WHICH POISON PAWN DEFENSE DO YOU PREFER AND WHY

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

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.

rrrttt

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

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!!!!!!!

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

Skwerly

I prefer posts that do not use all caps.  Cool

cofail

PERSONALLY I THINK WRITING IN ALL CAPS IS RATHER FUN.

Atos

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

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

sryiwannadraw

cool

checkmateisnear

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

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

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

Conquistador

4.Qh5+ and white gets a nice advantage.

cofail

Crazy game

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?

jarkov

jarkov
jarkov wrote:

 


this is very old though, surely you have an update

B97

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

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.)