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Hi Guys! This is my first time on chess.com, and it looks great! I was wondering about this game I played as Black. I am a French Defence Player. I believe the French Defence is a great opening and gives black one of the best chances to neglect White's opening advantage, yet, in this game, my opponent, white, totally destroyed me. I was wondering, where did I go wrong? After analysing this game for about one hour, and still haven't found my crucial mistake. Your help would be greatly appreciated, as I have some important tournaments coming up, and knowing that I can trust my French Defence if my opponent enters the Nc3 lines would be of great moral support to myself.
1. You didn't play the Winawer. ;-). Just kidding.
I didn't like 12. ... Rd8. Why not play Rb8 here to push the b-pawn.
14. ... cxd4 might have kept white's attack at bay. If he still tries to sac with 15. Rxe6 you have 15. ... dxc3.
Just my thoughts, please take with a grain of salt. :-)
The best response to 3 Nc3 is Bb4 - Winawer. Then white will have a problem. Of course you must be an expert in pawns and be prepared to "dance your king around" (escape from checks) :)
this is one of my game playing against the french
12...pxp is more popular than 12...Rd8, but looks ok. So whole game decided by whether 15Rxp is good or not. If it is then you had to play something like 14...Nf8. No disgrace to miss something like Rxp though.
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