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C06: Universal system, 7.. f6
Something which struck me while browsing my brothers copy of Play the French 4. He gives multiple lines vs the Universal system in the Tarrasch, one of which is 7.. f6!? 
(1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nd2 ...

Started 07/11/12 at 14:08:16 by MartinC
6 4887 Last Post 09/23/23 at 00:35:11
By: FreeRepublic
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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
12 10607 Last Post 06/28/21 at 10:45:09
By: SWJediknight
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French Defence : Searching for the Truth
I used to play the French (King Korchnoi!!) and it still has it's allure ... but there is still something telling my inner-self it is not quite as playable as it seems on the surface?
This line w...

Started 06/01/21 at 19:12:26 by RivertonKnight
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By: tp2205
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French Tarrasch 3...Nf6 (3...Be7, 3...h6)
After a break of several years, I decided to play the French again. I looked at recent recommendations for black. Several authors recommend 3Nd2 c5 4exd Qxd5. While this may be good, it feels more lik...

Started 03/08/21 at 20:56:27 by FreeRepublic
7 2943 Last Post 03/13/21 at 03:07:02
By: H-HH
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Tarrasch 3..d5 with Qxd5 and Qd7
Is there any material or any views on this line in the French Tarrasch:
1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nd2 c5 4 exd5 Qxd5 5 Ngf3 cxd4 6 Bc4 Qd7 7 0-0 Nc6 8 Nb3 Nf6 9 Nbxd4 Nxd4 10 Nxd4 a6 and now 11 Bg5?

Started 05/18/20 at 10:19:21 by Krudos
3 1827 Last Post 05/19/20 at 14:28:10
By: winawer77
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help me.
this is about a game I played last week. I might be rated 1800, my opponent about 2150. I knew he would be playing 3...Be7 so I went with preparation into the game:
[White "Lou_Cyber"]<b...

Started 01/12/18 at 07:25:11 by petertohen
6 5441 Last Post 09/18/18 at 09:38:57
By: Lauri Torni
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Tarrasch with Qxd5: 6...Qd7 compared to 6... Qd6
In Playing the French (Aagard, Ntirlis), in the 3...c5 mainline , they recommend 4 exd5 Qxd5 5 Ngf3 cxd4 6 Bc4 Qd6. In the Chess 24 Play the French ,Vallejo recommends the rarer 6..Qd7.
I am int...

Started 08/25/18 at 16:27:01 by Krudos
10 5800 Last Post 09/06/18 at 15:34:52
By: H-HH
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C06: Tarrasch, 3...Nf6, 5.Bd3, 9...Qxf6
I have had some trouble with this line as white: I just don't know where to put my minor pieces after 10. Nf3 h6. Nothing in my assembled literature back home has anything on this (its all stranded 13...

Started 04/27/04 at 13:56:53 by Peter Kitchen (Guest)
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18 13495 Last Post 07/12/18 at 20:55:37
By: TopNotch
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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 12:11:34 by WSS
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By: fdunne
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Question in the French Tarrasch
I have a major question in the French Tarrasch.  I think, if I follow the PDF correctly, that they have this line under 3...Nf6, but the Question I have pertains to the position after any of these 3 l...

Started 01/09/18 at 19:28:17 by FrenchRefutes1e4
3 3071 Last Post 01/09/18 at 20:39:18
By: Stigma
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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 7970 Last Post 03/15/17 at 23:52:34
By: fdunne
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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 BobbyDigital80
5 3783 Last Post 03/12/17 at 08:41:17
By: dom
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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 4740 Last Post 03/20/16 at 23:16:34
By: NegiRefutes - Ex Member
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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 3413 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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21 30364 Last Post 10/27/15 at 00:05:13
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 16:56:13 by jp
4 4585 Last Post 07/13/15 at 07:00:50
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 06/16/15 at 23:31:38 by trumpet83
6 5679 Last Post 06/17/15 at 20:49:57
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 13:17:42 by Lou_Cyber
7 6611 Last Post 05/01/15 at 18:54:42
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 09:20:16 by TicklyTim
10 11360 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 21:41:26 by MNb
1 3358 Last Post 08/09/14 at 22:13:16
By: ReneDescartes
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