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6... Qa5 French -- White's Best Way to Play?
Hi,
What is White's best way to play in this line? After examining Negi's recommendation, I found that Black can equalize or at least stop White from making much progress with ...c4 on move 11 or...

Started 12/27/15 at 01:48:19 by NegiRefutes
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By: Confused_by_Theory
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Material on Winawer Exchange
Where can I find the most material on the Winawer Exchange 4.exd5 in response by White?

Started 09/23/16 at 07:23:41 by George Jempty
7 856 Last Post 10/31/16 at 22:59:49
By: urusov
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Poll: C15: Dealing with the Winckelmann-Reimer Gambit
I'm a bit surprise that the Winckelmann-Riemer Gambit,
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. a3 Bxc3+ 5. bxc3 dxe4 6. f3!?
is not a more popular reply to the French Winawer.  My guess is that one of the...

Started 05/16/06 at 22:20:29 by OstapBender
9 3897 Last Post 01/19/16 at 19:59:21
By: fling
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7. a4
Hey guys, I'm looking for a good line with black against the annoying 7. a4. Do you have any thoughts on this? (The line goes: 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. a4. )<br ...

Started 12/31/15 at 10:39:49 by SimonBoy
1 453 Last Post 01/19/16 at 18:50:34
By: dom
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C18: winawer poisoned pawn books
All, wonder if you can help please.
This follows on from the previous thread.
Suggestions for decent books for overview of winawer poisoned pawn? Ideas, plans. Am around 2300 I guess but eas...

Started 11/29/07 at 01:19:28 by Bibs
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By: dom
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C18: Armenian variation5..Ba5 6.b4 cxd4 7. Qg4 Kf8
In the major threads I've found on the Armenian variation over the past several years, I've not seen 7...Kf8 mentioned as an alternative to 7...Ne7
in the line of the Armenian that goes 1. e4 e6 ...

Started 09/29/13 at 05:35:14 by George Jempty
10 3829 Last Post 10/20/15 at 16:20:53
By: George Jempty
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Positional Winawer for White
Can you recommend sources explaining the Positional Winawer lines for the White player?
There are a lot of books for Black (I have quite a few of them  Wink), and the repertoire books for White see...

Started 09/03/15 at 13:07:36 by JEH
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18 3410 Last Post 09/10/15 at 23:42:42
By: Keano
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C18: Winawer with 7. Qg4 0-0 8.Bd3 NBc6 9.Bg5!?
Hallo!
I played a cc-game with the variation above.
My oppoment played:
9. ... Qa5 10.Ne2 Ng6 11.0-0 Qa4 12.f4 c4 13.Bg6: fg6: 14.Ra2 Bd7 15.h4 Rf5 16.h5 gh5: 17.Qh5: h6 18.g4 Rf7 19.Kg...

Started 07/04/06 at 04:12:37 by DeepDraw
7 2499 Last Post 07/21/15 at 19:29:36
By: chandrashekharkoravi
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Main Line 7...0-0 Winawer with 8...Nbc6/13. Qg4
I saw two key games in the US Championship, both played by Conrad Holt:
[pgn][Event "US Championships"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2015.04.10"]
[EventDate "2015.04.01"]
[Ro...|/pgn]
I have no engine running, but just by seeing, I think that 20...b4 was better instead of 20...Qg6, idea to open up the a-file and penetrate the queenside before letting White play g5 with effect.
Then he played it two rounds later:
[pgn][Event "US Championships"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2015.04.12"]
[EventDate "2015.04.01"]
[Ro

Started 04/13/15 at 09:27:05 by DenVerdsligeRejsende
10 2853 Last Post 07/19/15 at 20:29:01
By: chandrashekharkoravi
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Black replies to C18 Armenian 6. b4 cxd4 7. Qg7
Let me say up front that I'm not a particularly strong chess player. In my younger days I studied it, played tournaments for a while, and got my rating up to about 1600.
More recently my interest...

