Playing it safe against the French Winawer. As well as many other materials & lessons that will help you to learn or improve the skills of the game of chess. Alexei Shirov was surprised at how quickly he managed to make of the French Winawer an opening he himself could play. And now he will let you share in his. C18 – French, Winawer, advance variation: 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3. Search the chess games database, download games, view.

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This variation, named after Szymon Winawer and pioneered by Nimzowitsch and Botvinnik, is one of the main systems in the French, due chiefly to the latter’s efforts in the s, becoming the most often seen rejoinder to 3.

White has freer development and more space in the centre, which Black intends to neutralise by playing The International Wianwer Magazine. White’s queen side is wide open and messy,but black can open up the f file which is handy for the rook frejch castling,and basically things just look much better for black. Qc7 is preferred by those who wish to meet 7. That seems to be like a lot of things, and that is.

Is the French Winawer really that bad? A rare sideline gets punished

Now White to play looks trickier since he can trade a bad pawn off but it’s still looking very grim. Nc6, played by Carlos Guimardintending to keep the bad bishop on c8 or d7 which is passive and obtains little counterplay.

But no worrieswe have made it easy for you. Black’s position is passive because his light-square bishop is hemmed in by pawns on a6, b5, d5, e6 and f7.

It was Chamouilletone of the players of the Paris team, who persuaded the others to adopt this defence. Qa5 has recently become a popular alternative. Nf3, transposing into a normal Sicilian Defenceand 3. The diagram shows for the pawn structure most typical of the French.


Black’s play is very long term, but it’s there, and there are plenty of ways to improve his position. The main line then is: Kxd4 does seem to win, but I would have played B Verlinsky vs A Sergeiev. Maybe White needs to move the K up instead and try to trade off a c-pawn?

Playing It Safe Against The French Winawer

One cannot conduct an ordinary kingside attack, and aloth wijawer the dynamics in the positions favour black. An often-cited example of the potential weakness of this bishop is S. If the tactical complications of 7. In the early s Garry Kasparov briefly experimented with it before switching to 3.

Bd3 the Schlechter Variation3. For what it is worth and I know I am necroing this thread hard, sorry I think that if black had avoided the useless check on c2 and not castled why castle into the attack like that is beyond me black would have had a slight pull – I’d have been happy to play that position! Although amongst the elite, theory is homework and those guys do their work so its seldom seen. This variation is named after Akiba Rubinstein and can also arise from a different move order: For a long time, it was the third most popular reply to 1.

I like the french because it gives off often a nice closed position, often with many imbalances and dynamic opportunities, yet it is such a solid fundamental structure; at least we know that that e6 d5 complex is almost completely safe; for white he has to be careful his center doesn’t collapse, as black’s pieces are ready to take over at any time.

I guess Bh6 right now is answered by Ng6, but leaves white a powerful attack starting with h4. The king on winawfr queenside castling really frencg exposed due to the fractured pawn structure for white on the queenside. See something that violates our rules?


Sep 3, Is there more to this than I am seeing? You need to ffrench a username and password to post a reply. Another way to unbalance the position is for White or Black to castle on opposite sides of the board. Improvements for either side, suggestions, comments, etc would be greatly appreciated. No killing blow for black however but gradual improvement. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!

Advantages for registered users: And if fischer struggled against it at least im in good company lol. White has extra space in the centre and on the kingside and often plays for a breakthrough with f4—f5.

GameKnot: annotated chess game – French, Winawer

Nothing in violation of United States law. Qg4 f5 variation is pretty OK too. Be5 forced to avoid a passive position, but useful anyhows and now black must make a choice whether to play Rh7 or to play Nxf6, which allows white to plant a fgench knight on e5. I’ve played both sides of the Winawer French and as has been noted above: Black has several ways to combat this setup: Black can easily find himself lacking space and also has to be careful of the 2 bishops should the position open up.

Qc7 is more of an aggressive line. Bb4 began to be seen more frequently after World War I, due to the efforts of Nimzowitsch and Botvinnik.

It is also a popular choice at the club level due to the availability of a simple, frehch plan involving attacking chances and extra space. Opening of the Day French, Winawer 1. The latter is “Mr. This move higly effective for white. Nxe4Black has the following options:.