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English 1...Nf6 & others, Mikenas Attack, Nimzo-English, Pseudo-Grunfeld [A10, A13, A15-19]
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03/20/15 at 02:19:04
English v Gruenfeld
Any thoughts on the line 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 ? Playing 6. bxc3 is likely to lead to a Gruenfeld, but what of 6. dxc3?
The queenless position after after 6. .. Qx...
Started 05/22/13 at 11:43:44 by RdC
05/24/13 at 19:52:46
Topalov's novelty in Anti-Gruenfeld
I am referring to the now famous: 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Qc2N. What I don't understand is how Topalov's move compares with the old 5. Qb3 which on the surface seems even better:...
Started 08/06/12 at 05:55:10 by F22
08/17/12 at 09:27:56
What to play against 1. c4 for Grünfeld players
If 1. c4, then is it best for Grünfeld players to continue into the Anti-Grünfeld line with 1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Nc3 d5 or play something else, and what else would it be? If Symmetrical, then what if...
Started 01/09/12 at 00:35:37 by Gilchrist is a legend
01/23/12 at 19:48:17
12/05/11 at 16:32:08
New style English 1 Nf6 and others eBook
Flank Opening subscribers can now download the new playable English 1 Nf6 and others eBook, with links to over 150 annotated games by TonyK, John Watson and Carsten Hansen!
Started 05/28/07 at 20:46:23 by GMTonyKosten
11/21/11 at 14:54:38
The English - Dealing with 1...Nf6
How do you Flankers deal with 1...Nf6? I'd like to go with 2. g3, since 2. Nc3 e5 or 2...c6 would lead me outside my normal English repertoire. But then what? Do you guys transpose to...
Started 10/30/09 at 19:14:53 by TonyRo
11/02/09 at 14:18:08
By: Michael Ayton
English 1...Nf6 with 2...d5
I have decided to play the following against the English 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.cxd5 Nxd5 4.g3 g6 5.Bg2 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Rb1 Nc6
Started 01/29/09 at 02:54:05 by analyzethat
02/25/09 at 12:03:51
Hi everyone. I'm interested in a line in the Flohr-Mikenas 3...c5 variation after (1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4) 3...c5 4. e5 Ng8 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Nge7!? (the main move being 7... Nxe5). I ...
Started 12/11/08 at 04:52:10 by Spree K
01/05/09 at 07:51:51
Grunfeld versus c4 or nf3
I would really like to play grunfeld, however what happens if white starts with 1c4 or Nf3 it seems harder to get back into a decent grunfeld type structure for black, have you any ideas about any mov...
Started 04/11/08 at 19:59:35 by FischerTal
04/12/08 at 00:15:48
"Pseudo-Gruenfeld" O.K. for Black?
This properly belongs here and not under "Daring Defenses."
Have you played or played against the "Pseudo-Gruenfeld," which arises (among several possible move orders) after 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3...
Started 02/13/08 at 17:24:51 by Markovich
03/07/08 at 09:43:02
Mikenas Attack w/ c5 (4.e5!? vs 4.Nf3!?)
While the mainline is 4.e5!? Ng8 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.c4 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Nxe5 8.Ndb5 a6 9.Nd6+ Bxd6 10.Qxd6, I see quite a few players are choosing 4.Nf3!? Nc6 Be2.
How to decide which to play in a particular...
Started 02/20/08 at 17:46:20 by likesforests
02/20/08 at 17:46:19
01/22/08 at 09:03:54
Dynamic English vs. Dutch Leningrad
in his "Dynamic English" Tony Kosten advocates the following line against the Dutch Leningrad (chapter 12, page 121):
1.c4 f5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 g6 4.Nc3 Bg7 5.d3 0-0 6.e4 d6 7.Nge2...
Started 01/29/07 at 02:10:14 by Mettwurst Lothar
01/31/07 at 18:21:20
English 1 Nf6 & others playable ebook
In the main page there is a link to a list of all playable ebooks on the site. However, in the flank opening section, it is mentioned that there is an "English 1 Nf6 & others [A10, A13 & A15-A19]" ebo...
Started 12/01/06 at 05:57:19 by juanitoguate
12/01/06 at 20:37:15
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 e6 3.Nf3 a6 4.Bg2 b5 good or bad?
Someone played me this in a tournament game. He claims that this is playable...
The game went 5. Nd4 c6 6.cxb5 axb5 7.Nxb5 cxb5 (sic) 8.Bxa8 d5 9.a4 Qa5
10.Bb7 b4 (bxa4 might have been bette...
Started 06/19/06 at 16:39:14 by Michel
07/07/06 at 22:02:48
English Openings A13 (4...Bd6) & A10 (1.c4 b5)
I play the English exclusively as White using the Kosten and Soltis move order.
I ran into a line that I can't seem to find in the Kosten book (my Soltis book is on loan so I have not checked it ...
Started 03/06/06 at 19:37:09 by Kaissa
03/08/06 at 00:24:26
After 1. Nf3, Nf6 2. c4, e6 3.Nc3, Bb4 Krasenkov play 4. g4!?
Is 4.., Nxg4 possible?
Started 02/18/05 at 17:08:15 by Templare
05/25/05 at 07:08:53
By: Radim (Guest)
To TONY KOSTEN: 2-pawn-attack
1.c4 b6 2.Nc3 Bb7 3.e4 e6 4.g3 f5 5.Bg2 Nf6 6.d3 fe
7.Nge2 Nc6 8.de Ne5 9.O-O N...
What do you think about 9.O-O...instead of b3 ???
White will answer Nc4 with Qa4.<br...
Started 09/07/04 at 18:41:38 by SutterCane
11/04/04 at 12:34:20
Thrilling System ???
I am preparing for a tourney right now. One of my opponents (an IM) is playing with WHITE:
I am looking for an aggressiv li...
Started 08/27/04 at 19:35:28 by SutterCane
08/27/04 at 19:35:27
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