Started 01/25/15 at 01:02:30 by mwalimu
3 1348 Last Post 01/25/15 at 08:48:47
By: MartinC
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C18 : GM Williams's video of month French Winawer
Cross-forums link...  Smiley ....
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?num=1403867422
...about a nice video (and commented gamed) by GM Williams (good videos on youtube and his website ...

Started 08/18/14 at 08:12:38 by dom
3 2362 Last Post 10/01/14 at 09:00:09
By: dom
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C18: Gambit in the Portisch-Hook Variation
I have tried the Portisch-Hook Variation in an online game for the first time and was surprised on move 9.
After
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3 6.bxc3 Qa5 7.Bd2 Qa4 8.Qg4 Kf8
my oppone...

Started 08/17/14 at 15:31:25 by Lanark
3 1837 Last Post 08/18/14 at 00:59:00
By: Lanark
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July update- mistake
Hi,
  Shouldn't the last game in French July update be Saric-Huzman? I wonder how it was named Atabayev-Huzman. Grin

Started 07/18/14 at 07:32:06 by Vidit
2 1656 Last Post 07/19/14 at 00:23:18
By: GMTonyKosten
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C17: 5.Bd2 Winawer
What do people think about 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.Bd2 (with a separate question mark!)? I have Dzinzi's lines from Chess Openings for White Explained, and after theoretical wars with my l...

Started 11/29/08 at 22:00:43 by Unownasofyet
11 4611 Last Post 03/04/14 at 22:24:02
By: Keano
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C17: Winawer 5.Bd2 sideline
The Winawer-mainlines are quite fun to play as Black. However, one of the disadvantages of the Winawer, is that white has a considerable amount of "sidelines" available. I guess 5.Ne2 is one of the mo...

Started 05/05/04 at 06:20:23 by Klick
9 6402 Last Post 03/04/14 at 19:58:39
By: Keano
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C18: 7.. 0-0 8 Nf3 Winaver lines
Something interesting from reading Berg's volume 2 book on the Winaver, which contains a chunk on the 7 .. o-o Winaver. 8 Nf3 has never been meant to be critical, and still isn't. This has traditional...

Started 02/24/14 at 12:34:54 by MartinC
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By: BPaulsen
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How do you pronounce Winawer?
I should probably know this but can anyone tell me how to pronounce Winawer by spelling it phonetically
Thanks

Started 10/20/05 at 06:21:23 by The King
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37 14504 Last Post 01/04/14 at 05:14:07
By: Bibs
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C08: Winawer/Classical with 5.Qg4
Guys, two lines I'm not sure about the level of discussion on here (I must confess I've not gone through all 21 pages of threads, however), are the move orders:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 ...

Started 03/11/08 at 18:53:44 by CraigEvans
8 4390 Last Post 08/12/13 at 11:58:45
By: tony37
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C18: Current status of Winawer with 7. ...00
Hello!
I am planning to broaden my repertoire with black and I have chosen the Winawer French with 7. ...00 (besides playing 1. ...e5). I believe it is necessary that you have two main weapons ag...

Started 04/15/13 at 00:55:29 by cynima
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40 11881 Last Post 08/03/13 at 00:49:32
By: Sean Coffey
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C18:Theoretical refutation of 6...Qc7 7.Qg4?! (PS)
Theoretical refutation of 6...Qc7 7.Qg4?!
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A different approach to understanding the French Pawn Structure



To fully understand why 7.Qg4 is to be questioned we must first re-evalu...
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All the points that are addressed below are to be considered from the white side only!
  • Half open b-file
  • h2-h4, in order to prevent or break ...g7-g5 (with a plausible Rh1-h3-g3).
  • g2-g4, in order to capture (or if black captures, to create further space along the g-file which may help white

Started 05/17/13 at 16:26:12 by Plyo
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By: Smyslov_Fan
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