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French Rubinstein, Fort Knox and Stuff
Compiled by fredthebear
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This is a French Defense collection shift. It needs to be paired down to the selected topic.

Sorry, there are very, very few Fort Knox games in this collection thus far. Yet, the headline is kept as a reminder to insert more.

Fredthebear has provided some theoretical French defense lines to assist the reader, but the games collection does not follow in such alphabetical order. In other words, don't use the move orders as an index because it does not match!

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:
Alapin Gambit – C00 – 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Be3
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 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 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

Various mildly related stuff is at the top of the games list. Then true French Defense games follow.

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

Grob Opening 1.g4 e6 (A00) 1-0 Notes by Bill Wall
C Bloodgood vs T Sanderson, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

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

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

KIA w/e5 wedge (A07) White tears open fianchetto w/Q sac
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 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

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

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

Fischer ignores the threatened 29 ... Rf8xNf3, plays 29 h5xg6!!
Fischer vs U Geller, 1968 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

French vs King's Indian Attack (A08) 0-1 Qside assault
T Spanton vs W B Wright, 2007 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack vs Sicilian/French (A08)1-0 P wedge on 6th
Ponomariov vs D Sadzikowski, 2010 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 29 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

$Shams4 French King's Indian Attack (C00) 0-1 video
B Vujic vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1981 
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

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

French Def vs King's Indian Attack (C00) 1-0 Sac Smack
B Amin vs T Batchuluun, 2001 
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

French Defense 4...Nc6 vs KIA (C00) 0-1 Q+ & fork EAD
E Depoorter vs R Jedynak, 2003
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

French vs KIA (C00) 0-1 Shock sacrifices; Can't stop passer
M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

French Def vs KIA/Reversed Philidor(C00) 0-1Black crossfires f2
Andrey Orlov vs Y Kruppa, 2000
(C00) French Defense, 29 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/Owen's Defense (A40) 1-0 15 moves, smothered mate
H Namyslo vs R Lau, 1996 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

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

St. George Def (B00) 0-1 Bizarre. Both sides sac Qs to promote.
L Forgacs vs Maroczy, 1902 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Most brilliant moves of all time, Nimzowitsch's 50th here
Kmoch vs Nimzowitsch, 1927 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 63 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch, Franco-Nimzowitsch Def (B00) 0-1 Annoying Knight
Speelman vs T K Hemingway, 1972 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Sic Alapin B22 This "missing" game was found by Vlastimil Fiala
Nimzowitsch vs Schlechter, 1905 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 26 moves, 0-1

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

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

Analyzed by Bobby Fischer in his "My 60 Memorable Games"
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 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

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

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

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

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

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

French Defense: Wing Gambit (C00) 1-0 Gambiteer I book
O Salmensuu vs B Lalic, 1999 
(C00) French Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Two Knights (C00) 0-1 Nifty central sequence
J Rigo vs Gulko, 1988 
(C00) French Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

French Def. 2 Knights (C00) 1-0 W jets off w/lasting initiative
N Kosintseva vs B Kadziolka, 2001 
(C00) French Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

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: 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 Defense: Two Knights (C00) 1-0Like a Rocky Marciano KO!!
I Nikolayev vs B Makovetsky, 1979 
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: Small Center Def (C00) 1-0 Nibbled on in
J Kristiansen vs P Saariluoma, 1973
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

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 Simultaneous pin & fork
Chigorin vs A Skipworth, 1883 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

French / Delayed Owens vs f3 (C00) 1-0 Both Qs on a raid
Zukertort vs Bird, 1878 
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Owen / French Not Normal Var (C00) 0-1 Furious finish
Burn vs Owen, 1874 
(C00) French Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Steinitz Attack (C00) 0-1 What an escape!
Steinitz vs Winawer, 1882 
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Alexandra Kosteniuk, Chess Queen
Kosteniuk vs C P Gouw, 2000 
(C00) French Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

