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Symmetrical English
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
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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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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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The Full English Opening by Hansen
The Full English Opening: Mastering the Fundamentals by Carsten Hansen. New in Chess. July 2018.
Looks like a very interesting book, not a repertoire book, but a coverage of all English lines. Ho...

Started 06/15/18 at 09:42:06 by grandpatzer
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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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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 15:13:09 by alyechin
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By: buddho
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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 As the books are relatively old, some of the lines must be a bit outdated.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
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Popularity of 1.c4?
I was curious about the popularity of 1.c4 and ran an opening report in Megabase 2014.  Over 383K games starting 1.c4 were identified and the "fashion index" graph (distribution of games relative to t...

Started 05/18/14 at 12:16:14 by WSS
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By: Laramonet
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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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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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position missing in Marin volume 2
I searched the follwing position:
1. c4 e6 2. g3 Sf6 3. Sf3 d5 4. Lg2 c6
I didn't found it; in the introduction it is mentioned that this position is covered in chapters 12 to 18, ...

Started 10/15/12 at 07:00:26 by e4d6
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Staunton setup against King's English (etc.)
We've debated this position -- 1 c4 Nf6 2 g3 g6 3 Bg2 Bg7 4 Nc3 d6 -- before on here. What's White's strongest move? Many, if not most, would say 5 d4. As for English lines, given that ...e5 allowing ...

Started 07/02/10 at 22:29:04 by Michael Ayton
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By: parisestmagique
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Rubinstein, Botvinnik or Hedgehog for black
I'm trying to build a repertoire around the Grunfeld vs 1.d4 and the Symmetrical English vs both 1.Nf3 and 1.c4 but I don't know what system to chose Rubinstein, Botvinnik or Hedgehog. I like the Botv...

Started 09/11/11 at 09:14:05 by gramsci
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By: Vass
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Zoom  001 by zeuthen and Larsen
Anybody read or played this system,Zoom 001,
a grunfeld system played against both white and black. Roll Eyes

Started 02/19/06 at 18:58:48 by michael Stewart :)(Guest) (Guest)
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By: Ludde
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Question about Marin repertoire
I'm wondering if there's a bit of a move-order issue with Marin's (wonderful) English books.
Suppose the game starts 1 c4 e6 2 g3 d5 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 Bg2 c5 5 00 Nc6. I don't think Marin discusses thi...

Started 07/07/11 at 23:47:47 by IMJohnCox
11 4578 Last Post 08/15/11 at 19:39:14
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The Wild Watson Gambit
I happened to come across an old John Watson review on TWiC where he discusses a gambit idea of his, where white is giving up a considerable amount of m...

Started 07/25/11 at 13:16:11 by TalJechin
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By: MartinC
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1.c4 c6 2.Sc3 d5 3.e3 e5!?
I wasn't sure which section this belongs too, but as the most sensible move order that leads to the position in question begins with 1.c4, I guess I'll just put it here.
If Black wants t...

Started 06/19/11 at 12:12:12 by huibui
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By: huibui
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Winning against the english opening
What are the most aggressive lines to play as black against the  english opening to push for a win? Suppose you're playing Advanced Chess (you are using a computer) so you can afford to go into ultra ...

Started 02/08/11 at 01:19:07 by kevinfat
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What should a Czech Benoni/Benko Gambit player...
What should a Czech Benoni/Benko Gambit player play against 1.Nf3 or 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3?
I really like to play these two openings with black, but an early kings knight move gives me some headache...<...

Started 04/25/11 at 00:51:12 by cynima
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By: kylemeister
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Losing to 1. Na3.
This was a 3-minute blitz game, and I would lose to 1. Na3 a lot against players better than me. But I never would have guessed how fast and dangerous 1. ...e5 2. d4 exd4 and losing the dark-squared b...

Started 04/22/11 at 15:49:52 by Uhohspaghettio
5 3391 Last Post 04/23/11 at 15:38:47
By: Uhohspaghettio
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