The French Tarrasch: A repertoire for White – IM Lawrence Trent

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IM Lawrence Trent provides a complete repertoire for White against the French Defence with the Tarrasch variation.

With 3.Nd2, as opposed to 3.Nc3, White keeps his pawn structure intact and retains the option of supporting d4 with c2-c3. This positionally sound choice allows White to develop with minimal interference from Black and prepare his attack.

In this 5h 38m course IM Lawrence Trent, a veteran French Tarrasch player, demonstrates the key ideas and opportunities for White attacks on the Kingside, Queenside and even some early sacrifices in the center.

Covering all the main lines, sidelines and offbeat moves with powerful recommendations for each, Lawrence Trent ensures you have a professional standard French Tarrasch repertoire.


1. Introduction
2. Offbeat 3rd moves for Black
3. 3…h6
4. 3…a6
5. The Guimard Variation 3…Nc6
6. 3…Be7
7. Introduction to 3…c5
8. The Fort Knox Variation
9. The Rubinstein Variation
10. 3…c5 4.exd5 Qxd5 and the old main lines
11. 3…c5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.Ngf3 cxd4 6.Bc4 Qd7!?
12. 3…c5 4.exd5 exd5
13. Introducing the main line of the French Tarrasch
14. The main line with …Qb6
15. The main line with 11…Qc7
16. The Tarrasch main line with 11…0-0
17. Summary

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5 hours 38minutes



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