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98_H00_Hedgehog-Formation
Compiled by whiteshark
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Intro: Wikipedia article: Hedgehog (chess) Wikipedia article: Igel (Schach)

So what exactly are the characteristics of the infamous Hedgehog - in other words, what makes it such a feared, complex and respected system? Well, you should really read the entire chapter Shipov devotes to the 'Hedgehog philosophy', but here are a few of Shipov's main points:

"In the Hedgehog, Black operates in guerilla style: avoiding direct contact, he hides in the bushes, observes his foe, waits, and then attacks at the most unexpected moment." Contratry to what common chess wisdom teaches about cramped positions, in the Hedgehog, "exchanges are bad for Black, because they decrease his fighting potential." "Right away, and with no regrets, I will tell you that, in the larger sense, the Hedgehog is a risky opening." In the Hedgehog, Black "sets up a solid wall of pawns, behind whose protection he can arrange a universal piece placement that's guaranteed to be a good one." Psychology plays an important role: "When White takes over the center without a struggle, he gets a feeling of superiority, regardless of his rating. (...) It's a drive that frequently leads to an unprepared attack." "The Hedgehog displays only an insignificant part of its possibilities. Its handlers must calculate many variations during the course of the game, and consider many nuances, the vast bulk of which never will turn into actual moves. (...) Literally at every move, the players must examine Black's possible breaks with ... b6-b5 and ...d6-d5, as well as White's active possibilites. (...) So time scrambles are an objective necessity for those who play the Hedgehog." "Those who feel uncomfortable in close quarters - in elevators, for example - should not be playing the Hedgehog. (...) The blood of the Hedgehogger must run cold as ice - at least, until a certain moment arrives..."

From Shipov's Complete Hedgehog Vol 1 review: http://www.chessvibes.com/reviews/r...

100 games from Suba's <Hedgehog> book: Game Collection: The Hedgehog by Mihai Suba

Event "Dubai ol (Men)"
Site "Dubai"
Date "1986.11.29"
Round "13"
White "Georgiev, Kiril"
Black "Suba, Mihai"
Result "0-1"
ECO "A30"
WhiteElo "2515"
BlackElo "2430"
PlyCount "32"
EventDate "1986.11.15"

1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 e6 4. g3 b6 5. Bg2 Bb7 6. d4 cxd4 7. Qxd4 Nc6 8. Qf4 Bb4 9. Bd2 O-O 10. O-O Be7 11. Rfd1 d6 12. Rac1 Rc8 13. b3 Rc7 14. Nb5 Rd7 15. Nbd4 Nxd4 16. Qxd4 Qa8


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(incomplete)... 0-1

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 e6 4. g3 b6 5. Bg2 Bb7 6. O-O Be7 7. d4 cxd4 8. Qxd4 d6 9. Rd1 a6


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1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 e6 4. g3 b6 5. Bg2 Bb7 6. O-O Be7 7. d4 cxd4 8. Qxd4 d6 9. Bg5 a6 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 >


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Game Collection: Hedgehog ; Game Collection: A30 English.Symmetrical.Hedgehog (Black(

1st hegehog ever?
Opocensky vs Saemisch, 1922 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzowitsch vs Colle, 1927
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Riumin vs Flohr, 1936 
(B32) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

K Treybal vs Flohr, 1934
(B40) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Chekhover vs Boleslavsky, 1945
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 61 moves, 0-1

delayed hh
Smyslov vs Matulovic, 1965
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

B Vladimirov vs A Khasin, 1961
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 66 moves, 1-0

Portisch vs Larsen, 1966 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi vs Filip, 1962 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

I Platonov vs Smyslov, 1969 
(A17) English, 71 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Tal, 1963 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Suetin vs Taimanov, 1962 
(B44) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

hedgehog, almost
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2010 
(A14) English, 65 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2009 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 0-1

Huebner vs Ljubojevic, 1978
(A04) Reti Opening, 85 moves, 1-0

English: Symmetrical Variation. Hedgehog Defense
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 0-1

P Van der Sterren vs S Kindermann, 1988
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 104 moves, 1/2-1/2

Wojtkiewicz vs Ftacnik, 1993 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 58 moves, 0-1

T Nyback vs Beliavsky, 2005
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 62 moves, 1-0

V Tukmakov vs Ribli, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 0-1

White Hedgehog
M Vukic vs Suba, 1977 
(A14) English, 47 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs Suba, 1982 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 0-1

