10 Best Games on French Defense

Yury Markushin
Category: Openings
10 Best Games on French Defense

French Defense is a very solid opening choice for black. White is able to set up an “ideal pawn center” e4-d4, but black starts contesting it right away with a move 2…d5. This Opening is played by chess players of all levels, including the most elite GMs. For example, Alexander Grischuk was employing it very successfully at the top level. Today we will look at 10 prominent games played with This Opening.

Game 1:

French Defense – Game 2:

Game 3:

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French Defense – Game 4:

Game 5:

French Defense – Game 6:

Game 7:

Game 8:

French Defense – Game 9:

Game 10:

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We also recommend reviewing Knight and Bishop Checkmate, Chess Problem #6, What is New in Theory? as well as the 5 Best Opening Systems for Club Players for Black.

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Updated 12.22.2023


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