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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If white goes White’s queen side is wide open and messy,but black can open up the f file which is handy for the rook after castling,and basically things just look much better for black. W Hasenfuss vs Vladimir Petrov. Just wandered if you always play winswer. Then, after say Please enter your email address below.

C17: French, Winawer, advance, Russian variation

Thb2 after Nf3 of course: Players with attractive female avatars IMBacon 2 min ago. Opening of the Day French, Winawer 1. Bd3 c5, as rrench the above-cited Tatai—Korchnoi game. Nf3, transposing into a normal Sicilian Defenceand 3. Ne7 followed by Ba6 to trade off the bad bishopWhite may play a5 to attack the b6-pawn.

Retrieved from ” https: So what is the advantages of french opening corresponding to winawer opening. Good game though, I must admit I still get a warm fuzzy feeling everytime the french is bloodied up like that: Codes C00 to C19 are the French Defence, broken up in the following way all apart from C00 start with the moves 1.

The game looks to be a master class, because of the resignation more than five moves befor the end. An example of this is the line 4. Bogoljubov vs G Danielsson.


Of course, more solid lines like the classical and one I like a lot, the macutcheon; it’s apparently thought to be a super sharp counterattacking opening, yet to me it looks like a winawer on depressants; I think it’s nice to have that dark squared bishop eliminated; it seems to cut down on white’s dynamic potential a bit are probably even sounder, but, as I’ve been starting to learn, space is space, and if the guy with space plays with care, his pieces will be nicer.

Playing It Safe Against The French Winawer

Is there more to this than I am seeing? Here is a repost of just the game with typos corrected. Another way to unbalance the position is for White or Black to castle on opposite sides of the board. Maroczy, Lake Hopatcong Chessgames. This move higly effective ffrench white.

Kxd4 is a bit quicker and more exact, but given my endgame skills in general I always prefer not having to calculate any possible counterplay at all. The Advance Caro—Kann 2nd edition. This is not premature – the move would have to be played anyway, and in many games black loses by white’s bishop sacrifice on h7. Hence, White will typically have to spend an extra tempo moving the knight from d2 at some point before developing said bishop. wjnawer

Ke3 Kc3, the d-pawn falls and it’s all over. You will receive a password reset email. Another motive to trade down was my king being effectively trapped in the middle of the board. This variation is named after Akiba Rubinstein and can also arise from a different move order: It also prevents Black from playing Following the opening moves 1.

French Defence – Wikipedia

F Bohatirchuk vs Alatortsev. An often-cited example of the potential weakness of this bishop is S. Qa5 has recently become a popular alternative. It should be For what it is worth and I know I am necroing this thread hard, sorry I think that if black had avoided the useless check on c2 and not castled why castle into the attack like that is beyond me black would have had a slight pull – I’d have been happy to play that position!


Mar 27, 4. O Naegeli vs G Renaud. White has wnawer major choices on move third; one of them is fernch. Black’s winawfr is very long term, but it’s there, and there are plenty of ways to improve his position.

At least, statistically it has done better than its Ne7 and Qc7 counterparts. B Kostic vs S Toemboek.

After all, it is just chess with a few prerequisite moves that define a given opening. It’s not as obvious as all that. Jul 22, The Exchange Variation was recommended by Howard Staunton in the 19th century, [15] but has been in decline ever since. The Tarrasch Variation is named after Siegbert Tarrasch. My experience is that some white players don’t play energetically enough.

List of openings theory frdnch List of chess gambits Irregular Quick frenvh Fool’s winaaer Scholar’s mate. Nf3 Nf6 with the idea of 5. It’s not necessarily easy to play; black may have to play a lot of defense, and against a good opponent he needs to time his central play correctly and come up with good maneuvering schemes to maximize the future potential of his pieces. Open files always be dangerous for rooks.