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Re: sharp lines in the english
Reply #6 - 07/05/03 at 17:07:32
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Actually this pawn sac is mentioned in my eBook on the King's English, and I analysed it in the Filippov,V-Volzhin,A game on the site! In the eBook I recommend 5 d3! 8)
  
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Re: sharp lines in the english
Reply #5 - 06/25/03 at 08:40:35
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The lines with 1...e5 and a later fianchetto of the King's Bishop can be very sharp and and lead to play which is similar to (or that transposes into) the KID or Dutch Leningrad
  
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Re: sharp lines in the english
Reply #4 - 06/25/03 at 08:13:58
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Hi,

Here is a sharp line for black that I have yet to see any analysis on:
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 f5 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.e3 d5!?
The idea being after 6.cd Nb4 7.d4 e4 with good play.

Thoughts?

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Re: sharp lines in the english
Reply #3 - 06/24/03 at 19:22:30
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Well, I did not buy it yet because I secretly hope you'll give it to me for free one day Cheesy (Don't forget to sign it)... Just kidding Smiley

Also, I thought you might soon create an electronic version of that book... so, lots of opportunities to "wait and see" Smiley
  
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Re: sharp lines in the english
Reply #2 - 06/24/03 at 13:51:52
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What do you mean you haven't bought it yet!!!! Angry
Actually, I am only joking!
There are plenty of sharp lines in the English: 4 g4 in the Nimzo-English, or the Mikenas Attack, for instance, and against the Four Knights with  4 g3 Bb4 there is the stuff that kasparov used to play against Karpov. 8)
  
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Re: sharp lines in the english
Reply #1 - 06/20/03 at 16:43:00
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Well, personally, I choose to play 1.c4 and then 2.g3 and 3. Bg2. I think Tony's book on English is based on this setup and I have yet to buy it Smiley Can't comment much on the lines as I just recently switched to English and am still exploring. However, I like it very much so far as it fits my style and I had good results with it without even studying enough. Also, I think this setup is unbalanced enough to have an exciting game.
  
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sharp lines in the english
06/20/03 at 14:17:42
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Hi everyone!
i am a new subscriber to chesspub (not to this site yet, but I think I will...)
anyway, as I might start playing c4 as a way to avoid some d4 lines I don't like (like the QGD or the nimzo), I am looking for sharp lines in the c5 and e5 English, or at least really unbalancing lines; to give you an idea, I play the French and the KID as black, and I also like the Botvinnik semi-slav (all lines where you take some positionnal or tactical risks that give rise to really unbalanced positions...)...
so, as I am rather new to the English, I would be glad if somebody could pinpoint some lines that might suit me....

Thanks!!! Smiley
  
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