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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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  • Tony Kosten's book is the best introduction to the English bar none!

    by odyson 10 days ago

  • Anyone recommend a no nonsense to the point book to playing the English

    by 2blackrooks 10 days ago

  • Another English win today - an Anti-Dutch this time. :D

    by ccssii 4 weeks ago

  • maybe i gonna post it, but not today.

    by ccssii 4 weeks ago

  • would love to see it in our forum congrats

    by St3in 4 weeks ago

  • nope, I played it OTB in my state's team championship.

    by ccssii 4 weeks ago

  • congrats!!! is there a link?

    by cookie3 4 weeks ago

  • I had a great win against a 2130 ELO player with the English (Reversed Benoni) today. :D

    by ccssii 4 weeks ago

  • It might be the case, though, that you are thinking about a certain variation, tornado. Is that so? In that case our forum entries might give you some ideas about how to handle the different variations - and this would also be the right place for a discussion about weak and strong pieces.

    by ccssii 4 weeks ago

  • That is over 200,000 games, and if you consider how many games have even been played with the non-common ideas...well, Black has a HUGE amount of flexibility.

    by BirdBrain 4 weeks ago