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English opening personal favourites
Compiled by sackman
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Instructive games in the English, especially white winse

Long term manouvering followed by a nice finish
Ljubojevic vs Gulko, 1989 
(A10) English, 72 moves, 1-0

Nice pressure and nice finish
Ljubojevic vs Miles, 1986 
(A10) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Nice pressure and lovely tactical finish
Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1938 
(A25) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Wonderful game
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Lovely tactical finish
Smyslov vs V Liberzon, 1969 
(A10) English, 32 moves, 1-0

Nice exchane sac
Smyslov vs Bronstein, 1969 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Stein vs Smyslov, 1972 
(A17) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Worth close study - very thematic
Ulf Andersson vs Seirawan, 1983 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

A "classic" English win
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2009 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 43 moves, 1-0

An amazing sacrificial attack
Smyslov vs V Liberzon, 1968 
(A25) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Very dynamic kingside attack
Taimanov vs Vaganian, 1975 
(A16) English, 42 moves, 1-0

Classic dynamic white play
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1966 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1-0

Dynamic opening play strangles black
Kramnik vs Romanishin, 1993 
(A17) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Central control -> powerful kingside attack
Kramnik vs Karpov, 1997 
(A14) English, 39 moves, 1-0

Queenside crush
McShane vs Carlsen, 2010 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1-0

How to grab and keep the initiative!
Short vs G Jones, 2011 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 56 moves, 1-0

Very instructive Ne4 and Kside pawn advance
Korchnoi vs Polugaevsky, 1963 
(A25) English, 42 moves, 1-0

An unusual treatment - well worth studying
Ivanchuk vs F Vallejo Pons, 2011 
(A20) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Refuting an early catalan-style pawn grab
Timman vs S Ernst, 2012 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 33 moves, 1-0

Interesting handling of the opening by Aronian 15 e4
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2012 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 53 moves, 1-0

Kingside bolt from the blue
V Malakhov vs Nisipeanu, 2012 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 22 moves, 1-0

Annotated by Miles in Informant 38; nice game and finish
Miles vs Timman, 1984 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0

A fighting game!
Miles vs Smyslov, 1984 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 71 moves, 1-0

Another nice English from Miles
Miles vs Sosonko, 1984 
(A20) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Great flexibility of thought in how to play the English
Miles vs Geller, 1980 
(A13) English, 38 moves, 1-0

Wild king side attack
Morozevich vs Leko, 2012 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 1-0

very instructive positional and tactical play from white
Kamsky vs Svidler, 2013 
(A22) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Kingside pawn advance overpowers black
Taimanov vs Hort, 1975 
(A25) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik system with exf5; nice attack from white
Pachman vs J H Donner, 1955 
(A10) English, 32 moves, 1-0

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