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4...d6 in the Symmetrical Four Knights
Hi gang!
As we know, the following line is probably a little better for White:
1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.g3 g6. 5.d4 cd4 6.Nd4 Bg7 7.Bg2 O-O 8.O-O Nd4 9.Qd4 d6 10.Qd3
There is of co...

Started 03/22/07 at 09:59:29 by Justinhorton
6 2484 Last Post 03/30/07 at 07:31:19
By: Justinhorton
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"Ideas behind the Hedgehog?"
I notice that in his "Revolution of the 1970's", Kasparov remarks that Psakis was able to summarize in five short minutes how to play the black side of the Hedgehog. I would like to have heard what Ps...

Started 02/20/08 at 20:51:45 by Markovich
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By: Markovich
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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, 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 1967 Last Post 04/20/03 at 05:40:51
By: GMTonyKosten
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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 4304 Last Post 08/15/15 at 13:28:33
By: Fllg
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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
3 2043 Last Post 11/16/05 at 09:16:02
By: John Simmons (Guest)
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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 6527 Last Post 08/16/11 at 00:10:27
By: BPaulsen
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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 4902 Last Post 06/10/10 at 15:59:47
By: iggystiv
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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
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By: HoemberChess
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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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16 7292 Last Post 08/10/05 at 12:07:53
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 1831 Last Post 02/08/09 at 07:46:11
By: Sacapawn
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A rare gambit: 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.g3 b5!?
I recently discovered a rare but interesting gambit in the Symmetrical English, which occurs after the moves: 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.g3 b5!?. The idea is to play as in a Volga Gambit with ......

Started 02/03/08 at 04:45:08 by DoubledPawns
5 2772 Last Post 02/04/08 at 06:41:11
By: DoubledPawns
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A ubiquitous symmetric position
The following position:
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *

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 3456 Last Post 12/28/11 at 19:26:14
By: fling
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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:
[pgn][Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??...|/pgn]
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 3880 Last Post 01/17/14 at 22:33:42
By: Pale Horse, Pale Rider
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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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27 20616 Last Post 08/02/13 at 02:23:04
By: BladezII
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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 2120 Last Post 07/29/03 at 13:30:51
By: krugman
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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
0 1350 Last Post 12/16/04 at 02:37:28
By: OstapBender
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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
2 2653 Last Post 04/26/13 at 16:40:34
By: tony37
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Aronian Leko
What is the scoop on Qa4 after 1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 e6 6.g3 Qb6 7.Ndb5 Ne5 8.Bf4 Nfg4 9.Qa4? Does white have any chance of an edge or was Aronian just relying on its novelty?

Started 02/25/08 at 05:31:57 by bob000
1 1430 Last Post 02/27/08 at 03:56:06
By: kylemeister
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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
4 2514 Last Post 07/28/04 at 15:45:26
By: Bucaresti (Guest)
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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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