The New Winawer Report, issue 4

The fourth issue of The New Winawer Report has been posted: see the tnwr page. This one continues with the main line of the poisoned pawn variation. A game from this year’s Gibraltar Masters, Janev-Quillan, featured 13. Be3. This was for a brief time one of the main recommended variations for White, but has been under a cloud for decades. But in Janev-Quillan, White got an excellent position from the opening, and duly won.

What went wrong for Black? Issue 4 considers the point, along with some of the theory of the 13. Be3 variation.

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