The French - Tarrasch Variation 3...-Nf6

  • FM Po6Don
  • | Jun 21, 2014

In this article I want to look at "Ngf3 systems" of the French- Tarrasch Variation,( the "Universal System" ) and I would like to explore an interesting and rare setup.

Black has many alternatives to the seventh move and can directly play on the centre with the uncommon idea 7....-f6 !?


Two days ago, an interesting novelty was played in the game :

WGM Congiu , M. VS  IM Bruno, F.  ( Forni di Sopra- Italy)

The strong novelty changes the verdict of the whole line.

Position before: 12....-Ndxe5!N: phpxa8fW0.jpeg

I added some interesting analyses on the subject.

Have fun and enjoy them!

Francesco Bentivegna

And now another very interesting game about the same line:

The last word from one of the most famous players of the World:

Francesco Bentivegna


  • 17 months ago


    • Please be relevant, helpful & nice!
  • 17 months ago

    FM Po6Don

       Hi Mr IM pfren  , thanks for the game and analyses.

    I didn't find any games with 12...-Cdxe5! in my database in this position.

    The line is very interesting .

  • 17 months ago


    Nice, but just 7.Ne2 and black struggles.

  • 17 months ago


    great read. I play tarrasch a fair bit

  • 17 months ago

    IM pfren

    That "interesting novelty" is far from being a novelty... Tongue Out

  • 17 months ago


    Kasparov is awesome.  That game was in a simul? 

  • 17 months ago


    Thanks for sharing, I enjoy playing the French. :)

  • 18 months ago


    Interesting read :) thanks!

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