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french winawer


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    thehedgehog2000

    hello chess.com users today I am going to show you a variation of the french winawer which I happen to like more than the mainline for black. Please tell me if you hate it like it or if you have an antidote. Also add why you hate it or like it and from who's prospective. Here it is:

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2

    TwoMove

    A more well-known line is 8...pxp 9.pxp Nex7 when white can't play 10Qxp because of a later Qc3ch. That line has come under pressure from analysis in "According to Anand" series. Think 7...f5 thought to be dubious for sometime.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #3

    thehedgehog2000

    love this opening because of its complexity and tactics (one mistake by either white or black and they are dead.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5

    thehedgehog2000

    pfren wrote:

    The whole variation is probably too risky- GM Berg was playing it as Black, but eventually gave up on it.

    IMO 12.f4 is not the critical move. Much more to the point is 12.h4 Nxe5 (relatively best) 13.cd4 Nf7 14.Qh5 Qxc2 15.Qf3! Bd7 16.h5 Rc8 and now I have analysed 17.h6! as a clear advantage to white (17.Qe3 and 17.Bf4 have been played at correspondence chess).

    I won't give any analysis here, I will just say that Black's position is barely tenable (at best). The only plus is that the position is very complex, and white may not play accurately.

    IMO the best Winawer variation for Black is playing the Classical! 

    good to know

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6

    TwoMove

    If happy allowing Qxg7, the main-line poisoned pawn variation with 7...Ne7 and later 12...d4 played in Topalov v Kamsky is in good shape according to Watson's latest book.


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