French Kside Fianchetto / Sicilian (C00) 1-0 Notes by Lowenthal
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Sitting Q sacrifice to allow back rank pin and discovery #
Jansa vs Huebner, 1969 
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

French, Alapin Gambit (C00) 1-0 Ignore the fork, hunt the king
Keres vs Verbac, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 16 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 Schlechter Variation (C00) 0-1 Rook on 2nd/7th
Hector vs Short, 1983 
(C00) French Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

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 Defense: La Bourdonnais (C00) 0-1 Black chops up White
S Rosenthal vs De Vere, 1867 
(C00) French Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Alapin Gambit (C00) 1-0 2 unsound sacrifices
E J Diemer vs Hunn, 1983 
(C00) French Defense, 29 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

The Immortal Overprotection Game
Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927  
(C00) French Defense, 24 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

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

$Shams3 French 2.Qe2 c6 Chigorin (C00) · 0-1
R Gonzalez vs Akobian, 2006 
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Chigorin Var (C00) 0-1 Transposes to Dbl KP
V Zvjaginsev vs Morozevich, 2005 
(C00) French Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

French, Horwitz Attack. Papa-Ticulat Gambit (C00) 1-0 Declined
G Krauss vs R Larson, 1949
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Pseudo-English vs French Def (C00) 1-0 Rook EG has a passer
K G Shirazi vs T Louis, 2012
(C00) French Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Not Normal (C00) 0-1 Good vs All
A Dreev vs D Andreikin, 2013 
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

French Def. Odd Rubinstein/C-K (C10) 1-0 Notes by JHB
Blackburne vs Worrall, 1880  
(C10) French, 29 moves, 1-0

French Exchange. Monte Carlo Var (C01) 1-0 Crossfire on g7
Staunton vs E Williams, 1851 
(C01) French, Exchange, 34 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 Exchange. Svenonius Var (C01) 1-0 Bustin' up the Kside
Alekhine vs W Kunze, 1908 
(C01) French, Exchange, 29 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 5 consecutive checks w/2 sacs finish
V Goldfarb vs Alekhine, 1909 
(C01) French, Exchange, 27 moves, 0-1

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 (C01) 0-1Don't make a move that causes your res
N Pavlov-Pianov vs Alekhine, 1920 
(C01) French, Exchange, 27 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1 Royal pin
A Romero Holmes vs S Mariotti, 1987
(C01) French, Exchange, 34 moves, 0-1

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

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

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. Monte Carlo Var (C01) 1-0 Exchange Sac, Pins
Waitzkin vs A Friedman, 1993 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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 Exchange (C01) 1-0 Q+ removes defender
J Mieses vs Harmonist, 1889 
(C01) French, Exchange, 32 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 1-0N sac, RxR+ deflects Black Q, then Qh2
Staunton vs Cunningham, 1856 
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 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 (C01) 0-1 Game 5 of Nimzowitch's 'My System'
O H von Haken vs A Gize, 1913  
(C01) French, Exchange, 34 moves, 0-1

First called "partie du pion roi d'un pas" by Philidor
London vs Paris, 1834 
(C01) French, Exchange, 30 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 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 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 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 (C01) 0-1 Semi-Smothered Mate
J Mullon vs H Daurelle, 2011 
(C01) French, Exchange, 27 moves, 0-1

French Exchange. Monte Carlo (C01) 0-1Itching to get rid of IQP
P Walta vs M Arribas, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 32 moves, 0-1

Shams1 French Exchange. Svenonius Var (C01) · 0-1
A V Gorbatov vs S Volkov, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 48 moves, 0-1

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

French Exchange. Svenonius Var (C01) 1-0 Efficient White play
Short vs G Seletsky, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 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 Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Blackburne vs J Huckvale, 1875 
(C01) French, Exchange, 21 moves, 1-0

The Improved Nimzowitsch Gambit (or not)
Nimzowitsch vs J Szekely, 1927 
(C02) French, Advance, 29 moves, 1-0

