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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 1866 Last Post 02/11/03 at 04:26:11
By: GMTonyKosten
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1. c4 e5, and Reti Questions
I'm looking for opinions on this.
1. c4 e5 2. g3
Is black doing well after 2. g3? ...e5 has always been the reason I haven't played 1.c4, but I figure English players would know. Does it sta...

Started 11/05/08 at 19:16:37 by BPaulsen
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34 14794 Last Post 11/10/08 at 17:27:13
By: kylemeister
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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 2182 Last Post 03/13/04 at 06:13:41
By: dom
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1.c4 e5 - reversed colours GPA
I am looking for a reply to 1.c4 and my chess friend recommended playing a reverse GPA type setup with 1...e5
I like this idea as I play 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 3.f4 so I will be playing within id...

Started 11/05/10 at 21:55:50 by Peter Rhodes
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By: MNb
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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 2704 Last Post 10/05/03 at 22:44:17
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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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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1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 f5 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.e3 d5!?
Anyone have experience with this line? It seems to score tremendously for Black.

Started 10/01/08 at 14:45:26 by belaji
1 1349 Last Post 10/01/08 at 21:44:00
By: GMTonyKosten
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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 2340 Last Post 11/30/04 at 09:07:10
By: alumbrado
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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 3391 Last Post 06/06/13 at 15:19:27
By: TonyRo
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Accelerated Keres System?
Can anyone help me with the following: 1. c4, e5.  2. g3, Bc5.  3.Bg2, Qf6.  4. e3, c6.  5. Nc3, Ne7.  I find this difficult in that it is almost impossible to gain control of d5.  In playing white, h...

Started 03/05/04 at 10:30:12 by Dennis Kiick (Guest)
5 3289 Last Post 04/14/10 at 17:25:18
By: kylemeister
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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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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 3727 Last Post 10/30/13 at 14:40:52
By: tony37
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bg5 vs rb1
any opinions on 1.c4 nf6 2nc3 g6 3.g3 bg7 4.nf3 d6 5bg2 nc6 6.00 00 7.d3 e5 8.rb1 vs bg5 question 2 is black better off with a5 in or out?????

Started 02/28/06 at 11:11:31 by emoskow23(Guest) (Guest)
5 2290 Last Post 07/16/06 at 22:28:35
By: richard_dumoulin
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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 6786 Last Post 05/05/15 at 20:54:22
By: AlienOctopus
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Book(s) on Reversed Dragon
I'm around 2100 Elo and interested to play the black side of the Reversed Dragon, that is 1. c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Bg2 Nb6
I'd appreciate one (or more) good book on the subject. I...

Started 07/28/10 at 16:24:32 by Volcanor
2 2329 Last Post 08/16/10 at 12:03:55
By: Volcanor
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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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Carlsen - Kramnik, London Classic
If anyone is interested, Magnus Carlsen played 1. c4 and Kramnik chose to enter the Reversed Dragon. If I wasn't at work right now I'd compare it with Marin, but here is the completed game:

Started 12/08/09 at 14:44:03 by TonyRo
3 2048 Last Post 12/08/09 at 16:38:16
By: TonyRo
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closed sicilian with colours reverse
I want to ask if the format  Pawns{g6-f5-e5-d6} with Nc6 and Nf6(reverse closed Sicilian) is good against English.
It deserved to study that formation?

Started 05/01/10 at 08:41:06 by dimis (Ex Member)
6 2740 Last Post 05/02/10 at 15:42:25
By: kylemeister
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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 1310 Last Post 04/06/05 at 20:55:34
By: Chess Hitman (Guest)
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