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8 Counter the English Opening

8. Counter the English Opening

Course 78 episodes
(3 hours 58 min)
Creators GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes

One of the most popular 1st moves you’re likely to face with Black is 1.c4, also known as The English Opening.

It’s a solid opening where the structure often remains flexible and closed.

Many amateurs struggle to play against such openings because often it’s easy to make a reckless move that can create long-term problems.

So how should you play against 1.c4? ...

 

This course will give you a practical repertoire starting with 1...c5! 

Below are some of the diagrams from this course:

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Once you finish the course, you'll feel very comfortable playing against 1.c4. 

Let's start the journey!

What you'll learn

  • A step-by-step guide on how to play the Symmetrical English with 1...c5! 
  • The strategy for both sides in this opening.
  • A rare but perhaps the strongest continuation against one of White’s solid setup — Botvinnik System.

 

Lesson Plan

78 episode(s) 3 hours 58 min
5

Students give this course an average of 5 out of 5 stars.

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Course 78 episodes (3 hours 58 min)
Creators GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes
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