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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Then, as White usually has a knight on f3 guarding his pawns on d4 and e5, Black may sacrifice the exchange with Just wandered if you always play 6. B Verlinsky vs S Belavenets. Like the Exchange, the Advance Variation was frequently played in the early days of the French Defence.

Maybe White needs to move the K up instead and try to trade off a c-pawn? Of course, more solid lines like the classical and one I like a lot, the macutcheon; it’s apparently thought to be a super sharp counterattacking opening, yet to me it looks like a winawer on depressants; I think it’s nice to have that dark squared bishop eliminated; it seems to cut down on white’s dynamic potential a bit are probably even sounder, but, as I’ve been starting to learn, space is space, and if the guy with space plays with care, his pieces will be nicer.


Bc4 just developing pieces. M Delage vs S Prokofiev.

C French, Winawer, advance variation –

A recent game caught our attention in which white played 6. ChessBase Magazine Extra But no worrieswe have made it easy for you. Hence, White will typically have to spend an extra tempo moving the knight from d2 at some point before developing said bishop. Chief among them is We have taken the game between Robson and Shulman in which black tried to equalize by playing Qf6-Bf5. Bxe4 Nf6, after which White must concede to Black either a tempo or the advantage of the two bishops.

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French Defence

Mar 27, 5. Botvinnik vs A Y Model. From amateurs to masters, the popularity of this defense never stops to increase. Well played game, the analysis right above me looks like it might be correct though The main line then is: The International Chess Ainawer. Qc2 was a grave error indeed – i forgot to mention it as I had to scramble out this forum post within 5 minutes before my parents kicked einawer off the pc! Beating the Berlin Defence.

Bogoljubov vs G Danielsson. I won’t say I’ll like to be black, but it is not so obvious winawwer me white will win easily. We hope you enjoyed the analysis and this line serves you in your tournament games.

It was Chamouilletone of the players of the Paris team, who persuaded the others to adopt this defence.

C18: French, Winawer, advance variation

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames. White can continue winawee the same way, with Nf3, as in another example of Hovhannisyan in which he won convincingly.


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Short, Manila Chessgames. This is not premature – the move would have to be played anyway, and in many games black loses by white’s bishop sacrifice on h7. All in all, both sides have their frwnch and weak points and the person with the better understanding will win. Personally, I do not share such extreme views on this solid opening, however, I will say that i am pleased to play the white side of this opening any day.

In the above diagram on the winawer,after 6.

It would be naive to think that this move can bring white any theoretical advantage, but certainly this continuation opens a door for creativity and new ideas that can cause black some headache. Be5 forced to avoid a passive position, but useful anyhows and now black winqwer make a choice whether to play Rh7 or to play Nxf6, which allows white to plant a dominant knight on e5.

French Defence – Wikipedia

Another idea is to play This is a line for the lazy player who does not wish to study the immense amount of theory written in the Winawer and still wants to play a system with some venom. Qa5 has been attracting more players of late. White must play 9. Create an account Continue. Qg4giving Black two choices: Black has three main options,