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Re: Ntirlis: Playing the English
Reply #2 - 09/04/23 at 11:11:59
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The recommended line starts 1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Bg2 Nc6 6.d4. This tends towards an ending with a very slight edge, and avoids the more complicated positions arising from 6.Nc3 Nc7 or ...g6. The main line follows game 8 of the 1983 Smyslov - Huebner candidates' match, with some more recent examples in the notes.
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Re: Ntirlis: Playing the English
Reply #1 - 09/01/23 at 13:25:54
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From QC blog, replied by Andrew Greet:
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July 14th, 2023 at 12:35 | #14Reply | Quote

1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 d5 is indeed covered in Chapter 6, variation A.

I haven’t checked Nikos’s KCT course, but it’s safe to assume there will be some overlap between parts of that middlegame course and some of the middlegame concepts he covers in the introductions to each chapter. Obviously the book contains a wealth of theoretical content as well.

As for the Queen’s Indian set-up, Nikos and I both messed up. He made a file on it but somehow forgot to send it with the rest of the book, and I failed to spot the omission during editing. Apologies – these things can happen sometimes. We will make that content available.

Nikos likes to meet that move order by transposing to the Queen’s Indian (obviously with Black no longer having the option of 4.g3 Ba6) and using a clever idea, details of which he has just published on his Twitter page.

https://twitter.com/NikolaosNtirlis/status/1679823386002833408
  
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Ntirlis: Playing the English
09/01/23 at 09:50:30
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Nikolaos Ntirlis has a new book out offering a repertoire on the White side of the English Opening, which therefore covers more than one section on this part of the site. I've posted this in the Symmetrical English section because looking at the sample pages, it's not clear what he is recommending in the event of 1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 d5, which when I was last an English aficionado (no, not recently, why do you ask) was considered a strong argument in favour of 3. Nc3. There's an awful lot about 3...b6 but, unless I am missing something, no alternative third move is specifically listed in the Variation Index, although the move 2...Nf6 - with no further moves - given does appear in a separate chapter, albeit for only three pages.

Has anybody seen what Ntirlis has against .....d5? Can it be dealt with so simply?
  
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