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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: 6692
Years covered: 1912 to 2023
Overall record:
   White wins 38.0%
   Black wins 20.7%
   Draws 41.3%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Vladimir Kramnik  37 games
Wlodzimierz Schmidt  35 games
Oscar Panno  33 games
Hikaru Nakamura  25 games
Sergei Tiviakov  22 games
Ivan Farago  22 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Botvinnik vs J H Donner, 1963
Kramnik vs Anand, 1996
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1925
Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007
Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1970
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1968
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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Rubinstein vs Breyer 1-0431912Bad PistyanA14 English
2. C Carls vs Saemisch 1-0921920Gothenburg BA14 English
3. Reti vs K Treybal ½-½291923KarlsbadA14 English
4. Tartakower vs Rubinstein  ½-½421923KarlsbadA14 English
5. T Gruber vs F Fischer  ½-½261923ViennaA14 English
6. Bogoljubov vs P Romanovsky ½-½611924Bogoljubov - RomanovskyA14 English
7. Tartakower vs Saemisch  ½-½351925MoscowA14 English
8. Capablanca vs Marshall 1-0291925MoscowA14 English
9. W Winter vs M Romi  1-0461926Romi - Winter MatchA14 English
10. W Hilse vs Gilg  ½-½421926DSV KongressA14 English
11. Reti vs S Takacs  1-0151926Budapest 1st FIDE MastersA14 English
12. M Chodera vs Z Vecsey  1-0151926Bardejov+A14 English
13. H Mueller vs L Asztalos  0-1681926BardejovA14 English
14. D Przepiorka vs Tartakower  ½-½301926MeranoA14 English
15. Levenfish vs I Kan  ½-½621927Ch Trade Unions (team)A14 English
16. Euwe vs J Davidson  1-0431927AmsterdamA14 English
17. Reti vs Colle  1-0251927Hastings 1926/27A14 English
18. A Duenmann vs Gruenfeld  0-1471927Trebitsch MemorialA14 English
19. W Hilse vs W Schoenmann  0-1571927BremenA14 English
20. Bogoljubov vs W Hilse  1-064192725. DSB KongressA14 English
21. Reti vs A Muffang 1-0371927London OlympiadA14 English
22. Euwe vs Maroczy  ½-½301927London OlympiadA14 English
23. L Schmitt vs Saemisch  ½-½58192725. DSB KongressA14 English
24. Saemisch vs C Ahues  ½-½38192725. DSB KongressA14 English
25. Kmoch vs Colle  ½-½701927Bad NiendorfA14 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  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.
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1.c4 e6 2.♘f3 d5 3.g3 ♘f6 4.♗g2 ♗e7 5.O-O

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