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English (A15)
1 c4 Nf6

Number of games in database: 15347
Years covered: 1915 to 2022
Overall record:
   White wins 37.2%
   Black wins 24.1%
   Draws 38.7%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Ulf Andersson  164 games
Aleksander Wojtkiewicz  103 games
Rafael Vaganian  74 games
Peter Svidler  62 games
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave  62 games
Lubomir Ftacnik  53 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Reti vs Capablanca, 1924
Botvinnik vs Tartakower, 1936
Kasparov vs Salov, 1989
A Yurgis vs Botvinnik, 1931
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1957
A David vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2014
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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!?
Sep-21-09  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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