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C18: The nameless 7...Qa4 variation of the Winawer
I suggest this be called the Portisch variation.
Lajos Portisch wrote Chapter 4, "Developing an Opening Repertoire," for the 1974 RHM Press book "How to Open a Chess Game".
Portisch recommen...

Started 09/22/09 at 16:09:51 by Buford
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By: MNb
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C15: Winawer 4.Ne2 - Jonny Hector's 6.g4!?
I played the 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Ne2-Winawer very regularly some years ago, but at some point stopping because I seemed to get nowhere against 4. ... de4: 5.a3 Be7 (I have always liked 5. ... ...

Started 03/28/10 at 07:14:30 by PatzerNoster
11 9549 Last Post 07/03/11 at 20:47:37
By: MNb
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C17: French Winawer 5. ... Ba5
Hi! I'm starting to study the following line:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Ba5 6.b4 cd4 7.Qg4 Ne7 8.ba5 dc3 9.Qg7 Rg8 10.Qh7 Nbc6 11.Nf3 Qa5
Do you think that Black can defend the...

Started 06/11/11 at 11:25:12 by Goldrake
8 4570 Last Post 06/15/11 at 11:21:16
By: Goldrake
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C15-C19: What to play against the Winawer?
I love to play against the advanced variation and against the Tarrasch. But I don`t know what to do against the Winawer. I wonder if the line with the poisoned pawn in the Qg4 line is completely sound...

Started 05/07/08 at 14:36:44 by Pingudon
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By: HoemberChess
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C17: Where to find info on e5 Bd2 against Winawer?
In looking for stuff to play as white against the French, I saw the line 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. Bd2 and decided it looked interesting, and probably has less theory to learn than the ...

Started 04/20/11 at 02:58:46 by Fromper
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17 10154 Last Post 05/07/11 at 23:51:57
By: Keano
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C18: Watson's March update
If you haven't seen this month's update, you're in for a treat.  The Apicella game, in particular, is astounding for the depth and breadth of analysis.  The consistent quality of Watson's updates is r...

Started 03/18/11 at 17:52:02 by proustiskeen
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C17: 5.Qg4 Winawer
After 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.Qg4!? Ne7, what happens if white now plays 6.a3(?)
Granted, 6...Bxc3+ bxc3 is a main line Winawer, but this is a problem for those who intend to play the...

Started 03/05/11 at 02:07:29 by slughouse
2 2610 Last Post 03/05/11 at 15:05:57
By: Stigma
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Re: The Wonderful Winawer
[split] [splithere][splithere_end]

Started 11/07/10 at 04:16:49 by Smyslov_Fan
3 2756 Last Post 11/08/10 at 15:46:48
By: Seth_Xoma
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C18: Winawer 7)Qg4, Ng6!? or ? or !
Hello, as I told you my kids practice chess and my daughter is a Frenchie as me, the other day I was showing her the possibilities in the Winawer besides the poisining pawn variation, as showing her 7...

Started 08/27/10 at 20:15:58 by Luis Moreno
8 4306 Last Post 10/29/10 at 17:11:36
By: dom
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C16-C17: Offbeat Winawer - who needs the a3 move ?
Last sunday I played this variation as Black in small tournament near Albi (southwest of France):
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 Ne7 5.Qg4 oo
and now my opponent played the weird move 6.Bd3 !?
my o...

Started 10/02/10 at 14:13:49 by dom
6 3893 Last Post 10/07/10 at 10:35:17
By: Keano
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C18: Winawer: New ideas in "Kasparov Gambit" var?
I was watching Williams' nice French DVD and i came across the variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3 6.bxc3 Ne7 h4!? which Williams says that it is underestimated and he likes it for W...

Started 09/16/10 at 17:39:36 by Ametanoitos
11 7498 Last Post 09/28/10 at 02:21:20
By: Gueler
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C18: Winawer
Hello, after almost 5 years break, I am coming back to French. I am going to update my former repertoire for Black. I am interested in the following line:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 B...

Started 09/06/10 at 11:40:15 by MilenPetrov
3 2949 Last Post 09/07/10 at 10:33:05
By: dom
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C15-C19: The Wonderful Winawer!?
A new book by Moskalenko is hitting the streets around Christmas!

Started 06/09/10 at 15:20:02 by TonyRo
2 3388 Last Post 07/05/10 at 17:06:58
By: winawer77
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C17: 5.dxc5 or 5.Qg4
Hi all,
just curios which has a better reputation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 and now either 5.Qg4 or 5.dxc5.  5Qg4 as in Dangerous weapons or 5.dxc5 in 101 Attacking ideas by Gallagher.  <...

Started 04/14/10 at 02:53:19 by Zatara
2 1667 Last Post 04/14/10 at 19:37:33
By: Zatara
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C18: Help in a critical line
Hello. I always concidered this section of the foroum the most helpfull because there are many posters here that have a strong and objective opinion.
I have a question about one of the most serio...

Started 04/05/10 at 17:18:57 by Ametanoitos
3 2035 Last Post 04/05/10 at 19:21:29
By: MartinC
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C16: Winawer 4 e5 b6 5 Qg4 Bf8
Moskalenko's Flexible French is a hugely inspirational book full of fascinating ideas, but it does have one or two omissions. In foregrounding the Winawer with 4 e5 b6 5 Qg4 Bf8, why does he not menti...

Started 04/02/10 at 10:49:49 by Michael Ayton
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By: Michael Ayton
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C18: PP 13.Qxc3
In reaction to the user Dom's review of current theory on PP ( ) I would like to further discuss 13.Qxc3 and the position arising after <br...

Started 01/26/10 at 17:59:11 by MemoryMaster
10 4403 Last Post 01/28/10 at 09:02:58
By: Keano
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C17: French Winawer Bogoljubov
French Winawer Bogoljubov 1.e4 e6  2.d4 d5  3.Nc3 Bb4  4.e5 c5  5.Bd2… 
As White, I’ve recently switched back to the 3.Nc3 French and I’m still looking for the my preferences.  I found a video o...

Started 01/21/10 at 15:23:24 by Net Warrior
14 6896 Last Post 01/25/10 at 16:10:32
By: Net Warrior
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C15-C19: US Swiss-Likely Anti Winawer Systems
Will be playing is first Swiss System in many years in March.  What are the more common deviations from Winawer Mainlines after Bb4. Any idea what most likely to see. I will have to play in Open Secti...

Started 01/24/10 at 17:29:53 by Playslikefish
2 1952 Last Post 01/24/10 at 20:50:20
By: dom
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C18: Any sorce for 7...Nf5 Winawer??
Even though I saw IM Kevin Goh Wei Ming say
I would like to recommend 7...Nf5 in the Winawer as a theory-efficient line for club players

I don't recall seeing a thread on it. Anyone know where ...

Started 01/13/10 at 12:33:55 by ghenghisclown
4 3740 Last Post 01/18/10 at 00:00:43
By: ghenghisclown
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