A sharp tactical game in the French defense.

This particular game features an example of how to play the #Frenchdefense, #Tarrasch variation.

White leaves black saddles with a backward e pawn. He/she tries to apply long time pressure along the half open e file. While also limiting the scope of black queen’s bishop. However, things can become very sharp tactically if white overlooks any of the black players maneuvers on the kingside.

Here is a case in point example of where white allowed far too much play along his kingside.