English Opening – VECO

English Opening ChessThe English Opening is a chess opening for White which occurs after the move 1.c4 (see the position on the left).

The English Opening is one of the most popular chess openings for White thanks to its flexibility and many ways to play for the win. It is considered to be one of the most successful openings.

It’s a flank opening, meaning that White starts off by pushing the c-pawn instead of the typical e- or d-pawns.

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English Opening: Symmetrical Variation

1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5

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English Opening, Symmetrical, Four Knights (4.g3)

1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.g3

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English Opening, Symmetrical, Four Knights (4.d4)

1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4

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English: Symmetrical, Botvinik System Reversed (5…e5)

1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.Nf3 e5

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English: Symmetrical, Two Knights Line (5…d6)

1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.Nf3 d6

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English: Symmetrical, Two Knights Line (5…e6)

1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.Nf3 e6

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English: Symmetrical, Full Symmetry Line

1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.Nf3 Nf6

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English: Reversed Sicilian

1.c4 e5

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