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Fun with the French Compiled by Yiotta + Links
Compiled by fredthebear

This collection was compiled by Yiotta. Thank you Yiotta.

* French Nc3 (128 games sorted by lines)
Game Collection: French 3.Nc3

* ISeth's French Winawer Poisoned Pawn (10 games): Game Collection: French Defense: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn Variation

* Various French Defense games: Game Collection: French Defense

* Various French Defense games:
Game Collection: French-cut

* White applies the French Tarrasch approach: Game Collection: French Tarrasch

* Fischer Meets the French Defense by isolatedpawn (7 games): Game Collection: Fischer meets the French Defense

* Here's a link from BntLarsen on French Exchange games: Game Collection: French Defence: Beating the Exchange Variation

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

* French Defense Masterpieces (31 games)

* Ideas in the French Defense:
Game Collection: Ideas In The French Defense

* Best Frenchies by Robert Samuels (22 games)
Game Collection: Best Frenchies

* French Defense (Bush-to-Bush era)
Game Collection: 0

* Shirov Teaches French (58 games)
Game Collection: Shirov Gives French Lessons

* Gambits against the French:
Game Collection: alapin gambit -alapin diemer gambit + reti gam

* Purdy's Action Chess 24 Hours: Game Collection: Action Chess :Purdy's 24 hour opening repertoire

* Here's a link to English Defence games:
Game Collection: English Defense

* Here's a link to Dr. Siegbert Tarrasch playing his QGD Tarrasch Defense, which is a different but complimentary creature!

<Apr-22-22 sole feet or dime:

Obviously I'm involved in several on-going "controversies" here on <CG>, so take my advice with a grain of salt.>

"Thirty Days Hath September" Lyrics

Thirty days hath September,
April, June and November;
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting February alone.
Which only has but twenty-eight days clear
And twenty-nine in each leap year.

Proverbs 14:29-35

29 He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered * exalts folly. 30 A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones. 31 He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him. 32 The wicked is thrust down by his wrongdoing, But the righteous has a refuge when he dies. 33 Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, But in the hearts of fools it is made known. 34 Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people. 35 The king's favor is toward a servant who acts wisely, But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.

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what just happened?
Svidler vs D Andreikin, 2012 
(C02) French, Advance, 43 moves, 0-1

C05 0-1 38
I Blek vs Tal, 1955 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 0-1

C12 1-0 32
Lilienthal vs A Chistiakov, 1949 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 32 moves, 1-0

Fischer in his prime outplayed by an IM
Fischer vs V Kovacevic, 1970 
(C15) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 0-1

See also Kasparov-Ivanchuk, #30
F Olafsson vs Petrosian, 1961 
(C16) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 0-1

C11 0-1 45
Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2010 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 0-1

13 year old Capa....wonderful game!
E Corzo vs Capablanca, 1902 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 0-1

C02 0-1 26
J Pinski vs A Zontakh, 2001 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 0-1

RxB,one of the best moves in chess if you're Tigran
P H Clarke vs Petrosian, 1958 
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

Morphy's only French
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 moves, 0-1

A tough grind
Polgar vs Morozevich, 2000 
(C11) French, 36 moves, 0-1

O-O for Black in the poison pawn Winawer!
V Onyshchuk vs Caruana, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 0-1

Alekhine serves notice
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(C01) French, Exchange, 43 moves, 0-1

Two wild and crazy guys!
R A Redolfi vs Eliskases, 1957 
(C18) French, Winawer, 23 moves, 0-1

Quite an endgame.
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C01) French, Exchange, 61 moves, 0-1

The WSB wins for Black in the French
Znosko-Borovsky vs Levenfish, 1910 
(C14) French, Classical, 34 moves, 0-1

C10 0-1 42
N Kosintseva vs E Berg, 2007 
(C10) French, 42 moves, 0-1

C11 0-1 73
Marshall vs Schlechter, 1912 
(C11) French, 73 moves, 0-1

So that's how you do it!
H Mattison vs G Nagy, 1925 
(C15) French, Winawer, 23 moves, 0-1

I dunno, I dunno....
Karjakin vs H Wang, 2005 
(C11) French, 58 moves, 0-1

15 yr. old Radjabov upsets Kasparov
Kasparov vs Radjabov, 2003 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 0-1

Creative, original, crushing...
Zvjaginsev vs P Zhang, 2006 
(C00) French Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Nicely done...
Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(C01) French, Exchange, 41 moves, 0-1

