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Chess Openings - English Opening 1...c5
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English Opening 1...c5

1.c4 c5

Also known as the Symmetrical Variation.

Example line 1

1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e6 5.Nc3 Nc6

Here Black develops the Bishop on the a3-f8 diagonal.

Example line 2

1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.O-O O-O 7.d4

Here Black fianchettos the Bishop.

Example game(s)

1946 Moscow Keres P. - Fine R. A34

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