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I like the symmetrical variation but I play a different move order, I like playing 1...Nf6 then 2...c5 if my opponent really wants to play the English. I like 1...Nf6 because it allows transposition into some of my favouite 1.d4 lines
I must admit my own view would be the same variation as GM. R.D. and have done so, a long time ago in the past. May try it out today given the right opponent. Thanks for the video/info.
I can't bring up your video. Only get commentary.
I think that we can't watch on tablets. Only on something that supports adobe flash player.
Where is the Vedio
Why can I type comments, but notwatch the video?
After whites a3 and e6 isnt Bxc6 possible like we saw for black in the same set-up used by white (e3 Bxc3)?
Again & again! 3 days without the video fonction! Super service Chesscom.
thanks for the video. enjoyable
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
In his last installment on the Symmetrical English, GM Dzindzichashvili reviews the 2...g6 move order, provides his recommendation for black's approach to the Botvinnik English, and also gives critical analysis of the early a3-b4 Queenside expansion for white. He recommends Fischer's approach against Petrosian in the e3-d4 English lines, and his own "Rybka" invention after the trick ...Nxb4 variations!
Intermediate | Advanced
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation, Fianchetto Variation (A36)
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GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
GM Dzindzichashvili was once one of the top players in the world. Born in Georgia, his chess first developed in the USSR. While still an International Master, he defeated opponents like Botvinnik and Bronstein before emigrating, first to Israel where he became a Grandmaster, and then to the United States. His accomplishments in the U.S. include two U.S. Championship first places, and one World Open. He has not played actively in tournaments recently, but has become even more famous perhaps in the U.S. for quality instructional materials, in particular chess videos! Roman Dzindzichashvili now teaches chess classes and seminars for Chess.com University. Feel free to contact him for more information!
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