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New DVD: Hedgehog by Pelletier
http://shop.chessbase.com/en/products/pelletier_the_hedgehog
Contents:
01: Introduction [21:27]
02: Appetizer: Huebner,R - Kasparov,G [15:58]
03: Appetizer: Polugaevsky,L - Ftacnik...

Started 09/12/17 at 17:47:15 by mn
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By: TN
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The Hedgehog vs the English/Reti by Igor Lysyj
Will be interested to see how this book deals with 1.c4 c5 2.g3, isn't it tough to play a hedgehog against this move order?

Started 09/04/16 at 21:35:11 by najdorfslayer
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By: najdorfslayer
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Playing d4
The sequence 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O O-O 5. c4 c5 leads to a position where White can play an immediate d4. For reasons I don't totally understand, the late Bent Larsen thought d4 (and ....

Started 08/31/16 at 01:22:41 by RdC
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By: RdC
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Larsen's excellent idea 6..Qd7
What are the best ways to deal with larsens 6..Qd7 in the symmetrical?
Kostens book i dont think mentions it and i have not checked if Marin mentions it or not.
BTW im talking about the posi...

Started 03/26/15 at 18:38:16 by SupaKoopaTroopa
3 1452 Last Post 07/13/16 at 10:23:54
By: GMTonyKosten
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Svidler-Caruana, Candidates 2016
I haven't seen anything about this line in the forum, so I thought I'd try to start a discussion about this game and the other early h pushes when Black draws the knight away from the k side with an e...

Started 07/13/16 at 08:05:46 by iggystiv
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By: iggystiv
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1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5!?
Hey everyone. I couldn't find a post or much information at all on the following.
I've been rooting around for some time trying to find some information on the line:
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d...

Started 07/01/15 at 22:02:05 by cramie10
7 2083 Last Post 08/15/15 at 14:28:33
By: Fllg
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What to play as White vs the Symmetrical English?
Hello.
As White I always start with 1. Nf3, and then if my opponent plays 1…c5 I play 2. c4 which is the English Symmetrical.
But what exactly should I play in the English Symmetrical?
...

Started 07/26/15 at 14:26:46 by Marc Benford
10 2586 Last Post 07/27/15 at 21:53:36
By: RdC
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English Symmetrical, Fischer setup recommendations
Hi all!
As a first player in one of my recent correspondence chess games I followed the Jobava-Marin's approach to meet the so-called Fischer setup as it follows:

And here Mar

Started 12/05/11 at 13:42:21 by Vass
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By: kylemeister
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Reti Anti-Grünfeld with ...Nd3+
I was interested in this line after seeing Swidler play this against Nepomnjatschji in a tournament in Russia (I think Russian Championships) that went something like this:


Started 04/12/15 at 02:05:36 by DenVerdsligeRejsende
6 2234 Last Post 04/27/15 at 21:10:52
By: GMTonyKosten
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Wedberg System; 12...Nb6!
Quoting the user Tolotos who was the first to bring this bombshell to my attention in a thread, and it never got any discussion.
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Maybe it´s a better move order for black to play d6,Be6 f...

I'd like to focus people

Started 08/09/14 at 22:19:31 by BPaulsen
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By: gauss
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Symmetrical English recommended by Kaufman
Does anyone have experience with the line recommended by Kaufman i.e. 1.c4 c5 2.g3 g6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.Nf3 d6 6.0-0 Bf5 ? I'm asking as an interested player from the white side. Is there a clear ...

Started 07/29/14 at 21:04:14 by Laramonet
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By: Laramonet
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Symmetrical English 1 c4 c5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 Nc3 Nc6
I have a ‘repertoire’ question relating to the position after 1 c4 c5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 Nc3 Nc6. Originally I was thinking, by playing 4 d4 rather than 4 g3 here, I could, should I so wish, avoid the Tarras...

Started 08/08/09 at 15:05:32 by Michael Ayton
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By: Paul Cumbers
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A36: Sources for symmetrical botvinnik english
Hello chessfriends. I've playing the english for quite a while now and always met the symmetrical english with a botvinnik set-up with 5. e4:
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[Date "????.??.??...|/pgn]
I know that this is not supposed to be cutting edge but I enjoy the set-up and had some good access with it. Since I lately made some progress (yay!) I had to face better prepared opponents. I don't really wan

Started 01/13/14 at 20:03:30 by Pale Horse, Pale Rider
4 2223 Last Post 01/17/14 at 22:33:42
By: Pale Horse, Pale Rider
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Move order in the English - Not in Marin's books
I can't find a thread on 1. c4 c5 2. g3 b6 3. Bg2 Nc6!? (but I have a vague memory of it being mentioned here at Chesspub) and this is not mentioned in any of Marin's books as far as I can tell. I hav...

Started 01/12/14 at 21:58:04 by fling
4 2202 Last Post 01/14/14 at 15:28:00
By: fling
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Symmetrical variation with 5. ...d6 and 6. ... Nh6
I am building up a repertoire against the English Opening. Since I play Benko vs. 1.d4 and Sicilian vs. 1.e4 I will probably replay with 1. … c5 against both first moves of white which may lead to Eng...

Started 10/14/13 at 13:42:34 by SchwarzRotGold
6 3963 Last Post 10/19/13 at 11:42:31
By: SchwarzRotGold
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The English Hedgehog Defence- Ftacnik
Hello! This is my first post (my national elo is around 2200)!
I Like the Hedgehog very much (With the black pieces) and I want to know what is your opinion about the new DVD "The English Hedgeho...

Started 07/10/13 at 10:16:04 by Flashman
3 4078 Last Post 08/09/13 at 14:05:50
By: Devilman
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How to play the symmetrical english?
I am thinking of returning again to a flank opening,
but I really need an advice against ... c5.
Tbh. I don't think the lines with an early d4 c5xd4 Nxd4 are easy to play for white.
Is...

Started 08/28/10 at 23:25:20 by battleangel (Ex Member)
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57 34091 Last Post 08/05/13 at 01:32:15
By: BPaulsen
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An attacking line against the Hedgehog
Hello,
I have prepared a line against the Hedgehog for some time now and i had the chance to use this attacking line in a recent game of mine which ended in a violent attack and an easy win for ...

Started 03/25/10 at 12:32:31 by Ametanoitos
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27 13344 Last Post 08/02/13 at 03:23:04
By: BladezII
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Any info on 1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4
Is there any book/reference material on this for White?

Started 04/25/13 at 22:35:47 by najdorfslayer
2 1759 Last Post 04/26/13 at 17:40:34
By: tony37
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English 1.c4 c5 2.g3 g5!
If White plays passively in the English, Black can seize the initiative on move 2: Here is game I played against Houdini 3 on the Black side of the English:
1.c4 c5 2.g3 g5! 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.d3 h6 5.B...

Started 01/11/13 at 14:59:56 by sloughter
2 1915 Last Post 01/11/13 at 16:45:51
By: kylemeister
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