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Less committal than 1...Nf6 if you want to play a fianchetto. Example: 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 c5 5.d3 e5 6.e4 d6 7.Nge2 Nc6 8.O-O O-O and Black's f6-Knight is misplaced. White can play f4 with advantage. 1.c4 g6 2.Nc3 Bg7 3.g3 d6 4.Bg2 e5 5.d3 f5! and Black has the better of it, in my opinion.
b6 looks better than g6 although the name is really cool :)
Good one Wu1010
@DMorris: I think the (underlying?) key is to control c4, then the g-file.
Personally like the Modern Defense to King Pawn, so I figure this is a similar way to counter using a method I already like.
Though Im an horrible player just used this and oponent resigned at move 8 heres the link...www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=497513152
the english opening apparently can have great results. i need to do a lil more research on the opening....
I will definitely try this opening in my future games.
I just now played this and it turned out beautifully
I play sometimes English, and i think black´s usually "normal" moves (c5, e5, Rf6, f5, g6 -even d6, c6, or b6!? is enough good in amateur level. If you play english white, then you must be ready transposition. Of cource you can almost allways play c4+Nc3+g3+Bg2+d3 (if you dont like Kings-Indian type position) + 0-0 and then you maybe play something like Rb1/a3/b4/Db3 set and attack queenside.
a bit like modern
nah not too good
One of Black's best moves in reply to 1.c4 according to the stats.
the next move of black after white is the bishop!! I bet!! :) One of my friend in the school use this opening!! he remains unbeaten!!!!!!
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