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C18: French Winawer, 5. a3, 6... f5 Analysis
1. e4 e6
2. d4 d5
3. Nc3 Bb4
4. e5 c5
5. a3 Bxc3
6. bxc3 f5 (to stop Qg4)

I have posted this in another forum and it is currently being analyzed throughout a few pages!!
Moves tried so far:
7. Qh5+
7. Nf3
7. f4

So far despite the wi...

Started 09/29/11 at 12:19:02 by John
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By: BPaulsen
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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
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By: dom
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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
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By: MartinC
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C01,C15-C19: Winawer: alternative to main lines?
I am looking for a way to face the Winawer. Should I just spend countless hours studying the main line
(1.e4 e6 2. d4 d5, 3.Nc3 Bb4, 4.e5 c5, 5. a3) or are there interesting alternative...

Started 07/06/07 at 23:52:58 by ehpotsirhc
13 5872 Last Post 07/19/07 at 03:29:00
By: Smyslov_Fan
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C01: Winnaver Exchange
What do you guys think of Winnaver exchange from black's perspective? Objectively it may be equal but I have hesitation in opening the b file for white since it pretty much closes the option for 0-0-0...

Started 08/18/05 at 02:05:50 by castlerock
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By: castlerock
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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 9738 Last Post 08/12/13 at 10:58:45
By: tony37
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C11: three pawn advantage
I've noted a variation in the winawer where white gets
a three pawn advantage. He will win one or two back,
but I find it striking that Watson does not even mention
the possibility in "...

Started 01/19/05 at 21:24:05 by Niels B Christensen (Guest)
1 1074 Last Post 01/19/05 at 21:49:39
By: Mike Thomas
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C15-C19: Ending in the Winawer. Worse for Black?
I read in a thread that the endings resulting from the Winawer are worse for Black. Is that true?  Angry

Started 05/16/08 at 20:34:21 by Pingudon
3 1993 Last Post 05/19/08 at 07:31:54
By: Takeback_2
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C15-C19: French Winawer Move by Move
This may not be worth discussing much just yet, but I've noticed this on the Everyman website - looks like it should be available early 2013.
Author will be Steve Giddins.
I must say that I...

Started 08/20/12 at 19:37:18 by slates
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By: Sylvester
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C15-C19: The Winawer
Calling all you guys who have good experiences against the French especially the Winawer.
I'm a confirmed e4 player & the Winawer has been my biggest problem. Ive never once won any game against ...

Started 07/15/05 at 10:03:55 by woofwoof
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By: Losetowin
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C15-C19: The Wonderful Winawer
I assume this will be an interesting read:
Moskalenko always has ideas to share.   

Started 07/29/10 at 12:57:27 by tafl
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By: MNb
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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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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
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By: dom
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C15-C19: What is black's idea in the winawer?
I have recently started playing 1.e4 and 3.Nc3 against the french. Having played just one game in the Winawer I feel like white gets a certain initiative for very little. If I was a french dude I woul...

Started 08/24/08 at 12:46:11 by Bocajaka
10 3856 Last Post 08/26/08 at 17:02:54
By: Bocajaka
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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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C15-C19: White winawer
Any repertoire books for white side of Winawer?

Started 02/24/07 at 01:36:03 by JonHecht
6 2735 Last Post 02/24/07 at 10:22:58
By: dom
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C15-C19: Winawer eBook in ChessBase form
Hi everyone,  

thanks to the efforts of Tony Kosten, the Winawer eBook in ChessBase form is now ready for you to download. I hope you all enjoy it!  

Started 03/17/06 at 18:24:01 by GMNeilMcDonald
2 1690 Last Post 03/18/06 at 10:44:51
By: Willempie
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C15-C19:Books on 4...Qd7 Winawer & other sidelines
Are there any books with reasonable coverage of Black alternatives (to 4...c5 - such as 4...Qd7, 4...b6 & 4...Ne7 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 b6) in the Winawer? I bought Neil McDonald's book & was quite disapp...

Started 11/20/07 at 15:46:03 by jpmoldovan
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16 10518 Last Post 01/13/09 at 21:30:41
By: dom
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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 21:20:29 by OstapBender
9 10389 Last Post 01/19/16 at 19:59:21
By: fling
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C15: Wickelmann-Reimer Gambit vs French Defence
[Event "XI Anibal Open"]
[Site "Linares ESP"]
[Date "2005.??.??"]
[White "Navarro Torres,P"]
[Black "Vilarnovo Caamano,J"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2232"]

Started 10/28/10 at 07:26:03 by Gambit
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