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French, McCutcheon (C12) Number of games in database: 1494

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4


The MacCutcheon Variation of the Classical French Defense (C12). Also known as the McCutcheon Variation.

Encyclopedia of Chess Openings Nomenclature:

C12(a) French: MacCutcheon Variation
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4

C12b French: MacCutcheon, Wolf Gambit: 5.Nge2

C12c French: MacCutcheon (minor 5.Bd3 line): 5.Bd3

C12d French: MacCutcheon, Exchange Variation (non-Bogoljubov): 5.exd5

C12e French: MacCutcheon, Bogoljubov Variation: 5.exd5 Qxd5 6.Bxf6 gxf6 7.Qd2 Qa5

C12f French: MacCutcheon, Advance Variation (non-5. ...h6 lines): 5.e5

C12g French: MacCutcheon, Advance Variation (minor 5. ...h6 lines): 5.e5 h6

C12h French: MacCutcheon, Chigorin Variation: 5.e5 h6 6.exf6

C12i French: MacCutcheon, Grigoriev Variation: 5.e5 h6 6.exf6 hxg5 7.fxg7 Rg8 8.h4 gxh4 9.Qg4

C12j French: MacCutcheon, Bernstein Variation: 5.e5 h6 6.Bh4

C12k French: MacCutcheon, Janowski Variation: 5.e5 h6 6.Be3

C12l French: MacCutcheon, Olland Variation: 5.e5 h6 6.Bc1

C12m French: MacCutcheon, Tartakower Variation: 5.e5 h6 6.Bd2 Nfd7

C12n French: MacCutcheon, Lasker Variation: 5.e5 h6 6.Bd2 Bxc3

C12o French: MacCutcheon, Duras Variation: 5.e5 h6 6.Bd2 Bxc3 7.bxc3 Ne4 8.Qg4 Kf8 9.Bc1

C12p French: MacCutcheon, Extended Lasker Variation: 5.e5 h6 6.Bd2 Bxc3 7.bxc3 Ne4 8.Qg4 g6 <Man, that's a MANUAL <!!>>

The old main line melting pot (Alapin-Lasker Attack) <1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Bb4 5. e5 h6 6. Bd2 Bxc3 7. bxc3 Ne4 8. Qg4 g6 9. Bd3 Nxd2 10. Kxd2 c5>

Igor Glek as Black: (37 games)

S Volkov as Black: (30 games)

Check out: Game Collection: French Defense: MacCutcheon Variation ;

CB DVD review (Kasimdzhanov new McCutcheon):

Steinitz vs McCutcheon, 1885 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 28 moves, 0-1

E Cohn vs Kostic, 1911 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 36 moves, 0-1

R Hovhannisyan vs S Volkov, 2015
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 28 moves, 1-0

V Gashimov vs Korchnoi, 2008 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 87 moves, 0-1

M Borriss vs Huebner, 2001 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 0-1

F Vallejo Pons vs Radjabov, 2003
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Z Zhang vs H Wang, 2005 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 49 moves, 0-1

M I Situru vs H Wang, 2005 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 0-1

Stellwagen vs H Wang, 2005
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 43 moves, 1-0

Sutovsky vs H Wang, 2008 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 40 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Petrosian, 1962 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 43 moves, 0-1

A Meurman vs B J Jorgensen, 2019 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 12 moves, 0-1

Naiditsch vs Buhmann, 2018
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 53 moves, 0-1

J M Sprenger vs M Feygin, 2018
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

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