Polugaevsky vs Ftacnik, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

Taimanov vs Yusupov, 1982 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 42 moves, 0-1

Uhlmann vs Ljubojevic, 1975 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 37 moves, 0-1

Miles vs Adorjan, 1979 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 0-1

Huebner vs Kasparov, 1981 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 49 moves, 0-1

N Tolstikh vs Gipslis, 1993
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

White Hedgehog
Romanishin vs Petrosian, 1975 
(A17) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Crushing the Hedge
Carlsen vs V Gashimov, 2012 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 67 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs U Boensch, 1976 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 36 moves, 0-1

Uhlmann vs Tarjan, 1976
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 54 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs A Rodriguez Cespedes, 1976
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 38 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs Ribli, 1976
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs Gheorghiu, 1976 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 0-1

Ribli vs J Ambroz, 1982
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 55 moves, 1-0

L Bruzon Batista vs Nisipeanu, 2001 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

L Bruzon Batista vs Nisipeanu, 2001 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 110 moves, 0-1

L Bruzon Batista vs R Wojtaszek, 2012 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2010 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 55 moves, 1-0

E Gleizerov vs V Arbakov, 1992
(A15) English, 47 moves, 1-0

Suba vs the hedgehog
Suba vs S Kindermann, 1985 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 1-0

G Meier vs V Iordachescu, 2011 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 67 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs Seirawan, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 51 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs K Langeweg, 1981 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 36 moves, 1-0

Pelletier vs O Kurmann, 2012
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Eljanov vs Nisipeanu, 2011
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs Y Gruenfeld, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 34 moves, 1-0

S Atalik vs Yermolinsky, 2005
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Greenfeld vs Suba, 1984
(A15) English, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

W Schmidt vs G Makropoulos, 1988
(A04) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

White Hedgehog
L Karlsson vs Tal, 1980 
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Huebner vs Gligoric, 1977
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 67 moves, 1-0

White Hedgehog
Fischer vs Ulf Andersson, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs Portisch, 1982
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 0-1

D Cummings vs G Basanta, 1999 
(A15) English, 33 moves, 1-0

7.Re1 und es kommt ganz anders
Topalov vs Adams, 2005 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 38 moves, 1-0

Yermolinsky vs Salov, 1997 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 47 moves, 0-1

entwischt
Karpov vs Csom, 1977 
(A16) English, 50 moves, 1-0

D Zifroni vs A Kaspi, 1998
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Short, 1985 
(A15) English, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov vs Ribli, 1986 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 56 moves, 1-0

2K
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1981 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs Hort, 1990
(A17) English, 61 moves, 1-0

L Spassov vs Suba, 1993 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 0-1

Vaisser vs Ftacnik, 1983 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 63 moves, 0-1

Palatnik vs Psakhis, 1979 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 32 moves, 0-1

K Grigorian vs G Agzamov, 1981
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 49 moves, 0-1

K Grigorian vs Psakhis, 1979 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

Uhlmann vs Adorjan, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 60 moves, 0-1

Uhlmann vs N Spiridonov, 1981 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 45 moves, 0-1

J Garcia Padron vs Suba, 1979 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 0-1

G Meier vs W Spoelman, 2006
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 1-0

Anti Hedgehog setup
C McNab vs Suba, 1989 
(A04) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

T Nyback vs J Henrichsen, 2007
(A17) English, 33 moves, 1-0

anti hh (no d4)
D Norwood vs Darcy Lima, 1988
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

misplayed, somehow
A Giri vs B Thorfinnsson, 2011
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 25 moves, 1-0

Balashov vs Tal, 1973
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Schebler vs W Klimm, 2007
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 38 moves, 1-0

nicht hh
Huebner vs V Chuchelov, 2005
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Chuchelov vs M Roeder, 2006
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1953 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Ljubojevic, 1998 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Yudasin, 1996
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ftacnik vs A J Mestel, 1980
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

W So vs V Durarbayli, 2015 
(A15) English, 68 moves, 0-1

Z Rahman vs Nisipeanu, 2002
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 58 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1986 
(A15) English, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Pelletier, 2015 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 59 moves, 0-1

Rybka vs Zappa, 2007
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

...d5
Kramnik vs Ribli, 1993 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Leko, 1997 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Shomoev vs G Sargissian, 1999
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Starostits vs G Sargissian, 1999
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 0-1

K Gratka vs G Sargissian, 1997
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

7... d5
G Jones vs Ju Wenjun, 2016 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 23 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs N Gaprindashvili, 1979 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 52 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 38 moves, 1-0

