The Wonderful Winawer -
Strategic Ideas & Surprise
for Dynamic Chess Players
by Viktor Moskalenko
Publisher: New In Chess, 2010
Edition: Paperback medium
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 bestselling
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.
Viktor Moskalenko is an International Grandmaster, a
successful author and a well-known chess coach who has
worked with Vasily Ivanchuk. A former Ukrainian champion,
Moskalenko remains highly active as a player and has won
numerous tournaments in his new home country, Spain.
Viktor Kortchnoi, in his foreword:
"Familiarizing oneself with Moskalenko's new ideas can only
have a benificial effect on the play of any reader, from amateur
to professional. I can see many connections between this
second book and the earlier 'flexible' volume, which proves
that the two are in spirit actually one publication."
Praise for other books by Viktor Moskalenko:
John Watson, The Week In Chess (on The Flexible French):
“Simply sparkles with ideas.”
Bill McGeary, ChessVille (on Revolutionize Your Chess):
“This book could be the most complete approach to teaching
improving players that I have seen. The format works great to demonstrate how the odd bits of chess work togetether.”
Lubomir Kavalek, The Washington Post (on The Fabulous
Budapest Gambit): “Well structured and fun to read.”
Awards & Accolades for Viktor Moskalenko:
Revolutionize Your Chess:
SHORTLISTED for the ChessCafe 2009 Book of the Year Award
The Flexible French:
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2008, Chess Magazine