French Advance 4.dxc5 (C02) 1-0 B pair cuts a swath
Bronstein vs Korchnoi, 1970 
(C02) French, Advance, 38 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. Nimzowitsch System (C02) 1-0 Q grabs P, K walks
Keres vs L Laurine, 1935 
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 1-0

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 b6 (C02) 1-0 Viktor is the victor over Viktor.
Kupreichik vs Korchnoi, 1970 
(C02) French, Advance, 27 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

French Advance, Nimzowitsch Gambit (C02) 1-0 Famous suffocation
Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

$Shams7 French Advance Main Line 6.a3 c4 (C02) 1/2-1/2
Tal vs Petrosian, 1956 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Advance 6.a3 c4 (C02) 0-1 Sequence favors Black 0-0-0
I Zaitsev vs Petrosian, 1969 
(C02) French, Advance, 33 moves, 0-1

$Shams6 French Advance Main Line 6.a3 c4 (C02) · 0-1
J Klinger vs Portisch, 1986 
(C02) French, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

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

French Advance, Nimzowitsch System(C02) 1-0Black gets locked in
G Kosanovic vs D Boskovic, 2001
(C02) French, Advance, 36 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 Advance Paulsen Attack (C02) 1-0 See-saw battle
Movsesian vs V Priehoda, 2002
(C02) French, Advance, 34 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky's brilliant sac attack w/superior development
Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 70, Starting Out: The French by Byron Jacobs
Movsesian vs M Gurevich, 2000 
(C02) French, Advance, 35 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1 Presssure h2
J B Hakizimana vs K Jorrit, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance Variation (C02) · 0-1 Q trap
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 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. Lputian Var 6.a3 7.b4 (C02) 1-0 Rook on 7th
I Efimov vs Barsov, 1990
(C02) French, Advance, 32 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1 Centralized Q
P Berta vs Radjabov, 1996 
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 0-1

Shams2 French Advance Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) · 0-1
K Lie vs S Y Shipov, 2006 
(C02) French, Advance, 29 moves, 0-1

$French Advance 4.dxc5 (C02) 0-1Heated exchange; W attk fizzles
J Larsen vs I Schneider, 2007
(C02) French, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

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

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

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 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 Adv 6.a3 Nh6 7.b4 Lputian (C02) 0-1 Snazzy Dbl R sac
J Smeets vs D Brandenburg, 2011 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 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 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 Tarrasch Modern System(C03) 0-1 Discovery attack on f2
Smirin vs A Dreev, 1988
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 0-1

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

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

French Tarrasch. Guimard Def (C03) 1-0 Vigorous counterattack
G Feher vs E Bricard, 1995 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 28 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

French Tarrasch. Guimard Def Main Line (C04) 0-1 Harassing N
I Tompuri vs Timman, 1967
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 27 moves, 0-1

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 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 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 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 Guimard Def Main Line (C04) 0-1 Black has all the fun
J Cobb vs A Spice, 2007 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 35 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 Def. Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 Rook forks Royalty
Tal vs Granda Zuniga, 1987 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Closed (C05)1-0 Resembles Milner-Barry Gambit
Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

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

French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 0-1 Exchange Sac
D Rovner vs Tal, 1955 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

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 2 Hogs on 7th & Q crosspin
M R Sangeetha vs S Dhar, 2001 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 27 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 Def. Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 Bxh7+ Greek Gift win
Foltys vs Mohyla, 1940 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 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

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

French Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 Qside attack uses open b-file
Hydra vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 29 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

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

French Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 0-1 Pin, # threat, Remove Def
F Maldonado vs B Macias Murillo, 2009 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 0-1

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

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

French Tarrasch Chistyakov Def. Modern Line (C07) 0-1 Ferocious
A Lastin vs Bareev, 2004 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch 3.Nd2. Open System Main Line (C09) 1-0
Tal vs Short, 1987 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 32 moves, 1-0