Delchev vs Gelfand, 2001
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

C Silva Sanchez vs A S Segal, 1975
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Yusupov vs A J Mestel, 1980 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 51 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Leko, 2007 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 45 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Ulf Andersson, 1975 
(B44) Sicilian, 79 moves, 0-1

Marjanovic vs Romanishin, 1982
(B44) Sicilian, 86 moves, 0-1

A Abreu Delgado vs Ulf Andersson, 2001
(B44) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

HQ Corr Hedgehog
V Kosenkov vs J Maedler, 1975
(B44) Sicilian, 61 moves, 1-0

V Malakhov vs Bologan, 1999
(B44) Sicilian, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gufeld vs Ulf Andersson, 1974 
(B44) Sicilian, 96 moves, 0-1

Kavalek vs L Barczay, 1977
(B44) Sicilian, 88 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tseshkovsky vs Morozevich, 1992
(B44) Sicilian, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

delayed a6
Akopian vs Wahls, 1987
(B44) Sicilian, 78 moves, 1-0

B Ivanovic vs Ermenkov, 1983 
(B54) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

S Ter-Sahakyan vs Yu Yangyi, 2013 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 62 moves, 0-1

Wang Hao vs R Markus, 2007
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Aronian vs A Yegiazarian, 2000
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 75 moves, 1-0

A Loginov vs O Korneev, 2013
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 44 moves, 0-1

early ...e5
H Himmel vs Naiditsch, 1998 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Ssegwanyi vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2012 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 35 moves, 0-1

P Charbonneau vs Anand, 2006 
(B44) Sicilian, 43 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Illescas Cordoba, 1992 
(B44) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

C Sandipan vs Nisipeanu, 2004 
(B44) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

sort off
Kavalek vs Huebner, 1978 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Oral vs R Ruck, 1992
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 61 moves, 0-1

A Sokolov vs Lutikov, 1981 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 46 moves, 0-1

E Torre vs Karpov, 1977 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 0-1

L Lederman vs Suba, 2014 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 45 moves, 0-1

Van der Wiel vs E Lobron, 1985
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

A Muzychuk vs Yu Yangyi, 2016 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 61 moves, 0-1

Judit Polgar vs Suba, 1993 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 45 moves, 0-1

Kasimdzhanov vs Judit Polgar, 2005 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 47 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 0-1

Browne vs Ulf Andersson, 1978 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 54 moves, 0-1

QI-hedgeslaughter
A Zabotin vs E Shaposhnikov, 2009
(E12) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

QI
P Tregubov vs A Shariyazdanov, 2004
(E12) Queen's Indian, 99 moves, 1-0

M Dziuba vs E Safarli, 2003
(E12) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

QI
P Cramling vs G Rechlis, 1989
(E12) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

C Gabriel vs N Michaelsen, 1999
(E12) Queen's Indian, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Beliavsky vs Yudasin, 2005
(E12) Queen's Indian, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Salov vs Karpov, 1998 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

M Gagunashvili vs V Belov, 2006
(E15) Queen's Indian, 60 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Karpov, 1994 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

A Korobov vs Psakhis, 2001
(E15) Queen's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

P Lafuente vs Nisipeanu, 2011 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

late
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

via KID
L Christiansen vs Nunn, 1989 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 61 moves, 1-0

L Grigorian vs Karpov, 1975 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 61 moves, 0-1

hedgehog, almost
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2011 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 0-1

B Bok vs Yu Yangyi, 2014 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 36 moves, 1-0

N Noritsyn vs L Jiang, 2010
(B40) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

F Grafl vs J Meister, 2001
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 43 moves, 1-0

hyper-accelerated / the Sniper
L Dominguez vs Van Wely, 2014 
(B06) Robatsch, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

D Khismatullin vs D Gurevich, 2005
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

D Khismatullin vs Z Izoria, 2006
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smyslov vs Kasparov, 1981 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 0-1

via Kan Sicilyan
Fischer vs Najdorf, 1970 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 48 moves, 1-0

Y Gruenfeld vs Yudasin, 2001
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 82 moves, 1-0

Lenderman vs Yudasin, 2004
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 63 moves, 0-1

Boris Khropov vs Yudasin, 1997
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Sorokin vs Yudasin, 1991
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Salov vs Yudasin, 1993
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Suba vs Yudasin, 1994
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 44 moves, 0-1

