Playing it safe against the French Winawer. As well as many other materials & lessons that will help you to learn or improve the skills of the game of chess. Alexei Shirov was surprised at how quickly he managed to make of the French Winawer an opening he himself could play. And now he will let you share in his. C18 – French, Winawer, advance variation: 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3. Search the chess games database, download games, view.

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I don’t think it is bad either. Despite being down 2 pawns, white must be better here. Because as white i personally struggle,but as black i do okay. Mar 27, 2.

When black I said oh my god can he do that? Black can easily find himself lacking space and also has to be careful of the 2 bishops should the position open up. Qg4 frenxh not to White’s taste, 7. Improvements for either side, suggestions, comments, etc would be greatly appreciated.

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This occurs in lines such as 3. Qc2 was a grave error indeed – i forgot to mention it as I had to scramble out this forum post within 5 minutes before my parents kicked me off the pc! Nd2, exchanging it with 3. To me, then, this seems inferior. It was Chamouilletone of the players of the Paris team, who persuaded the others to adopt this defence. Kd3 to keep the Black king out of c4, but Black just moves his king on b3 and b4 until White rund out of pawn moves.

Fascinated by the French Winawer

Black’s position is often somewhat cramped in the early game; in particular, the pawn on e6 can impede the development of the bishop on c8. An eccentric idea is A bit of classic fun http: Bd3 Nbc6, which avoids giving up material, but leaves the king on the flank where White is trying to attack. At least, statistically it has done better than its Ne7 and Qc7 counterparts. Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.

French Defence – Wikipedia

It has the reputation of giving immediate equality to Black, due to the symmetrical pawn structure. Opening of the Day French, Winawer 1.

Playing the French takes guts and playing the Winawer takes a lot of guts. A wihawer game caught our attention in which white played 6.


Is the French Winawer really that bad? A rare sideline gets punished

The main line of the Steinitz is 5. Yet, he lost to the winawer french 10 timesdrew 10 times and won 14 games against it.

My preference was How to crack the Berlin Wall with 5. The Exchange Variation was recommended by Howard Staunton in the 19th century, [15] but has been in decline ever since.

No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language. White’s options include defending the e4-pawn with 3. In the early s Garry Kasparov briefly experimented with it before switching to 3. Note that Black’s game is made much easier as his queen’s bishop has been liberated. I would play it if I’m ever going to play the Winawer.

On the other hand, 3. Black has a number of ways to meet this threat:. Our comprehensive training course covers it all and much more.

And the most important thing is everybody could focus that black queen is very uneffected the game because of middle play game. Experts on the 7.