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French Defense
Compiled by adelicategenius
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Morphy plays a perfect French in 1850!?
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 moves, 0-1

Advanced French miniature, Bd7-e8-h5!
Adams vs Epishin, 1992 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 0-1

Great opening by Akobian. After 12..0-0 Black is clearly better
K Lie vs V Akobian, 2006 
(C02) French, Advance, 56 moves, 0-1

6. a3 ..f6! Nxd4 Knight sac line in French! great game
S Buchal vs T Luther, 1998
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 0-1

The First French Defense (very instructive exchange variation)
London vs Paris, 1834 
(C01) French, Exchange, 30 moves, 0-1

Crazy Winawer game. Great play by Black!
Vescovi vs A Rodriguez Vila, 2005
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 0-1

Very Instructive French win 6. a3?! f6!
Grischuk vs Short, 2000 
(C02) French, Advance, 32 moves, 0-1

Attacking French win. a3?! f6! h6.. f5.. g5!
A Crut vs T Luther, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

Great French Winawer by Black h6, f5, g5!
K Arakhamia-Grant vs M Socko, 2002
(C18) French, Winawer, 35 moves, 0-1

Ginger GM plays a great Advance French. 6. Be2 f6!
Y Afek vs S Williams, 2008
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

10 yr old Akobian, Advanced French. Black wins central pawns.
J Martinez vs V Akobian, 1993 
(C02) French, Advance, 39 moves, 0-1

Fascinating French Winawer draw (retreat variation)
Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Masterpiece. 4. a3?! ...b6, Bb7, Qe7, 0-0-0!
Fischer vs V Kovacevic, 1970 
(C15) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 0-1

Attacking French. c4! met by ..d4!, g5, and h5
Jonkman vs Smeets, 2002 
(C02) French, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

Interesting idea in Exchange French. Black gives himself IKP
Polgar vs Kramnik, 1997 
(C01) French, Exchange, 44 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Botvinnik GAME 1!!
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 1-0

Advance French 4.Qg4!? Nc6 Nf3 Qa5+!? Great game
A Raetsky vs N Miezis, 2000 
(C02) French, Advance, 51 moves, 0-1

Ideal Tarrasch French game for Black. Destroy the center!
Ljubojevic vs M Gurevich, 1991 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

5.f4 Tarrasch Blacks sacs Knight to break the center and mate!
M Saltaev vs M Gurevich, 2001 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 0-1

Adv. French masterpiece! Black gets strong passed pawns
Shabalov vs V Akobian, 2003 
(C02) French, Advance, 42 moves, 0-1

Interesting idea in Exchange French. c5!
Z Mestrovic vs Maric, 1967
(C01) French, Exchange, 48 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch French; Black plays on QS with ..Qc7, b5, Nb6, Nc4 a5!
D Howell vs Robson, 2009 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 0-1

Tal plays aggressive Tarrasch French 18..Rxf3!!
D Rovner vs Tal, 1955 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

Beautiful Tarrasch, French by Akobian. Moves LS Bishop 5 times
D Wang vs V Akobian, 2003
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 0-1

Deadly Knight pair! Nice exchange sac followed by QS-pawn storm
M Mulyar vs V Akobian, 2003 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 43 moves, 0-1

Akobian beats Hikaru with the French to win GM Norm. Crazy game
Nakamura vs V Akobian, 2002 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

French miniature; 2 Knights. Black activates his Knights too.
W J Aramil vs V Akobian, 2003
(C00) French Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Euwe variation, opposite side castles. Nh6-Nf7! Nice endgame.
Z Harari vs S Williams, 2018
(C02) French, Advance, 55 moves, 0-1

Steinitz French miniature; White castles QS?!
M Pein vs S Williams, 2019 
(C11) French, 20 moves, 0-1

Positional Tarrasch. Gets good play on QS with a5-14. Nice mate
M Tomb vs S Williams, 2019
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

White castles into it 0-0-0??
T Dickinson vs S Williams, 2018 
(C11) French, 16 moves, 0-1

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