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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: 3911
Years covered: 1912 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 39.0%
   Black wins 20.0%
   Draws 40.9%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Wlodzimierz Schmidt  34 games
Viktor Korchnoi  33 games
Vladimir Kramnik  31 games
Anatoly Karpov  21 games
Yuri Balashov  20 games
Mikhail Tal  18 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Stein vs Tal, 1971
Kramnik vs Karpov, 1997
Quinteros vs R Henley, 1976
M Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1968
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1936
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 page 1 of 157; games 1-25 of 3,911  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Rubinstein vs Breyer 1-0431912Bad PistyanA14 English
2. 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 Felix Fischer  ½-½261923ViennaA14 English
6. Bogoljubov vs P Romanovsky  ½-½611924MatchA14 English
7. Tartakower vs Saemisch  ½-½351925MoscowA14 English
8. Capablanca vs Marshall 1-0291925MoscowA14 English
9. Hilse vs Gilg  ½-½421926DSV KongressA14 English
10. Przepiorka vs Tartakower  ½-½301926MeranoA14 English
11. Euwe vs Jacques Davidson  1-0431927AmsterdamA14 English
12. Reti vs Colle  1-0251927Hastings 1926/27A14 English
13. Hilse vs W Schoenmann  0-1571927BremenA14 English
14. Bogoljubov vs Hilse  1-064192725. DSB KongressA14 English
15. Reti vs A Muffang 1-03719271st olm finalA14 English
16. Euwe vs Maroczy  ½-½3019271st olm finalA14 English
17. L Schmitt vs Saemisch  ½-½58192725. DSB KongressA14 English
18. Saemisch vs Ahues  ½-½38192725. DSB KongressA14 English
19. Kmoch vs Colle  ½-½701927Bad NiendorfA14 English
20. S Takacs vs L Von Dory  ½-½431928ViennaA14 English
21. P Bechstedt vs W Orbach  0-1421928GiessenA14 English
22. Reti vs Gruenfeld  1-0521928Trencianske TepliceA14 English
23. Lokvenc vs M Henneberger  1-0291928The Hague OlympiadA14 English
24. Lokvenc vs Hilse  1-0321928The Hague OlympiadA14 English
25. S Takacs vs V Berger  1-0321928Hastings 1928/29A14 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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