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Many of the openings I play lead to Maroczy bind positions. I am wondering what the main ideas are in the maroczy bind for white. Also if there are any good books or games I should look at on the Maroczy bind for white perspective, please recommend them.
anyone have any ideas on the maroczy bind?
Search in the Forums and you'll find this has been discussed a lot, with various recommendations for books/games.
Yeah I just chessbase'd a bunch of lines a while back. Maroczy is pretty killer for white in symmetrical english.
Move order matters, though, you can't just play 1 c4 c5 2 e4 and expect a regular Bind. Black forewarned has options of better deployment. The MB proper is no fun for Black, though, don't play into it unless you are a very patient and tenacious defender.
yeah i usually play d4 before e4/g3 depending on how black decides to play symmetrical english. Also e3 is played in some variations. I am wondering though if white can go for a botvinnik system against symmetrical english. Maybe its not a good idea since black hasnt commited to g6. Any ideas on this?