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French Defense: MacCutcheon Variation
Compiled by mariofrisini

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

===MacCutcheon Variation (C12g)=== Note 6. Bxf6:
Steinitz vs McCutcheon, 1885 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 28 moves, 0-1

===Wolf Gambit (C12b)=== w/ 5. Nge2:
H Wolf vs W John, 1908 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 63 moves, 0-1

===Exchange Variation (C12d)=== w/ 6. Be3:
Maroczy vs Showalter, 1899 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Exchange Variation w/ 6. Nf3:
I Koenig vs Szabo, 1950 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 39 moves, 0-1

===Bogoljubov Variation (C12e)=== w/ 6. ...Bxc3+:
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1919 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 40 moves, 0-1

Bogoljubov Variation w/ 6. ...gxf6:
Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1924 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 65 moves, 1-0

===Grigoriev Variation (C12i)===
N Grigoriev vs Alekhine, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 25 moves, 0-1

O Bernstein vs Swiderski, 1904 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 56 moves, 1-0

Janowski vs Marshall, 1907
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 78 moves, 1-0

Olland Variation w/ 7. ...Kf8 ends in draw
J Hector vs C Jepson, 2001
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Olland Variation w/ 7. ...Kf8 ends in draw
F Decoster vs B Michiels, 2007
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Olland Variation w/ 7. ...g6 and white wins
J Hector vs S Pedersen, 1998 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 31 moves, 1-0

Olland Variation w/ 7. ...g6 8.Be3 black wins
E Cohn vs Kostic, 1911 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 36 moves, 0-1

Olland Variation w/ 7. ...g6 black wins (game 2)
M Borriss vs Huebner, 2001 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 0-1

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

Chirgorin Variation w/ 8. Qh5
Salwe vs B Blumenfeld, 1906
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 57 moves, 0-1

Chigorin Variation w/ 8. Qh5
Rotlewi vs Kostic, 1911 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 54 moves, 1-0

Tartakower Variation
Nimzowitsch vs Bogoljubov, 1920 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 54 moves, 0-1

Tatakower Variation
Reti vs V Vukovic, 1922 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 36 moves, 1-0

Tartakower Variation
Spielmann vs W John, 1908 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 45 moves, 0-1

Lasker Variation
Duras vs L Prokes, 1907 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 45 moves, 1-0

Lasker Variation
Bogoljubov vs Reti, 1921 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 0-1

Lasker Variation
Bogoljubov vs Reti, 1925 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 58 moves, 1-0

Extended Lasker Variation w/ Fischer
Fischer vs S Silverman, 1964 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Duras Variation
Duras vs Olland, 1907 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

Duras Variation
O Chajes vs Capablanca, 1916 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 66 moves, 1-0

Wolf Gambit
Marshall vs L Levy, 1941  
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 24 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov Variation
Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1914 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 51 moves, 0-1

Recent Exchange Variation
Shirov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

lasker variation
Lasker vs McCutcheon, 1903 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 32 moves, 1-0

Exchange Var
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1908 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 28 moves, 1-0

Chigorin Var
B Maliutin vs Alekhine, 1909 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 49 moves, 0-1

Chigorin Var
L Forgacs vs Spielmann, 1909  
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 31 moves, 1-0

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