Damljanovic vs Yudasin, 1998
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Ginsburg vs Yudasin, 2003 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 48 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs Kamsky, 2006 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 54 moves, 1-0

Vogt vs Gheorghiu, 1984 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 28 moves, 1-0

R Aghasaryan vs H Martirosyan, 2014
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov vs Browne, 1980
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

W Schmidt vs A Ornstein, 1975
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 55 moves, 1-0

G Vescovi vs E Tsuboi, 1998
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Chernin vs Huebner, 1993
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Browne, 1980
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs F Olafsson, 1980
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Najdorf vs S Giardelli, 1980
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Quinteros vs Ulf Andersson, 1980
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs S Giardelli, 1980
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 38 moves, 1-0

Hort vs Browne, 1980
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

fast
M Krasenkow vs A Szieberth, 2007 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1-0

sort of
A Kangur vs R Boger, 2006
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hebden vs N Bradbury, 1988
(A47) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

nicht wirklich
Y Nikolaevsky vs L Shamkovich, 1971
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 46 moves, 1-0

Romanishin vs G Garcia Gonzales, 1977
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 0-1

Taimanov vs Ribli, 1977
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov vs Gheorghiu, 1977
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

delayed ...d6
Karpov vs Miles, 1986 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 40 moves, 1-0

Nakamura vs Caruana, 2014 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2014 
(A15) English, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Hammer vs Chekhov, 1976
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Rotstein vs A Hellmayr, 2003
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 74 moves, 0-1

S Yeke vs A Hellmayr, 2005
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Malakhov vs Ivanchuk, 2014 
(A14) English, 41 moves, 0-1

unausgereift
Karpov vs Petrosian, 1975 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Krush vs A Eswaran, 2014 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1-0

SMASHED
A S Dronov vs N Joao, 2011
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 16 moves, 1-0

Portisch vs Ulf Andersson, 1975 
(A17) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Glek vs Ftacnik, 1994
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 52 moves, 1-0

Yermolinsky vs Chekhov, 1984
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 47 moves, 1-0

Vaganian vs Wahls, 1994 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

F Grafl vs Wahls, 2001
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 32 moves, 0-1

M Hoffmann vs Wahls, 2004
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 46 moves, 0-1

S Berndt vs Wahls, 2005 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi vs Gheorghiu, 1979 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi vs Polugaevsky, 1980
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Panjwani vs Ivanchuk, 2014 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 37 moves, 0-1

Sasikiran vs Nisipeanu, 2004
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sasikiran vs Nisipeanu, 2004
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Judit Polgar, 2012 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 53 moves, 1-0

Judit Polgar vs Paunovic, 2002
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 44 moves, 1-0

N Pogonina vs A Galliamova, 2011 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 41 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(B44) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs Karpov, 1974 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

MB H~hog
Aronian vs A Timofeev, 2002
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Sriram vs R Bar, 2002
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 82 moves, 0-1

M Stean vs Gheorghiu, 1980
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Merkesvik vs S Stojanovski, 2014
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fressinet vs T Koch, 2014 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

via Kan
N Djukic vs Caruana, 2014 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 36 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Morozevich, 2004 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs Seirawan, 1987 
(A15) English, 41 moves, 1-0

anti hh 9.Ng5
Morozevich vs C Lutz, 2003 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1-0

Short vs D Raznikov, 2014 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 1-0

J Loxine vs K Volke, 2007
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 1-0

O Sarapu vs Browne, 1972 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

A Giri vs Jakovenko, 2014 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov vs Salov, 1989 
(A15) English, 29 moves, 1-0

Ponomariov vs Anand, 2005 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Muzychuk vs E Doluhanova, 2014
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 63 moves, 1-0

G Meier vs Z Medvegy, 2014
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 0-1

w/o ...a6
M Rodshtein vs P Bobras, 2014
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kramnik vs P Kupper, 1990 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 33 moves, 1-0

Karjakin vs I Lysyj, 2014 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 48 moves, 0-1

Yusupov vs S Garcia Martinez, 1979 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 52 moves, 1-0

Naiditsch vs Svidler, 2004 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 39 moves, 0-1

E Alekseev vs F Salzgeber, 2013
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 24 moves, 1-0

why resigned?
S Martinovic vs J Stephan, 2001
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 19 moves, 1-0

unusual
P Carlsson vs W Spoelman, 2008
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs A Sokolov, 1987 
(A15) English, 56 moves, 1-0

E Shabalin vs N Kabanov, 2010
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 68 moves, 0-1

