Csom-Adorjan, 1993- How To Play Against the English!
Hungary- 1978 Gold Medal at Argentina Olympics! Csom is 2nd from right, Adorjan is 3rd from right.

Csom-Adorjan, 1993- How To Play Against the English!

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In the book "Black is Back! What's White's Advantage Anyway?" (New in Chess, 2016), Andras Adorjan pays tribute to some of the great players that contributed in his chess formation. Among them, he mentions IM Laszlo Liptay, and the recipe Litpay gave him against the English Opening.

(from page 259) ...."Another thing he provided me with was a weapon against the English. When I was nineteen, I played reasonably well, and I had a repertoire, but I couldn't find anything solid against the English. He showed me something which served me for a lifetime. I can propose it also to you dear reader. It goes: 1.c4 c5 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 e6! followed by 6....Nge7. This handling of the line promises active counterplay, and is a pleasure to play. Among others, I beat Csom with it in the 1993 Hungarian Championship. I am grateful to the good Doc for all this."

This led me to look for the game, and playing through it I realised the game against Csom is a Master Class. Enjoy!