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Can black win in the hedgehog?
I can't help myself, I somehow feel all these statements that the hedgehog is a dynamic opening are false,
if white just sits back and does nothing the game will end in a draw.
I am not sure...

Started 01/12/12 at 21:00:25 by battleangel (Ex Member)
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By: Aziridine
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The Wedberg System
Looking at the Wedberg system, with 1. c4 c5 2. g3 Nc6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. Nf3 e5, after 6. 0-0 Nge7 7. a3 0-0 8. Rb1 a5, 9. Ne1! by Marin is not mentioned in any other sources I have seen so far....

Started 06/18/11 at 11:07:57 by fling
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A ubiquitous symmetric position
The following position:
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can be achieved from different openings. What is the current theoretical verdict on this position? I have two...

Started 12/04/11 at 23:33:24 by F22
5 4797 Last Post 12/28/11 at 19:26:14
By: fling
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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
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By: Vass
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1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 a6
Richard Palliser devoted a chapter to this interesting sequence in Dangerous Weapons: Flank Openings (chapter 6, "An Improved Löwenthal?").  Since it appears to be sound and aggressive I've been surpr...

Started 08/14/11 at 21:44:08 by Glenn Snow
12 9547 Last Post 08/16/11 at 00:10:27
By: BPaulsen
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Hedgehog Help (beyond Suba)
Hello all,
I am trying to find a good source for theory on the Hedgehog (with both colors).
Given all the move order complications and transpositions it is not easy to analyse lines.

Started 03/01/06 at 01:43:51 by Nietzsche
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By: Vass
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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 2500 Last Post 05/06/11 at 08:26:13
By: Ludde
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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 2371 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 6478 Last Post 06/10/10 at 15:59:47
By: iggystiv
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Drawbacks of Anti-Hedgehog
I am playing with the idea to play the Hedgehog vs. the English Opening (thx to Shipov's book).
However, I am not sure about the very simple Anti-Hedgehog move order 2.g3. Of course I can play s...

Started 05/03/10 at 21:03:18 by SchwarzRotGold
1 2404 Last Post 05/04/10 at 08:10:36
By: BPaulsen
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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 4350 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 2689 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 3391 Last Post 11/29/09 at 09:38:35
By: Glenn Snow
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Sidelines against Rubinstein variation.
I was having a bad time agains the Rubenstein variation in the English Opening, I am wondering if my experience is really common to all English Opening Players.   I am also soliciting for your advice ...

Started 10/26/09 at 09:51:21 by ayen
4 5162 Last Post 11/09/09 at 16:45:27
By: Ludde
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What does a hedgedog player play against 1.c4 2.g3
Since the early fianchetto prohibits to play the whitesquared bishop on b7, I'd like to know what you play against that setup,
currently I play the rubinstein, I think you get a good version of i...

Started 09/05/09 at 10:28:32 by battleangel (Ex Member)
8 6116 Last Post 09/10/09 at 13:27:55
By: Antillian
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Best way for hedgehog devotees to deal with 2.g3 ?
Hello everybody,
looking at my black repertoire for some time now has brought me to a familiar dilemma. As a hedgehog player (against 1.c4 and 1.Nf3 respectively) I have always had troubles playi...

Started 06/16/09 at 16:05:52 by CrushingAttack
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16 11229 Last Post 06/19/09 at 14:03:27
By: Markovich
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Recommended books on the Maroczy Bind (for White)
Please recommend books or anything on the Maroczy Bind (w/..g6) for _White_.
I am an 1.d4-player. I can get the Maroczy in the following move orders:
(1) 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 c5 4.Nc3 cxd4 5.Nxd4: 5.....

Started 05/16/09 at 11:01:57 by HoemberChess
12 11437 Last Post 05/18/09 at 20:52:06
By: HoemberChess
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Strongest lines for White after 1 Nf3 Nf6 2 c4 c5
I'm considering, after 1 Nf3 Nf6, playing 2 c4 instead of my usual 2 g3, and am wondering which people think are the strong lines for White and which the more innocuous. I'm aware this is a hugely con...

Started 03/07/09 at 10:58:37 by Michael Ayton
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23 14503 Last Post 03/14/09 at 21:41:57
By: TN
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Gap in Hedgehog Coverage
There is a notable gap in the Symmetrical English Hedgehog coverage given here in the updates and the PDFs.  In the 7.Re1 line, Black's plan with delayed castling, ...Rc8 and ...Qb8, which has been kn...

Started 02/23/09 at 13:40:00 by Markovich
4 3250 Last Post 02/26/09 at 01:42:48
By: Markovich
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7.Re1 Hedgehog query
I had some queries about the position that occurs in the main-line Hedgehog with 7.Re1:
1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 b6 4.Bg2 Bb7 5.0-0 e6 6.Nc3 Be7 7.Re1 d6 (7...d5 and 7...Ne4 are also possible but ...

Started 02/07/09 at 21:11:35 by TN
3 2617 Last Post 02/08/09 at 07:46:11
By: Sacapawn
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