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English (A36)
1 c4 c5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 g3

Number of games in database: 2129
Years covered: 1920 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 28.7%
   Black wins 28.0%
   Draws 43.3%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Normunds Miezis  39 games
Maximilian Ujtelky  27 games
Simon Kim Williams  26 games
Andras Adorjan  27 games
Wlodzimierz Schmidt  22 games
Milan Matulovic  19 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Tartakower vs A Gromer, 1933
G Minchev vs K Kolev, 1991
Korchnoi vs P Bakker, 1976
Smyslov vs Tal, 1964
Smyslov vs Fischer, 1970
Szabo vs Fischer, 1970
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 page 1 of 86; games 1-25 of 2,129  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Carls vs A Larsson 1-0431920Gothenburg BA36 English
2. W John vs O Zander  ½-½35192121. DSB KongressA36 English
3. Hilse vs O Wegemund  0-157192222. DSB KongressA36 English
4. Carls vs Hilse  ½-½29192222. DSB KongressA36 English
5. Hilse vs B Moritz  1-063192323. DSB KongressA36 English
6. Reti vs Janowski 1-0601925MarienbadA36 English
7. Carls vs S Rosselli del Turco  1-0521925Baden-BadenA36 English
8. Carls vs J W te Kolste 1-0321925Baden-BadenA36 English
9. Reti vs Rubinstein 0-1401925BreslauA36 English
10. Hilse vs F Gygli 1-0571928OlympiadA36 English
11. Duchamp vs F Le Lionnais 0-1481932ParisA36 English
12. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Chekhover  1-0451933LeningradA36 English
13. Vladimir Petrov vs J Rejfir  0-1631933Moravska OstravaA36 English
14. R Pitschak vs Gilg  ½-½301933Moravska OstravaA36 English
15. Tartakower vs A Gromer 1-0661933ParisA36 English
16. B Milic vs J Fajer  ½-½441945YUG-chA36 English
17. Stoltz vs A Hansen  1-0451947Aalborg DENA36 English
18. H Heinicke vs J Ehrat  1-0411952SUI-GERA36 English
19. Petrosian vs Bisguier 1-0461954USA-URSA36 English
20. G Barcza vs P Kremer  1-0611954Amsterdam ol (Men) qual-DA36 English
21. Ragozin vs B Lebedev  1-0431955Ch MoscowA36 English
22. Taimanov vs M Mukhitdinov  ½-½4019554th Soviet Team-ch prelimA36 English
23. A Zaruba vs Ujtelky  ½-½291955CSR-chA36 English
24. M Mukhitdinov vs Tolush  0-1371955URS-ch sfA36 English
25. Y Gusev vs A Geller  0-1421955URS-ch sfA36 English
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English, Symmetrical
1.c4 c5 2.♘c3 ♘c6 3.g3

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  PhilFeeley: So here's a question for all: If white wants to avoid the Sicilian after playing 1. e4 c5, can s/he not play 2. c4 and transpose to an English (A36). According to the database here, white doesn't really win very much (White wins: 24.9%, Draw: 28.4%, Black wins: 46.6%), but wouldn't the surprise factor be reasonable at the club level?

One interesting game is this:

N Anastasovski vs D Bailey, 2006

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