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English (A15)
1 c4 Nf6

Number of games in database: 8617
Years covered: 1915 to 2016
Overall record:
   White wins 36.5%
   Black wins 23.7%
   Draws 39.8%

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Ulf Andersson  150 games
Rafael Vaganian  67 games
Borislav Ivkov  60 games
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave  59 games
Peter Svidler  56 games
Lubomir Ftacnik  50 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Reti vs Capablanca, 1924
Kasparov vs Salov, 1989
Botvinnik vs Tartakower, 1936
A Yurgis vs Botvinnik, 1931
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1957
O'Kelly vs P Devos, 1937
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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Capablanca vs Edward Beckley Adams 0-146 1915 Simul, 16bA15 English
2. Przepiorka vs Spielmann  0-152 1922 Bad PistyanA15 English
3. S Takacs vs Gruenfeld 1-077 1922 ViennaA15 English
4. S Takacs vs I Koenig  ½-½30 1922 ViennaA15 English
5. Opocensky vs F Fischer  1-058 1923 ViennaA15 English
6. Reti vs T Gruber 1-027 1923 ViennaA15 English
7. Reti vs Opocensky  ½-½39 1923 ViennaA15 English
8. Euwe vs J H Lohr  1-025 1923 AmsterdamA15 English
9. A Pokorny vs Euwe  ½-½36 1923 Maehrisch-OstrauA15 English
10. M Walter vs Gruenfeld  0-149 1923 Maehrisch-OstrauA15 English
11. Nimzowitsch vs Reti ½-½50 1923 KarlsbadA15 English
12. Reti vs Hromadka 1-026 1923 Maehrisch-OstrauA15 English
13. Reti vs A Pokorny 1-030 1923 Maehrisch-OstrauA15 English
14. Tartakower vs Reti  0-143 1923 Maehrisch-OstrauA15 English
15. M Walter vs Prokes  ½-½45 1923 PardubiceA15 English
16. A Haida vs S Takacs 0-141 1923 Vienna CC Schlechter vs Brno CCA15 English
17. B Beffie vs P F van Hoorn  1-035 1923 VAS WinterA15 English
18. P Romanovsky vs Bogoljubov  1-052 1924 MatchA15 English
19. Bogoljubov vs P Romanovsky  1-053 1924 MatchA15 English
20. Euwe vs Colle 1-032 1924 Zutphen m ,HCL 28A15 English
21. Tartakower vs Marshall  1-061 1924 New YorkA15 English
22. Reti vs Marshall 0-130 1924 New YorkA15 English
23. Reti vs Capablanca 1-031 1924 New YorkA15 English
24. Nimzowitsch vs A Nilsson 1-054 1924 Copenhague, DenmarkA15 English
25. V Vukovic vs S Ciric 0-130 1924 YugoslaviaA15 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-02-04  EnglishOpeningc4: Being the first one here i claim this land for NH. The english is a great way to aviod the grunfeld. Ex:1c4 ♘f6 2♘c3 g3 3e4!!!
Dec-02-06  BaranDuin: Yes, But what about 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5!?
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  Robin01: What does anyone think of the move Bh6 in this position for white?

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Feb-24-10  Cushion: Why would you play Bh6 when you could play it a turn later and gain a tempo?
Feb-25-10  jussu: Doesn't Bh6 e5 lead to a completely equal endgame?
Feb-25-10  jussu: Okay, Bh6 e5 Bg5 complicates somewhat, for after Be7 white is not forced to exchange on e7. Still I don't see major problems for black.
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