Maroczy Bind

  • #1

    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.  

    Thanks

  • #2

    anyone have any ideas on the maroczy bind?

  • #3

    Search in the Forums and you'll find this has been discussed a lot, with various recommendations for books/games.

  • #4

    Yeah I just chessbase'd a bunch of lines a while back. Maroczy is pretty killer for white in symmetrical english.  

  • #5

    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.

  • #6
    Estragon wrote:

    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?

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