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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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What is more solid Hedgedog or QGD
What do you think is more solid against c4,
the hedgedog or the QGD

Started 08/19/09 at 15:31:59 by battleangel (Ex Member)
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By: Schaakhamster
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1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 c5
How can I as white make use of this opening by black?
Or is it only possible to transpose to the symmetrical english where I have allowed black to play ... e5?

Started 07/25/08 at 09:34:29 by cyronix (Ex Member)
2 1459 Last Post 07/25/08 at 14:57:04
By: Ptero
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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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20 11065 Last Post 05/18/08 at 01:28:08
By: benmax
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Searching for a weapon against c4 or 1.Nf3 2.c4
I am thinking of playing 1. ... c5 against c4 and Nf3.
I play the sicilian against e4. So I can play 1.Nf3 c5 2.e4
Then I do not want to play normal variations in the symmetrical english,<br...

Started 10/09/07 at 19:29:22 by Deepthought (Ex Member)
2 1293 Last Post 10/09/07 at 20:40:53
By: MNb
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New book on the English.
announced for 2010/03/26
Jonathan Carlstedt
1.c4 - Die Englische Eröffnung
150 pages
006 Einleitung Pläne und Zugfolgen
013 Kapitel 1 Varianten mit e5 und f5
020 Kapite...

Started 02/23/10 at 10:37:30 by Alias
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35 18521 Last Post 06/06/10 at 13:00:57
By: alyechin
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KI and Dutch against 1.c4
I'm currently playing the Leningrad Dutch against 1.d4, but I'm planning to also take up the King's indian Defence. Which are the best books on these set-ups against 1.c4? Kindermann's book on the Len...

Started 03/15/05 at 09:26:23 by Alias
5 2467 Last Post 03/22/05 at 07:42:35
By: MNb
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A (very) rare (these days) intervention from me just to draw everyone's attention to the game Ivanchuk-Alekseev in the Grand Prix tournament in Armenia today.
Wow.  Just astonishing from Chucky.<...

Started 08/12/09 at 20:39:30 by alumbrado
1 2172 Last Post 08/13/09 at 08:52:53
By: Michael Ayton
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I have been hunting around for a "second string to my bow" with White, for when I get fed up with Reti/English and transpositions to mainstream 1.d4 openings  -I wanted something a bit unusual to fox ...

Started 10/02/03 at 09:19:29 by alumbrado
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By: castlerock
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English 1...e5 2...d6 / Reti
The King's English e-book says that the 1...e5 2...d6 system as one of Black's most promising responses to the English, which pleased me as it is the system I play myself with Black!  My problem is th...

Started 02/27/03 at 13:01:25 by alumbrado
1 2596 Last Post 03/03/03 at 08:46:41
By: GMTonyKosten
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The Modern English vol. 2
KI missing?
Chapter 1. 1.c4 c5. Symmetrical with ...g6 13
Main Ideas 13 Step by Step 16 Annotated Games 25
Chapter 2. 1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 e6
Main Ideas 34 Step by...

Started 03/13/19 at 15:03:30 by alyechin
11 6437 Last Post 06/21/19 at 03:45:07
By: Stigma
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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
1 3849 Last Post 11/02/16 at 15:57:01
By: buddho
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Simon Williams: The English Opening
Vol. 1
The DVD covers:
    The Reversed Sicilian - 1 c4 e5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 d4!?
    An early ... f5 - 1 c4 e5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 Nf3 f5 4 d4!
    An early ... g6 - 1 c4 e5 2 Nc3 Nc6...

Started 07/21/15 at 11:07:34 by alyechin
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18 19201 Last Post 01/08/16 at 12:07:12
By: patkue
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English - Marin-Repertoire - "The Movie"
ABC of the English Opening by Lorin D'Costa
01: Introduction 
1.c4 e5 Lines: 
02: Game 1 - Main Line 6.e3 - Nakamura,H - Navara,D 
03: Game 2 - reversed Sicilian: 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2...

Started 10/19/14 at 18:22:13 by alyechin
5 6947 Last Post 08/03/15 at 12:30:41
By: alyechin
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Czech Benoni player against Kramnik's repertoir
I always wanted to try the Czech Bnoni but i had problems with this option because i didn't want to play the main lines of symetricall english after 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c5 followed by g6 or e6. These set-u...

Started 04/29/08 at 14:50:25 by Ametanoitos
0 1188 Last Post 04/29/08 at 14:50:24
By: Ametanoitos
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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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Anyone know when the next flank openings update is due to arrive !

Started 08/19/08 at 07:12:28 by ANDREW BRETT
3 1661 Last Post 08/28/08 at 08:42:48
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Just wondering whats happening with the Flank Openings section because Carsten Hansen still hasn't published his October update. And his last update was very good  Cry

Started 12/08/07 at 18:34:22 by Annihilator
3 1660 Last Post 12/10/07 at 00:22:37
By: Annihilator
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Beating Unusual Chess Openings/KIA Question
In Richard Palliser's book, Beating Unusual Chess Openings, one of the lines he recommends against the King's Indian Attack (1 Nf3, 2 g3) is 1 Nf3 d5 2 g3 Nf6 3 Bg2 Bf5 and then play usually contines ...

Started 03/18/08 at 05:01:47 by Anonymous (Ex Member)
8 4457 Last Post 06/30/08 at 23:18:12
By: Anonymous - Ex Member
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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)
9 5725 Last Post 01/03/08 at 15:24:56
By: Uberdecker
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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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