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English, Symmetrical (A33)
1 c4 c5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 e6 5 Nc3 Nc6

Number of games in database: 1603
Years covered: 1922 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 30.9%
   Black wins 22.5%
   Draws 46.6%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Viktor Korchnoi  40 games
Ulf Andersson  16 games
Andras Adorjan  14 games
Nick DeFirmian  29 games
Peter Leko  18 games
Svetozar Gligoric  15 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Kramnik vs Anand, 1994
Morozevich vs Leko, 2012
Korchnoi vs Portisch, 1983
Saidy vs Fischer, 1964
Suba vs Portisch, 1984
W So vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015
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 page 1 of 65; games 1-25 of 1,603  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Alekhine vs Allies 1-0401922Berlin exgA33 English, Symmetrical
2. Capablanca vs Santasiere 1-0331922Simul, 25bA33 English, Symmetrical
3. Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch 1-0441923KarlsbadA33 English, Symmetrical
4. Kupchik vs O Chajes 1-02919239th American Chess CongressA33 English, Symmetrical
5. R P Michell vs J H Blake  ½-½441924BCF-ch 17thA33 English, Symmetrical
6. Kupchik vs M C Palmer  0-1511925Western Championship (open)A33 English, Symmetrical
7. Rubinstein vs T Regedzinski  1-0361927POL-chA33 English, Symmetrical
8. A Teller vs Tartakower 0-1241927Hastings 1926/27A33 English, Symmetrical
9. Gruenfeld vs Yates  ½-½201927KecskemetA33 English, Symmetrical
10. Saemisch vs W Schoenmann  ½-½46192725. DSB KongressA33 English, Symmetrical
11. M Fox vs I A Horowitz  ½-½181931New York InternationalA33 English, Symmetrical
12. Lilienthal vs B Orvenyi  ½-½391932BudapestA33 English, Symmetrical
13. Koblents vs Josef Koska  1-0351937BrnoA33 English, Symmetrical
14. Vladimir Petrov vs P Vaitonis  1-04319371st SELL Baltic Student OlympiadA33 English, Symmetrical
15. P Rethy vs Foltys  0-1601941MunichA33 English, Symmetrical
16. Sajtar vs X Vasicek  1-0321943ZlinA33 English, Symmetrical
17. Petrosian vs Zeinalli 1-0201945LeningradA33 English, Symmetrical
18. C de Ronde vs M Czerniak  0-1401945Buenos Aires CirculoA33 English, Symmetrical
19. J Levin vs S Kowalski  1-0411946USA-chA33 English, Symmetrical
20. Alatortsev vs N Kopilov  1-0571950URS-ch sfA33 English, Symmetrical
21. Foltys vs Pirc  ½-½191950AmsterdamA33 English, Symmetrical
22. Panno vs M Luckis  1-0581952Buenos AiresA33 English, Symmetrical
23. H Platz vs Geller 0-1331952BudapestA33 English, Symmetrical
24. J A Fred vs Geller  0-1371952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-AA33 English, Symmetrical
25. Wade vs L Barden  ½-½331953BCF-chA33 English, Symmetrical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-08-05  Knight13: Sicilian can also transpose to this position. It happend to me once.

I like this opening as White much better than Black.

Aug-20-08  siggemannen: I love this opening as White. Generally I put the bishop on g2, and try to exploit eventual weakness on b6, after Black plays a6. Another idea is to try to get in c5 for White later on.
Sep-20-10  rapidcitychess: I play this as black and it is very simple just to play ...Bb4 and ...d5, with easy equality.
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