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This is a line in the English Ilike to play and it seems to garner mixed results at times. Tell me if you have ever encountered this line and/or play it as well and what you might think some of the positional considerations or moves at the 9th move could be.
My ideas usually involve playing 9. f4 with the idea of 10. f5 and 11. fxg6 if allowed to open lines for the Rook and active piece play on the King side. White also has lines with 9. Ra1 b5 10. a3 and 11. b4 giving operations on the Queens wing. In a little while, I will place a game usuing this opening by transposition on the forum to demonstrate some of the ideas I use in the opening.
This opening allows many different types of endgames, from Rook/pawn to pawn and minor piece endings. There are positonal as wel as tactical lines and several good sacrifice lines in here for both sides.
Recommendatios for reading is to find a book written by Andrew Soltis on this particular opening (he even uses it as a system against many replies by Black and expains the ideas behind White's play here as well).
More to follow.
Tony Kosten, The Dynamic English, (1999).
The entire book is devoted to the (Botvinnik) formation from the white side.
And for a GM level "opening tome" on the same, Mihal Marin, The English Opening, Vol. #1, (2009).
Soltis is fine. I have plenty of his books. But most of his opening books were written "in a hurry." Kosten's book is sufficient for anything under USCF 2000. GM Marin's book is a killer, but it's very long, and part of 4 or 5 Volume set on the English Opening.
Thank you for giving me the titles to research this opening on. I like the 3. g3 as kind os a reversed Accelerated Dragon but wonder if I should abandon the f4-f5 advance for moves like Rab1, a3, b4 etc.
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