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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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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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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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C18: Winawer- Pelletier-Yussupow,Basel 2005
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(4) Pelletier,Y (2604) - Jussupow,A (2582) [C18]
ITAG Telerapid Basel (2), 2005
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Sc3 Lb4 4.e5 Se7 5.a3 Lxc3+ 6.bxc3 c5 ...

Started 04/26/05 at 17:06:25 by dom
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C18: 4.a3 Winawer
First off, I hate the Winawer variation  Angry
I have a good idea what to do against 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.a3 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 dxe4 6.Qg4 Nf6 7.Qxg7 Rg8 8.Qh6 Nbd7
Black's last move is the m...

Started 02/08/05 at 22:47:30 by Seth_Xoma
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C18: Winawer - Neils Suggestion for lively play
Taking directions again from Neils Winawer Roadmaps:
I tried the following. He mentions this line as providing some wild play. After my game you will find the game he referenced, but the third ga...

Started 01/18/05 at 18:33:17 by Flank Master
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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 2461 Last Post 01/19/16 at 18:50:34
By: dom
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C15: Winawer 4.a3
Conventional wisdom tells that the following line
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.a3 Bxc3 5.bxc3 dxe4 6.Qg4 Nf6 7.Qxg7 Rg8 8.Qh6 Nbd7 - a line recommended by Watson in the 3rd edition -
should ...

Started 12/12/08 at 14:24:31 by derdudea
1 1709 Last Post 12/12/08 at 19:10:16
By: dom
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C18: Dangerous weapon 12...Nbc6 13.oo Ne5!?
I have just finished one chapter of Dangerous Weapon The French. The dangerous weapon is a queen trap in following position (occuring with the "Larsen" line of the exchange with an early Qf3)
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Started 07/27/08 at 18:18:22 by dom
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By: trandism
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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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C17: white fifth move altenitive.b-d2
b-d2 in the frech winawer for whtie instaed ofa-3.the call is b-d2.please i would love to hear if this is better then a-3 .Bd-2.

Started 12/23/06 at 22:15:16 by inn3
1 1324 Last Post 12/31/06 at 09:32:11
By: dom
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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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C17: French Winawer with 5.Bd2
I've alwayes playes the main winawer and classical variations and tarrasch all my life with great i'm just looking at 5.Bd2 with 0-0-0 to follow( i have a weakness fro Qside castling as ...

Started 07/30/04 at 08:43:36 by Sumit Balan (Guest)
1 1549 Last Post 08/11/04 at 15:52:20
By: Seeker
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C18: Lutz-Pelletier 2003
What do you think about move 15 of the game Lutz-Pelletier Biel 2003
The move is 15 dxc5
In fact it was  ot an inovation because the move was already played in a corr. game.
I think tha...

Started 07/29/03 at 11:16:15 by Franck Steenbekkers (Guest)
1 1828 Last Post 07/30/03 at 16:06:43
By: dom
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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 4368 Last Post 07/18/14 at 23:23:18
By: GMTonyKosten
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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 2613 Last Post 03/05/11 at 15:05:57
By: Stigma
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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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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
2 2366 Last Post 04/02/10 at 12:47:49
By: Michael Ayton
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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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