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Best Frenchies Compiled by Robert Samuels
Compiled by fredthebear
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This collection of 22 games was Compiled by Robert Samuels. Thank you Robert Samuels! FTB plans no changes at this time.

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

Important Winawer game. 8...Kf8!? much payed since.
Fischer vs W Hook, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 1-0

Phenomenal endgame by Nimzowitsch
Lasker vs Nimzowitsch, 1934 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 65 moves, 0-1

Classic Lasker. 14...Bd7!! instead of ...e5?!
O Bernstein vs Lasker, 1934 
(C14) French, Classical, 44 moves, 0-1

Clash of the French experts
Morozevich vs V P Moskalenko, 1994 
(C11) French, 42 moves, 0-1

How to resist the Alekhine attack in the French
Ragozin vs Yanofsky, 1948 
(C13) French, 43 moves, 0-1

How to play the French without playing the French
Kosteniuk vs C P Gouw, 2000 
(C00) French Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Even more flexible play in the advance
D Dubov vs S Martinovic, 2016
(C02) French, Advance, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Complex piece sacrifice in the advance
Movsesian vs M Gurevich, 2000 
(C02) French, Advance, 35 moves, 0-1

Reti Resisting the Alekhine
Euwe vs Reti, 1923 
(C13) French, 33 moves, 0-1

Dancing knights soften up kingside in exchange variation
D Barua vs Gulko, 1993 
(C01) French, Exchange, 36 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi positional power in Winawer
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(C18) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 0-1

Music on the board
M Delage vs S Prokofiev, 1937 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 0-1

Alekhine's first win over Capablanca
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(C01) French, Exchange, 43 moves, 0-1

Solid win against closed French
Ljubojevic vs Panno, 1976
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 0-1

How to dismantle the closed French
B Vujic vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1981 
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

Impressive manoeuvring to get the pawn home
G Jones vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, 2014 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 57 moves, 0-1

Steinitz and the overprotected e5
Steinitz vs Max Weiss, 1882  
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

French Reti / Sicilian with a White sacfest
Blatny vs J L Watson, 1998 
(B40) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Reti gambit with nice combination at end
Aronian vs Van Wely, 2006 
(B20) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Reti gambit, great control at end
Morozevich vs Elena Anikina, 2016 
(B20) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Astonishing Tal brilliancy
Tal vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

22 games

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