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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: 7
Years covered: 1957 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 28.6%
   Black wins 28.6%
   Draws 42.9%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Tomas Oral  22 games
Ratmir Kholmov  17 games
Milan Matulovic  15 games
Gerald Hertneck  22 games
Emanuel Berg  14 games
Sergey Volkov  10 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Oll vs Barsov, 1986
Adams vs M Gurevich, 2006
Tarrasch vs M Kuerschner, 1891
P Carlsson vs Timman, 2007
S J Hutchings vs Keene, 1975
M Sorokin vs Ulibin, 1986
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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kieninger vs J Fichtl  ½-½281957EUR-chT (Men) 1stC06 French, Tarrasch
2. D G Levens vs Philip E Walker  0-1371963BCF-chC06 French, Tarrasch
3. S Hamann vs M Sisniega  ½-½861978Buenos Aires OlympiadC06 French, Tarrasch
4. Mateusz Budnik vs Tomasz Jaskolka  0-1382019Najdorf Memorial Open AC06 French, Tarrasch
5. Artur Hrymowicz vs Marcin Rosicki  ½-½482019Najdorf Memorial Open AC06 French, Tarrasch
6. Krzysztof Lukasiewicz vs Mateusz Budnik  1-0472019Najdorf Memorial Open AC06 French, Tarrasch
7. Iwo Godzwon vs Tomasz Jaskolka  1-0862019Najdorf Memorial Open AC06 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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Dec-19-09  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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