The logician creating his art.
I Rabinovich vs Botvinnik, 1932 
(C01) French, Exchange, 61 moves, 0-1

The Guimard variation!
Bolbochan vs C Guimard, 1941 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 50 moves, 0-1

A classical gas...
Smejkal vs J Kozma, 1967 
(C11) French, 42 moves, 0-1

The McCutcheon does the job
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1962 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 43 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch wins a positional crush.
Chigorin vs Tarrasch, 1893 
(C00) French Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

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

See also Olaffson-Petrosian, #5
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1995  
(C16) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 0-1

Mind boggling isn't the word...
K Georgiev vs Psakhis, 1986 
(C15) French, Winawer, 44 moves, 0-1

C18 0-1 63
M Pena Gomez vs V Moskalenko, 2008 
(C18) French, Winawer, 63 moves, 0-1

also in Petrosian collection, it's that good!
Hort vs Petrosian, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 48 moves, 0-1

A Lasker clinic on planning and tactics
Lasker vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1909  
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 42 moves, 1-0

Interesting, is it sound?
P Sinton vs Ken Pow, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 15 moves, 0-1

Well, it was blitz...
Rublevsky vs Zvjaginsev, 2013 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 25 moves, 0-1

C07 0-1 46
D Sahovic vs Korchnoi, 1979 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 0-1

Alapin Gambit
W Heidenfeld vs C Lee, 1974 
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Diemer's at it again!
E Diemer vs Zeitler, 1983 
(C00) French Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

An Alapin Gambit
E Diemer vs Illig, 1954 
(C00) French Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

La Bourdannais variation
Nakamura vs Seirawan, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Nice crush of the Advance Var.
H Camilleri vs Uhlmann, 1969 
(C02) French, Advance, 33 moves, 0-1

Another way to crush the Advance Var.
V Ciocaltea vs Uhlmann, 1956 
(C02) French, Advance, 32 moves, 0-1

Instructive play by Uhlmann
G Moehring vs Uhlmann, 1982 
(C02) French, Advance, 31 moves, 0-1

Kasparov's only French.
Kamsky vs Kasparov, 1989 
(C02) French, Advance, 107 moves, 0-1

I'm now a Kovalenko fan.
Saric vs Kovalenko, 2016 
(C18) French, Winawer, 62 moves, 0-1

Yusupov's favorite, of his games.
A Sokolov vs Yusupov, 1986 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 72 moves, 0-1

A lesson in the Steinitz var.
Kamsky vs Ding Liren, 2011 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

The Guimard vs the Tarrasch var.
Benjamin vs Short, 1979
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 54 moves, 0-1

Euwe variation
Grischuk vs Short, 2000 
(C02) French, Advance, 32 moves, 0-1

Another way to deal with C02
Khalifman vs Short, 2001
(C02) French, Advance, 48 moves, 0-1

The Wade Variation of the Advance Var.
Y Hou vs Short, 2016 
(C02) French, Advance, 36 moves, 0-1

So brilliantly crushes the Rubinstein var.
So vs V Akobian, 2016 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

"I want to give it away but my wife won't let me"MadmanMuntz
Najdorf vs Glucksberg, 1929 
(C10) French, 21 moves, 1-0

The 2 knights french rec. by Chris Baker
G Jurgensen vs M Othman, 2014
(B40) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Blindfold simul !
Alekhine vs A Asgeirsson, 1931 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 1-0

Tata, Tatai
S Tatai vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C01) French, Exchange, 14 moves, 0-1

C03 Guimard Var. w/4.c3 f5 instead of 4...e5
Keres vs Petrosian, 1950 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 0-1

Advance:Euwe Var
Adams vs Epishin, 1992 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 0-1

Lputian variation
Grischuk vs Lputian, 2002 
(C02) French, Advance, 45 moves, 0-1

I should start a Sydney T Sharpe collection
S T Sharp vs S Mlotkowski, 1910
(C01) French, Exchange, 47 moves, 1-0

The Nimzo Attack for White :(
K Honfi vs Portisch, 1964
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 0-1

How to meet the Wing Gambit
P Boersma vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(C00) French Defense, 60 moves, 0-1

Fort Knox my a**
A Pourkashiyan vs F Al-Jelda, 2010 
(C10) French, 46 moves, 1-0

Not playing Chinese checkers here!
Y Hou vs Ding Liren, 2009 
(C11) French, 66 moves, 0-1

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

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

French Classical. Alapin 7.Nb5 (C14) 1-0Outposts and Rook lifts
Pillsbury vs E Nebermann, 1902
(C14) French, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

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