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I've never seen Black play the Anglo-Dutch Defense before... How common is it? (I'm a regular English player)
Thats not the fianchetto that should be played, you only sometimes play b3 Bb2, you mainly play g3 Bg2 no matter what but there are some exceptions
A varaiation of this opening involves veinchetto
They all do! !I think....
night for me i need to sleep!
I use this opening A LOT in my games because 1 I'm also English/British and also I think whites Ideas can be great if black is not careful.
Its not played after c4 e5 btw, only if c4 c5
Yeah thats a great line, i just never posted analysis of any c5 lines
No one did Botvinnik system?
Leads to a good flank attack on center.
cxd5 isn't very interesting, after Qxd5 Nc3 followed by the standard English development (g3, Bg2, etc.), and white is better. Black doesn't have anything. You might be able to transpose to the Catalan though. Those lines are really theoretical though.
I'm actually wrong here, I realized after c4 d5 g3 leads to lines better for white. But what I said above is possible, it just turns into something a lot like e4 d5
@Shilmani, if black chooses to develop that way, you're better off playing g3 Bg2 Rb1 b4 d3 e3 Nge2 or something like that. You gain strong control along the a8-h1 diagonal and good pressure along the queenside.
If you want proof compare the two openings statistics, the english has more even and solid results.
The english is nothing like the sicilian at all.
The point of the english is to try and avoid most highly tactical and theoretical lines, most people who play it aim for a positional game, which requires strong positional understanding.
Problem is after g6 you can just play g3, a "reversed sicilian" is bad for white.
Also one of the reason why I hate this opening is, it is a "Sicilian Reversed" and as I like Sicilian, it annoys me when my opponent plays English. So my solution is...
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