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Viswanathan Anand vs Neil R McDonald
Lloyds Bank op 10th (1986), London ENG, rd 7
French Defense: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn Variation Main Line (C18)  ·  1-0


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Apr-10-05  WorldChampeen: Neil McDonald wrote Concise Chess Openings, you can see on page 152 of the book that the French Winawer occurrs exactly like the first 12 moves save possibly a transposition between 11. ...dxc3 and 12. ...Bd7

I am sure it is a variation that has occurred as one writer summed it up 1000s of times in play; it must be swashbuckling to not play 7. ....0-0 after 7. Qg4 but play 7. Qc7; however, I noted in searching out the position it seemed pretty even in outcomes...and indeed, it appears that hundreds of games have seen this would be nice if Neil pulled this off; Vishy snatches the Pawn at h7 to jump a pawn ahead and except for a fleeting moment, that remains the margin the whole game until Anand exchanges his Rook for a Bishop on the very last move of the game, White's passed pawns decide the outcome... (long, I hope that is clear and understanding enough, anyone care to discuss the french with me, drop me a line please).

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