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English 1...e5
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King's English 1 c4 e5 [A20–29]
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English 1...Nf6
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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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English, Réti & all Flank Openings [A00-39] with IM David Cummings
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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 18:01:28 by SouthofGrey
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By: TN
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Good books on the Reti opening
It seems to me that there aren't very many books on the Reti opening seen from white's perspective. Delchev has one but that only covers the anti-slav. I'm very fond of Marin's books on the English bu...

Started 03/20/17 at 15:11:37 by Paul Brondal
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By: gillbod
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Best English Repertoire book for White?
What is in your view the best English opening repertoire book, advocating, for White, the e3 and Nge2 line vs 1...e5? I see that there are a few books advocating the Botvinnik set up vs 1...e5 (with N...

Started 05/12/17 at 20:58:11 by grandpatzer
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Bird Opening
Next week i'll start my first correspondence tournament in years.
I would like to play the Bird Opening to avoid opening novelties. I have the Taylor's book. Is it still viable?

Started 03/21/17 at 16:40:47 by Templare2
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Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
I was somewhat surprised to see that Chesspubs resident Flank specialist will be publishing a repertoire book with Everyman very shortly (

Started 11/16/16 at 16:27:01 by gillbod
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1.c4 e6 from Black's point of view.
I plan to have 1.c4 e6 as a secondary weapon against 1.c4 and 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 as a secondary weapon against 1.Nf3. I am happy to transpose into a Ragozin QGD, QGE or a Catalan with Bb4+. Apart from ...

Started 02/23/17 at 23:43:46 by befuddled
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By: befuddled
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Reversed Grunfeld
Why is there so little mention in de (KIA/Reti-)books of the Reversed Grunfeld after 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 c5 3.Bg2 Nc6 4.d4 or 3...Nf6 4.0-0 Nc6 5.d4?

Started 04/15/16 at 10:32:35 by TD
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By: TonyRo
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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 20:45:05 by grandpatzer
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By: Tauromachie
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The Complete Polar Bear System by Danielsen
GM Henrik Danielsen released "The Complete Polar Bear System - Strong & potent!" (P. 322)
Surprisingly From's Gambit is missing. In the preface he wrote: "...Nevertheless here is a complete book ...

Started 05/05/16 at 16:13:09 by alyechin
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By: buddho
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New book on 1. c4 and 1. Nf3
New in Chess are advertising a new book on how to play against everything that isn't 1. e4 or 1. d4 .
The sug...

Started 10/07/16 at 12:29:11 by RdC
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Damian Lemos Fianchetto System
It seems that GM Lemos (I'm a fan) has a new book coming out that is largely about the Fianchetto KID and Grunfeld...the description, however,

Started 10/22/13 at 06:35:07 by ghenghisclown
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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 05:37:25 by cheese111
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By: MNb
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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 08/01/16 at 00:00:03 by Mtal
3 1411 Last Post 09/04/16 at 18:19:05
By: Jupp53
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Delchev/Semkov against English/Reti
Hi everyone,
just saw this announcement by Chess Stars Publishing:
Attacking the English/Reti A Black repertoire with 1...e5/1...d5
by Alexander Delchev and Semko Semkov - June 2016
Smiley tracke...

Started 04/13/16 at 12:28:30 by tracke
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By: Seeley
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1 Nf3 Nf6 2 c4 Nc6!?
I got a a vision about a crazy opening idea for black.
Is it possible to play Nf3 Nf6 c4 Nc6? The idea is to play reversed Dragon,  Tango,  Bogo Indian or Nimzo Indian depending on whites reply?

Started 07/02/16 at 12:24:40 by bragesjo
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Best books for Black vs English Opening?
What are in your view the best books giving lines and / or a repertoire for Black vs the English Opening?

Started 06/11/16 at 07:57:30 by grandpatzer
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By: TN
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Grunfeld vs 1.Nf3/1.c4
I usually play the KID but I'm lately thinking to switch to the Grunfeld. The problem is I don't know what to play against 1.Nf3/1.c4. With the KID is easy to play against the flank openings. Not so w...

Started 04/03/16 at 08:30:16 by gramsci
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By: gramsci
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QG player against Reti / English
Having trawled through many similar threads in the archives, I'd still like to ask a question. As a QGD Tartakower player, I've recently purchased the Scherbakov book on the Triangle system as a possi...

Started 03/28/12 at 11:41:11 by Laramonet
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By: Laramonet
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Doubt in Marins c4 repertoire...
Hi.. everyone....i was reading the 3rd volume of Marins repertoire...i was reading the 14th chapter Anti Tarrasch catalan when i had this doubt..i would be happy if someone can help...
1.c4 c5 2....

Started 10/11/14 at 12:07:01 by raja
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