[Apr 17, 2016] New Opening Survey by GM Aleksandar Kovačević:
French Defense in the USA: Winawer Variation, 10. Nh3!?

Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So will be notably absent from the upcoming Altibox Norway Chess supertournament in Stavanger, but they will surely more than make up for it with their uncompromising play at the ongoing US Chess Championships held in Saint Louis, the new chess Mecca. The three pre-tournament favorites scored a combined 5.5/6 in the first two rounds against a highly respectable field, and our opening survey is based on Caruana’s second round win against Sam Shankland.

[Diagram: White to Move] H. Bowers – W. Meijer, corr. 2004. White has a dangerous attack, but Black is currently a piece up and seems pretty unfazed about the threat to his knight on g6. What’s the best course of action for White?

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