Why Didn’t Bobby Fischer Ever Play the French Defense?

Tryfon Gavriel, aka Kingscrusher on Playchess.com and YouTube, asks the question, “Why didn’t Bobby Fischer ever play the French Defense?” I’m not sure about the “ever” part of the question, but his commentary on how Fischer would reach French pawn structures from the Sicilian Defense is interesting viewing.

After viewing this video, be sure to take a look around the Kingscrusher YouTube channels for lots of xcellent advice for improving chess players.

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  1. I just took a look through the 2013 MegaDB from ChessBase. It appears that Kingscrusher is correct. There are no listed tournament games for Bobby Fischer playing the French Defense (C00-C20) as black.

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