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English, Réti & all Flank Openings [A00-39] with IM David Cummings
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Davies Fritz Trainer English Opening
Just saw it at the new products page at
Initial reaction:
Is that even possible? Dang!

Started 10/08/08 at 14:00:34 by ghenghisclown
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By: Keano
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Grunfeld vs 1.Nf3/1.c4
I usually play the KID but I'm lately thinking to switch to the Grunfeld. The problem is I don't know what to play against 1.Nf3/1.c4. With the KID is easy to play against the flank openings. Not so w...

Started 04/03/16 at 07:30:16 by gramsci
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By: gramsci
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"Best line known yet versus Cummings line v. QGD
Hi All,
Playing the QGD as Black, my reply to the English starts 1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 d5. In a recent game I was surprised by the continuation 3.e3 and continued 3..., Nf6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.b3 b6 6.Bb2 Bb7 7....

Started 11/06/18 at 16:30:40 by Laramonet
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By: MNb
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Has anyone any thoughts on the "Reti-KIA" setup, as practised by Bilek and Romanishin? -- I mean, the setup where White plays a KIA with both e4 and c4. I know this idea of blockading the queenside is...

Started 04/06/07 at 13:17:21 by Michael Ayton
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By: Michael Ayton
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'King's English' question
I’ve been looking recently at 1 Nf3 Nf6 2 g3 g6 3 b3 (instead of my usual 3 b4!?), and thinking about what to play after 3 …Bg7 4 Bb2 0-0 (4 …d5 5 c4!) 5 Bg2 d6. I appreciate 6 d4 is probably stronges...

Started 05/31/08 at 17:30:23 by Michael Ayton
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By: Michael Ayton
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***Move Orders in the English***
Move orders are one of my favorite topics.  I would like to open up discussion about various move   orders in the most transpositional of openings.  Some topics of interest:
1.Nf3 vs. 1.c4

Started 07/11/06 at 05:26:52 by Waffles
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By: Paul123
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...b6 for the Nimzo player against 1.c4
I play the Nimzo-Indian against 1.d4, and would like to play something 'Nimzo-like' against 1.c4, but I want to avoid the Mikenas Attack, 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.e4. What are some reasonable ...b...

Started 11/26/07 at 02:04:47 by rooksway18
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By: rooksway18
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1 b3 and 1 Nf3, 2 b3
What exaclty are 1 b3 and 1 Nf3, 2 b3 called?
I believe 1 b3 is called "Larsen's Opening" and 1 Nf3 and 2 b3 is called the "Nimzovitch Attack" and they are both also known as the "Nimzo-Larsen At...

Started 11/16/10 at 21:51:07 by Anonymous3
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By: Jonathan Tait
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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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1 Nc3
What does Gary Lane recommend against 1 Nc3 in his book Ideas Behind Modern Chess Openings: Black?
What does Jacob Aagaard recommend agaisnt 1 Nc3 in his book Meeting 1 d4 (This book is mainly on...

Started 12/21/07 at 00:03:24 by Anonymous (Ex Member)
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By: linksspringer
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1 Nc3 Dunst Opening
After 1 Nc3 Nf6, What does Bill Wall recommend in his his book, 1 Nc3 Dunst Opening?

Started 01/01/08 at 21:47:02 by Anonymous (Ex Member)
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By: Uberdecker
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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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1. ... c6 against 1. c4
I play the slav,
currently I play ... e5 with a later Bb4 against the english,
but I am not that satisfied, the only  way to deviate for white,
is e4 manoevuering the game into the caro...

Started 05/06/08 at 20:33:50 by cyronix (Ex Member)
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By: benmax
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1. b3..., x
What would be the very best defence against the Larsen ?

Started 11/10/11 at 14:21:22 by nyoke
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By: nyoke
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1. Nc3
Nigel Short on Morozevich-Polgar, San Luis, Round 12.
"I cannot recall the Van Geet Opening (1.Nc3) ever making an appearance in an event of this level. Of course the opening in itself is based o...

Started 12/01/05 at 13:02:13 by Strptzr
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29 12877 Last Post 08/08/06 at 16:17:01
By: Uberdecker
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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
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By: Stigma
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1.)c4 e6......
I seem to encounter the move 1.)....e6 more & more frequently. Some of the published works I have on my treasured English give this line a cursory overview without much detail.....any suggestions on ...

Started 11/29/05 at 00:24:42 by DAX
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By: alumbrado
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1.b4 : Theory & Practice of the Sokolsky Opening
What do you know  about this book? Is the setup (d6,e5,f5) recomended by J&T in their explosive repetoire book covered?

Started 06/05/09 at 11:31:34 by Holbox
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By: Highfive
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1.b4?! Strange pawn sacrifice
1.b4 is a move which is rarely played at club level, sometimes i use it myself in blitz / bullet. But it is obviously not the best move. As a direct refutation my trainer showed me 1.b4 c6 2.Bb2 a5 3....

Started 08/13/08 at 12:45:51 by Zatox
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By: MNb
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hey im friends with a strong 2200 player who has employed 1.c3 as of recently and insists it is great. He has scored many wins with it, although i havent played him yet hehe. What do you think is the ...

Started 09/30/04 at 20:56:32 by blacklion1985
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