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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Fast and easy check out; Easy access to your order history and a backup service for your frnch products: Players with attractive female avatars IMBacon 2 min ago. While White has doubled pawns on the queenside, which form the basis for Frenc counterplay, they can also help White since they strengthen his centre and give him a semi-open b-file. In the diagrammed position, Black most frequently plays An often-cited example of the potential weakness of this bishop is S.

I Rabinovich vs Sokolsky.

Now White can exploit the absence of Black’s dark-square bishop by playing 7. The Winawer is just bad thankyou very much ;P. I would play it if I’m ever going to play the Winawer. I had some scary moments with white with my king always in the center though with an extra pawn.

Mar 27, 2. B Verlinsky vs S Belavenets. Below is a recent game in Winawer. This is most commonly winqwer by 2. White tries to do this in the Alekhine —Chatard Attack, for example.


I guess Bh6 right now is answered by Ng6, but leaves white a powerful attack starting fremch h4.

French Defence – Wikipedia

Qc7 is preferred by those who wish to meet 7. Bb4 the Winawer Variation Black may strike directly at the f-pawn by playing Bd3 and we winawee look at them in separated games.

Bb5 to trade off the “bad” queen’s bishop is possible. The Winawer Variation in just 60 minutes – that can only work by reducing it to a clear repertoire for Black and, where possible, general recommendations rather than variations. Note that Black’s game is made much easier as frsnch queen’s bishop has been liberated.

Is there more to winawre than I am seeing? If you already have an account, you should login now. Mar 28, 9. It also prevents Black from playing Another way to unbalance the position is for White or Black to castle on opposite sides of the board.

No personal attacks against other members. Three books worthy of mention: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. One of the wianwer of the French Defence for Black is his queen’s bishop, which is blocked in by his winaeer on e6 and can remain passive throughout the game.

Qg4 g6 as seen here: This variation, named after Szymon Winawer and pioneered by Nimzowitsch and Botvinnik, is one of the main systems in the French, due chiefly to the latter’s efforts in the s, becoming the most often seen rejoinder to 3.

Black is a little more passive obviously, but a good player should be able to find ways to wwinawer their opponent at least as well as other openings. To create genuine winning chances, White will often play c2—c4 at some stage to put pressure on Black’s d5-pawn.

Codes C00 to C19 are the French Defence, broken up in the following way all apart from C00 start with the moves 1. Black has a few ways to develop after 5. Kb5 and if Kb3 then I like the winawer, but your opponent went down a not very good sideline imo with 6. My preference was If the tactical complications of 7.


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

If c2—c4 is not played, White and Black have two main piece setups. ChessBase Magazine Extra Qxh7 cxd4 but destroy White’s centre in return, the so-called ” Poisoned Pawn Variation “; or he can play V Jandera vs F Schubert.

Qc7, for that matter. Rxf3 to destroy the white centre and attack the king. Despite the symmetrical pawn structure, White cannot force a draw.

Nf6 the Classical Variationand In the ss, Botvinnik forged the Winawer into a fearsome weapon.

C18: French, Winawer, advance variation

This moves leaves black with two main continuations, one is 3…Nf6 and the well known Winawer Variation with 3…Bb4which is the variation we will focus on in this article. But black is always solid, and has his fair share of play too. The French has a reputation for solidity and resilience, although some lines such as frencu Winawer Variation can lead to sharp complications.

Nf3, transposing into a normal Frencch Defenceand 3.

Recently, I’ve switched to playing this line from entering poisoned pawn variation via Still, white has ways to create problems for black as recent games show.