasenohr, 2008 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

French Alekhine-Chatard Attack (C13) 0-1 White retreats Bishop?
E Hansen vs J Stocek, 2017 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 0-1

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

FR Winawer. Poisoned Pawn ML (C18) 0-1 26...Xe2 either way!
S J Hooker vs Short, 1975 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Knight on the 6th
Alekhine vs A Asgeirsson, 1931 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 1-0

C Toerber vs G Menke, 1950 
(C15) French, Winawer, 12 moves, 1-0

C Cranbourne vs G A Timoshenko, 1991 
(C18) French, Winawer, 14 moves, 1-0

L Meyer vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1981 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 0-1

Burn vs De Vere, 1870 
(C01) French, Exchange, 16 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 White piles on pins
J Misiuda vs P Graul, 1976
(C10) French, 15 moves, 1-0

Sherard / Wilmot vs Burn, 1897 
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Dake vs F Di Paula, 1935 
(C15) French, Winawer, 9 moves, 0-1

W Ivanov vs P Martynov, 1973 
(C10) French, 6 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Marshall Gambit (B23) 1-0Backwards Legall's #
O Bernstein vs NN, 1927 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 12 moves, 1-0

French Def. Advance. Nimzowitsch System (C02) 0-1 Discovered+
C Hatherill vs B Wall, 1980 
(C02) French, Advance, 8 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance Var (C02) 0-1 N# Semi-Smothered Mate
J Tkacova vs V Bracjunova, 1993 
(C02) French, Advance, 10 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance (C02) 0-1 B-Q# Support Mate next
V Mallien vs G Strenzke, 1989
(C02) French, Advance, 10 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance (C02) 0-1 The next blow...
V Lorand vs B Snyder, 1981 
(C02) French, Advance, 11 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance. Nimzowitsch Attack (C02) 0-1 P fork
H Pusch vs G Kern, 2000
(C02) French, Advance, 13 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance (C02) 0-1 B pins B to mating square
Somacarana vs Cochrane, 1856 
(C02) French, Advance, 13 moves, 0-1

French Defense: General (C00) 1-0 Don't think like Benny Hill!?
A van Weersel vs F Kuijpers, 2000 
(C00) French Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

French Advance 6.a3. ML (C02) 1-0 Kside P roller, interference
M Boe vs C Yeuillaz, 1991 
(C02) French, Advance, 20 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer. Advance (C18) 1-0 Now that's a catch!
D Derakhshani vs D Andersen, 2014 
(C18) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Defense: French Connection (B00) 1-0 Q trap
J A Curdo vs S Rabinowitz, 1996 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

French Def. Winawer. Winckelmann-Riemer Gambit (C15) 1-0 Nxf7
I Marks vs A Berlin, 1990 
(C15) French, Winawer, 12 moves, 1-0

French Def. Rubinstein. Fort Knox (C10) 1-0 Nxf7 sac exposes K
A H T dos Santos Fier vs N Getz, 2011 
(C10) French, 13 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer (C15) 1-0 Bxh7+ Greek gift
Capablanca vs F C Hoffman, 1922 
(C15) French, Winawer, 13 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) 1-0 Greek gift
R Oortwijn vs A Pope, 1997 
(C18) French, Winawer, 13 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1 He got better!
S Noorda vs Timman, 1964 
(C02) French, Advance, 9 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1 g-pawn poison
V Rudak vs Y Kruppa, 1998 
(C02) French, Advance, 19 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Baeuerle Gambit (C01) 0-1 Hanger
NN vs M Basman, 1982 
(C01) French, Exchange, 10 moves, 0-1

I Koper vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2011 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 0-1

Mross vs Bogoljubov, 1941 
(C13) French, 17 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Shirov, 2003 
(C11) French, 19 moves, 1-0

F Berend vs S Coffey, 1982 
(C01) French, Exchange, 18 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Korchnoi, 2000 
(C11) French, 19 moves, 1-0

M Ostovic vs B Rogulj, 2012 
(C13) French, 19 moves, 1-0

F Lequoy vs D Julliard, 1982 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Petrosian, 1962 
(C11) French, 20 moves, 0-1

