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English (A14)
1 c4 e6 2 Nf3 d5 3 g3 Nf6 4 Bg2 Be7 5 O-O

Number of games in database: 2590
Years covered: 1912 to 2014
Overall record:
   White wins 36.8%
   Black wins 20.4%
   Draws 42.7%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Viktor Korchnoi  32 games
Wlodzimierz Schmidt  31 games
Vasily Smyslov  26 games
Anatoly Karpov  22 games
Yuri Balashov  19 games
Mikhail Tal  18 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Stein vs Tal, 1971
Kramnik vs Karpov, 1997
Quinteros vs R Henley, 1976
Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1968
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1936
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 page 1 of 104; games 1-25 of 2,590  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Rubinstein vs Breyer 1-043 1912 Bad PistyanA14 English
2. T Gruber vs F Fischer  ½-½26 1923 ViennaA14 English
3. Reti vs K Treybal ½-½29 1923 KarlsbadA14 English
4. Tartakower vs Rubinstein  ½-½42 1923 KarlsbadA14 English
5. Bogoljubov vs P Romanovsky  ½-½61 1924 MatchA14 English
6. Capablanca vs Marshall 1-029 1925 MoscowA14 English
7. Tartakower vs Saemisch  ½-½35 1925 MoscowA14 English
8. Hilse vs Gilg  ½-½42 1926 DSV KongressA14 English
9. Euwe vs J Davidson  1-043 1927 AmsterdamA14 English
10. L Schmitt vs Saemisch  ½-½58 1927 DSB-25.KongressA14 English
11. Hilse vs W Schoenmann  0-157 1927 BremenA14 English
12. Bogoljubov vs Hilse  1-064 1927 25. DSB KongressA14 English
13. Saemisch vs Ahues  ½-½38 1927 25. DSB KongressA14 English
14. Reti vs A Muffang  1-037 1927 1st olm finalA14 English
15. Euwe vs Maroczy  ½-½30 1927 1st olm finalA14 English
16. Reti vs Colle  1-025 1927 Hastings 1926/27A14 English
17. Kmoch vs Colle  ½-½70 1927 Bad NiendorfA14 English
18. P Bechstedt vs W Orbach  0-142 1928 Giessen GERA14 English
19. Lokvenc vs M Henneberger  1-029 1928 OlympiadA14 English
20. Lokvenc vs Hilse  1-032 1928 OlympiadA14 English
21. S Takacs vs V Berger  1-032 1928 Hastings 1928/29A14 English
22. S Takacs vs L Von Dory  ½-½43 1928 ViennaA14 English
23. S Takacs vs Maroczy  1-046 1929 Rogaska Slatina SLOA14 English
24. Botvinnik vs A Budo 1-058 1930 Leningrad ch-cityA14 English
25. S Takacs vs Noteboom  0-141 1930 Hamburg ol (Men)A14 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-12-04  tomh72000: Surely white does best to play d4, transposing into the Catalan system? Leaving out d4 would be bad here, I think.
Mar-13-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: I'd usually seen this cited in games with two bishops fianchettoed for white, so I figured it had to do with the archers at Agincourt on St. Crispin's day.
Jan-24-12  Penguincw: Opening of the Day

English
1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 Be7 5.O-O


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