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

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 Tarrasch. Open ML (C09) 0-1 Three B sacs in this game
Panov vs Bondarevsky, 1937 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 30 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

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Jaenisch / FrenchX (C42) 1-0 Pins
Deep Sjeng vs Almond, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 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, 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, Diemer-Duhm Gambit (C00) 1-0 N fork follows mess
J Heikkinen vs R Davies, 1996
(C00) French Defense, 22 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 vs 2.Qf3? (C00) 0-1Standard Q Dovetail trap f3/f6 by Bs
NN vs R Blaine, 1980 
(C00) French Defense, 7 moves, 0-1

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

Franco-Sicilian Def: Marshall Gambit (C10) 1-0 Qside Discovery+
B Wall vs J Lippert, 1980 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 8 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 Rubinstein. Fort Knox (C10)1-0 10 moves. #39, Discovery
Wood vs Lambert, 1948 
(C10) French, 10 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

French Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Tactical counter attack artistry
Burn vs E Delmar, 1889 
(C10) French, 31 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Var (C10) 1-0 Q gets snarred pawn grabbing
Steinitz vs Bird, 1866 
(C10) French, 12 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 Rubinstein, Wrong Variation (C10) 1-0 W has 2 more Ps
Kotronias vs D Canda, 1986
(C10) French, 25 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 (C10) 1-0 Bf6 block is devestating
K Blom vs Niels Jensen, 1934 
(C10) French, 9 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 Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Castle opposite; get there first
Mackenzie vs G Reichhelm, 1867 
(C10) French, 29 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Normal 3...h6?! (C10) 0-1 Control the center
F Decoster vs A Sumets, 2013 
(C10) French, 29 moves, 0-1

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne (C10) 1-0 Precise play by JT
Timman vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C10) French, 25 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) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
Spielmann vs L'Hermet, 1927 
(C10) French, 24 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 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

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

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

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

French Rubinstein Var. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Dbl B Sacs
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1994 
(C10) French, 26 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, Rubinstein. Blackburne Def. (C10) 1-0 He does his thing
Vasiukov vs V Masich, 2005 
(C10) French, 29 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 Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 6.Qe2 trap
Carlsen vs A Hobber, 2006 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein, Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Morozevich vs Pelletier, 2006 
(C10) French, 34 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 Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Rxg7 smashes thru
K Richter vs G G Alexandrescu, 1936 
(C10) French, 27 moves, 1-0

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 Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 B pair, brash Rs
Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

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

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 0-1 White K exposed
J Barton vs Breyer, 1911
(C10) French, 26 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

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

French Rubinstein. Kasparov Attack (C10) 1-0 Strange Kf8, f6
Kasparov vs Ponomariov, 2002 
(C10) French, 38 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. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11)1-0 Q sac, Anastasia's #
Nunn vs Sutton, 1984 
(C11) French, 29 moves, 1-0

14-year-old who looks like he's getting mated turns the tables
Yanofsky vs A Dulanto, 1939 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

French Def: Classical. Steinitz (C11) 1-0 Bishop game changers
Tarrasch vs W Cohn, 1880 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 1-0 Shrewd sacs
L Hazai vs W Schmidt, 1975 
(C11) French, 30 moves, 1-0

French Def: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1 Q aggression
Svidler vs Morozevich, 2007 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 0-1

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 Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1 Crush on c-file
A Volokitin vs Baklan, 2014 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 0-1

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 Classical. Delayed Exchange (C11) 1-0 Unthinkable combo
Alekhine vs Von Feldt, 1916 
(C11) French, 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 Full force Kside!
Mackenzie vs J Mason, 1878 
(C11) French, 22 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Burn ML (C11) 1-0 2 Hogs on 7th get forked
Fischer vs T Ellison, 1964 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