French Advance. 5.Bd7 Euwe Var (C02)1-0 R sac puts K on platter
V Muratov vs M A Makarov, 1981 
(C02) French, Advance, 18 moves, 1-0

S Vajda vs Ganguly, 2016
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 0-1 Remove the Guard
P B Petersen vs Timman, 2013 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 15 moves, 0-1

P Cleghorn vs P Koploy, 1972 
(C16) French, Winawer, 16 moves, 0-1

Svidler vs Morozevich, 2007 
(C11) French, 19 moves, 0-1

J Klavins vs A Makarov, 1956
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 15 moves, 1-0

Serebriany vs Ivanov, 1959
(C15) French, Winawer, 22 moves, 1-0

Gipslis vs A Darznieks, 1962 
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Nimzowitsch Attack (C02) 0-1 Qside mess
I Nei vs Gleizerov, 1995 
(C02) French, Advance, 16 moves, 0-1

R Garbarino vs Short, 1982
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 20 moves, 0-1

Pillsbury vs A Schwarz, 1898 
(C10) French, 19 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange Var (C01) 0-1 Overworked defender
W Gwin vs B Wall, 1983
(C01) French, Exchange, 12 moves, 0-1

S M Rahman vs N Murshed, 2007 
(C18) French, Winawer, 10 moves, 0-1

G Finnlaugsson vs M Antonsen, 2007
(C18) French, Winawer, 23 moves, 0-1

R Seiffert vs Uhlmann, 1954 
(C18) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 0-1

French Def: Classical. Richter Attk (C13) 1-0 Insufficient comp
Charousek vs Maroczy, 1895 
(C13) French, 15 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance Var Moscow Var (C17) 0-1 6th Corresp WC
S Aarseth vs H Rittner, 1968 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 14 moves, 0-1

French Def: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1 00 vs 000 fire!
S Abu Sufian vs B Lalic, 2008 
(C11) French, 19 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance. Paulsen Attack (C02) 1-0 15.?
Grischuk vs Bareev, 2001 
(C02) French, Advance, 17 moves, 1-0

Annihilation of Defense. Game #4490 in Laszlo Polgar's brick.
L Engels vs A Tsvetkov, 1936 
(C10) French, 18 moves, 1-0

French Def: Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 Stockfish notes
T Palmer vs W Surlow, 1998 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

J Van Mil vs Nijboer, 1992
(C15) French, Winawer, 15 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Wade, 1954 
(C13) French, 17 moves, 1-0

French 3.c3? (C00) 1-0 The horse ran off from his K
V Hergert vs G Handke, 1988 
(C00) French Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Alapin Var (C14) 1-0 Discovered+ awaits
E Steiner vs Przepiorka, 1924 
(C14) French, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

French Def: Exchange. Svenonius Var (C01) 1-0 Simul Kside smash
Alekhine vs Gutkevich, 1910 
(C01) French, Exchange, 17 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Winckelmann-Riemer Gambit (C15) 0-1 Simul
Smyslov vs F Kohn, 1976 
(C15) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 0-1

French Defense: McCutcheon Var (C12) 1-0 "Cole's Law"
A Coles vs J T Westbrock, 1951 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 18 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 1-0Correspondence
M Napolitano vs A Cuadrado, 1950
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 17 moves, 1-0

French Def: Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Crack the 0-0
V Atlas vs S Tomezack, 2006 
(C10) French, 16 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Tarrasch Var (C14) 1-0 Greek gift
Schlechter vs Stubenrauch, 1901 
(C14) French, Classical, 16 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange Var (C01) 1-0 Bxh6 & Lateral Q fork
I Nikolayev vs K Mannisto, 1990
(C01) French, Exchange, 13 moves, 1-0

Colle 5.c3 (D05) 0-1 14.h3? gives the initiative to Black
Riumin vs A Poliak, 1929 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

H Richards vs G Suez-Panama, 2018
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch vs J Mieses, 1916  
(C10) French, 19 moves, 1-0

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