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English, Symmetrical (A34)
1 c4 c5 2 Nc3

Number of games in database: 2079
Years covered: 1843 to 2014
Overall record:
   White wins 38.4%
   Black wins 24.2%
   Draws 37.4%

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Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1926
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1987
Petrosian vs J Peters, 1976
S Tatai vs Karpov, 1977
Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1979
Uhlmann vs H Liebert, 1976
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 page 1 of 84; games 1-25 of 2,079  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Staunton vs Saint Amant 1-047 1843 Staunton - Saint AmantA34 English, Symmetrical
2. Staunton vs Saint Amant 1-089 1843 Staunton - Saint AmantA34 English, Symmetrical
3. Staunton vs Saint Amant 0-158 1843 Staunton - Saint AmantA34 English, Symmetrical
4. S Franklin vs D S Roberts 0-144 1858 California Chess CongressA34 English, Symmetrical
5. K De Weydlich vs Blackburne  0-137 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigA34 English, Symmetrical
6. J Mason vs G Marco  ½-½44 1902 Monte CarloA34 English, Symmetrical
7. H Caro vs Nimzowitsch 1-036 1905 Barmen Meisterturnier BA34 English, Symmetrical
8. Carls vs Mieses  1-052 1914 MannheimA34 English, Symmetrical
9. L Zimpel vs J Krejcik 0-110 1921 Vienna-AA34 English, Symmetrical
10. Reti vs Carls 1-035 1925 Baden-BadenA34 English, Symmetrical
11. Reti vs Rubinstein  ½-½30 1925 Baden-BadenA34 English, Symmetrical
12. N Zubarev vs Rubinstein 0-141 1925 MoscowA34 English, Symmetrical
13. Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch 1-053 1925 BreslauA34 English, Symmetrical
14. Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein 1-046 1926 DresdenA34 English, Symmetrical
15. Alekhine vs S Landau  1-036 1926 ScarboroughA34 English, Symmetrical
16. M Monticelli vs G Nagy  ½-½32 1926 BudapestA34 English, Symmetrical
17. M Walter vs Prokes  ½-½15 1926 BardejovA34 English, Symmetrical
18. B Kostic vs Prokes 1-030 1926 BardejovA34 English, Symmetrical
19. Kmoch vs Prokes  0-131 1926 BudapestA34 English, Symmetrical
20. J Davidson vs V Soultanbeieff  0-146 1926 SpaA34 English, Symmetrical
21. S Landau vs G Reid  1-018 1926 Scarborough-AA34 English, Symmetrical
22. V Berger vs Nimzowitsch  0-150 1927 London, EnglandA34 English, Symmetrical
23. B Rasmusson vs Gruenfeld  ½-½26 1927 1st olm finalA34 English, Symmetrical
24. W Orbach vs Reti  ½-½30 1927 Bad HomburgA34 English, Symmetrical
25. Tartakower vs Tarrasch  ½-½42 1928 Bad KissingenA34 English, Symmetrical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-02-06  jjp: The ECO codes for the English opening seem to be fairly arbitrary. I can never find what I am looking for. Does anyone know how to find games played in the Keres-Parma Variation without using the opening explorer? The move order I usually use is 1.c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 c5 3.g3 e6; the idea of the variation is to play d5 and get an isolated queen’s pawn in return for activity. However, I don’t think my move order is the ‘correct’ move order because the games are not under this ECO code.
Jun-02-06  borisbadenoff: What you are looking for is
1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 e6

Which has no special ECO-Code as many other variations of a certain opening.

So the only way is to use the opening explorer http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

Jan-30-07  myschkin: According to Fritz we played
A34 (English, Symmetrical)?!

Is that true:

[Event "Yahoo Chess"]
[Site "Yahoo"]
[White "NN"]
[Black "futong404"]

1. d4 Nf6
2. c4 e6
3. Nc3 c5
4. e3 Nc6
5. Nf3 cxd4
6. exd4 Bb4
7. Bd2 a6
8. a3 Ba5
9. Bd3 Bb6
10. d5 exd5
11. Nxd5 Nxd5
12. cxd5 Qe7+
13. Be2 Nd4
14. Nxd4 Bxd4
15. Bc3 Bxc3+
16. bxc3 d6
17. O-O O-O
18. Re1 Qe5
19. c4 Qf4
20. Bd3 Bd7
21. Qc2 f5
22. Re3 Qd4
23. Rae1 Rad8
24. Rf3 Rde8
25. Rf1 Re5
26. Qb3 Bc8
1/2-1/2

Jan-30-07  Scarecrow: <myschkin> The position after move 3 could have been reached through the move order 1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. d4 e6, which (from White's 2nd) bears the ECO code A34. Maybe it is more likely to arise from an English and that's why Fritz has it under A34, but of course the game was intended as some Indian defense or Benoni.
Jan-30-07  myschkin: <Scarecrow> Thanks, I was not sure at all. I am a bit tired of raising "points" or stuff like that at the moment. So I try some "new" chess paths for enjoyment. But it is always good to know where I'm walking ;)) Benoni - I will look that up, sounds promising to me ^^
Jan-30-07  Scarecrow: <myschkin> Normally after your 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Black's answer is 3...Bb4 which is the Nimzo-Indian Defense (ECO codes E20-E59). The Benoni (ECO A60-A79) normally arises after 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5, or, if Black wants to delay the c7-c5 push, 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 <3. Nf3> c5. However, playing ...c5 after <3. Nc3> is perfetly OK as well. The Benoni is a dynamic option and much less likely to lead to a draw than a Queen's Indian or a Nimzo-Indian. You can look it up in the Opening Explorer or using the ECO codes. Have fun :-)
Jan-30-07  myschkin: <Scarecrow> Have fun ... that is what I am looking for ^^ Was a pleasure reading your explanations!
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