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The Wonderful Winawer

Strategic Ideas & Surprise Weapons

272 Seiten, kartoniert, New in Chess, 1. Auflage 2010

21,95 €
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The widely-played Winawer Variation has been called 'the jewel in the crown of the French Defence'. It is easy to see why: this is an opening for players who love a real fight. Black immediately attacks White's centre and the resulting positional dynamics offer chances to both sides.

Viktor Moskalenko, a renowned champion of dynamic play, is the ideal guide to show you both the strategic prin­ciples and the tactical finesses. As a follow-up to his best-selling The Flexible French, Moskalenko has written anoth­er sparkling book brimming with new and original ideas.

The entire spectrum of the Winawer is covered, but of course Moskalenko has his own preferences and he does not shy away from some daring recommendations. His keen eye for the essence of positions, his talent to find new resources in well-known lines and his own inimitable style will make the 'French Magic' work for every reader.

Weitere Informationen
Gewicht 560 g
Hersteller New in Chess
Breite 17 cm
Höhe 23,5 cm
Medium Buch
Erscheinungsjahr 2010
Autor Viktor Moskalenko
Sprache Englisch
Auflage 1
ISBN-13 9789056913274
Seiten 272
Einband kartoniert

006 New In Chess Code System

007 Foreword by Viktor Kortchnoi

009 Introduction

013 Part One - White and Black Deviations

015 An Introduction to the Open Game

018 Chapter 1 - The Anti-Winawer: no e4-e5

041 Chapter 2 - The Semi-Winawer: 4.e5 c5 without 5.a3

051 Chapter 3 - Black Magic: 4.e5 Ne7

063 Part Two - The Sub- and the Old Winawer

The Sub-Winawer: 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3

067 Chapter 4 - The Classical 7.Nf3 and the Anti-Dynamic 7.a4

082 Chapter 5 - The Sharp Flank Attack 7.h4

The Old Winawer: 4.e5 c5 5.a3

102 Chapter 6 - Armenian Variation: 5...Ba5

116 Chapter 7 - Knight System: 5...Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 Nf5

128 Chapter 8 - Eingorn Variation: 5...Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 Kf8

149 Part Three - The Ultimate Winawer

151 Chapter 9 - Warsaw Variation: 7.Qg4 0-0

188 Chapter 10 - Poisoned Pawn: 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 Qc7 / 7...cxd4

230 Chapter 11 - Black Queen Blues: 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Qa5

260 Index of Games

261 Index of Variations

265 Index of Players

272 Bibliography

Grandmaster Viktor Moskalenko provides the reader with a detailed coverage of the Winawer Variation which is called after Simon Winawer, a Polish player who was born in Warsaw on 6th March 1838 and died on the 29 of November 1919.

Winawer made his début with the following game: Steinitz,William - Winawer,Szymon [C01] Paris Paris, 27.06.1867

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.exd5 exd5 5.Bd3 Be6 6.Nf3 h6 7.0-0 Bxc3 8.bxc3 Nd7 9.Rb1 Nb6 10.Ne5 Ne7 11.f4 Bf5 12.Bxf5 Nxf5 13.Ba3 Nd6 14.f5 Ne4 15.f6 g6 16.Qg4 Qc8 17.Qxg6 Qe6 18.Qg7 0-0-0 19.Nxf7 Nxc3 20.Nxd8 Rxd8 21.f7 Nd7 22.Rbe1 Ne2+ 23.Kh1 c5 24.Bxc5 Qe4 25.f8Q Nxf8 26.Rxf8 Ng3+ 27.Qxg3 Rxf8 28.Bxf8 1-0, but the chess genius Cecil De Vere, played it before Winawer!

Steinitz,William - De Vere, Cecil Valentine [C01] London handicap London (1), 1866

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.exd5 exd5 5.Bd3 Nf6 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.0-0 0-0 8.Ne2 Ne7 9.Ne5 Ng6 10.f4 Ne4 11.c3 Ba5 12.Bxe4 dxe4 13.Ng3 Nxe5 14.fxe5 Bb6 15.Be3 f5 16.exf6 Rxf6 17.Qh5 g6 18.Qh6 Bf5 19.Bg5 Qf8 20.Qh4 Re6 21.Rxf5 gxf5 22.Rf1 e3 23.Rxf5 Qd6 24.Bf6 1-0.

Moskalenko covers with readable words the history of the Winawer, and has divided his book into the following lines:

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Main Lines, the Open Winawer with: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Bd2, or 4.a3 4.Qg4, and the Semi-Winawers, run with the moves 5.Bd2 and 5.Qg4.

After Viktor Korctchnoi in his foreword to this book it is an interesting but rather complicated system.

This work from Moskalenko is overloaded with interesting ideas and suggestions as for example in the so called Tait line, an aggressive idea from the English correspondence chess master Jonathan Tait: {1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 Qc7 8.Qxg7 Rg8 9.Qxh7 cxd4 10.Ne2 Nbc6 11.f4 Bd7 12.Qd3 dxc3 13.Rb1 0-0-0 14.h4 d4 15.h5 Nf5 16.Rg1 f6 17.g4 fxe5 18.gxf5 exf5 19.Rxg8 Rxg8} the move 20.h6! and now 20 ... Qd8 and not as I once played 20 ... e4 21.Qc4 Qd8 22.Nxd4 Qh4+ 23.Kd1 Qh5+ 24.Qe2 Qxh6 25.Be3 Rg3 26.Nxc6 Bxc6 27.Rb3 Qf6 28.Qe1 Qd6+ 29.Kc1 Rg6 30.Bh3 Rf6 31.Qxc3 a6 32.Rb4 Qe6 33.Bc5 Rf7 34.Qh8+ 1-0,Simmelink – Elburg,corr.1999.

With 20.Qc4 we reach the book game: Harding,Timothy David (IRL) (2380) - Arounopoulos,Stephan (GER) (2445) [C18] Wch22 sf05 corr ICCF, 1997

20 ... Qd8 21.fxe5 Qh4+ 22.Kd1 Rg4 23.e6 Be8 24.Qb5 Qf2 25.Qxb7+ Kd8 26.e7+ Nxe7 27.Qa8+ Kd7 28.Qxa7+ Ke6 29.Qa6+ Kf7 30.Bh3 Qf3 31.Qc4+ Kg7 32.Bd2 Qxh3 33.Bxc3 dxc3 34.Qxc3+ Qxc3 35.Nxc3 Rg1+ 0-1.

As Moskalenko writes after 21.fxe5?? It’s unbelievable, but this is the losing move - there is no time for taking pawns. 21.Kd1!? Rg4 22.Qd5 {22.fxe5?? Qh4!} Qh4 23.Rxb7 Kxb7 24.Qxd7+ Kb6 25.a4 Qf2 26.a5+ gives a perpetual check, Bergmann – Neven, WC IECG 2006.

Yes, the Winawer is strategically seen somewhat illogical but on the other hand fascinating, especially this read from Moskalenko!

This book is overloaded with sparkling ideas! John Elburg, www.chessbooks.nl