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English, Symmetrical (A33)
1 c4 c5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 e6 5 Nc3 Nc6

Number of games in database: 1368
Years covered: 1922 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 31.4%
   Black wins 22.3%
   Draws 46.3%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Viktor Korchnoi  40 games
Ulf Andersson  16 games
Andras Adorjan  14 games
Nick DeFirmian  29 games
Peter Leko  18 games
Svetozar Gligoric  15 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Kramnik vs Anand, 1994
Morozevich vs Leko, 2012
Korchnoi vs Portisch, 1983
Saidy vs Fischer, 1964
Suba vs Portisch, 1984
W So vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015
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 page 1 of 55; games 1-25 of 1,368  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Alekhine vs Allies 1-040 1922 Berlin exgA33 English, Symmetrical
2. Capablanca vs Santasiere 1-033 1922 Simul, 25bA33 English, Symmetrical
3. Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch 1-044 1923 KarlsbadA33 English, Symmetrical
4. Kupchik vs O Chajes 1-029 1923 9th American Chess CongressA33 English, Symmetrical
5. Kupchik vs M C Palmer  0-151 1925 Western Championship (open)A33 English, Symmetrical
6. Saemisch vs W Schoenmann  ½-½46 1927 25. DSB KongressA33 English, Symmetrical
7. Rubinstein vs T Regedzinski  1-036 1927 POL-chA33 English, Symmetrical
8. A Teller vs Tartakower 0-124 1927 Hastings 1926/27A33 English, Symmetrical
9. Gruenfeld vs Yates  ½-½20 1927 KecskemetA33 English, Symmetrical
10. M Fox vs I A Horowitz  ½-½18 1931 New York InternationalA33 English, Symmetrical
11. Lilienthal vs B Orvenyi  ½-½39 1932 BudapestA33 English, Symmetrical
12. Koblents vs Josef Koska  1-035 1937 BrnoA33 English, Symmetrical
13. P Rethy vs Foltys  0-160 1941 MunichA33 English, Symmetrical
14. Sajtar vs X Vasicek  1-032 1943 ZlinA33 English, Symmetrical
15. Petrosian vs Zeinalli 1-020 1945 Leningrad (Russia)A33 English, Symmetrical
16. C de Ronde vs M Czerniak  0-140 1945 Buenos Aires CirculoA33 English, Symmetrical
17. J Levin vs S Kowalski  1-041 1946 USA-chA33 English, Symmetrical
18. Alatortsev vs N Kopilov  1-057 1950 URS-ch sfA33 English, Symmetrical
19. Foltys vs Pirc  ½-½19 1950 AmsterdamA33 English, Symmetrical
20. J A Fred vs Geller  0-137 1952 Helsinki ol fA33 English, Symmetrical
21. H Platz vs Geller 0-133 1952 BudapestA33 English, Symmetrical
22. Wade vs L Barden  ½-½33 1953 BCF-chA33 English, Symmetrical
23. Bisguier vs Petrosian 0-142 1954 New York (USA)A33 English, Symmetrical
24. Morcken vs Larsen  0-129 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-BA33 English, Symmetrical
25. M Pavey vs Keres 0-157 1954 New York US-SUA33 English, Symmetrical
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Knight13: Sicilian can also transpose to this position. It happend to me once.

I like this opening as White much better than Black.

Aug-20-08  siggemannen: I love this opening as White. Generally I put the bishop on g2, and try to exploit eventual weakness on b6, after Black plays a6. Another idea is to try to get in c5 for White later on.
Sep-20-10  rapidcitychess: I play this as black and it is very simple just to play ...Bb4 and ...d5, with easy equality.
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