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English 1...e5
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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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Low Maintenance Openings - Botvinnik System
I've been going over my openings again, and noticed that ChessCube has a two-part video set by Andrew Martin Titled "Low Maintenance Openings - Botvinnik System"
It's described as:
Watch a...

Started 09/05/12 at 23:42:37 by Carld
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By: John Bartholomew
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Sokolsky Opening
Hello, is the Sokolsky Opening playable OTB (with success) at the master level these days?

Started 04/09/04 at 13:33:24 by amstaff
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By: never1b4
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Solid Defense against English?!?!
Does anyone know of a solid defense against the English which has minimal transpositional possibilities.  I usually play the French against 1. e4 and the Nimzo-Indian/QID against 1. d4. 
Is blac...

Started 06/10/06 at 10:23:19 by Dinomike100
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By: sssthepro
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Recommend book!!
For those who enjoy playing or wish to learn to play the English opening, l wholeheartedly recommend Tony Kosten's book "The Dynamic English". lt's a great read and there's a lot to be learnt from it!...

Started 01/07/03 at 06:19:45 by Kiwi
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By: Antillian
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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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By: Laramonet
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Okay, people. What do you think about 1 f4 h6! 2 Nf3 g5
3 fg5 hg5 4 Nxg5 d5, the Hobbs-Zilbermints Gambit?
It's a very original way to beat the Bird Opening.

Started 02/18/05 at 06:04:26 by Lev D. Zilbermints (Guest)
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By: Gambit
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I'm learning the English.
What are the key ideas and variations of the opening?

Started 03/11/07 at 15:25:33 by whitekingster
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By: MNb
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Dangerous Weapons: Flank Openings
I have just started working on my 'minimum 6 chapters' for the Dangerous Weapons: Flank Openings book and I have a few ideas for lines that I want to cover, but I thought I would ask members whether t...

Started 04/02/08 at 11:40:59 by GMTonyKosten
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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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Play 1.b4
Any information on this book, which I am sure will take the chess world by storm and convert many GMs to this wonderful opening.

Started 01/25/08 at 08:20:05 by JonHecht
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By: Caledonian
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Poll: WHAT IS THE BEST 2nd MOVE AFTER 1 g4 d5 ?
Here is an interesting poll! You are playing 1 g4, the Grob, and your opponent answers 1...d5 . Now what is the best move for White?

Started 03/19/08 at 20:27:33 by Gambit
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By: Markovich
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A strange Flank Opening
I was playing on playchess server when I met this opening.
1.h4!!??(??!!) I am not sure where this should be categorised under, but since this is a flank pawn, I put it here. Anyway, the game we...

Started 11/25/07 at 01:24:39 by sssthepro
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Starting out the English
just read Kostens Dynamic English but what now. Thinking of buying one of Marins 1 c4 books but which one should i start with ?

Started 02/13/11 at 14:56:07 by TomKarlsen
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By: TomKarlsen
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Scandinavian defence against the English?
Just joined and have been meeting the scandinavian defence alot.
1.c4 d5
Have I missed something? Since when are you allowed to play like this as black?

Started 03/10/11 at 20:31:35 by MrCookie
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By: Jay
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Request for help analyzing a game.
Clearly black felt overconfident as evidenced by 200+ points on his opponent and 3.Qxd5, but even so, I would like to know how black should have redeemed himself and if white made any blunders or miss...

Started 04/01/11 at 21:23:00 by Jay
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By: Jay
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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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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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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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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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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
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