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Symmetrical English
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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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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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Poll: White Sniper by chess base
I saw chess base has a white snipee DVD. What exactly is the white sniper? Is it just another English DVD with g3? Also I was wondering what was covered vs c4 c5? Thanks.

Started 04/25/20 at 14:23:04 by Mtal
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By: cathexis
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Double Fianchetto by Hausrath
As a promotional gift I got the 2020 calendar from Thinkers Publishing. 
Contains some nice photos with a young lady holding chess books from TP.
And some covers of published or forthcoming ...

Started 01/16/20 at 19:19:18 by tracke
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By: grandpatzer
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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
11 7556 Last Post 04/06/20 at 19:54:19
By: pirx
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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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Hi there, I've a question.
I wanna play a set-up like this with Black:
1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c6 4.Be3 d6 5.Qd2 b5
I checked this position and was surprised, how many world class player...

Started 01/26/18 at 19:12:17 by gewgaw
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By: Fllg
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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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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 05:35:07 by ghenghisclown
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28 29520 Last Post 11/01/17 at 18:55:18
By: Jupp53
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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
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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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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 11:24:40 by bragesjo
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By: bragesjo
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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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1. Sf3 g6: Avoid Maróczy and KID
I noticed something about when I play 1. Sf3 g6: how to avoid a KID and the Maróczy at the same time? I am a Grünfeld and Pirc player, so any transposition to either on part of White is welcomed whole...

Started 06/06/15 at 02:36:35 by DenVerdsligeRejsende
5 4525 Last Post 06/06/15 at 22:27:58
By: Stigma
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Using Marin's books on English
I have bought Marin's books on the English opening and really like his explanations about ideas, strategy and so on. As the books are relatively old, some of the lines must be a bit outdated. 

Started 05/12/15 at 07:42:33 by Paul Brondal
4 4295 Last Post 05/17/15 at 12:24:35
By: fling
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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 ż? 
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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