From  Mon Dec  2 13:33:20 1996
Subject: Re: Guioco Piano notes
To: (Andrew Lord)
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 1996 13:33:18 +0000 (GMT)

Hi Andrew

> I've just got addicted to chess 

Sympathy: there is no cure...

> I'm stuck on a problem with a Guiuco Piano line. I got as far 
> as:
> 1. e4 e5
> 2. Nf3 Nc6
> 3. Bc4 Bc5
> 4. c3 Nf6
> 5. d4 exd4
> 6. cxd4 Bb4+
> 7. Nc3 Nxe4
> 8. 0-0 BxN
> 9. d5

The Ideas behind the English Opening

I don't like doing so many sessions on Openings, because we all play different ones, but while Rex was asking me about the English it occurred to me that I have played more English Opening games than any other over the last 15-20 years, but I have never tried to teach anybody about it. So I sat down and tried to put together this session.

  I immediately realised why it wasn't such a natural thing to do, because the damn thing is so diffuse and complex. [I wouldn't dream of doing a session which I had narrowed down to "1.d4", even less so if there were vast transpositional


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