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

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

$Shams5 French Classical. Burn Variation (C11) · 0-1
Topalov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C11) French, 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 Classical. Burn Variation (C11) 1-0 Diagonals Raid
B Wall vs Z Brown, 1990
(C11) French, 12 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Burn Variation (C11) 1-0 Black gets burned
Topalov vs Bareev, 2002 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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 Classical. Burn Morozevich Line (C11) 1-0 Rob the pin
Chigorin vs Rubinstein, 1906 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1-0

French Burn Var Morozevich Line (C11) 0-1 Pile on pin
J Kaplan vs Bronstein, 1975 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 0-1

French McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1-0 Never a dull moment
Euwe vs Maroczy, 1921 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 28 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 Defense: McCutcheon. Exchange (C12) 1-0 Qs scramble
O Bernstein vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1909 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 30 moves, 1-0

French McCutcheon. Grigoriev Var (C12) Fictional 5 Queens Game
Alekhine vs NN, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

French McCutcheon. Dr. Olland (Dutch) Var (C12) 1-0Remove the G
J Gallagher vs A Compton, 2014 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 30 moves, 1-0

FR, Classical Richter Attack (C13) 1-0Dbl N sacs followed by +s
Anderssen vs K Pitschel, 1872 
(C13) French, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Excellent use of space, batteries, pins, and double check
L Forgacs vs Tartakower, 1909 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

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

French, Alekhine-Chatard (C13) 1-One pawn grabber beats another
Rellstab vs Huber, 1925 
(C13) French, 13 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Tartakower delayed b6 (C13) 1-0Gambiteer I bk
Milner-Barry vs J van den Bosch, 1947
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

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

French Classical. Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Knight on the 6th
Alekhine vs A Asgeirsson, 1931 
(C13) French, 25 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) 1-0 Greek gift 2x same wk
Blackburne vs NN, 1894  
(C13) French, 17 moves, 1-0

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

French Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Spielmann(C13) 1-0h-file attack
Euwe vs Maroczy, 1921 
(C13) French, 18 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 Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 0-1 Heavy weights
Reti vs Spielmann, 1919 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 0-1

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

French, Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Albin-Chatard G. (C13) 1-0 KOd
Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 2001 
(C13) French, 26 moves, 1-0

French Classical Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Greek gift
M Pestalozzi vs D Duhm, 1900 
(C13) French, 18 moves, 1-0

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

Alexander Fritz (1857-1932)
A Fritz vs J Mason, 1883  
(C13) French, 21 moves, 1-0

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

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 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

FR Classical, Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Greek gift, rob the pin
Blackburne vs H Charlick, 1885 
(C13) French, 23 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 Classical. Steinitz Var (C14) 1-0 Dlbd Rs on h-file
Fischer vs J Plaster, 1964 
(C14) French, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Alapin (C14) 0-1 Which Q inflicts the most?
Browne vs A Taha, 1972 
(C14) French, Classical, 30 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Var (C14) 1-0 So creative
W So vs M Prusikin, 2006 
(C14) French, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

#24 in Lombardy's 1972
Fischer vs V Kovacevic, 1970 
(C15) French, Winawer, 30 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

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

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

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

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

18.Qh6!, trapping the king instead of check
Tarrasch vs J Mieses, 1916 
(C10) 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

Game 13: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
J Dobias vs J Podgorny, 1952 
(C10) French, 20 moves, 1-0

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

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

French Defense: Normal Variation (C10) 1-0 Making use of pins
Fischer vs R Blaine, 1964 
(C10) French, 32 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Normal Var(C10) 1-0Qs hunt Ks on opposite sides
A David vs M Meinhardt, 2007 
(C10) French, 33 moves, 1-0

Power Chess - Kasparov
Kasparov vs Short, 1994 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Steinitz Var (C11) 1-0 Rf6 Alekhine's Block
Anand vs Bareev, 1993 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Nuts in a Knot Survival at it's BEST!
Fischer vs Benko, 1962 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 35.Double R Blunder
Z Gofshtein vs M Gurevich, 2001 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 1-0

French Classical Burn (C11)1-0 Overworked P allows Q "windmill"
Kasparov vs Shirov, 2000 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 Different kind greek gift
M Brody vs A Macht, 1935 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1-0

