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English (A15)
1 c4 Nf6

Number of games in database: 10507
Years covered: 1915 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 37.0%
   Black wins 24.4%
   Draws 38.6%

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Ulf Andersson  150 games
Rafael Vaganian  67 games
Aleksander Wojtkiewicz  60 games
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave  60 games
Peter Svidler  56 games
Lubomir Ftacnik  50 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Reti vs Capablanca, 1924
Kasparov vs Salov, 1989
Botvinnik vs Tartakower, 1936
A Yurgis vs Botvinnik, 1931
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1957
O'Kelly vs P Devos, 1937
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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Capablanca vs Edward Beckley Adams 0-1461915Simul, 16bA15 English
2. Przepiorka vs Spielmann  0-1521922Bad PistyanA15 English
3. S Takacs vs Gruenfeld 1-0771922ViennaA15 English
4. S Takacs vs I Koenig  ½-½301922ViennaA15 English
5. B Beffie vs P F van Hoorn  1-0351923VAS WinterA15 English
6. M Walter vs Prokes  ½-½451923PardubiceA15 English
7. Nimzowitsch vs Reti ½-½501923KarlsbadA15 English
8. Reti vs Hromadka 1-0261923Maehrisch-OstrauA15 English
9. A Pokorny vs Euwe  ½-½361923Maehrisch-OstrauA15 English
10. Reti vs A Pokorny 1-0301923Maehrisch-OstrauA15 English
11. M Walter vs Gruenfeld  0-1491923Maehrisch-OstrauA15 English
12. Tartakower vs Reti 0-1431923Maehrisch-OstrauA15 English
13. A Haida vs S Takacs 0-1411923Vienna CC Schlechter vs Brno CCA15 English
14. Euwe vs J H Lohr  1-0251923AmsterdamA15 English
15. Reti vs Opocensky  ½-½391923ViennaA15 English
16. Opocensky vs Felix Fischer  1-0581923ViennaA15 English
17. Reti vs T Gruber 1-0271923ViennaA15 English
18. Reti vs R Grau 1-0171924ARG-ch4 MayorA15 English
19. Reti vs B H Villegas  1-0271924ARG-ch4 MayorA15 English
20. B Kostic vs C G M Watson  1-0291924Melbourne MatchA15 English
21. V Vukovic vs S Ciric 0-1301924YugoslaviaA15 English
22. Tartakower vs H Saunders 1-0331924Hastings-B 2425A15 English
23. Kupchik vs C Jaffe  0-1361924New York Ch Rice CCA15 English
24. Reti vs D Reca  ½-½381924MatchA15 English
25. Kupchik vs Kashdan 1-0411924New York Ch Rice CCA15 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-02-04  EnglishOpeningc4: Being the first one here i claim this land for NH. The english is a great way to aviod the grunfeld. Ex:1c4 ♘f6 2♘c3 g3 3e4!!!
Dec-02-06  BaranDuin: Yes, But what about 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5!?
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  Robin01: What does anyone think of the move Bh6 in this position for white?

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Feb-24-10  Cushion: Why would you play Bh6 when you could play it a turn later and gain a tempo?
Feb-25-10  jussu: Doesn't Bh6 e5 lead to a completely equal endgame?
Feb-25-10  jussu: Okay, Bh6 e5 Bg5 complicates somewhat, for after Be7 white is not forced to exchange on e7. Still I don't see major problems for black.
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