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C18: French Winawer with Black
Hello Guys!
Has anyone experience this setup with Black side of the French Winawer - it appears to be a decent off-beat system to play with. The moves are
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5...

Started 01/31/06 at 08:34:01 by 8arms
12 4405 Last Post 03/06/06 at 09:00:29
By: iggystiv
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C18: Winawer 6.....Qa5
Has anyone seen Morozevichs demolition of Shipov at the Russian Champs in this line with 8. h4!? (after Bd2 Qa4). Obviously Shipov didnt help himself with f6 & h5 which seem to be asking for trouble b...

Started 09/11/03 at 07:20:51 by ACReed
3 3155 Last Post 10/05/03 at 03:24:47
By: dom
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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: 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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C19: Interesting rare line for white in Winawer
Dear all,
A strong master (R. Nevanlinna, from Finland) from my club has been playing for a while an interesting idea in Winawer
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne...

Started 01/19/05 at 11:21:02 by Antti Koponen (Guest)
5 3157 Last Post 03/12/06 at 14:34:36
By: dom
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C18: 7.h4! in French Winawer
I'm a 2078 ELO player and i play Tarrasch against the French,and now i want to switch to 3.Nc3.I came up with 7.h4 in winawer and white scores 62% with it!!..,Famous players who played this variation ...

Started 09/13/05 at 05:02:51 by armtwister
2 1611 Last Post 09/13/05 at 22:34:17
By: MNb
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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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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 4573 Last Post 05/25/12 at 13:13:52
By: MNb
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C18: Winawer 7.Qg4 0-0
What's your favourite move after 8.Bd3?
I'm new to the winawer and would appreciate to here from your experiences with this postion Smiley

Started 11/16/09 at 00:20:03 by BlunderKing
13 8118 Last Post 11/20/09 at 10:00:19
By: Willempie
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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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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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28 22237 Last Post 07/10/11 at 20:39:30
By: MNb
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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
0 1203 Last Post 08/18/05 at 02:05:49
By: castlerock
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C18: Winawer 6...Qc7
Hi guys, i wanted to know if anybody here has any experience with the 6...Qc7 winawer (planning to play 7...f5 in reply to 7.Qg4). The variation is analised in detail in play the french 3 and is to be...

Started 09/17/08 at 12:51:48 by Chess_Addict
6 3115 Last Post 09/18/08 at 22:00:10
By: Stigma
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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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C18: Winawer with 7.h4 - What are black's chances?
Afternoon folks,
Have received and have started to look through Williams' book on the French. However, there are quite a few lines which he seems to advocate by his mentioning of them, but which ...

Started 04/07/12 at 17:24:35 by CraigEvans
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17 11987 Last Post 04/18/12 at 21:49:34
By: MNb
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C17: French Winawer, 5.Qg4
Can anyone let me know what the current state of play is with the line 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.Qg4!?
In the 4NCL last weekend, I prepared this for my opponent (admittedly over several...

Started 06/01/06 at 13:54:05 by CraigEvans
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15 7326 Last Post 06/05/07 at 18:45:24
By: dom
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C17: Winawer Miniature
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 cxd4 6.axb4 dxc3 7.bxc3 Qc7 8.Nf3 Qxc3+ 9.Bd2 Qc7 10.Bd3 Ne7 11.O-O Nbc6?? 12.Re1 Ng6 13.b5! Ncxe5 14.Nxe5 Nxe5 15.b6 Qd6 16.Bf4 black resigns 1-0.

Started 03/25/04 at 17:19:35 by Crusader_Bishop
5 2799 Last Post 05/26/04 at 10:20:33
By: alumbrado
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C18: 12.Bxh7+ in Rustemov var.
Is there any established theory about 12.Bxh7 in the Rustemov variation?
(1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 0-0 8.Bd3 Qa5 9.Bd2 Nbc6 10.Nf3 f5 11.exf6 Rxf6  a...

Started 11/07/03 at 19:36:24 by cruzian
6 3182 Last Post 03/12/04 at 08:22:24
By: Da Costa Junior
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C18: Svidler - Berg  Winawer Posion Pawn
This month Neil looks at the game Svidler - Berg.  At move 18 a suggested improvement is 18...Qh7! now only 19.Qb3 is considered protecting the c2-pawn, but what about 19.f5! ef 20.Rh3 Qg6 (what else?...

Started 11/30/07 at 14:45:48 by cunard
1 1673 Last Post 12/01/07 at 02:16:49
By: Sacapawn
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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: Sean Coffey
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