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English Opening Lovers

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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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  • I did find this site which has a nice synopsis and a couple of tabiya or stem games in the Rubinstein Var. http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/content/ideas-behind-english-opening#RTFToC94

    by dzindzifan 5 days ago

  • I got a lot to do till monday, so I will organise the vote chess next week. If you have the time to organise it before that, benkku, that'd be great!

    by ccssii 5 days ago

  • indeed a big LOL

    by ccssii 5 days ago

  • LOL in a VC game in another group, we opened with 1.c4 and won. After black resigned, I looked through their archives, found this comment at move 1:Why are they opening with the English? Should have been 1.e4. Let's show them how to play with 1...e5!

    by varelse1 5 days ago

  • I have an old book (1991) on the English by Gennadi Nesis/Nikita Kalinitschenko with two analysed games on the English Rubinstein.

    by ccssii 5 days ago

  • John Watson covers some basic ideas in about 10 pages on the topic in Mastering the Chess Openings, volume 3.

    by Schemato 5 days ago

  • Anyone have some information (video or good book) on the black side of the Rubinstein Variation? I've been looking at games but some basic ideas beyond just the "reverse Maroczy bind" would be helpful.

    by dzindzifan 6 days ago

  • see what Swiss IM Forster managed to do with the English against Bacrot today: http://www.eicc2015.com/

    by ccssii 8 days ago

  • Has anyone looked at the games of Vasily Smyslov? He had an amazing lifetime score with 1. c4.

    by Pacific_Victory 8 days ago

  • Hi st3in look on YouTube dynamic english by MSKchess

    by 9PAWNS2win 8 days ago