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 1-0
Topalov vs Nakamura, 2011 
(C11) French, 42 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Variation (C11) · 1-0
Kamsky vs Akobian, 2011 
(C11) French, 34 moves, 1-0

French Defense: McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1-0 M60MG
Fischer vs Rossolimo, 1965 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 32 moves, 1-0

French Def: McCutcheon. Exchange Var (C12) 1-0 Simplify, K&P EG
Capablanca vs W P Shipley, 1924 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 34 moves, 1-0

French vs Alekhine-Chatard Attack (C13) 1-0Neato N sac & N trap
Nezhmetdinov vs S Pimenov, 1936 
(C13) French, 31 moves, 1-0

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

French Classical. Alapin Var (C14) 1-0 Smashing Arabian #
Lasker / Maroczy vs NN, 1900 
(C14) French, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Steinitz (C14) 1-0 Exchanges blow up
L Steiner vs Purdy, 1946
(C14) French, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Steinitz (C14) 1-0 kNight bite
Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2012 
(C14) French, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer (C15) 0-1 Exchange sac, pawn avalanche
J Esser vs Marshall, 1911 
(C15) French, Winawer, 37 moves, 0-1

FR Winawer Winckelmann-Riemer Gambit (C15) 1-0 Remove the guard
Fischer vs Uhlmann, 1970 
(C15) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance Var (C16) 1-0 Overloading g7 pawn
Hebden vs E Prie, 1984 
(C16) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Classical Var (C18) 1-0 2 connected passers
Fischer vs Mednis, 1971 
(C18) French, Winawer, 31 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

FR W A (C18) 1-0 How not to deviate from (Hort vs.) Petrosian
Kasparov vs Short, 1997 
(C18) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned P (C18) 0-1 Heavy handed punches hurt!
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1958 
(C18) French, Winawer, 35 moves, 0-1

FR Winawer, PP Var (C18) 1-0 Perpetual "all or nothing" attack
Oll vs Ulibin, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Classical Var (C18) 1-0 Neither castles in WC!
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 1-0

sigi3 French Steinitz Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1 Castle opposite
Judit Polgar vs Shirov, 1999 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 0-1

sigi4 French Steinitz Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1 Castle opposite
Topalov vs Morozevich, 1999 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 0-1

sigi5 French Steinitz Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1 Q&Ps EG
Judit Polgar vs T Luther, 2001 
(C11) French, 75 moves, 0-1

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

French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1 Q raid
Macieja vs Nakamura, 2006 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

Shams8 French Classical. Steinitz Var (C11) 0-1 Harry scary
D Baramidze vs M Bartel, 2012 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 0-1

French, Classical. Delayed Exchange (C11) 0-1 14.Nd1? Blunder
J Noa vs J Mason, 1883 
(C11) French, 15 moves, 0-1

French Steinitz Gledhill Attack (C11) 0-1 Double on the 2nd
Bogoljubov vs Nimzowitsch, 1914 
(C11) French, 29 moves, 0-1

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 w/b6, Bb7 (C10) 1/2-1/2 No combos
Short vs Korchnoi, 1991
(C10) French, 56 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

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

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

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 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

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) 1-0Pawn 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

French, Rubinstein. Blackburne (C10) 1-0Notes by von Bardeleben
Schiffers vs Blackburne, 1895  
(C10) French, 32 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

TC1) French Exchange (C01) 0-1 Castle opposite, Dbld Rs win
R Grau vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 moves, 0-1

TC1) French Exchange (C01) 0-1 Notes by Lasker
L Forgacs vs Rubinstein, 1909  
(C01) French, Exchange, 52 moves, 0-1

TC2) French Advance Paulsen Attack (C02) 0-1 Central roller
H Camilleri vs Uhlmann, 1969 
(C02) French, Advance, 33 moves, 0-1

