The French of the Week (7) - Blahynka-Vybiral, MacCutcheon Variation
In the Classical French with 4.Bg5, both 4...dxe4 and 4...Be7 lead to equality or a very small advantage for White, but Black's attacking possibilities are in general poor. Gleizerov and Korchnoi may disagree, but they would for sure admit that The MacCutcheon makes the game way more lively. Decide for yourself! As usual, download link, video in Spanish and relevant games below.
- Fischer-Petrosian, Cuaracao 1962, 0-1
- Leko-Korchnoi, Essen 2002, 1-0
- Polgar,J-Korchnoi, Wijk aan Zee 2000, 1/2-1/2
- Christiansen-Korchnoi, Reykjavik 2000, 0-1