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Halkias-Aloma Vidal (Aix-les-Bains)
I wonder who wrote the comments to this game for the Chessbase site; they strike me as, well, not the most insightful/well-informed comments I've ever seen.  A couple of examples:  after 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc...

Started 03/25/11 at 19:56:45 by kylemeister
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By: kylemeister
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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"..how 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
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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
2....

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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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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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 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
1 648 Last Post 11/21/19 at 20:21:25
By: MartinC
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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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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 2644 Last Post 01/20/12 at 22:55:11
By: Gilchrist is a legend
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Recommended books on the Four Knights (for Black)
I am looking for study material on
A28: English Opening, Reversed Sicilian, Four Knights' Variation.
I already have:
- How to play the English Opening by Karpov (2007)
- Opening R...

Started 05/14/09 at 09:36:20 by HoemberChess
1 1592 Last Post 05/14/09 at 13:41:05
By: GMTonyKosten
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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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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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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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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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Unusual move orders in the Botvinnik
Hello. I have the book "The Dynamic English", and I also subscribe to chesspublishing.com "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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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
6....

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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...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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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 3729 Last Post 10/30/13 at 14:40:52
By: tony37
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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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Van Wely - Shirov, Wijk aan Zee 2010
Yesterday in Van Wely - Shirov, Wijk aan Zee 2010, Black got a playable position after
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Bg2 Nb6 7.O-O Be7 8.a3 g5!?
White achieved nothing ...

Started 01/22/10 at 11:41:40 by Hehmer (Ex Member)
2 1434 Last Post 01/26/10 at 13:24:47
By: Keano
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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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