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Understanding Middlegame Strategies Vol.8 - French - Winawer

The French is a complex opening and can lead to a wide variety of middlegames. The Winawer after 3...Bb4 is Black’s most proactive option, immediately weakening White’s pawn structure by doubling their c-pawns.

While Black gets to play against the weak square d4, White often gets attacking chances on the kingside and a space advantage. Structurally, this line can lead to closed positions after ...c4, or open and dynamic play by white’s structural exchange dxc5. “My game selection is aimed at explaining the most important plans of these strategically complex positions.” (Author GM Ivan Sokolov)

  • Video running time: 3 hours 55 minutes
  • With interactive training including video feedback
  • Extra: Training with ChessBase apps - Play “French: Winawer” positions against Fritz on various levels
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This is what is delivered:

  • Fritztrainer App for Windows and Mac
  • Available as download or on DVD
  • Video course with a running time of approx. 4-8 hrs.
  • Repertoire database: save and integrate Fritztrainer games into your own repertoire (in WebApp Opening or in ChessBase)
  • Interactive exercises with video feedback: the authors present exercises and key positions, the user has to enter the solution. With video feedback (also on mistakes) and further explanations.
  • Sample games as a ChessBase database.
  • New: many Fritztrainer now also available as stream in the ChessBase video portal!

That's what the FritzTrainer App can do for you:

  • Videos can run in the Fritztrainer app or in the ChessBase program with board graphics, notation and a large function bar
  • Analysis engine can be switched on at any time
  • Video pause for manual navigation and analysis in game notation
  • Input of your own variations, engine analysis, with storage in the game
  • Learn variations: view specific lines in the ChessBase WebApp Opening with autoplay, memorize variations and practise transformation (initial position - final position).
  • Active opening training: selected opening positions are transferred to the ChessBase WebApp Fritz-online. In a match against Fritz you test your new knowledge and actively play the new opening.

Even more possibilities: Start FritzTrainer in the ChessBase program!

  • The database with all games and analyses can be opened directly.
  • Games can be easily added to the opening reference.
  • Direct evaluation with game reference, games can be replayed on the analysis board
  • Your own variations are saved and can be added to the own repertoire
  • Replay training
  • LiveBook active
  • All engines installed in ChessBase can be started for the analysis
  • Assisted Analysis
  • Print notation and diagrams (for worksheets)

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Contenido

  • Introduction
  • French - Winawer
  • 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4
  • Game 1: Fischer - Larsen
  • Game 2: Spassky - Korchnoi
  • Game 3: Ivkov - Portisch
  • Game 4: Anand - Nikolic
  • Game 5: Santos - Rapport
  • Game 6: Anand - Ponomariov
  • Game 7: Ponomariov - Ivanchuk
  • Bonus: 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 Nunn - Korchnoi
  • Exercises
  • Description
  • Exercise 1: Anand - Nikolic
  • Exercise 2: Anand - Ponomariov
  • Exercise 3: Anand - Ponomariov
  • Exercise 4: Fischer - Larsen
  • Exercise 5: Fischer - Larsen
  • Exercise 6: Ivkov - Portisch
  • Exercise 7: Ponomariov - Ivanchuk
  • Exercise 8: Spassky - Korchnoi
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Winawer

Black has a very important alternative to the move 3...Nf6, namely 3...Bb4, known as the Winawer Variation. Aaron Nimzowitsch (1886–1935) elaborated 3...Bb4 into an opening system in the 1920s. Mikhail Botvinnik (1911– 1995) employed it in 1954/57 in his WCh matches against Vassily Smyslov. But the most faithful fan of this system has been the German grandmaster Wolfgang Uhlmann, who plays practically nothing else with the black pieces. And in addition the system has become almost a German speciality, since 3...Bb4 is extremely popular with grandmasters Stefan Kindermann, Gerald Hertneck, Thomas Luther and Rainer Knaak.

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