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English Opening Games
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Selected English Opening Games, focusing on the Botvinnik System.

Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1938 
(A25) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Strong Combination to Win
A Kosten vs T Clarke, 1999
(A20) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Strong Finish
A Kosten vs G Lilley, 1999 
(A16) English, 28 moves, 1-0

Strong K side Attack with f4, f5
A Kosten vs O Kirsanov, 2001 
(A25) English, 39 moves, 1-0

17.d4! Follows Black Recapture on f5 With Bishop
K Spraggett vs P San Segundo Carrillo, 1989 
(A26) English, 45 moves, 1-0

* Nice Exchange Sac
Pachman vs J H Donner, 1955 
(A10) English, 32 moves, 1-0

English vs. Dutch
K Spraggett vs D Ross, 1994
(A10) English, 65 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik System, Black Capture on f5 with g pawn met by f4!
Csom vs Gulko, 1976 
(A10) English, 42 moves, 1-0

Psakhis vs E Ragozin, 1994 
(A10) English, 38 moves, 1-0

9.f4 Leads to Strong White Attack
Korchnoi vs Yusupov, 1998 
(A26) English, 61 moves, 1-0

White Wins an Exchange Starting With 18.b5
Seirawan vs Van Wely, 1992 
(A26) English, 49 moves, 1-0

Strong K side Attack with 14.f4 @ 16.g5
Korchnoi vs Stefan Szabo, 1954 
(A22) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Sacs and Tactics Galore!
Serper vs Balashov, 1991 
(A26) English, 34 moves, 1-0

*White Controls d5, Wins a Pawn with 20.Nxc6 @ an Exchange
K Spraggett vs J Cuadras Avellana, 1992
(A20) English, 29 moves, 1-0

C Hansen vs Hector, 2003 
(A22) English, 48 moves, 1-0

Keres System 2...Nf6 3...c6
Gulko vs I Gurevich, 1993
(A20) English, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keres System 2...Nf6 3...c6 IQP
Romanishin vs Polugaevsky, 1974
(A15) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Strong White Knights After Dark Square Bishop Exchange
I D Dorfman vs Razuvaev, 1992 
(A20) English, 47 moves, 1-0

English vs. Dutch, Black Plays ...fxe4?!
K Spraggett vs E Bhend, 1992 
(A10) English, 50 moves, 0-1

Keres System, Black Avoids IQP by Capturing With a Knight
M Cebalo vs Miles, 1986
(A20) English, 50 moves, 0-1

Seize the Open C File, the Rest is Just Technique!
L Ptacnikova vs G Kjartansson, 2001
(A25) English, 42 moves, 1-0

Prototypical Botvinnink Themes, Crushing Tactical Finale!
N Davies vs C Duncan, 1999 
(A25) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Prototypical Botvinnik System 9.f3 Breaks Pin
K Bischoff vs Mamedyarov, 2001 
(A25) English, 63 moves, 1-0

Bremen System
D B Gurevich vs Nijboer, 1996
(A16) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Bremen System
K Lie vs K Trygstad, 2001
(A10) English, 37 moves, 1-0

1...d5 Goes Down
A Kuligowski vs M Romanowski, 1996
(A10) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Blocked Center, Attack on the Wing
Reti vs Carls, 1925 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 1-0

*Reversed Dragon
A Chernin vs Smejkal, 1991
(A20) English, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

...Bb4 Answered by Nd5!
Petrosian vs Vaganian, 1975 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 24 moves, 1-0

7...e4 Answered by Ne5 in Dragon Reversed
Keres vs O Karlin, 1944
(A20) English, 21 moves, 1-0

Black Plays Nxd5?! After Bb4
M Gurevich vs Gipslis, 1985
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 96 moves, 1-0

Taimanov vs Hort, 1975 
(A25) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Grand Prix Attack
Saidy vs Fischer, 1968  
(A25) English, 35 moves, 0-1

Black Plays 1...b6
S Balster vs Z Dub, 2001
(A10) English, 32 moves, 1-0

Dutch Goes Down
Smejkal vs O Castro, 1976
(A10) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Grand Prix Attack
S Lipnowski vs N Starr, 2004
(A25) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Grand Prix Attack
S Agdestein vs F Christenson, 2004
(A25) English, 48 moves, 1-0

4...e4? Punished
A Tikovsky vs A Knotek, 2001
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

2...d5 Goes Down
H Lehtinen vs B Jaderholm, 2001
(A20) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Vaganian vs Y Dokhoian, 1994
(A14) English, 46 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Saidy, 1972 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 56 moves, 1-0

