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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #76 - 01/01/20 at 14:57:15
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MW wrote on 01/01/20 at 02:25:08:
In passing I have played 1 c4 on and off for close to 50 years and have never faced 1...e5 followed by 2....c5...perhaps I've just been lucky!
 


Well i'm still not 100% certain i want to go 1.c4. I've been playing it online for like 2 weeks now and i'm faced with all sorts of responses that make me think you have to posess certain qualities in order to play 1.c4 correctly. You have to be really creative as well i think. I'm not sure if i posess such qualities. 1.e4 (the move i played before) seems much more straightforward. And i'm more of a straightforward kinda guy. When your opponent plays lines discussed in the book, i can handle myself pretty well. But when they respond with something weird looking i'm often left clueless  Embarrassed
  
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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #75 - 01/01/20 at 02:25:08
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I'm also interested to hear what he has to say about the specific move order you suggest as I can't find it in his book..... The position can arise via the symmetrical variation with the moves, 1 c4  c5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 Nf3 e5 when after 4 e3 Nf6 we reach the position you refer to above. It is a bit of a nuisance for white and probably why David avoids this in his book by playing 2 Nf3 when faced with the symmetrical so that he can play 3 d4 after 2....Nc6.

But 2 Nf3 is not possible in the 1...e5 line so why does black not play 2...c5 more often?

In your move order the d5 square looks very inviting for the white pieces so my first thought would be 3 g3 followed by Bg2, but now 4....f5 and it is not all that clear so let's see what he has to say.

In passing I have played 1 c4 on and off for close to 50 years and have never faced 1...e5 followed by 2....c5...perhaps I've just been lucky!
  
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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #74 - 12/31/19 at 16:31:24
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Found it  Grin Thanks MW! Now for that other line i mentioned. Hope David will respond to that. But i'm pretty sure he's gonna recommend  a line with an early d4 since he tries to avoid g3 lines  in this book.

What would you play after 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 c5?

I want to try and avoid 3.g3 as well, so i'm looking at the following; 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 c5 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.e3 Nf6 5.d4  Smiley

But what if black plays 5...e4?

The main follow up is 6.Ne5. But Houdini like 6.Nd2 and 6.Ng5 a little better. It is probably just a nuance at such an early stage, but i'm not sure which i like best  Undecided

Is this discussed somewhere in the book? I just started reading it  Embarrassed
  
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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #73 - 12/31/19 at 03:00:07
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Yes it's Chapter 4 .....2...Bb4 and other Second/Third Moves.

After the main move 2....Bb4  he gives two notes the first (a) pertains to 2...d6  and the second (b) to  2....f5.

It's a good book I still use it.
  
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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #72 - 12/30/19 at 21:18:43
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Yes ofcourse, 3.d4 vs 2...f5  Grin

I only have the eBook version for use with ChessBase, so i can't look up page numbers  Embarrassed

Is it part of a chapter? I can look up chapters.

  
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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #71 - 12/30/19 at 19:43:38
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I'm sure IM David Cummings will comeback to you regarding this question but in the interim if you look at page 104 note "b" of his book; at the top he offers 1c4 e5, 2 Nc3 f5, 3 d4 and follows the recommendation up with some analysis.

3 g3 is also a popular response according to the databases. 

Hope this helps.
  
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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #70 - 12/29/19 at 17:35:14
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Hello Mr. Cummings,

I recently decided on taking up your repertoire as i was getting kind of tired having to answer to each and every reply black threw at me after 1.e4. Anyway, i allready played some wonderfull games using your repertoire (winning most) and i really felt invigorated. Sure, there were some losses too, but they did not spoil the fun yet. I really think i am going to stick with your repertoire and become an English player  Smiley

I do have a couple of questions though, concerning rare moves. Mind you i'm just an amateur. My first question concerns the following line 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 c5  Huh i tried 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.e3 Nf6 5.d4 e4 6.Ne5 but i didn't really like the type of play i was getting. And since i didn't find it being discussed in your book, i was wondering what you recommend?

The same goes for 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 f5  Huh What do you recommend here?

I am leaning toward 3.g3 in both cases  Roll Eyes
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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #69 - 10/23/19 at 12:40:52
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The line you played transposes to the anti-QGD and is treated in the game Carlsen-Radjabov in the book.
  
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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #68 - 10/23/19 at 12:26:30
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JFugre wrote on 10/23/19 at 08:37:12:
Link doesn't seem to work.

I used the pgn tags, I guess they don't really work too well. A moderator now changed it to simple text.
  
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Reply #67 - 10/23/19 at 08:37:12
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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #66 - 10/22/19 at 21:37:12
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1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 e6 4. e3 Nc6 5. d4 d5 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Bb5 Bd6 8. dxc5
Bxc5 9. O-O *

Is this the repertoire of the book or did I go off track with 5.d4 ? I have the book but I am a little confused with the move order...
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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #65 - 09/14/19 at 09:03:03
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Very clear and helpful, thanks David.
  
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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #64 - 09/13/19 at 21:34:24
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Hi Krudos,

After (1 c4 Nf6 2 Nc3 d5 3 cxd5 Nxd5 4 Nf3 g6) 5 h4 h5 6 e4 Nxc3 7 dxc3 Qxd1+ 8 Kxd1 f6, if White develops along the lines of the Robson game, then I agree that this is OK for Black.
White can, however, improve with 9 e5!, planning Bf1-d3 to target the weakened g6-pawn. It looks like White is a bit better after that, since Black's kingside structure gets compromised.

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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #63 - 08/27/19 at 07:18:14
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Hi David
I have been looking at the Pseudo Grünfeld with 5h4 and 6e4 ideas comparing it with 5e4. The theory for 5e4 I referenced is from July 2012 , the game Keklidze-Robson.

I would be interested in your thoughts of the line 5h4 h5 6e4 Nxc3 7dxc3 Qxd1+ 8Kxd1 f6 so using the Robson plan. It seems to be much better than playing 8.. Bg4 (the Forcen Esteban game on p315) and without the weaknesses after 5..h6 (p314 of your book).

Many thanks

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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #62 - 06/03/19 at 15:21:23
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1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Bb4 3.Qc2 Nf6 4.Nf3 d6

This was first played (at high level) at the blitz Wch end of last year, and Van Den Doel used it in the Belgian league 3 months ago.

The computer line now is: 5.Qa4+ Nc6 6.Nd5 Bc5 7.b4 Bb6 8.Nxb6 cxb6 9.b5 Na5

But I don't think white really has anything here. The offside knight looks good but it can be fixed with a6 and after e3 Bg4 we can't play Be2 so white's pawnstructure gets busted.

I don't see any improvements over the computer line, though.
  
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