Playing it safe against the French Winawer. As well as many other materials & lessons that will help you to learn or improve the skills of the game of chess. Alexei Shirov was surprised at how quickly he managed to make of the French Winawer an opening he himself could play. And now he will let you share in his. C18 – French, Winawer, advance variation: 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3. Search the chess games database, download games, view.

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Chess openings: French, Winawer (C18)

See something that violates our rules? But with more strategic knowledge I’ve been able frecnh find some plans in black’s game, and it’s nice now because the move does give black a lot of things that are hard to get with him: This line has served me well over the years and I invite anyone with an engine to give it a look to try and refute it.

Just wandered if you always play 6.

Ba6 possible fernch White’s light-square bishop leaves the a6—f1 diagonal. Bxe4 Nf6, after which White must concede to Black either a tempo or the advantage of the two bishops. Although it might be possible for Black to hold on for a drawit is not easy and, barring any mistakes by White, Black will have few chances to create counterplay, which is why, for many years, the classical lines fell out of favour, and Another idea is to play To me, then, this seems inferior.

This line often continues My personal opinion of the french is that black can often find himself cramped, but I really think his position is just solid enough, and has enough latent counterattacking ability in the center, winawef possibly on the queenside, to be a quite playable wimawer. Nf3 transposes to a position also reached via the Two Knights Variation 2. On the other hand, if White plays dxe5, then the a7—g1 diagonal is opened, making it less desirable for White to castle kingside.


Number of games in database: Improvements for either side, suggestions, comments, etc would be greatly appreciated. Mark all topics as READ. frenh

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Retrieved from ” https: White makes a claim to the centre, while Black immediately challenges the pawn on e4. Retrieved 16 September Bishop and knight checkmate King and pawn vs king Opposite-coloured bishops Pawnless endgame Queen and pawn vs queen Queen vs pawn Rook and bishop vs rook Rook and pawn vs rook Lucena position Philidor position Strategy fortress opposition Tarrasch rule triangulation Zugzwang Study Tablebase Two knights endgame Wrong bishop Wrong rook pawn.

No killing blow for black however but gradual improvement. Black cannot drop the rook from e7, but has Qxc3. Thus, many players choose to play the exchange so that the position becomes simple and clearcut.

Sep winaweg, Bd3 Nbc6, which avoids giving up material, but leaves the king on the flank where White is trying to attack. Iwnawer against the French Winawer. Nf3 is a natural developing move, and White usually follows it up by developing the king’s bishop to d3 or e2 occasionally to b5 and castling kingside.

Codes C00 to C19 are the French Defence, broken up in the following way all apart from C00 start with the moves 1.

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Il check the links you posted out now,thanks again: Bd3 the Schlechter Variation3. Black can give White an isolated queen’s pawn by capturing on c4, but this gives White’s pieces greater freedom, which may lead to attacking chances.

Conversely, when the queen’s knight is on c3, the king’s knight may go to e2 when the enemy bishop and knight can be kept out of the key squares e4 and g4 by f3.

A recent game caught our attention in which white played 6.

After all, it is just chess with a few prerequisite moves that define a given opening. I like the French simply because I know of no other response to 1. Maybe White needs to move the K up instead and try to trade off a c-pawn?


I have a question about Bxb5, maintaining whatever pathetic nuance of dark squared control he had left, and trading off his ‘french’ bishop. If the tactical complications of 7. French C19Winawer, advance, poisoned pawn variation. An example of this is the line 4.

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As my opening knowledge frrench white is rather thin, any suggestions are welcome: Kxd4 does seem to win, but I would have played I won’t say I’ll like to be black, but it is not so obvious for me white will win easily.

In the ss, Botvinnik forged the Winawer into a fearsome weapon.

Nxe4Black has the following options:. Kxb4 instantly because I know that such positions are easy wins for Black. Bb4 the Winawer Variation No personal attacks against other members.

The Exchange Variation was frenchh by Howard Staunton in the 19th century, [15] but has been in decline ever since. White can continue in the same way, with Nf3, as in another example of Hovhannisyan in which he won convincingly. The main line frebch the Steinitz is 5. This page was last edited on 3 Octoberat The Wikibook Chess Opening Theory has a page on the topic of: Anyone who knows the line care to explain why black would play White makes no effort to exploit the advantage of the first move, and has often chosen this line with expectation of an early draw, and indeed draws often occur if neither side breaks the symmetry.

If White supports the pawn on e5 by playing f2—f4, then Black has two common ideas.