Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Nc3/3...f5

Winawer Defense
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation (FEN)
Moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 f5

Winawer DefenseEdit


The Winawer Defense, also known as the Gothic Defense, is an excellent response by Black instead of transposing into a Four Knight's Game. Black gambits the pawn on f5; if white accepts, the gambit creates an equalizing position for black and black often plays 4...Nf6.

Theory tableEdit

For explanation of theory tables, see theory table and for notation, see algebraic notation.
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 f5

Winawer Defense 4