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  • Formed: Jul 12, 2010
  • This group is dedicated to the ACTIVE discussion and practice of all things 1. c4. We will have tournaments in various variations of the English, as well as 1.c4 themed vote and team chess matches. We play vote chess according to rules that stimulate the discussion and the discussion in our forum is very lively too.

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  • <1600 come join! http://www.chess.com/tournament/thenew444four444s-quick-tournament

    by TheNew444four444 10 days ago

  • http://www.chess.com/tournament/1-on-1-bracket-tournament-1400-1600

    by pjleggma 14 days ago

  • True

    by pjleggma 14 days ago

  • tight rating range there.

    by varelse1 2 weeks ago

  • http://www.chess.com/tournament/quads-i

    by pjleggma 2 weeks ago

  • yep, better to play 2. g3 and avoid that stuff.

    by benkku52 3 weeks ago

  • Much appreciated, ccssii. I just had my first look at the Kramnik-Shirov -- some unexpected moves there...

    by SaharanKnight 3 weeks ago

  • the most important 2.Nc3 variation not reached via 2.g3 is the Karmnik-Shirov Counter

    by ccssii 3 weeks ago

  • in most of these variations (Karpov, Rossolimo, Reversed Dragon) it is just a different move order, but leads to exactly the same thing, no matter if you play 2.g3 3.Bg2 4.Nc3, 2.Nc3 3.g3 4.Bg2, or 2.g3 3.Nc3 4.Bg2.

    by ccssii 3 weeks ago

  • Okay, I was looking for 2.Nc3 Nf6 which I now see in the Karpov. Thanks.

    by SaharanKnight 3 weeks ago