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French, Tarrasch (C06)
1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nd2 Nf6 4 e5 Nfd7 5 Bd3 c5 6 c3 Nc6
7 Ne2 cxd4 8 cxd4

Number of games in database: 29
Years covered: 1954 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 48.3%
   Black wins 31.0%
   Draws 20.7%

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M Sorokin vs Dreev, 1988
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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 29  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Brzozka vs I Branicki  0-1431954Polish ChampionshipC06 French, Tarrasch
2. G Kieninger vs J Fichtl  ½-½281957EUR-chT (Men) 1stC06 French, Tarrasch
3. D G Levens vs Philip E Walker  0-1371963British ChampionshipC06 French, Tarrasch
4. P Guyot vs S Skembris  1-0351988Cannes OpenC06 French, Tarrasch
5. M Sorokin vs Dreev  0-1471988Junior Qualification TournamentC06 French, Tarrasch
6. Gufeld vs A D Harley  1-0391989Hastings Challengers 1988/89C06 French, Tarrasch
7. Nijboer vs A Dgebuadze  ½-½411989Groningen OpenC06 French, Tarrasch
8. Nijboer vs C Maier  1-0711989Groningen OpenC06 French, Tarrasch
9. A Kofidis vs P Pinnel  0-1431992Dortmund Open-AC06 French, Tarrasch
10. Korneev vs C Lamoureux  1-0681993Katowice Fibak OpenC06 French, Tarrasch
11. Korneev vs A Kaminik  1-0441993Katowice Fibak OpenC06 French, Tarrasch
12. S Sale vs K Ruckschloss  ½-½301993Sala opC06 French, Tarrasch
13. E Kengis vs R Libeau  0-1641993BL2-W 9293C06 French, Tarrasch
14. Gufeld vs B Cafferty  1-0221994Hastings op 9495C06 French, Tarrasch
15. N Jakubovic vs A Kaminik  1-0611995Graz OpenC06 French, Tarrasch
16. Korneev vs J Heyman  1-0551998Metz OpenC06 French, Tarrasch
17. Navara vs D Szoen  1-0492003Krakow Open-A 2003/04C06 French, Tarrasch
18. J Czakon vs D Szoen  0-1702004Krakow Open-A 2003/04C06 French, Tarrasch
19. D Marholev vs M Soucek  ½-½212009Prague Open-AC06 French, Tarrasch
20. K Kanicki vs M Bajkowski  ½-½692016Rubinstein MemorialC06 French, Tarrasch
21. C Aravindh vs Yiye Wang  1-044201716th Asian ContinentalC06 French, Tarrasch
22. V Petijevic vs Gleizerov  0-1402017Djenovici TS12C06 French, Tarrasch
23. G Della Morte vs J L Rodriguez  1-0442018Norberto La Porta Cup OpenC06 French, Tarrasch
24. J Kyc vs P Golubka  0-1382018Gniot MemorialC06 French, Tarrasch
25. A Fier vs M Alinasab  1-090201825th Abu Dhabi MastersC06 French, Tarrasch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-17-05  Assassinater: Is the main reason this move is played instead of 8. Ngf3 because of 8... Qb6, which might be a bit awkward if white has to parry with Nb3?
Nov-18-05  jahhaj: <Assassinater> 7.Ngf3 is perfectly playable for White. The knights are more awkwardly placed than after 7.Ne2 though.

7...cxd4 8.cxd4 Qb6 is possible but White should gambit the d pawn, 9.O-O Nxd4 10.Nxd4 Qxd4 11.Nf3 with plenty of compensation.

More promising for Black is 7...Be7 8.O-O g5, with interesting play.

Sep-22-06  Kwesi: I know thats the book generally frowns on 9.Nb3 after 8...Qb6, but I find it more fun to play, like in this (unsound) FICS game:

1. e4 e6
2. d4 d5
3. Nd2 Nf6
4. e5 Nfd7
5. Bd3 c5
6. c3 Nc6
7. Ne2 cxd4
8. cxd4 Qb6
9. Nb3 Bb4+
10. Kf1 O-O
11. h4 a5
12. Nf4 Nxd4
13. Nh5 Nxb3
14. axb3 g6
15. Qg4 Nxe5
16. Nf6+ Kg7
17. Qg5 Nxd3
18. Qh6+ Kxf6
19. Bg5+ Ke5
20. Qg7+ Ke4
21. f3+ Kf5
22. g4#

Has 9.Nb3 been refuted yet?

Sep-22-06  NateDawg: <Kwesi> 9. ♘b3 is probably not refuted, although it isn't the best choice according to Fritz 9 and Crafty 19.19. Play might continue 9...a5 10. a4 ♗b4+ 11. ♔f1 0-0, and Black is at least even.
Apr-16-07  gambitfan: Opening of the day OPOD Mo 16/04/2007
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  waddayaplay: games have not been classified as c06 on chessgames since November 2007. For example M Vachier-Lagrave vs E Berg, 2008 is c05.

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