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What do you think of c4 Nf6 Nc3 e5 Nf3 Nc6 g3 Bb4?
After c4 Nf6 if my opponent doesn't play 2. Nc3, I can go back to my main repertoire (nimzo, semi-slav, catalan after 2. ... e6 or even 2. ... c6), but after 2.Nc3 I want to play e5 and make use of th...

Started 11/03/07 at 19:09:17 by battleangel (Ex Member)
1 1145 Last Post 11/03/07 at 19:47:32
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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English Botvinnik System
I have been interested in d6/e5, e5/d6, f5, Nf6, Be7 systems of late. MNb pointed out to me that in the English, 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 d6 3.g3 f5 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.d3 Be7 6.e4 then the Be7 becomes passive. Anyone h...

Started 07/27/09 at 13:39:51 by belaji
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18 12828 Last Post 08/02/09 at 09:18:23
By: TimS
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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 1350 Last Post 10/01/08 at 21:44:00
By: GMTonyKosten
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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 3393 Last Post 06/06/13 at 15:19:27
By: TonyRo
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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i own the nice Kosten english book, but it seems to be a little outdated now.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 17343 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 6299 Last Post 10/19/14 at 07:16:12
By: fling
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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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By: kylemeister
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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)
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By: Chess Hitman (Guest)
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english botvinik system
from english botvinik system
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. e4 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Nge2 d6 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O
Bc5 8. d3 Nd4 9. Nxd4 Bxd4 10. Ne2 Bc5 11. a3 a5
white has sound plan that is preparin...

Started 02/18/06 at 13:35:12 by ChessFan(Guest) (Guest)
2 1781 Last Post 02/20/06 at 10:13:41
By: escac-i-mat(Guest) (Guest)
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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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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 3291 Last Post 04/14/10 at 17:25:18
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 2184 Last Post 03/13/04 at 06:13:41
By: dom
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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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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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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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moskow-romanishen 1-0
i beat gm oleg rominishen at gausdal may 2006 the game is available at gausdal classics 2006 i seemed to tn him here as he is an expert on the vairiation played i would love comments, the game will ap...

Started 05/07/06 at 16:46:21 by emoskow23(Guest) (Guest)
5 2529 Last Post 06/18/06 at 15:22:34
By: eric_moskow
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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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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 7306 Last Post 12/04/12 at 10:04:54
By: MartinC
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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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