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Ntirlis: Playing the English
Nikolaos Ntirlis has a new book out offering a repertoire on the White side of the English Opening, which therefore covers more than one section on this part of the site. I've posted this in the Symme...

Started 09/01/23 at 09:50:30 by Justinhorton
2 2110 Last Post 09/04/23 at 11:11:59
By: nestor
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Repertoire without the Maroczy Bind (for white)
I'd like to build a repertoire as white starting with 1.c4. Yet I'd like to avoid playing the Maroczy which I do not enjoy to play. 
Cummings and Sielecki both recommend different setup...

Started 02/22/23 at 01:02:53 by nocteus
6 1229 Last Post 03/24/23 at 02:53:07
By: MW
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Playing d4
The sequence 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O O-O 5. c4 c5 leads to a position where White can play an immediate d4. For reasons I don't totally understand, the late Bent Larsen thought d4 (and ....

Started 08/31/16 at 00:22:41 by RdC
3 3232 Last Post 01/31/20 at 20:31:57
By: TonyRo
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Hedgehog, endgame line, possible rook sac?
Following on from my posts on the the 18 Ne4!? drawing line,, after the moves 1 c4 c5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 g3 b6 4 Bg2 Bb7 5 O-O e6 6 Nc3 Be7 7 ...

Started 05/04/19 at 15:17:45 by GMTonyKosten
5 3016 Last Post 05/06/19 at 08:02:41
By: gillbod
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New DVD: Hedgehog by Pelletier
01: Introduction [21:27]
02: Appetizer: Huebner,R - Kasparov,G [15:58]
03: Appetizer: Polugaevsky,L - Ftacnik...

Started 09/12/17 at 16:47:15 by fjd
10 8173 Last Post 04/30/19 at 20:41:16
By: GMTonyKosten
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New Symmetrical English Book
Chess Stars have posted on their website the contents for the second volume of their two books on the English. 
Pretty high level at this stage but looks interesting.

Started 03/05/19 at 21:16:32 by MW
1 1676 Last Post 03/05/19 at 22:11:50
By: fjd
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Larsen's excellent idea 6..Qd7
What are the best ways to deal with larsens 6..Qd7 in the symmetrical?
Kostens book i dont think mentions it and i have not checked if Marin mentions it or not.
BTW im talking about the posi...

Started 03/26/15 at 18:38:16 by SupaKoopaTroopa
3 4334 Last Post 07/13/16 at 09:23:54
By: GMTonyKosten
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Svidler-Caruana, Candidates 2016
I haven't seen anything about this line in the forum, so I thought I'd try to start a discussion about this game and the other early h pushes when Black draws the knight away from the k side with an e...

Started 07/13/16 at 07:05:46 by iggystiv
0 2047 Last Post 07/13/16 at 07:05:46
By: iggystiv
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Symmetrical English recommended by Kaufman
Does anyone have experience with the line recommended by Kaufman i.e. 1.c4 c5 2.g3 g6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.Nf3 d6 6.0-0 Bf5 ? I'm asking as an interested player from the white side. Is there a clear ...

Started 07/29/14 at 20:04:14 by Laramonet
0 2618 Last Post 07/29/14 at 20:04:14
By: Laramonet
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The English Hedgehog Defence- Ftacnik
Hello! This is my first post (my national elo is around 2200)!
I Like the Hedgehog very much (With the black pieces) and I want to know what is your opinion about the new DVD "The English Hedgeho...

Started 07/10/13 at 09:16:04 by Flashman
3 6736 Last Post 08/09/13 at 13:05:50
By: Devilman
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Move order for Hedge Hog Query
How does one get to the hedge hog formation for black against 1.c4 and 1 Nf3? Does white have to participate or is completely up to black. I play Nimzo and QID against 1 d4.

Started 10/19/11 at 17:15:54 by Reverse
1 2118 Last Post 10/19/11 at 20:59:05
By: Vass
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How to deal with the move e5? in sym.eng opening?
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.g3 and now what to do if 4..e5 by black? please help

Started 07/08/11 at 07:46:15 by raja
4 3228 Last Post 07/08/11 at 18:28:26
By: fling
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nuances of 3_d5 in the Symmetrical (1.c4 c5,2_Nf6)
I am only getting acquainted with the defences, I still somehow find it more difficult to be on the Black side of the English Hedgehog than the position which arises after the Sicilian Kan 5....

Started 05/05/11 at 11:36:38 by HoemberChess
1 2551 Last Post 05/06/11 at 08:26:13
By: Ludde
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1_Nf6 2Nc3 c5:3e4 Nc6 4Nf3 e6 5Be2|4f4+3g3 e6 4Bg2
Symmetrical English
As Black, I choose the English Hedgehog but there are 3 White deviations on the way which I can't avoid.
    1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 c5 3.e4 Nc6
  • #1:[b][color=#0000f...|/list]Please recommend books, articles, etc where I could read about them.
    Thanks for the replies in advance.

Started 01/24/11 at 17:36:53 by HoemberChess
4 3968 Last Post 01/25/11 at 11:46:59
By: HoemberChess
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Symmetrical English 6.g3
In the position after 1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 cd4 4.Nd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 e6 6.g3, should Black play the fashionable 6...Qb6, or does he have an equivalent or superior move here, such as 6...Bc5 or 6...Be7? An...

Started 12/20/10 at 02:35:58 by TN
2 2419 Last Post 12/20/10 at 05:56:41
By: kylemeister
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1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e6, for Black
I'd like to construct a Black repertoire after these four pairs of initial moves:
1.d4 e6 2.Nf3 c5 3.c4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 (D)
(I'm aware I need be prepared for both the French and an open Sici...

Started 05/23/10 at 16:38:25 by HoemberChess
7 6573 Last Post 06/10/10 at 15:59:47
By: iggystiv
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Danny King: Power Play 12 – The Hedgehog (DVD)
I've just seen in Chessbase an ad for this new DVD, stating that "The Hedgehog is not just an opening, it is a system. A system that can be used against 1.c4, against 1.e4 and also 1.d4. Some players,...

Started 01/29/10 at 14:21:35 by chk
4 4410 Last Post 02/25/10 at 19:07:26
By: ruhroh
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Exchange Sacrifice in the marozy bind
Hi, I just had a recent game as white that I lost, where black countered my marozy-setup with a6-b5 and sacrificed his rook for my blacksquared bishop and he got very good counterplay. Against the sam...

Started 02/20/10 at 20:17:18 by battleangel (Ex Member)
4 2751 Last Post 02/23/10 at 18:08:04
By: battleangel - Ex Member
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Symmetrical English - Interesting Variation
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. e3 Nf6 5. d4 cxd4 6. exd4 d4 has been considered fairly reliable for black for awhile now, with white getting no more than a small edge at best after the most common 7...

Started 11/23/09 at 08:06:23 by BPaulsen
4 3484 Last Post 11/29/09 at 09:38:35
By: Glenn Snow
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Symmetrical english books
I would like to add the symmetrical english to my black repertoire.  However I fear that Chesspublishing section alone is not sufficient to build a complete repertoire for black.   
Looking at the...

Started 09/22/08 at 15:52:49 by ygramul
3 2536 Last Post 09/23/08 at 09:20:44
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