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Ultra flexible. Check. Trusted by Super-GMs. Check. Plenty of tactics and attacking play. Check. Neo-Catalan is an “improved” version of the already solid Catalan Opening.
English Opening starts with 1.c4 and is known as a very solid choice for the white player. Solid, however, does not equal boring and drawish and the English Opening is the perfect example. Most of the time the positions are closed, but there are plenty of active ideas for both sides.
When two of the GOATs played an opening in a World Championship match 5 times, and… (Kasparov and Karpov played this opening in the 1984 WCC match.) The smartest chess bot plays this opening against another supercomputer for a win, you know that… The opening is worth it.
Chess Openings: If you are a current club chess player I have 3 questions for you… Have you been struggling to find an opening that suits you and your playing style? Has it become harder to get into winning positions with your current opening repertoire? Has playing the same opening resulted in boring, predictable middlegames? […]
English Opening: Finding the right opening for you is a complicated and time-consuming process. You need to be objective, know yourself very well, and try to find positions that will suit your style. If you are still looking to build a repertoire with white, but are not sure which opening would suit you best, we […]
Practical Openings for White: I already touched upon this subject in my previous article How To Train, where I addressed the technical aspects of how to choose an opening, how to study it afterward, and how to use the database and the engine. If you haven’t done so already, I strongly recommend you read it […]
English Opening is a perfect choice for aggressive players who prefer to play schemes and creative plans rather than memorizing heavy theory. Besides the common opening moves 1.e4 and 1.d4, white’s most popular move is 1.c4, known as the English Opening. Of course, there is a great deal of theory in the English Opening as […]
English Opening is one of white’s most solid start choices. It usually leads to closed positions with very few exchanges on the board. The battle is tense from the very beginning and there aren’t many forced lines for any side. In his prime, Garry Kasparov used the English Opening quite often, achieving remarkable wins and […]