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

TC8) French Tarrasch Variation. Open System (C08) 0-1K&P ending
W Kuppe vs H Heinicke, 1947 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 48 moves, 0-1

TC9) French Tarrasch. Open System Main Line (C09) 0-1 R EG
H Tohirjonova vs V Rozic, 2010
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 70 moves, 0-1

TC10) French Rubinstein 4..Be7 Blackburne Defense (C10) 1/2-1/2
Fedorowicz vs A Lein, 1986
(C10) French, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

TC10) French Defense: Rubinstein (C10) 0-1 Seize open lines
J Klavins vs Tal, 1949 
(C10) French, 18 moves, 0-1

T11) French Def: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11)0-1 Lawn mower#
E Ambrosi vs N Aginian, 2008
(C11) French, 41 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch Modern System (C03) 0-1Black will double on 2nd
D H Campora vs A Dreev, 1989 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch. Botvinnik Var (C05) 0-1 Reverberation
J B Bednarski vs Petrosian, 1968 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System (C07) · 0-1
Bronstein vs Gulko, 1968 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

French, Tarrasch Variation. Chistyakov Defense (C07) 0-1 K walk
D Howell vs J Levitt, 2005 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

QP Game: Sarratt Attack (D00) 0-1 Tight squeeze, knight forks
Grischuk vs Topalov, 2015 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

QP Game: Sarratt Attack (D00) 0-1 N EG; watch youtube
S Williams vs J Hawkins, 2015 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

QP Game: London System (D02) 0-1 N snatch leads to pin
G Palchun vs E Inarkiev, 2015 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

QP Game: London System (D02) 0-1 Pile on pin, windmilled...
R Bancod vs M K A Russell, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Colle 5.c3 (D04) 1/2-1/2 If you're up for it...
Deep Fritz vs Deep Junior, 2001 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 170 moves, 1/2-1/2

Colle 4.c3 c5 and 6...b6 (D05) 0-1 Black in complete control
U Mehlhorn vs A S Rasmussen, 2015
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 30 in Elements of Combination Play in Chess - Reinfeld
Bogoljubov vs Capablanca, 1924 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein Opening: Bogoljubow Defense 'The Z~Phoenix Attack
H Tikkanen vs E Berg, 2012 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 0-1

World Rapid Champship 2015 Colle Zukertort 8.b3 9.Bb2(D05) 1/2-
Kramnik vs Ganguly, 2015
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

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

QGD Harrwitz Attack (D35) 1-0 Rob the pin, bust up the h-file
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 174 of 'Three Hundred Chess Games' by Siegbert Tarrasch.
Tarrasch vs Owen, 1890 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 319 in Chess Informant Best Games 301-400
Kasparov vs Gavrikov, 1981 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Arabian Mate Variant Awaits
J Sunye Neto vs Kasparov, 1981 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Two Knights (D32) 0-1 Forced K March
Dlugy vs S Trindade, 1983 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 0-1

World Jr Ch 1980=Tarrasch Def Classical. Adv (D34) 1-0 Crosspin
Kasparov vs G Hjorth, 1980 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def. Rubinstein System (D33) 1-0 "Chess Fundamentals"
Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1911  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def. Prague Var (D34) 1-0 Threats of outside passers
V Milov vs L Christiansen, 2005
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 54 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

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

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. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0White offers Dbl B s
Janowski vs Gunsberg, 1902 
(C10) French, 20 moves, 1-0

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

Walter Korn's 'The Brilliant Touch in Chess'. 24.
C Baranov vs Rokhlin, 1935 
(C10) French, 40 moves, 1-0

French Def. Rubinstein. Fort Knox (C10) 1-0 Needs another look
R Govedarica vs Velimirovic, 1993 
(C10) French, 21 moves, 0-1

Naiditsch vs Pelletier, 2013 
(C10) French, 73 moves, 1-0

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

S J Szpisjak vs O Adu, 2000 
(C14) French, Classical, 29 moves, 0-1

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

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