Old Reliable French Defence
Lev Alburt, Roman Dzindzichashvili and Eugene Perelshteyn's book "Chess Openings for Black, Explained" recommend the Sicilian - Accelerated Dragon. However, I cannot seem to bring myself to abandon my old favourite French Defence.
It's stuff like this that keeps me coming back:
Yeah yeah! I know, shame on me for posting a game where I am mercilessly bullying a 1200+ gumby! (But he just wouldn't resign! -sigh-) (also - more fool me for missing 49...Ba3+ 50.Kd2 c1=Q+ skewering bishop, and also after 50.Bd2?? Ba3# is mate in 1)
I'm using French defense in my other games too, mostly because I'm a little inspired by this (slightly outdated) book by Uhlmann "Winning With The French"
Here's just another French Defense game ... a bit random and I don't have time to go through it. Might go through it another time.