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English Opening: Great Snake Variation

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  • 5 months ago

    Rowan

    Good one Wu1010

  • 11 months ago

    wu1010

    @DMorris: I think the (underlying?) key is to control c4, then the g-file.

  • 11 months ago

    wu1010

  • 12 months ago

    Stinray

    Personally like the Modern Defense to King Pawn, so I figure this is a similar way to counter using a method I already like.

  • 15 months ago

    Krangmx

    Though Im an horrible player just used this and oponent resigned at move 8 heres the link...www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=497513152

  • 21 months ago

    beerainsdone

    the english opening apparently can have great results. i need to do  a lil more research on the opening....

  • 2 years ago

    Mastermind321

    I will definitely try this opening in my future games.

  • 3 years ago

    shadowzephyr1

    I just now played this and it turned out beautifully

  • 3 years ago

    SuperDonitsi

    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.

  • 3 years ago

    Aquafog

    Might use this
  • 3 years ago

    Aquafog

    a bit like modern

  • 4 years ago

    NICKYBOY216

    nah not too good

  • 4 years ago

    vowles_23

    One of Black's best moves in reply to 1.c4 according to the stats.

  • 4 years ago

    AdrianHerns

    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!!!!!!

  • 4 years ago

    bbirney

    Here is a game where I went up against this defense with the QGD:
  • 4 years ago

    bbirney

    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.

  • 5 years ago

    Alkakekuna

    It's played by Kasparov G. in 1992 against Gurevich Mikhail. I'm currently watching it,

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  • 5 years ago

    bfrazor

    i might try this one next

  • 5 years ago

    kirkland

    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.

  • 6 years ago

    DMorris

    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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