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...Nxd5 and ...Nb4 in the 3 Knights System
I originally sent this question via email to GM Kosten. Any one else wishing to contribute is more than welcome. Here it is:
Dear GM Kosten,
I purchased your book, "The Dynamic English" and ...

Started 02/11/03 at 00:42:33 by garrubal
1 1867 Last Post 02/11/03 at 04:26:11
By: GMTonyKosten
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Reflections on the Botvinnik System
I just wanted to share a couple of thoughts about the analysis in the December update.
The first point relates to the game Hanley -  Meis 2002 (mentioned in the notes to Belotti - Collutiis 2002)...

Started 02/15/03 at 14:30:07 by Edward_Dearing
0 2030 Last Post 02/15/03 at 14:30:06
By: Edward_Dearing
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English Question for Tony Be6 h5 botvinnik system
after 1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nc6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. e4 d6
6. Nge2 Be6 7. d3 Qd7 8.Nd5  h5!?
In The Dynamic English it gives 9.h4! but I am still not satisfied could you do a update on this line?

Started 09/05/03 at 17:43:47 by TrevV (Guest)
3 2541 Last Post 09/25/03 at 08:19:16
By: GMTonyKosten
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1.c4 e5 2.g3 h5!?
The creative Emory Tate once played 1.c4 e5 2.g3 h5!?, I replied 3.h4 which he thought was best.  I suppose this move order allows Black to choose a different setup than the Closed Sicilian should he ...

Started 10/03/03 at 07:18:52 by Glenn Snow
2 2705 Last Post 10/05/03 at 22:44:17
By: Glenn Snow
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Question: Improvments
c4 e5 g3 d5 cx qx nf3 Bb4
I really like this line as black and am wondering if there are any recent improvements. I found this game where Gm Suba played a Re5 move.
[Event "Antwerp op"]<br ...

Started 08/24/03 at 17:28:34 by Trev (Guest)
2 1870 Last Post 10/06/03 at 04:14:25
By: GMTonyKosten
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Exchange Sacrifice in English
This is an important English position!!!!
What is the best way to repond to this exchange sac as Black after:
1. c4 e5
2. Nc3 Nf6
3. Nf3 Nc6
4. g3 d5
5. cxd5 Nxd5

Started 10/17/03 at 16:04:55 by ianramrattan
1 1551 Last Post 11/22/03 at 11:34:40
By: badknight
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English variation
1.c4 e5 Nc3 f5!?
What are the general prospects following this move?  What should white aim for?  When I encountered this move I just tried 3.g3 followed by attempting a Dragon formation...perhap...

Started 12/12/03 at 15:38:19 by nexirae
6 2362 Last Post 12/21/03 at 16:22:34
By: Glenn Snow
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1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 c6 4.d4 e4
I would like to draw attention to the line 1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 c6 4.d4 e4, which is not extremely popular, but has had some recent successes at a high level.  For example:
[Event "Bled ol (Men...

Started 02/11/04 at 02:19:07 by X
3 2121 Last Post 02/16/04 at 10:39:25
By: Reykjavik
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Unusual move orders in the Botvinnik
Hello. I have the book "The Dynamic English", and I also subscribe to "Flank Openings".
I've played the English on a regular basis for the last couple of years, but I must ad...

Started 02/09/04 at 15:51:55 by garrubal
1 1519 Last Post 02/25/04 at 06:38:03
By: GMTonyKosten
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1. c4, e5.  2. g3, e4.  3. response?
Can anyone suggest how one should respond to this move?

Started 03/11/04 at 00:04:49 by Dennis Kiick (Guest)
3 2184 Last Post 03/13/04 at 06:13:41
By: dom
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1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 h6!?
I had heard that Morozevich had won with 3...h6!? and there are several games with this on chessbases' online database.  I guess the idea is to make a useful waiting move to see how White proceeds.  A...

Started 04/11/04 at 10:08:40 by Glenn Snow
5 2568 Last Post 04/12/04 at 18:46:00
By: Billy_Cember - Ex Member
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Another Keres-line
Hi all,
I just found this interesting site and I'am very happy about that!  Smiley
I'm not a Member of yet (shame on me...), but I had bought Kosten's "The Dynamic English", ...

Started 01/27/04 at 17:34:36 by akut
8 3449 Last Post 05/14/04 at 18:34:57
By: akut
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c4 e5
I got an weired problem, the position after
1c4 e5
2Nc3 Nf6
3Nf3 Nc6
4g3 Bc5
5Bg2 d6
After the pieces are developed, i dont know how to deal with the bishop on c5, it ca...

Started 05/15/04 at 11:18:49 by Guanqun Gai (Guest)
1 1324 Last Post 05/15/04 at 16:11:21
By: Glenn Snow
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Sveshnikov English!?
Consider the following:
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.h3!? (Hold your comments for a minute) 3. ... d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.e4 Ndb4 7.d3
This position is exactly a Sveshnikov with the extra tempo u...

Started 12/20/03 at 14:01:06 by nexirae
6 2845 Last Post 06/03/04 at 14:37:04
By: nexirae
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Interesting line in the Botvinnik
I came across this line in a game a while ago Cry
1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nc6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. e4 d6 6. Nge2 Nge7 7. O-O O-O 8. d3 Bd7 9. Nd5 Rb8.
This line isn't covered in tony's book (btw ...

Started 11/28/04 at 12:13:43 by Chess Hitman (Guest)
0 1034 Last Post 11/28/04 at 12:13:42
By: Chess Hitman (Guest)
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9.f3 e3 in the Classical English
Tony's October update features a game in the line established in the Kasparov-Karpov match in 1987:
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 Bb4 5.Bg2 O-O 6.O-O e4 7.Ng5 Bc3 8.bc3 Re8 9.f3 e3!?

Started 11/23/04 at 11:14:36 by Justin Horton (Guest)
6 2341 Last Post 11/30/04 at 09:07:10
By: alumbrado
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English 1.c4 e5
Hi All,
I try to pick just one good line against English.
what is answer that gives Black the best chance for fighting ? 
Is it the symetrical c5

Mikenas setup (c4...

Started 12/01/04 at 08:53:30 by ChessLover (Guest)
14 5209 Last Post 12/17/04 at 23:05:30
By: Mike Thomas
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Dyn.English: 1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 e5 3.Bg2 Bc5 4.Nc3 c6!?
Hi everyone,
I'm playing the English according to Tony Kosten's "Dynamic English" for some years now, and I'm still very happy with this great book. Occasionally, playing in the internet, I have ...

Started 04/06/05 at 18:25:43 by Felix Voigt (Guest)
1 1311 Last Post 04/06/05 at 20:55:34
By: Chess Hitman (Guest)
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The English: Murey System
This system is characterized by the moves: 1.c4 e5 2.nf3 e4.  If 2. ... nc6 is played then 3.nc3 transposes into the English Four Knights.  The clear mainline of this system is:
1.c4 e5

Started 11/05/05 at 03:06:47 by Waffles
0 1121 Last Post 11/05/05 at 03:06:46
By: Waffles
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Gran prix reversed vs English
Some years ago it seemed that the Gran Prix reversed was popular..Without delving into "Fischer's f4" strong is the Gran Prix reversed vs the English...1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nc6 3.Bg2 f5 4.Nc3 Nf6..I know...

Started 11/22/05 at 09:10:38 by rajkipling2
0 1073 Last Post 11/22/05 at 09:10:37
By: rajkipling2
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