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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
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By: Devilman
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How to play the symmetrical english?
I am thinking of returning again to a flank opening,
but I really need an advice against ... c5.
Tbh. I don't think the lines with an early d4 c5xd4 Nxd4 are easy to play for white.

Started 08/28/10 at 22:25:20 by battleangel (Ex Member)
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By: BPaulsen
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An attacking line against the Hedgehog
I have prepared a line against the Hedgehog for some time now and i had the chance to use this attacking line in a recent game of mine which ended in a violent attack and an easy win for ...

Started 03/25/10 at 12:32:31 by Ametanoitos
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By: BladezII
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Any info on 1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4
Is there any book/reference material on this for White?

Started 04/25/13 at 21:35:47 by najdorfslayer
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By: tony37
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English 1.c4 c5 2.g3 g5!
If White plays passively in the English, Black can seize the initiative on move 2: Here is game I played against Houdini 3 on the Black side of the English:
1.c4 c5 2.g3 g5! 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.d3 h6 5.B...

Started 01/11/13 at 14:59:56 by sloughter
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By: kylemeister
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English 1.c4 c5 for Black by Victor Bologan
Do you know what are the systems Bologan recommends?

Started 07/30/12 at 18:12:06 by gramsci
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By: alyechin
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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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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
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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 8989 Last Post 08/16/11 at 00:10:27
By: BPaulsen
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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 3009 Last Post 07/08/11 at 18:28:26
By: fling
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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 2373 Last Post 05/06/11 at 08:26:13
By: Ludde
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The Complete Hedgehog
Greetings, all
A new book on the Hedgehog is supposed to come out in late September.
"The Complete Hedgehog" is the "lifetime achievement" of GM Sergey Shipov, perhaps the most passionate ac...

Started 07/27/09 at 15:11:47 by Mongoose Press
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45 42066 Last Post 05/01/11 at 19:04:21
By: mefisto6
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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 3673 Last Post 01/25/11 at 11:46:59
By: HoemberChess
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Kramnik Rep v2 (ed2) - Hedgehog and others
My question is what is considered the best way to try to gain an edge vs the Hedgehog.
I'm looking for help to choose the most promising line before delving into studying further.
For starte...

Started 12/21/10 at 15:21:54 by TicklyTim
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By: Neric
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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
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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 6226 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 2296 Last Post 05/04/10 at 08:10:36
By: BPaulsen
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