The main problem you have playing against the French as white, particularly if you don't play it as black, is that there is just so much theory to learn. If you try and play either the Tarrasch or the Winawer you don't know if you are going to get a wild tactical game or end up in a tame, boring Rubinstein.
Your opponent makes the choice. Even if your opponent declines to play Your best bet then is to either play the Advance variation with 3. The Advance gives more scope for tactical play and the Exchange more scope for positional play, although you can still have sharp games in the Exchange.
They just tend to have a longer fuse. Either one will leave you much less to learn than either the Tarrasch or Winawer with much less chance of a quick loss. The latest I am aware of is: "Grandmaster Repertoire: 1.
As with any opening, ultimately you would like to have 3 ways to play: 1. A non-theoretical line; 2.
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A must win line - might be highly theoretical; 3. A safe "draw or win" line. Most opening books are from the Black perspective but there are a ton of books on beating the French which suggests you are not the only one who finds it pesky. Personally, I tried everything against the French, including creating a novelty line against it; and all the lines are good! You just have to accept that the French is a solid opening and play chess.
Nc3 is thought to be the best line but this book suggests 3. See all condition definitions - opens in a new window or tab Read more about the condition.
The French Tarrasch: Masterclass Edition
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Subject to credit approval. Rb1 French Winawer: Main Line: 7. Qg4: Theory C: Ng3 French Winawer: Main Line: 7. Qg4: Theory D: Bf4 French Winawer: Main Line: 7. Ne2: Theory A: Qc7 Bg5 Bh4 French Tarrasch: Main Line with 7. Ne2: Theory: Rc1 French Tarrasch: Main Line with 7.