English Opening

The English opening starts with c4, white starts with a challenge for the white squares in the center of the board.


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CL73 Avatar CL73 is offline CL73 Premium Icon - 06:09 PM August 6, 2016

A reversed Sicilian dragon (potentially) for white, with a tempo up. Some players with black will play ..c5/..Nc6/..g6/..Bg7 against everything whites plays. It is a good 'system' for black to cut down theory if he wishes. Both the white and black side using this will lead to tactical and slow burning games.

theblackburn Avatar theblackburn is offline theblackburn Premium Icon - 08:44 AM August 5, 2016

Interesting... I have never thought to focus coverage on one color--I will have to experiment with that concept!