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As a Scotsman I have a somewhat reticent attitude about playing the English opening ever since William Wallace was led away to captivity, never the less, it provides an excellent weapon if one wishes to avoid many of the mainline possibilities of e4 and d4, while still remaining dynamic in nature. Martial arts expert Bruce Lee summed up the character of the English opening, its flexibility, for above all, its metamorphic possibilities are endless.
As for the game, I consulted Tony Kostens, the dynamic English and various games played by Korchnoi and i must thank my opponent for such gentlemanly and sportsmanlike conduct, anyhow, the game,
Thanks for taking the time, any comments are welcome
hi evanvwk, yeah . . .Ne3 hitting the bishop and the e pawn, i had something planned at the time, which in retrospect wasn't very good. English is good, ideas are quite simple and easy to learn and you can play the same system with black which saves a lot of study and time, well, that's my theory anyhow, although its proving more difficult than i thought- regards Robbie
Great blog post, Robbie. I always enjoy thoughtful analysis of a game. Clearly I was up against a vastly superior player, but I learned a lot and enjoyed our game very much.
A few comments:
1. c4: I cleary need to study the English Opening, one I almost never use myself when playing white.
15... Be8: couldn't tell you why I made this move. This was perhaps the beginning of the end for black...
23... Qh6: pretty pointless move. Why didn't I do Ne3, I wonder?
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