Early ...Bc5
D Ardila vs B Raad, 2001
(A20) English, 24 moves, 1-0

Early ...Bc5
A S Hagen vs C Manley, 2001
(A20) English, 25 moves, 1-0

...Nh6 gets h4, h5 Opening of the h file
A Chernin vs Kupreichik, 1985
(A10) English, 40 moves, 1-0

4...e5 Leaves Big Hole on d6
Capablanca vs J Torres Caravaca, 1929 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 18 moves, 1-0

Hedgehog Bishop Gets Scotched
Capablanca vs R Rey Ardid, 1929 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 21 moves, 1-0

Hedgehog Bishop Gets Scotched
Gelfand vs Smirin, 1988
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 40 moves, 1-0

Black Plays ...fxe4
C F Ekeberg vs E Brekken, 2000
(A25) English, 45 moves, 1-0

Black Loses a Piece
Chiburdanidze vs M Morena Bello, 1994
(A20) English, 13 moves, 1-0

Dragon Reversed 6...Be7
A Kosten vs Kishnev, 2001
(A20) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs N Gaprindashvili, 1979 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 35 moves, 1-0

Rubenstein Variation 8.Ne1
K Rusev vs I Manolov, 2001
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 48 moves, 1-0

Rubenstein Variation 8.Ne1
Kharlov vs Korotylev, 2002
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 1-0

Grand Prix Attack
W Schmidt vs N Mitkov, 1994
(A25) English, 77 moves, 1-0

Three Knights
O Saevareid vs H Harestad, 2001
(A20) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Early ...Bc5
D Ellison vs M Newman, 2001
(A20) English, 32 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Gligoric, 1961 
(A10) English, 32 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Janosevic, 1967 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 54 moves, 1-0

9. f4 Leads to Victory
Botvinnik vs V Sherbakov, 1955 
(A16) English, 23 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Milner-Barry, 1936 
(A25) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs P Soler, 1929 
(A17) English, 32 moves, 1-0

Exchange Sac
E Vladimirov vs Mamedyarov, 2002
(A15) English, 24 moves, 1-0

Exchange Sac
Delchev vs S Simeonov, 2001
(A15) English, 45 moves, 1-0

Exchange Sac Yields Menacing Passed Pawns
E M Green vs P G Henry, 1974 
(A25) English, 25 moves, 1-0

N Bojkovic vs A Rusomanov, 2002
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1-0

A Mirzoev vs A Szieberth, 2001
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 35 moves, 1-0

8.f4
Sliwa vs J Domanski, 1955
(A16) English, 41 moves, 1-0

13.exf5
Sliwa vs A Filipowicz, 1978
(A26) English, 49 moves, 1-0

Chiburdanidze vs A M Galliamova, 1992
(A25) English, 55 moves, 1-0

6.f4
Serper vs Yermolinsky, 1992 
(A20) English, 40 moves, 1-0

6.f4
T Mgeladze vs T Gelashvili, 2003 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 57 moves, 1-0

Symmetrical English 2...Nc6 Transposes to Maroczy Bind
E Ghaem Maghami vs E Hossain, 2005
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 58 moves, 1-0

Symmetrical Maroczy Bind
Tartakower vs Reti, 1908 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 34 moves, 1-0

N Davies vs T Thiel, 1994 
(A20) English, 12 moves, 1-0

8.f4
Sliwa vs M Damjanovic, 1966
(A21) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Early ...b6
S Williams vs S Bousbouras, 2001 
(A13) English, 52 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs B Soderborg, 1962 
(A16) English, 46 moves, 1-0

Classic Kingside Attack
Sliwa vs J B Bednarski, 1960
(A24) English, Bremen System with ...g6, 37 moves, 1-0

Kingside Pawn Attack
R Smook vs D Shapero, 1971 
(A16) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Early ...d5 from Black.
Psakhis vs Ermenkov, 1990
(A20) English, 39 moves, 1-0

Q side then K side
A Kosten vs O Jean, 2006
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 35 moves, 1-0

White Q side attack
B Socko vs A Leniart, 2012
(A25) English, 42 moves, 1-0

Thematic struggle for the center in the English
L Dominguez vs Siu Hung Tung, 2011 
(A20) English, 24 moves, 1-0

Good Knight vs Bad g7 Bishop
Psakhis vs I Gaponenko, 1995
(A26) English, 39 moves, 1-0

Knight sac on f5 vs fianchetto
Timman vs J B Bednarski, 1970
(A10) English, 25 moves, 1-0

Nd5 after Bb4
Geller vs R Debarnot, 1976 
(A25) English, 23 moves, 1-0

Nd5 follows an early Bb4
M Gurevich vs C Debray, 2012 
(A20) English, 28 moves, 1-0

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