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Nimzo-English
Some background (skip if bored):
I am primarily a Nimzo and Queen's Indian player and I'm trying to find a good response to  White's transpsitional monster, 1. Nf3. I've considered the Symmetrica...

Started 10/25/07 at 19:10:03 by exigentsky
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By: mn
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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
10 6398 Last Post 01/23/12 at 19:48:17
By: gwnn
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English Mikenas c5
1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.e4 c5 4.e5 Ng8 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.d4 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Nxe5 8.Ndb5 a6 9.Nd6+ Bxd6 10.Qxd6 ...
Why is the mainline here that hideous move f6? 
Why does black not play a move along the...

Started 12/27/03 at 21:16:15 by nexirae
1 1429 Last Post 12/30/03 at 15:49:50
By: GMTonyKosten
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Interesting Computer Moves in English
A few days ago, one of my computers employed the following variation:
1.c4 Nf6 Nc3 d5!? cxd5 Nxd5 e4 Nb4!?
(Previously it had played Nxc3 and we transposed nicely into a Grunfeld.)
An...

Started 12/01/03 at 15:54:02 by nexirae
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By: nexirae
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4.g4 in the Anti-Nimzo-Indian (Is Black better?)
I open my games as White with 1.Nf3 (usually, though occasionally something else), and against attempts at a Nimzo-Indian, I play 1...Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3.  I've been looking at 4.g4 against 3...Bb4, but...

Started 05/01/03 at 17:33:41 by Patrick McCartney (Guest)
1 2060 Last Post 05/21/03 at 05:56:07
By: GMTonyKosten
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English Defence vs. 1.c4 move order
I find 1...b6 rather irritating as a response to 1.c4.  Tony K's suggestion fo adopting a Botvinnik type set-up does not wholly satisfy me - and King is scathing about it in his book on the English De...

Started 03/03/03 at 05:47:58 by alumbrado
3 3184 Last Post 04/09/03 at 21:01:44
By: Nolan Kordsmeier (Guest)
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Anti-Gruenfeld 4.Qa4+ : the queen sac
My question to Tony and anyone who is interested in Anti-Gruenfeld line 4.Qa4+ There were several games commented on this site, but one of the critical variations was only mentioned in the comments to...

Started 03/24/03 at 18:03:07 by alex8 (Guest)
1 1919 Last Post 03/26/03 at 07:16:59
By: GMTonyKosten
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What do people think of Vadim's 4th move?
Just a general query - what do people think of Vadim's 4th move?
V Zviaginsev - A Riazantsev
Aeroflot Open
Nimzo English
1 c4  Nf6                  
2 Nc3 e6
3 Nf3 Bb4 ...

Started 02/17/03 at 02:40:27 by Kiwi
5 3063 Last Post 02/20/03 at 04:26:08
By: GMTonyKosten
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Marin's Anti-Gruenfeld line
Hi all!
One of my recent correspondence games followed the Marin's Anti-Gruenfeld line as per Anthony Miles (2565) - Oscar Panno (2580), Hoogovens 1978:

And he

Started 12/05/11 at 15:21:14 by Vass
3 3012 Last Post 12/05/11 at 16:32:08
By: fling
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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 10:43:44 by RdC
6 4285 Last Post 05/24/13 at 18:52:46
By: JonathanB
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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 04:55:10 by F22
6 5102 Last Post 08/17/12 at 08:27:56
By: Alias
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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!  Smiley

Started 05/28/07 at 19:46:23 by GMTonyKosten
14 16980 Last Post 11/21/11 at 14:54:38
By: GMTonyKosten
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The English - Dealing with 1...Nf6
Hello all,
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
8 5194 Last Post 11/02/09 at 14:18:08
By: Michael Ayton
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Flohr-Mikenas 3...c5
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
2 2575 Last Post 01/05/09 at 07:51:51
By: MilenPetrov
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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
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Started 01/29/09 at 02:54:05 by analyzethat
9 4678 Last Post 02/25/09 at 12:03:51
By: ArKheiN
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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 18:59:35 by FischerTal
2 2558 Last Post 04/11/08 at 23:15:48
By: Markovich
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"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
4 5000 Last Post 03/07/08 at 09:43:02
By: CheckMate
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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
0 1793 Last Post 02/20/08 at 17:46:19
By: likesforests
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Dynamic English vs. Dutch Leningrad
Hi everyone,
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
5 3916 Last Post 01/31/07 at 18:21:20
By: MarinFan
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Mikenas/Flohr System
I was playing on the net one day when I met this system.
1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6. As I am a nimzo player, I want to tranpose to nimzo indian. However, my opponent played 3.e4. I did not know how to pl...

Started 11/05/07 at 02:27:12 by sssthepro
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