A Zozulia vs N Mamedov, 2011
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 57 moves, 0-1

nicht ganz...
M Mozharov vs Tran Tuan Minh, 2015
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 26 moves, 1-0

not really
I Kovalenko vs D Dubov, 2015
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 53 moves, 0-1

N Pogonina vs P Cramling, 2015 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 116 moves, 1-0

8... d5 (untypisch)
A Istratescu vs V Fedoseev, 2015
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

N Rashkovsky vs K Hulak, 2011
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ljubojevic vs Ulf Andersson, 1983
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Wahls, 1990
(A15) English, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov vs Wahls, 1990
(A15) English, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nd5 sac
Carlsen vs J Werle, 2004 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 37 moves, 1-0

Überfall
H Olafsson vs J Levitt, 1990 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Van der Wiel, 1997
(E15) Queen's Indian, 54 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs Browne, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 73 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs Browne, 1982
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 60 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi vs Browne, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Larsen vs Browne, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 81 moves, 1-0

W Grohde vs J Olsen, 1999
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 45 moves, 0-1

L Christiansen vs Browne, 1995
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

nicht ganz
Ribli vs F Zeller, 2015
(A15) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Savon vs Polugaevsky, 1971 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Hort, 1973 
(B83) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Psakhis, 1982 
(A17) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Adams vs Ivanchuk, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Portisch, 1979 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

V Gunina vs A Goryachkina, 2015 
(A15) English, 39 moves, 0-1

HH-like
Z Varga vs S Kustar, 1993 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 24 moves, 1-0

23. (Sunday puzzle)
A H Wohl vs Gipslis, 1996 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

w/o d4
Plaskett vs Short, 1985 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 37 moves, 1-0

Svidler vs Topalov, 2015 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 65 moves, 1-0

A Samsonkin vs Nakamura, 2009 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 31 moves, 1-0

H Hoffmann vs E Lobron, 1982
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Palac vs A Neiksans, 2015
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 36 moves, 0-1

A Pomar Salamanca vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 24 moves, 0-1

early ...d5
Korchnoi vs Hjartarson, 1988 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 0-1

N Croad vs P W Stuart, 2008
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 47 moves, 1-0

J Gustafsson vs M Prusikin, 2004 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 19 moves, 1-0

J Gustafsson vs Z Medvegy, 2014
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi vs Hartston, 1972 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 60 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs Ftacnik, 1989
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 72 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Kasparov, 1987 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Xiong vs Shabalov, 2016 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

nicht wirklich
D Dubov vs M Brodsky, 2016
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 44 moves, 1-0

26...d6 (delayed) (◕‿-)
Simagin vs Antoshin, 1956
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 58 moves, 0-1

A Valsecchi vs H Gabuzyan, 2016
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Marin vs Gavrikov, 2004
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

18.Rxd5
A Istratescu vs Ftacnik, 2005 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 20 moves, 1-0

M Dutreeuw vs C Horvath, 1992 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 32 moves, 1-0

w/o _d6/_a6
Karpov vs Ulf Andersson, 1989 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

w/o _d6/_a6
Karpov vs Ulf Andersson, 1989
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ouch!
A Ushenina vs O Gritsayeva, 2009 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 1-0

P Cramling vs Ju Wenjun, 2016 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 0-1

S Arambel vs D Alzate, 2005
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bu Xiangzhi vs Yu Yangyi, 2016
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Svidler vs Carlsen, 2009 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Kill vs J Gustafsson, 1999 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 48 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Browne, 1983 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 31 moves, 1-0

Tkachiev vs K Lie, 2007
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 31 moves, 1-0

Anikaev vs Razuvaev, 1982
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Nepomniachtchi vs Kramnik, 2016 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 47 moves, 1-0

E Grivas vs I Papaioannou, 1998
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 67 moves, 0-1

Svidler vs Kramnik, 2016 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Aronian vs Kramnik, 2016 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kramnik vs Leko, 2001 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 44 moves, 0-1

Yusupov vs A Sokolov, 1986
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

K Rogoff vs J Adamski, 1975
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

K Rogoff vs F Borm, 1980
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Topalov vs Kasimdzhanov, 2004 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Modern Kan
I Vakhlamov vs V Artemiev, 2016
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 35 moves, 0-1

I Sokolov vs S van Gisbergen, 1994
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

Balashov vs S Makarichev, 1980
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Overeem vs Hicham Boulahfa, 2009
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 1-0

