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Playing the English

Playing the English

Apr 11, 2016, 5:30 AM 1

Few weeks back, during the Candidates' Tournament in Moscow, there was a certain day when all GMs played the English Opening. Since then, I started to study this opening and play it almost always when I play white. I think that this is a nice opening that fits better to my style then the classic King's pawn or Queen's Gambit (Declined or accepted). 

So I played a lot of games using this opening. I managed to win some of them and, of course, I also lost some of them. But here is a game using the English Opening that I am very proud of. First, because the opponent was rated much higher than me. And second because this was the first time I was able to develop all my pieces following a certain main line. 

So here's the game: 


As always I am waiting for your comments. Both positive or constructive feedback is welcome

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