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Ressources on Rubinstein
As far as I can see, the Rubinstein System in the Symmetrical, from Black's perspective, is not very well covered either in the forum or in existing literature.
So I wanted to ask about its curr...

Started 12/29/20 at 21:42:53 by Kyuken
1 1273 Last Post 12/30/20 at 05:56:44
By: lnn2
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Sveshnikov blitz&rapid repertoire
I am trying to "learn" 1 c4 c5 for black. I don't mind getting a slightly worse/dangerous position if it means I can save some time. I am QGAing and Petroffing right now so I am fine with "draws" as l...

Started 03/09/20 at 11:01:45 by gwnn
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By: gwnn
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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 2851 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 2587 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 fdunne
10 7462 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 1398 Last Post 03/05/19 at 22:11:50
By: fdunne
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The Hedgehog vs the English/Reti by Igor Lysyj
Will be interested to see how this book deals with 1.c4 c5 2.g3, isn't it tough to play a hedgehog against this move order?

Started 09/04/16 at 20:35:11 by najdorfslayer
6 7556 Last Post 03/27/17 at 06:20:29
By: najdorfslayer
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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 3935 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 1814 Last Post 07/13/16 at 07:05:46
By: iggystiv
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1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5!?
Hey everyone. I couldn't find a post or much information at all on the following.
I've been rooting around for some time trying to find some information on the line:
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d...

Started 07/01/15 at 21:02:05 by cramie10
7 5866 Last Post 08/15/15 at 13:28:33
By: Fllg
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What to play as White vs the Symmetrical English?
As White I always start with 1. Nf3, and then if my opponent plays 1…c5 I play 2. c4 which is the English Symmetrical.
But what exactly should I play in the English Symmetrical?

Started 07/26/15 at 13:26:46 by Marc Benford
10 8155 Last Post 07/27/15 at 20:53:36
By: RdC
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English Symmetrical, Fischer setup recommendations
Hi all!
As a first player in one of my recent correspondence chess games I followed the Jobava-Marin's approach to meet the so-called Fischer setup as it follows:

And here Mar

Started 12/05/11 at 13:42:21 by Vass
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By: kylemeister
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Reti Anti-Grünfeld with ...Nd3+
I was interested in this line after seeing Swidler play this against Nepomnjatschji in a tournament in Russia (I think Russian Championships) that went something like this:

Started 04/12/15 at 01:05:36 by DenVerdsligeRejsende
6 6014 Last Post 04/27/15 at 20:10:52
By: GMTonyKosten
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Wedberg System; 12...Nb6!
Quoting the user Tolotos who was the first to bring this bombshell to my attention in a thread, and it never got any discussion.
Maybe it´s a better move order for black to play d6,Be6 f...

I'd like to focus people

Started 08/09/14 at 21:19:31 by BPaulsen
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By: gauss
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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
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By: Laramonet
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Symmetrical English 1 c4 c5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 Nc3 Nc6
I have a ‘repertoire’ question relating to the position after 1 c4 c5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 Nc3 Nc6. Originally I was thinking, by playing 4 d4 rather than 4 g3 here, I could, should I so wish, avoid the Tarras...

Started 08/08/09 at 14:05:32 by Michael Ayton
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By: Paul Cumbers
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A36: Sources for symmetrical botvinnik english
Hello chessfriends. I've playing the english for quite a while now and always met the symmetrical english with a botvinnik set-up with 5. e4:
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I know that this is not supposed to be cutting edge but I enjoy the set-up and had some good access with it. Since I lately made some progress (yay!) I had to face better prepared opponents. I don't really wan

Started 01/13/14 at 20:03:30 by Pale Horse, Pale Rider
4 5184 Last Post 01/17/14 at 22:33:42
By: Pale Horse, Pale Rider
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Move order in the English - Not in Marin's books
I can't find a thread on 1. c4 c5 2. g3 b6 3. Bg2 Nc6!? (but I have a vague memory of it being mentioned here at Chesspub) and this is not mentioned in any of Marin's books as far as I can tell. I hav...

Started 01/12/14 at 21:58:04 by fling
4 4712 Last Post 01/14/14 at 15:28:00
By: fling
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Symmetrical variation with 5. ...d6 and 6. ... Nh6
I am building up a repertoire against the English Opening. Since I play Benko vs. 1.d4 and Sicilian vs. 1.e4 I will probably replay with 1. … c5 against both first moves of white which may lead to Eng...

Started 10/14/13 at 12:42:34 by SchwarzRotGold
6 7195 Last Post 10/19/13 at 10:42:31
By: SchwarzRotGold
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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 6498 Last Post 08/09/13 at 13:05:50
By: Devilman
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