Playing OTB after a long break. Part II Winawer game

Mar 15, 2011, 2:17 AM |

Hi again,

Last night was round 3 of the club tournament I a currently playing in. I had tried to find some games by the guy I was facing on the internet, but all I could find were games from 1999, so I knew I probably shouldn't trust that he would play the same lines now.

I noticed that back then he had played the Tarrasch when faced with the French defense, which is my defense of choice when I play black against 1.e4, so I used half an hour yesterday to go through som lines in the Modern variation (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3. Nd2 a6!?), but thought maybe I should also look into some lines with 3.Nc3.

Usually I have played 3.Nc3 Nf6, but recently I haven't done too well with this, so I figured I might give the Winawer a chance. Therefore I spent half an hour running through lines in the Winawer, which proved to be useful.

So enough chit-chat, here is the game:


So by now I am 3/3, and looking forward to next Monday where the penultimate round is played.