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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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By: e4d6
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Problems in Marin's repertoire?
Last year I put all of Marin's analysis and game quotes into Chessbase format and ran Houdini to double-check.  It's a nice and pretty database, but I never had the time to actually LEARN the lines. U...

Started 09/16/12 at 07:55:52 by Nietzsche
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By: Vass
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1 c4 g6 2 g3 What is best for Black ?
What is best after 1 c4 g6 2 g3 ? (I am a KID player )
I used to adopt this move order , but often my opponent adopts a closed set-up without d4 , that I don't like
I thought to play f5 at s...

Started 09/17/12 at 13:43:52 by vallescure
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By: Keano
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Strategic book on the English
Hi everybody, congratulations for the great work done here on this forum. I am always eager to read your comments and analysis !
As for my question, i consider 'studying' the English opening - be...

Started 09/15/12 at 09:05:37 by nocteus
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Considering adding the English to my rep.
I am a 1.d4 player considering adding the English to my opening rep.  But am not really intersted in trying to memorize lines from GM rep 3-5, I want to use the English as a back up and suprise weapon...

Started 08/27/12 at 00:09:55 by Michael Wilde
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By: nyoke
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The White Sniper
I've almost worked out a forced win for White based on 1.g3, 2.Bg2 and 3.c4 regardless of what Black plays (excluding pawn drops and dumb b5 moves).
But there's one variation I can't find a win ...

Started 03/29/11 at 14:37:56 by TN
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1.g3 in Watsons Mastering series
Is it just me overlooking it, or is it not covered at all ?

Started 04/27/12 at 13:24:24 by nyoke
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By: nyoke
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Best response to 1 c4
I am preparing for a critical game next week. What is the best, solid response to 1 c4 ? I want to ensure my opponent does not have cheapos. Any idea of a super-solid setup against 1 c4?

Started 10/22/10 at 19:53:14 by Gambit
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By: Vass
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how to face 1.c4 d5?
i often meet this move on playchess and i lose everytime. In one game i took pawn but Black had activity and won. Please help!

Started 05/14/12 at 00:03:19 by kshorg
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By: ErictheRed
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1.c4 b5?!
Can i play this gambit against the english? The idea is to play like the benko gambit

Started 03/17/12 at 13:41:16 by kshorg
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By: Jay
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Botvinnik Variation of English Opening
Hi Guys, against which black setup is the Botvinnik variation most effective? It looks to work well against 1...Nf6 and 2...e6. Other set ups?

Started 06/20/12 at 17:45:16 by ham204
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By: Jay
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Question about position.

A simple position at the start here. As black I played h6 here and he captured. My reasoning for allowing the capture as follows:
1) ...

Started 05/19/12 at 22:30:39 by Uhohspaghettio
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By: Smyslov_Fan
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English and Reti
The majority of people at club level playing 1 c4 and 1 Nf3 tend to be higher graded - say 170 +.  What do you think the reason for this is?  I have been told that it is to do with their higher sense ...

Started 05/17/12 at 12:32:40 by snakebite
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English with transposition tomain line QG and Slav
I am playing Marin's English repertoire which I like a lot vs c5 and e5.
I do not like playing 2. g3 vs 1. ... e6 and 1. ... c6 though. For some reason I miss something to latch unto, something t...

Started 04/08/12 at 22:34:54 by Konstriktor
5 2876 Last Post 04/11/12 at 08:10:36
By: Pantu
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Theoretical Status
Im expanding my opening repertoire to cover a lot of c4 lines and need help with this position/vatiation. Does anyone know the current theoretical status and maybe point towards any literatu...

Started 04/06/12 at 08:36:11 by topandkas
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By: topandkas
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Grandmaster Repertoire 1.c4 by Marin
Does anyone know when 'Grandmaster Repertoire: 1.c4' by GM Mihail Marin is due to be released? According to one site I found, the book is due for release in 4 months time from now, although there is n...

Started 03/03/09 at 07:34:48 by TN
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By: TN
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Nigel Davies: A busy person’s opening system
This is a new DVD from chessbase, but it's difficult for me to figure out what kind of stuff includes this dvd. Anybody has the DVD, and can explain what opening lines it covers- either for white and ...

Started 11/23/09 at 15:10:27 by okpawn
14 16488 Last Post 03/04/12 at 20:40:11
By: Glenn Snow
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Thinking of trying the English
Hi all,
Well I am thinking of giving the English a try. I started looking at some games and I am liking the opening. Also I don't have the time to study as much as I like these days, but I think ...

Started 02/05/12 at 07:10:44 by Darthmambo
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By: BabySnake
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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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Botvinik system
Can anybody recommend a book which will take me through the typical plans and ideas in this structure.  I already have the Dynamic English but would like to broaden my understanding.

Started 12/29/11 at 18:36:43 by snakebite
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