FRENCH DEFENSE CLASSICAL
[Event "French Defense"] [Site "TEST"] [Date "2012.05.2"] [Round "1"] [White "Kasparov President"] [Black "Kasparov President"] [Result ""] [ECO ""] [WhiteElo "2800"] [BlackElo "2800"] [Annotator "Mraovich,Robert"] [PlyCount "80"] [EventDate "2012.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "1"] [EventCountry "RUS"] [EventCategory "17"] [SourceDate "2012.05.2"] {Kasparov President} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. Bxe7 Qxe7 7. f4 a6 8. Nf3 c5 9. dxc5 Nxc5 10. Bd3 Nc6 11. Qd2 O-O 12. O-O Bd7 13. Rae1 Rac8 14. a3 Nxd3 15. cxd3 b5 16. Ra1 f6 17. Ne2 fxe5 18. Nxe5 Nxe5 19. fxe5 Qh4 20. h3 h6 21. Rxf8+ Rxf8 22. Rf1 Rxf1 23. Kxf1 Qh5 24. Qe3 a5 25. g4 Qh4 26. Nd4 a4 27.Kg2 Qd8 28.Qc1
The French Defense is a known for black having a bad light squared bishop as it is trapped in by the move 2. ...e6. But since it remains a stubborn solid defence, it has its followers. Black will try to undermine white’s center with moves like c5, Nc6, and Qb6 in some variations.