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Trends in the French Tarrasch (especially 3...Nf6)
A few months ago I did an analysis of recent trends in the Tarrasch and thought I'd share some summary observations since it's been quiet on the forum.  I looked at which variations for Black versus t...

Started 08/12/17 at 13:11:34 by WSS
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C07 : Tarrasch - early 6.b5
Any suggestions how to play against:
1. e4 e6
2. e4 d5
3.  nd2 nf6
4. e5 nfd7
5. bd3 c5
6. c3 b5
Blacks seems to get a lot of play if white takes the b5 pawn, and se...

Started 02/08/17 at 15:31:07 by camel
12 2033 Last Post 03/15/17 at 23:52:34
By: mn
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C05 : 5.f4 Tarrasch material for White
Can someone recommend some sources for 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 for White? Have any repertoire books recommended it? I'm very interested in this line. Thanks!

Started 03/10/17 at 09:24:13 by bobbyh64
5 811 Last Post 03/12/17 at 08:41:17
By: dom
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C09 : 3... c5 4.exd5 exd5 IQP strategy
Hi, I have been interested in the black side of the isolani in the Tarrasch. There was a nice quote on the forum by Phil Adams:
GM Jaan Ehlvest wrote in The Story of a Chess Player: "This is ...


Started 02/14/17 at 19:41:46 by nocteus
9 1599 Last Post 02/18/17 at 20:38:00
By: Stigma
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C05: Exchange Sac 12.Bf4 Bf4 13.Nf4 Ne4 14.Ne2
I have recently played a game as Black that went:
[pgn][Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Enter New Game"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
In the game I immediately snapped off the Knight with 14...Rxf3, and I had a comfortable game after 15. Bxe4?
Checking the Mega Database 2016 after the game 14...Rxf3 i

Started 01/23/16 at 14:44:13 by Galeyan
5 1622 Last Post 03/20/16 at 23:16:34
By: NegiRefutes
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C05: Closed Tarrasch
My colleague at the Yorkshire Chess website has recently finished an excellent in-depth four-part series about the Closed Tarrasch. It's full of interesting sample games and is well worth checking out...

Started 11/19/15 at 23:00:51 by Andrew Bak
2 1111 Last Post 11/20/15 at 08:22:51
By: CanadianClub
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C03: Tarrasch - Guimard variation (3...Nc6) game
Inspired by the Watson's book (French - Dangerous weapons) and ChessPublishing games, I am playing the French Tarrash Guimard variation (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nc6) recently. Botvinnik once sa...

Started 01/13/08 at 18:42:01 by saubhikr
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By: Stigma
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C03 : Tarrasch 3...h6
Does anyone know if 3...h6 is covered anywhere apart from the Dangerous Weapons book and CP site?

Started 07/09/15 at 17:56:13 by jp
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12.g3 against 10...Qc7
Hi everyone,
   I'm wondering if there are any books or media that cover 12.g3 as a response to 11...Qc7? I have the "How to Beat the French Defence" book by Tzermiadianos and it only talks abou...

Started 06/17/15 at 00:31:38 by trumpet83
6 2345 Last Post 06/17/15 at 21:49:57
By: fling
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C03 : Tarrasch - Universal with 6..b6
I stumbled upon an interesting sideline vs. the Universal:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 (3...Be7 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.e5 Nfd7 6.Bd3 b6 transposes) 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Ngf3 Be7 6.Bd3 b6!?
reaching the following position:<b...

Started 05/27/14 at 14:17:42 by Lou_Cyber
7 3040 Last Post 05/01/15 at 19:54:42
By: Keano
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C05: Tarrasch 3..Nf6 with 5.f4!?
I'm looking to add the Tarrasch to my repertoire after 1.d4 e6 2.e4.
However, I feel a bit like a duck out of water here on the French forum, having never played or faced it (except through some ...

Started 07/14/10 at 10:20:16 by TicklyTim
10 6011 Last Post 01/29/15 at 05:40:56
By: kylemeister
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C06: 3...Nf6 and 12.Bd2
Recently I drew as Black a game that began with

Because of general ...

Started 08/09/14 at 22:41:26 by MNb
1 1442 Last Post 08/09/14 at 23:13:16
By: ReneDescartes
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C03: Tarrasch, an early queen exchange
I just finish reading GM Bryan Smith's "Diverging Roads" April 2014 paper about the early queen echange in the Tarrasch:
Worth of readin...

Started 07/13/14 at 12:11:26 by dom
0 1177 Last Post 07/13/14 at 12:11:26
By: dom
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C06: Korchnoi Gambit Accepted
Having recently read Neil McDonald's 1.e4 book I played a rapid game as white in the Korchnoi gambit as follows:
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e5 Nd7 5. c3 c5 6. Bd3 Nc6 7.Ngf3 Qb6 8. 0-0 cxd4 ...

Started 05/01/14 at 17:46:15 by dre1985
5 3721 Last Post 05/02/14 at 19:10:57
By: MartinC
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C00-C19: Tiviakov on Nd2
I thought it would be a good idea to start this topic, since this will be en vogue rather soon.
Does anyone have it yet? It would be interesting to know what he recommends against the Qxd5-line.

Started 08/29/13 at 11:14:28 by Neric
14 11232 Last Post 01/24/14 at 11:15:47
By: Pingudon
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C03: 3...e5!? against the Tarrasch
Is there any consensus on what White's best response to the move 3...e5!? against the Tarrasch is?
[White "Urkedal, Frode"]
[Black "Berg Emanuel"]
[Result "0-1"]
My only attempt with Black so far started off with
[pgn] 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 e5 4.dxe5 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Qxd1+ 6.Kxd1 Nc6 7.f4 Bg4+ 8.Be2 O-O-O+

Started 05/30/13 at 16:44:29 by tp2205
3 2684 Last Post 06/02/13 at 08:03:51
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C06: Tarrasch .. Nf6
I see there was some previous discussion of this on this forum ca. 2008.
However, recent games in this line seem to more heavily favor White. In particular the line with 16. Bxh7+ seems to lead t...

Started 05/05/13 at 04:04:08 by jdart
8 4476 Last Post 05/13/13 at 03:24:08
By: jdart
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C07-C09: Will 3.Nd2 c5 Tarrasch be more popular ?
Due to the fact that 3.Nd2 c5 Tarrasch was played twice in Topalov-Kamsky match, will the variation be more popular now ?
What do you think ?
Though the result was 0-2, you may not blame th...

Started 02/26/09 at 17:43:13 by saubhikr
11 6286 Last Post 02/14/13 at 17:29:00
By: kylemeister
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C07: Force isolated pawn in the Tarrasch c5 lines!
Hey I was playing the Tarrasch as white and kept coming into problems with the line 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.exd5 Qxd5.  My main problem was that I had studied the lines with 4...exd5 where after 5....

Started 03/28/07 at 20:40:07 by everalexfor
14 6092 Last Post 02/14/13 at 12:47:23
By: Stigma
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C09: Ne7 in French Tarrasch Isolani Positions?
Hello All:
In the French Tarrasch ...c5 lines [1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.exd5 exd5 5.Ngf3 Nc6 6.Bb5 Bd6 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.0-0] Black plays the King's N to e7 rather than f6. At Nf6 it would also def...

Started 10/07/07 at 04:58:57 by Gerry1970
5 3343 Last Post 02/14/13 at 10:53:19
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