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hermoso sacrificio de dama y mate con alfil.!!
The English Opening in modern chess has become one of two very distinct alternatives: (i.) most commonly, a transpositional tool to one of the various closed and neo-Indian set-ups or (ii.) a vastly open Sicilian Dragon - Hungarian Variation (Hyper-Accelerated Dragon) with a tempo up and thus a form of solidity the Hungarian finds utterly wanting.
In the Romantic Chess Era, when initially introduced by Howard Staunton in the 1840's (thus, the title English Opening, as he was Englands #1 of the time), the English was met with disdain by players such as Paul Morphy who simply found the opening too slow for their fever-paced development style.
If you would like a more modern prospective, probably the most revered authority on the English would have to be Yassir Sirwan. Check out his games as White; most are of the English. Make sure not to play the English if you are not relatively competant in the closed games; the liklihood of ending up in a Catalan, QG: A or D, Anglo-Dutch, Dutch, or Neo-Gruenfeld is immense. On top of that, you need Sicilian theory, Hedgehog (which is increasingly popular at all levels these days in order to parry White's initiative), and perhaps most essentially, KID theory, as the Fienchetto lines for White are very solid but very positional and tricky. Not really amateur stuff in this opening. When you get done formalising yourself with the general know-how of Closed games, then you can get into the specifics of the English (which is one of the longer chapters in the MCO with over 100 variations from the Ultra Symetrical to the reversed Alekhine's Defense positions - the so-called "Alekhine's Attack".
Hope this all helped; good strategizing.
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Oonland your just not good enough to see the possibilities that this opening has
Even a fairly low rated player such as myself can see that this is a poor opening.
i need to lear this opening someone pliz recommend me a good book
I just trashed a guy 200pts higher than me and he used this opening.
qa6 and .........
As I am an old but not very good "duffer" you can take this comment for what ever you think it's worth.
For myself this is my opening of choice when playing white. And although there are a goodly number of opponets that have thrashed me good, it seems that I win more often against good players with this opening than any other that I have used. Because of that I have recently began a personal study of as many of the various 1.c4... opening lines as I can work up. (Of course not all 1.c4... openings are The English Opening but the variations are fun to study anyway.)
This opening is my favourite one for white. If 1.c4 d5 so 2. d4; if e5, it's just a simple game, that can be made more interesting by Nf3xe5 Nc6xe5 d4 and make a folk between the bishop(c5) and a knight(e3 move is done). C5 makes mirror game; b5=>cb and it can be dangerous after Qa4 and a knight c3 joining the attack. So it's the best opening which i found by the Genius.
the english open is one of bobby fischer's favorite move and he perfected it
good opening. I maked an exactely opening in a match 1 min bullet
The answer to the puzzle by batka 32 is Qh6+ gxh6 Bf6 mate.
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