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English 1...e5
English 1...e5
King's English 1 c4 e5 [A20–29]
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English 1...Nf6
English 1...Nf6
English 1...Nf6 & others, Mikenas Attack, Nimzo-English, Pseudo-Grunfeld [A10, A13, A15-19]
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Bird's Opening 1 f4 inc. From's Gambit 1 f4 e5 [A02-03]
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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English, Réti & all Flank Openings [A00-39] with IM David Cummings
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King's Indian Attack
I like to play sometimes the King's Indian Attack and i have almost all the books on the subjet. But i never found serious analysis and maybe the best set up for black : 1.e4 (or 1.g3 or Nf3) c5 2.Nf3...

Started 12/21/06 at 08:40:24 by parisestmagique
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By: kylemeister
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The Elshad System for White
I now see on Forward Chess that The Elshad System for White, by I. Nemtsev (Mongoose Press) was just published this May. I read that the system should consist of the moves 1. c3, 2. Qa4 and a quick ad...

Started 05/16/19 at 11:26:23 by grandpatzer
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Botvinnik English
The English has been my 'go to' opening when I need to rest my QP openings. I'm thinking of  using it more. The Botvinnik English grip is very appealing. My question to my learnt friends is against wh...

Started 02/06/19 at 14:18:15 by ham204
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By: Mtal
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Recent resources for a g3-based repertoire
I wanted to know of any recent books, DVDs, e-books, etc. for a g3-based repertoire, like when White starts with 1. c4 or 1. Cf3, in the past couple years, preferably no earlier than 2014. As far I kn...

Started 12/10/17 at 07:25:49 by Leon_Trotsky
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Recent resources for a g3-based repertoire
I wanted to know of any recent books, DVDs, e-books, etc. for a g3-based repertoire in the past couple years, preferably no earlier than 2014. As far I know, the last major work on this was the three ...

Started 12/10/17 at 07:24:22 by Leon_Trotsky
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Why 1.c4 g6?
In Svidler's chess24 series on the Grunfeld, he recommends 1...g6 against c4, claiming that it avoids the "proper English positions". Given that he recommends 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c5 for Black as well, is t...

Started 09/14/16 at 04:37:25 by cheese111
9 7674 Last Post 09/26/17 at 11:23:28
By: fjd
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Is The Reti Just Easier Than The Engiish?
As an amateur player looking for the easiest way out of the opening, I found that the Reti might actually be easier than the English. I like a one-size fits-all approach to the opening and don't like ...

Started 07/17/17 at 17:01:28 by SouthofGrey
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Attacking the English/Reti A Black Repertoire
Chess Stars forthcoming repertoire vs English and Reti: 
Attacking the English/Reti A Black Repertoire with 1...e5/1...d5
by Alexander Delchev and Semko Semkov - June 2016
Anyone knows ...

Started 05/27/16 at 19:45:05 by grandpatzer
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By: Tauromachie
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Does the English have to transpose to the Tarrash?
Hi All, I was wondering, is there a way to avoid the Tarrasch or Semi Tarrasch when playing the English? Well I think I can handle the Semi, but the Tarrasch is an opening I never liked to play agains...

Started 07/31/16 at 23:00:03 by Mtal
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By: Jupp53
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Reverse Tiger Modern
I ran into this at the weekend.
The game started 1. g3 e5 2. Bg2 d5 3. d3 Nc6 4. a3
It wasn't the first time my opponent had played this either. With forewarning, I decided to take up my opp...

Started 11/15/15 at 23:30:28 by RdC
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Grob's Opening 1 g4
I'm not sure whether calling this a Flank Opening is a correct description, but there aren't any threads. 
Normally it wouldn't matter, but if you are facing Basman on Sunday morning with Black, ...

Started 08/29/15 at 22:56:49 by RdC
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By: Scarblac
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Morozevich 3..a5 move in the KIA
hi this is my first post and I am searching for info about this move 
1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 a5 
what is black plan ¿? 
thanks in advance 

Started 12/22/14 at 01:19:40 by drsigmund
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By: RdC
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Resources/options to face the English as Black
Just finished a weekend tournament (7 rounds in three days) and I found myself a little unprepared to face the English Opening. I played as Black 2 symmetrical games in the English against a ...

Started 07/01/14 at 09:08:09 by CanadianClub
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By: SteelyDanIII
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Giddins on English
I don't like the English opening so much, but I like Giddins very much! Expected release: September 2012 in Europe, November 2012 in US.

Started 04/27/12 at 06:56:07 by gwnn
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By: RdC
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Best way to play nimzo-larsen?
Hi all, 
Just wondering, for the nimzo-larsen, is it best to play b3 or nf3 on move one?

Started 02/07/14 at 15:09:21 by Mtal
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By: Mike Thomas
Very Hot Topic (More than 25 Replies) Poll
Poll: Which is the most solid & quiet: 1.d4 1.c4 1.Nf3 ?
I'm a ~1750 Elo player and I've been thinking of switching my opening repertoire for White.
So my question is: between 1.d4, 1.c4 and 1.Nf3, what is the White first move that generall...

Started 01/04/14 at 03:17:27 by Marc Benford
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By: Hadron
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Marin move order issue versus Dutch
I played a game recently which I think shows up a small move order issue with the Marin English books. The game went 1.c4 f5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.d4 e4 6.Nh4 d6. This was fine and I've played...

Started 12/06/13 at 14:33:02 by Laramonet
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By: RdC
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Move order issue with Marin's repertoire..
rHi....i am having great fun studying Marins repertoire for 1.c4.....i have some issues with move oder which i found when playing in internet....i wish any other Marins followers could guide me...<br ...

Started 11/03/13 at 04:07:55 by raja
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By: raja
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Is there any theory on the line that comes out when black responds with a KID against white’s KIA setup?
I mean:
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4. 0-0 0-0 5.d3 d6
I had a look at Emms “sta...

Started 10/28/13 at 12:20:24 by fairchess
4 4305 Last Post 10/29/13 at 19:34:49
By: RdC
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Playing English Opening completely without d4.
So I'd like to know if there's a good book, or something like that, which would contain variations in English opening that are played without the move d4. I know it's very rare so I'm asking here.. Cheesy...

Started 09/21/13 at 13:27:18 by KidzWithGunz
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