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@DMorris: I think the (underlying?) key is to control c4, then the g-file.
Personally like the Modern Defense to King Pawn, so I figure this is a similar way to counter using a method I already like.
Though Im an horrible player just used this and oponent resigned at move 8 heres the link...www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=497513152
the english opening apparently can have great results. i need to do a lil more research on the opening....
I will definitely try this opening in my future games.
I just now played this and it turned out beautifully
I play sometimes English, and i think black´s usually "normal" moves (c5, e5, Rf6, f5, g6 -even d6, c6, or b6!? is enough good in amateur level. If you play english white, then you must be ready transposition. Of cource you can almost allways play c4+Nc3+g3+Bg2+d3 (if you dont like Kings-Indian type position) + 0-0 and then you maybe play something like Rb1/a3/b4/Db3 set and attack queenside.
a bit like modern
nah not too good
One of Black's best moves in reply to 1.c4 according to the stats.
the next move of black after white is the bishop!! I bet!! :) One of my friend in the school use this opening!! he remains unbeaten!!!!!!
A strong defense against english/QG (White can transpose). I have played aginst it and it can prove to be strong, although white can find huge advantages and seize control of the game.
It's played by Kasparov G. in 1992 against Gurevich Mikhail. I'm currently watching it,
i might try this one next
I've only played this once as black white finally won it was fun to play and you have to play positionally as well as tactically.
I enjoy playing this opening. The main idea for White is to take control of d5, usually with a kinght. I seldom seem to manage it however.
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