M Ruderfer vs Psakhis, 1980
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 0-1

C Foisor vs I Paulet, 2009
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

C Foisor vs L Mkrtchian, 2005
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 62 moves, 1-0

English hh
V Ni vs V Gunina, 2017 
(A16) English, 56 moves, 0-1

M Huizer vs J S Macrae, 2007 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 44 moves, 1-0

G A Ageichenko vs J Kratochvil, 2012
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bukic vs Smejkal, 1977
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

via BogoID
S Mihajlov vs D Kollars, 2016 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

O Castro vs Ulf Andersson, 1976 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 113 moves, 0-1

C H Hoang vs Nguyen Mai Chi Phan, 2017
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 23 moves, 1-0

Shen Yang vs Rublevsky, 2005 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 47 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs S Garcia Martinez, 1975
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 1-0

Vaganian vs D Gurevich, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 45 moves, 1-0

J Sloth vs Yusupov, 1980 
(A15) English, 56 moves, 0-1

irreg
M Bluebaum vs Carlsen, 2017 
(E90) King's Indian, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

K Landa vs N Lubbe, 2017
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 72 moves, 1-0

D Fridman vs F Zeller, 2017
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Polugaevsky, 1980
(B44) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Huynh Mai Phuong Dung vs T Nguyen, 2005 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 34 moves, 1-0

G Timoshchenko vs J Adamski, 1976
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smejkal vs J Adamski, 1976
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

K R A Pradeep vs S P Sethuraman, 2011
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

P Wiesner vs N Maisuradze, 2017
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 49 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs Adams, 1992 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 43 moves, 1-0

H Teske vs Plachetka, 1995
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 36 moves, 0-1

K Bischoff vs T Heinemann, 2004
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

N Alexandria vs M Litinskaya-Shul, 1980
(E12) Queen's Indian, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

B Sambuev vs E Dragomarezkij, 1999
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 31 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi vs Hjartarson, 1988 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 26 moves, 1-0

R Pruijssers vs G Izsak, 2012 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 57 moves, 1-0

Eljanov vs Jakovenko, 2013 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 90 moves, 1-0

L Dominguez vs D Andreikin, 2011 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 0-1

T Burg vs E Cordova, 2011
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 40 moves, 0-1

A Galkin vs Delchev, 2001
(B44) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

Naiditsch vs G Meier, 2012 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

J M Hodgson vs Yermolinsky, 1993
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

rpd d7-d5
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2007 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kavalek vs V Liberzon, 1977
(B44) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

R Buhmann vs K Volke, 2006
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs Ivanchuk, 1996
(E12) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

so nicht
Vaganian vs Huebner, 1984
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 21 moves, 1-0

White Hedgehog
Lombardy vs L Schmid, 1969 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 1-0

White Hedgehog
M Gurevich vs Anand, 2002
(A20) English, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

White Hedgehog
B Grachev vs Shirov, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

White Hedgehog
L Mons vs R Seger, 2014
(A15) English, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

White Hedgehog in the end
Ulf Andersson vs R Hartoch, 1973
(A15) English, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

White Hedgehog
C Bauer vs Valentin Dragnev, 2016
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

White Hedgehog
Smyslov vs K Grigorian, 1971
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

White Hedgehog
Karjakin vs A Giri, 2016 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bu Xiangzhi vs D Flores, 2017 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

M Panchanathan vs Johannes Paul, 2017
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 36 moves, 1-0

A Rakhmanov vs H Gabuzyan, 2017
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

8...d5
Stahlberg vs Keres, 1950 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 61 moves, 0-1

Modern Kan w/...Nc6
P Ostojic vs Lombardy, 1979
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 39 moves, 0-1

Karjakin vs J Hellsten, 2006 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 44 moves, 1-0

Smirin vs J Hellsten, 2006 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 55 moves, 1-0

10.f5 e5
M Palac vs J Hellsten, 2006 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 47 moves, 0-1

10.f5 e5
T Ernst vs J Hellsten, 2006
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Dutreeuw vs J Hellsten, 2005
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 56 moves, 0-1

Kan
J Alvarez Nunez vs J Hellsten, 2006
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 28 moves, 0-1

Fiona Sieber vs A Das, 2017
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 38 moves, 0-1

Radjabov vs V Artemiev, 2017 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 71 moves, 1-0

K Rathnakaran vs Movsesian, 2017
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 36 moves, 0-1

Gurkan Ergun vs A Sumets, 2017
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 46 moves, 0-1

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