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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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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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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 1673 Last Post 02/23/10 at 18:08:04
By: battleangel - Ex Member
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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 3978 Last Post 09/10/09 at 13:27:55
By: Antillian
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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
3 2401 Last Post 11/21/06 at 13:04:02
By: Alesab
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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 19251 Last Post 08/02/13 at 02:23:04
By: BladezII
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Pure symmetrical move orders
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)
6 2711 Last Post 03/23/06 at 16:49:06
By: Markovich
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Symmetrical English: Donaldson vs. Khalifman
I have "A Strategic Opening Repertoire" by IM John Donaldson, but I don't have any of the Khalifman series, "Opening for White according to Kramnik." My query relates to Opening for White acc...

Started 04/30/07 at 22:30:11 by Antillian
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By: zoo - Ex Member
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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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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 3708 Last Post 11/09/09 at 16:45:27
By: Ludde
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Need help on symmetrical english
I play the white side. What should I do after
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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By: Blitzonly
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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
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By: kylemeister
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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 1929 Last Post 11/16/05 at 09:16:02
By: John Simmons (Guest)
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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 - 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 2000 Last Post 11/29/09 at 09:38:35
By: Glenn Snow
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Looking for Edge Against Hedgehog
I've been putting a lot of work into the Hedgehog of late, but I can't seem to find any single way to get an edge for white, if black knows his move orders.
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 b6 4. Bg2 Bb...

Started 11/02/08 at 11:08:44 by BPaulsen
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16 5779 Last Post 11/04/08 at 10:34:10
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 3264 Last Post 02/25/10 at 19:07:26
By: ruhroh
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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 3791 Last Post 08/15/15 at 13:28:33
By: Fllg
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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 7258 Last Post 06/19/09 at 14:03:27
By: Markovich
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Studying the Botvinnik Variation (Symm. English)
Hello everybody,
after employing 1.d4 main lines for several years, I finally found interest in my old "English" repertoire again. Based on Tony Kosten's great book "The Dynamic English" I have b...

Started 06/28/08 at 09:48:04 by CrushingAttack
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