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BETWEEN THE SICILIAN POISON PAWN AND THE FRENCH POISON PAWN, WHICH DO YOU PREFER AND WHY, WOULD YOU USE IT AS A WHITE OPENING?
I PREFER THE FRENCH DEFENCE WINAWER POISONED PAWN BECAUSE IT SEEMS SO MUCH MORE COMPLICATED AND CAN BE A DANGEROUS WEAPON IF BLACK IS WELL PREPARED. ALSO I DONT PLAY THE SICILIAN.
I Hate! The sicilian, so I would say the poisoned pawn Winawer
FROM THE WHITE SIDE OF BOTH THE WINAWER AND THE NAJDORF POISONED PAWN I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THAT THE NAJDORF IS THE ONE THAT GIVES ME MUCH MORE TROUBLE. IT WAS THE MAIN REASON I RECENTLY SWITCHED TO THE ENGLISH ATTACK INSTEAD. BOTH ARE PROBABLY SOUND FOR BLACK THOUGH, BUT USUALLY WHEN PLAYING AGAINST THE WINAWER POISONED PAWN I FEEL LIKE I HAVE AN ADVANTAGE, EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE MANY LINES OF THEORY IN THAT OPENING I DON'T KNOW VERY WELL. I GUESS IT IS EASIER TO PLAY UP A PAWN THAN DOWN A PAWN!!!!!!!
checkmateisnear,rrttt and big ty
thank you members verymuch for the feedback. I AM NOT A GREAT PLAYER , BUT WAS PLAYING AROUND WITH THEM BOTH AS A OPENING FOR WHITE.
THANKS FOR THE HONEST FEEDBACK
I prefer posts that do not use all caps.
PERSONALLY I THINK WRITING IN ALL CAPS IS RATHER FUN.
Well, you can't choose the Naydorf poison pawn as White opening since the Black doesn't have to play it.
dear skwerty, i like to write in caps, as i think its easier to read,by doing so, i am not screaming, just felt it would be better, sorry if i offended you
chessy, thank you, i'm not a computer person , so i 'm not up on computer quirks about writing in caps
ATOS, NO BLACK DOESN'T HAVE TO PLAY IT, BUT THEY GENERALLY DO, IF YOU START WITH E4, LOOK AT ANAND'A GAMES AS HE PLAYED THE NAJDORF AS WHITE MANY TIME SUCCESSFULLY
LIKE I SAID, i'm not advanced in chess the way many of you members might be
, however, i like to experiment with the openings and defenses
sorry if i 'm wrong thanks tony
WHITE CAN ACTUALLY QUITE EASILY GO WRONG LIKE IN THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLE
thank you forum members for your feedback, i like both of them , but sway a little more in favor of the najdorph
thanks tony antne003
I prefer this...
The Gambit King
awesome! was going to bring this up myself.. too bad it isnt seen anymore, I love it but probably wouldnt even play it myself knowing theres safer ways to get a slight plus out of the opening
but that would be a fun line for a thematic tournament
4.Qh5+ and white gets a nice advantage.
A 'safe plus', eh? Like I got as Black in this game? LOL!
youre right, I forget what to do for that line. . I need to go over that one. can you share the best line against it?
this is very old though, surely you have an update
From my screen name, you can probably guess my preference. $10 to anybody who gets it right...;)
I still prefer the Winawer variation. After all, the french is one of my favourite openings.(along with Queen's Gambit and the ocassional petrov.)
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