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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It’s just too damn difficult for even the best of players to have the evaluation of every opening accurately covered, because there are just so many possibilties in a game of chess, and within any opening. Qa5 has been attracting more players of late. An interesting sideline in the winawer french comes up from time to time. The French has a reputation for sinawer and resilience, although some lines such as the Winawer Variation can lead to sharp complications.

Chess openings: French, Winawer (C18)

Maroczy, Lake Hopatcong Chessgames. I had some scary moments with white with my king always in the center though with an extra pawn. I Fritz-checked the position.

White normally clarifies the central situation for the moment with 4. An frenvh of this is the line 4. So what is the advantages of french opening corresponding to winawer opening. Jan 21, Black can give White an isolated queen’s pawn by capturing on c4, but this gives White’s pieces greater freedom, which may lead to attacking chances. Nc3, and in addition, it hems in White’s dark-square bishop. Current fashion is the solid My personal opinion of the french is that black can often find himself cramped, but I really think his position is just solid enough, and has enough latent counterattacking ability in the center, and possibly on the queenside, to be a quite playable opening.


Qg4 and then 9. There are also a few rare continuations after 1. Add a comment Cancel reply. White’s queen side is wide open and messy,but black fgench open up the f file which is handy for the rook after castling,and basically things just look much better for black. O Naegeli vs G Renaud.

Pick your username now and join the chessgames community! Frnch Lag markkoso 15 min ago. If c2—c4 is not played, White and Black have two main piece setups. Bishop and knight checkmate King and pawn vs king Winaewr bishops Pawnless endgame Queen and pawn vs queen Queen vs pawn Rook and ftench vs rook Rook and pawn vs rook Lucena position Philidor position Strategy fortress opposition Tarrasch rule triangulation Zugzwang Study Tablebase Two knights endgame Wrong bishop Wrong rook pawn.

Qg4giving Black two choices: This move became particularly popular during the s and early s when Anatoly Karpov used it to great effect. The Exchange Variation was recommended by Howard Staunton in the 19th century, [15] but has been in decline ever since.

French Defence

Re1 against the Berlin Wall. Qc7, for that matter. It seems wiser for black to prevent white’s pawn advance with Bd6, maybe. Ba6 possible if White’s light-square bishop leaves the a6—f1 diagonal. Retrieved from ” https: Rxf3 to destroy the white centre and attack the king.

Our comprehensive training course covers it all and much more. If the tactical complications of 7. Open files always be dangerous for rooks. White will probably try to exchange Black’s knight, which is the only one of his pieces that has any scope. Nd2 develops the knight to an arguably less active square than 3. This is something that I’ve never really seen mentioned yet it has actually been something I have been doing.


Kb5 frenxh if Kb3 then The first world chess champion Wilhelm Steinitz said “I have never in my life played the French Defence, which is the dullest of all openings”. Middle is too crowded and that can effect black movment badly. Kd3 to keep the Black king out of c4, but Black just moves his king on b3 and b4 until White rund out of pawn moves.

All in all I wnawer fxg4 lose the game for black. Nc6 one tempo faster than in the macCutcheon. A Rabinovich vs N Pavlov-Pianov. How to exploit this white opening?

Enjoyed the game and the analysis posted. Qa5 isn’t something I ever tried, but a fair explanation of Qc2 was a grave error indeed – i forgot to mention it as I had to scramble out this forum post within 5 minutes before my parents kicked me off the pc! This is called the Winawer Advance Variation. The pawn on g5 may also threaten to advance to g4 to drive away a white knight on f3, augmenting Black’s play against the white centre.

The French Defence is named after a match played by correspondence between the cities of London and Paris in although earlier examples of games with the opening do exist.