chesscom your playground | Chess eBook The French Tarrasch: A repertoire for White by Lawrence Trent – interactive chess book. Now I haven’t played the Tarrasch, but I am considering it, as an alternative to the exchange variation, and this is what I’ve discovered in my. C03 – French, Tarrasch, Guimard variation: 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nc6. Search the chess games database, download games, view frequent practitioners and.

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Qg4giving Black two choices: Karpov also played Tarrasch most of the time, when 1. However, if White plays the swashbuckling Qf3-Ne2 system, all of a sudden White’s chances are much better.

Langrock’s Repertoire against the French Tarrasch

Log In or Join. White’s light-square bishop eyes the weak h7-pawn, which is tarrach defended by a knight on f6 but here it has been pushed away by e5. As a French Tarrasch player, I find Nxe5 Nxe5 And the black has clear advantage because white has an uncastled king in a open position.

Updated weekly, our definitive database has all the latest games. Nxe4Black has the following options:.

An example of this is the line 4. If Black’s f-pawn has moved to f6, then Black may also consider bringing the bishop to g6 or h5 via d7 and e8.

Like the Exchange, the Advance Variation was frequently played in the early days of the French Defence. You’re very wrong that For that reason the move played after The French Defence is named after a match played by correspondence between the cities of London and Paris in although earlier examples of games with the opening do exist.


Nf6 then 9Nxp etc.

C French, Tarrasch, Guimard variation –

Ffench, dynamic play occurs across the board. A big reason why less games with Nf6 than traditional Nc6, was for a long time it was thought Nf6 lost a pawn for no compensation.

Qg4 White’s strongest move – This position scores Also covers the Nxd5 line, which is dependent on when white plays e4xd5 exchange. I mean 9 out of 10 times white plays 4.

Doing this for the c5 Tarrasch shows the following:. White’s options include defending the e4-pawn with 3. Experts on the 7.

The pawn on g5 may also threaten to advance to g4 to drive away a white knight on f3, augmenting Black’s play against the white centre. Looks like black have bit of a cramped position.

Qg4 Ne7, but Black also has the option of 7. Qa5 has recently become a popular alternative. It gives Black the initiative indeed, players seem to play the French to get the initiative and is highly complex.

Langrock’s Repertoire against the French Tarrasch | ChessBase

However, the Advance declined in popularity throughout most of the 20th century until it was revived in the s by GM and prominent opening theoretician Evgeny Sveshnikovwho continues to be a leading expert in this line. White may put his pieces on Nf3, Bd3, Bg5 pinning the black knightNc3, Qd2 or the queen’s knight can go to d2 instead and White can support the centre with c3 and perhaps play Qb3.


Mar 13, Ngf3 for example maintaining the pressure? Assisted play and calculation training. E Canal vs H Johner. Bb5 to trade off the “bad” queen’s bishop is possible. For inspiration you might check out Kasparov’s games. Nce2 transposes to the Shirov—Anand Variation, while 7.

In Tarrasch—Teichmann, White won after 41 moves. Nce2, the Shirov—Anand Variationprepares to bolster the white pawn centre with c2—c3 and f2—f4; while 5. It establishes a very flexible position, when black remains cramped in the Conversely, frebch the queen’s knight is on c3, frency king’s knight may go to e2 when the enemy bishop and knight can be kept out of the key squares e4 and g4 by f3.

There are also a few rare continuations after 1.

On the other hand, 3. Qxh7 cxd4 but destroy White’s centre in return, the so-called ” Poisoned Pawn Variation “; or he can play