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Reverse Dragon
In the common sequence, 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Bg2 Nb6 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. 0-0, almost everyone recently continued with 7. .. Be7.
Why is the idea of 7. .. Be6 not more popular? T...

Started 11/22/18 at 10:35:03 by RdC
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27 6838 Last Post 02/10/22 at 15:04:03
By: FreeRepublic
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Bc5-a7 hack attack
There is a line that is surprisingly common online, and scores extremely well in GM play, yet as best I can tell does not receive coverage from either Watson (Mastering the Chess Openings, Vol. 3) nor...

Started 03/22/21 at 08:00:11 by Bulldog
8 1709 Last Post 03/22/21 at 23:45:43
By: Paddy
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English Keres-like lines and central expansion
How does one handle playing the English Keres and lines similar to it. For example consider the central expansion idea c6 and d5 for black in something like or similar to
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. e...

Started 11/21/19 at 19:26:21 by kevinfat
1 1245 Last Post 11/21/19 at 20:21:25
By: MartinC
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Help to complete a repertoire vs. 1. c4
I've always sort of ignored the English because I rarely face it. But then when I do, it's always a disaster.
So I'm trying to come up with something coherent against it. I've settled ...

Started 12/17/15 at 18:03:31 by kevinludwig
10 7819 Last Post 12/19/15 at 00:42:04
By: TN
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Bologan DVD 1.c4 e5
I am curious if anyone who owns Bologan's DVD on 1.c4 e5 could share your opinion on the lines chosen and the quality of coverage (realizing that a DVD will be by definition somewhat limited.)  From t...

Started 04/02/13 at 19:14:17 by WSS
6 7911 Last Post 05/05/15 at 20:54:22
By: AlienOctopus
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Help needed! how to deal with the Vector gambit?
Anyone? i have sudied many english opening repertoires...including Mihail marin...tony kosten etc..but this vector gambit thing is not covered in any book..does anyone know a good way to play against ...

Started 02/24/15 at 03:50:57 by raja
6 7392 Last Post 04/06/15 at 10:18:58
By: Lanark
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English Reversed  Dragon
i own the nice Kosten english book, but it seems to be a little outdated now. I'm preparing for a local tournament and my opp always plays the e5 line. I've checked the line (book p.48/49 and...

Started 02/13/09 at 12:39:24 by BlunderKing
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22 21189 Last Post 10/20/14 at 19:23:45
By: TonyRo
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King's English 1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 c6 4.d4 exd4
With this as the starting position, I have been simply unable to find anything positive for white after 5.Qxd4 Na6!?, but rather find black just equalizing very quickly. Does anyone have any positive ...

Started 05/01/09 at 20:56:41 by BPaulsen
6 7664 Last Post 10/19/14 at 07:16:12
By: fling
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Grand Prix Attack v English
It's by no means a new idea, but playing the Grand Prix Attack with reverse colours against the English was endorsed by Carlsen today and he was better after 14 moves with a characteristic f pawn sacr...

Started 06/12/14 at 19:14:02 by RdC
6 8403 Last Post 09/07/14 at 17:07:53
By: MNb
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Bc5 in the c4 e5 English
Has there been a recent article somewhere promoting this line ? The best player in my country played it as Black this month, my opponent in an ICCF correspondence tournament has played it and I faced ...

Started 10/30/13 at 09:26:08 by Laramonet
2 4362 Last Post 10/30/13 at 14:40:52
By: tony37
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Problem in the Botvinnik System
What can I do against this line:
1. c4 e5
2. Nc3 Nf6
3. e4 Bc5

Usually, since I want to get a set up of: Nge2 / g3 / Bg2 / d3 / a3 / Rb1 / h3 / Be3, I would continue with 4. d3 but after 4... c6! I'm not sure what white should do.
Any suggestions...

Started 06/23/13 at 04:43:33 by Plyo
7 8185 Last Post 07/03/13 at 07:05:17
By: Hadron
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A problem in Marin's mainline
I would like to know if an update is coming up for this line which seems it is just bad for White.  Here is the line -
1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Nc3 Nb6 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.O-O Be78.a3 O-O ...

Started 05/30/13 at 18:33:10 by BladezII
1 3906 Last Post 06/06/13 at 15:19:27
By: TonyRo
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Keres System against English 2.g3
In "C.O.O.L. Chess" Motwani gives an interesting idea that I'd like to know how to combat from the White side, it goes:  
1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 c6 4.d4 exd4 5.Qxd4 and now Christiansen playing a...

Started 01/15/04 at 20:02:02 by Glenn Snow
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By: zoo - Ex Member
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What to play against 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 c5!?
what if your opponent plays e5 first then plays c5 in order to avoid early d4 break lines by there any solution? SmileyBlacks plan is to employ Botvinnik setup with e5 c5 d6 g6 Bg7 Ne7 Nc6 etc

Started 03/07/13 at 09:57:20 by raja
10 8297 Last Post 03/07/13 at 20:55:20
By: fling
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English sub-optimal move order for Black
I have now played three games that started 1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 Be7. I can't find it mentioned in Marin's books (which I want to follow). I seem to recall something about Kosten saying White can pl...

Started 12/03/12 at 05:00:44 by fling
13 9372 Last Post 12/04/12 at 10:04:54
By: MartinC
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Reversed Dragon 13...Qb8!?
I'm still using my outdated Rybka 3. It came up with an interesting regrouping in this standard Reversed Dragon line:

A cute way of doubling up rooks, don't you agree? Sometimes the a8-rook never gets in the game after the more standard 13...Qc8 move. Meanwhile, the queen isn't totally out

Started 08/21/12 at 22:36:11 by Seth_Xoma
4 4939 Last Post 09/01/12 at 20:27:41
By: Ametanoitos
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Keres line against English Opening
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 c6
I hear that this line is suppose to give white a small edge. Does anyone know the analysis and lines behind this claim?

Started 02/14/11 at 02:01:31 by kevinfat
11 12292 Last Post 08/01/12 at 11:49:13
By: Vass
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Rarer paths in the Reversed Dragon
Following Nakamura’s inspiring win today I’m wondering about some of White’s rarer sixth-move tries in the Reversed Dragon, 1 c4 e5 2 g3 Nf6 3 Bg2 d5 4 cxd5 Nxd5 5 Nc3 Nb6. Nakamura’s 6 e3 was new to ...

Started 01/19/12 at 20:30:42 by Michael Ayton
1 3062 Last Post 01/20/12 at 22:55:11
By: Gilchrist is a legend
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English Botvinnik setup for white - 8.f4!?

In the outstanding books "The Dynamic English" by our Tony and "Mastering The Chess Openings, vol.3" by John Watson...

Started 11/17/11 at 12:27:07 by Vass
10 9318 Last Post 12/05/11 at 09:44:09
By: Vass
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English Keres
What is the current status of 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 c6 4.Bg2 d5 5.d4 ?  been struggling with exd4 6.Qxd4 Be6 7.cxd5 cxd5 8.Bg5

Started 09/02/11 at 04:22:54 by Voprak
9 7926 Last Post 09/05/11 at 13:40:46
By: Oblonskij
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