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English Botvinnik Setup against English
Hi. I'm looking for a solid defence against English 1. c4.
I'd like to try a botvinnik setup as Black (e5 - d6- c5 - Nge7 - Nbc6 - g6 - Bg7) but i've no examples
to studying this idea . Are ...

Started 11/21/06 at 11:00:35 by Alesab
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English Botvinnik setup against c5
There is a interesting game: Felgaer, R. (2581) vs. Berrocal, J. (2317) in the Flank Openings Update section of ChessPub where white uses the Botvinnik setup against the symmetrical to win nicely. Of ...

Started 11/09/06 at 01:31:47 by Antillian
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By: Antillian
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Pure symmetrical move orders
Hello!
I've been studying the symmetrical English and have become rather confused about move orders in this system. My question is this:
According to many sources the position after 1. c4 c5...

Started 03/17/06 at 21:09:27 by andy(Guest) (Guest)
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By: Markovich
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1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6
This is something I have been wondering about for a bit, and would like to hear whether someone has some thoughts on this and/or agrees with my conclusions.
It's about 1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4...

Started 11/09/05 at 18:47:32 by Bonsai
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By: John Simmons (Guest)
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5 a3 Symmetrical English
I've always enjoyed using this line recommened by Tony, especially as I'm not so at home after 1 c4 c5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 g3 g6 4 Bg2 Bg7 5 Nf3 e6 or 5...e5. However, does the following game (surprisingly st...

Started 05/16/04 at 15:53:49 by IMRichardPalliser
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By: Markovich
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Hedgehog against English
What do you think about the hedgehog against the English? How were your experiences with it?
And can white prevent it (after 1.c4 Nf6 2.g3!?) ?

Started 05/18/05 at 17:52:59 by FightingDragon
3 1544 Last Post 06/01/05 at 10:24:01
By: MKalecki
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Hedgehog
In which category does the 'Hedgehog' belong ? It can be reached by way of the symmetrical english or by way of the maroczy bind sicilian.

Started 04/22/05 at 01:49:26 by elspringer
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mr. kosten or anybody, HELP!! - c4 rubinstein
hi there!
i own THE DYNAMIC ENGLISH and have a question about the line
1. c4 c5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 d5 4. cd Nd5 5. Nc3 Nc7 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. 0-0 e5
Here the mainline is 8. Nd2, but 8. Ne1 is ...

Started 03/10/05 at 08:57:56 by ivanhoe
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By: Chess Hitman (Guest)
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Symmetical English / Catalan twilight zone.
Well, I like to play the Catalan, e.g. 1. d4 d5  2. c4 e6  3. Nf3 Nf6  4. g3.  But there is 1. d4 Nf6  2. c4 e6  3. g3 (3. Nc3 d5 and you do not get a Catalan) 3...c5  4. Nf3 (4. d5 is a Modern Benoni...

Started 01/05/05 at 20:34:44 by Markovich
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By: John Cox (Guest)
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Symmetrical English: 3...Nd4
What's the current state of the line 1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 Nd4 ? I find it extremely uncomfortable to play against, which is a sizeable inconvenience given that I much prefer to play both knights ou...

Started 12/20/04 at 04:51:52 by Justin Horton (Guest)
3 1433 Last Post 12/21/04 at 15:45:48
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Anti-Benoni/Symmetrical English Line
Here's an anti-Benoni line I've encountered in a couple of games.  1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.Nc3 (instead of entering the Benoni with 4.d5) 4...cxd4 5.Nxd4 Bb4 6.Ndb5 d5 7.Bf4 0-0 and here there are...

Started 12/16/04 at 02:37:29 by OstapBender
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Need help on symmetrical english
I play the white side. What should I do after
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a) 1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.g3 e5 5.Bg2 d6 ?
ai) Qside pawn breaks with Rb1, a3 and b4
aii) Center pawn breaks...

Started 10/09/04 at 20:53:41 by Blitzonly
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Avoiding Benoni with English opening
I don't know if this is the correct section or perhaps the one about the Benoni, but....
Is it possible to avoid the Benoni and the Benko gambit with 1. d4 cf6 2. c4 c5 3. cf3 ??? entering in a s...

Started 07/22/04 at 12:00:28 by Max
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By: Bucaresti (Guest)
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Forced into Symmetrical English
Can anyone outline black's ideas or plans in the symettrical English?  I usually find myself forced into to it because I like to respond to Nf3 with c5 and hope for Sicilian.  I've noticed similaritie...

Started 11/03/03 at 21:03:32 by nexirae
3 1803 Last Post 12/06/03 at 19:23:11
By: AmateurDragoneer
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An interesting line in the symmetric english!
Hi everyone!
The line in question is: 1.c4 c5 2. Cf3 Cc6 3.g3 g6 4.Fg2 Fg7 5. Cc3 e6 6.d4!?
I just got the new book from John Watson and he talks a lot about this line, ans he seems to like ...

Started 07/13/03 at 03:52:38 by krugman
2 2019 Last Post 07/29/03 at 13:30:51
By: krugman
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1 c4 c5 2 Nc3 e6
Does anyone know about this move order?
1 c4 c5 2 Nc3 e6 or 1 c4 e6 2 Nc3 c5
I cannot find it mentioned on Chesspublishing.com, in Hansen's book, or in NCO.
Here 3 g3 seems like it migh...

Started 03/07/03 at 11:58:48 by honeymade
1 1802 Last Post 04/20/03 at 05:40:51
By: GMTonyKosten
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