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C18: Current status of Winawer with 7. ...00
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 04/14/13 at 23:55:29 by cynima
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By: MartinC
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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 04:35:14 by George Jempty
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By: MartinC
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Drasko Winawer
I looked a little last update ... from kgwm.
Good work  Cool
I would lile to know kgwm point of view about the line:
16.Bc1 Bd7 17.a4 Rd8 18.Qd2 Kh7 19.Ba3 Bc8 20.Bd1 Qg7 21.Re1 Rdf8 22...

Started 01/12/18 at 07:24:40 by petertohen
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By: petertohen
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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 06:23:41 by George Jempty
8 7783 Last Post 06/11/17 at 18:35:51
By: gillbod
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C18: 6... Qa5 French -- White's Best Way to Play?
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 (Ex Member)
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By: Confused_by_Theory
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C18 : 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 se...

Started 09/03/15 at 12:07:36 by JEH
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18 18565 Last Post 09/10/15 at 22:42:42
By: Keano
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C18: Winawer with 7. Qg4 0-0 8.Bd3 NBc6 9.Bg5!?
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 03:12:37 by DeepDraw
7 8750 Last Post 07/21/15 at 18:29:36
By: chandrashekharkoravi
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C18 : 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"]
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"]

Started 04/13/15 at 08:27:05 by DenVerdsligeRejsende
10 9718 Last Post 07/19/15 at 19:29:01
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 5409 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 ....
...about a nice video (and commented gamed) by GM Williams (good videos on youtube and his website ...

Started 08/18/14 at 07:12:38 by dom
3 6942 Last Post 10/01/14 at 08:00:09
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.
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 14:31:25 by Lanark
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By: Lanark
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July update- mistake
  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 06:32:06 by Vidit
2 5421 Last Post 07/18/14 at 23:23:18
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 13613 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 05:20:23 by Klick
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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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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 11647 Last Post 08/12/13 at 10:58:45
By: tony37
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C18: Winawer 7.Qg4 0-0
Did anybody see the Vallejo game where he had Karjakin busted in this line and self destructed and then said he felt like giving up professional chess? For the last few years I have been convinced the...

Started 02/02/13 at 20:47:27 by Keano
13 10392 Last Post 02/07/13 at 21:00:11
By: dom
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C18: Poisoned pawn question from Winawer newbie
Hi guys!
I'm interested in line 
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 Qc7 8.Bd3!?
But the problem is, that black can play 7..cxd4 and then if 8.Qxg7, the...

Started 01/12/13 at 00:06:50 by Ender
10 7624 Last Post 01/21/13 at 06:34:32
By: fling
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C18: 7.h4 Winawer as White: move orders (6...Qc7)
Looking for some help with my repertoire vs. the French as White.  I've been trying to play 6...Ne7 7.h4 for a little while, but 6...Qc7 is a tricky move order.
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 ...

Started 05/24/12 at 12:23:18 by blueguitar322
6 5728 Last Post 05/25/12 at 13:13:52
By: MNb
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C18: Armenian Variation?
Hi all,
Well I am just getting back into chess again and was wondering, how is the Armenian Variation doing? Back when I was playing black seemed to be holding on, but in my comeback, I have not ...

Started 02/29/12 at 05:20:07 by Darthmambo
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