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WHICH POISON PAWN DEFENSE DO YOU PREFER AND WHY


  • 5 years ago · Quote · #1

    antne003

    BETWEEN THE SICILIAN POISON PAWN AND THE  FRENCH POISON PAWN, WHICH DO YOU PREFER AND WHY,  WOULD YOU USE IT AS A  WHITE OPENING?

     

                                                             THANKS  TONY

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #2

    checkmateisnear

    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.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #3

    rrrttt

    I Hate! The sicilian, so I would say the poisoned pawn Winawer

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #4

    BigTy

    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!!!!!!!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #5

    antne003

    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

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #6

    Skwerly

    I prefer posts that do not use all caps.  Cool

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #7

    cofail

    PERSONALLY I THINK WRITING IN ALL CAPS IS RATHER FUN.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #8

    Atos

    Well, you can't choose the Naydorf poison pawn as White opening since the Black doesn't have to play it.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #9

    antne003

    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

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #10

    sryiwannadraw

    cool

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #11

    checkmateisnear

    WHITE CAN ACTUALLY QUITE EASILY GO WRONG LIKE IN THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLE

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #12

    antne003

    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

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #13

    jarkov

    Gambitking wrote:

    I prefer this...

     

    Don't you? In terms of excitement, it certainly beats the other two openings you mentioned hands down!

    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 years ago · Quote · #14

    Conquistador

    4.Qh5+ and white gets a nice advantage.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #15

    cofail

    Crazy game

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #16

    jarkov

    Gambitking wrote:

    A 'safe plus', eh? Like I got as Black in this game? LOL!

     

    The Gambit King


    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?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #17

    jarkov

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #18

    jarkov

    jarkov wrote:

     


    this is very old though, surely you have an update

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #19

    B97

    From my screen name, you can probably guess my preference. $10 to anybody who gets it right...;)

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #20

    checkmateisnear

    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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