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  1. 18 May '06 01:37
    This is an opening that arises usually with the sicilian and the english. I use it occasionally and get pretty good results. I was just wondering if anybody else used it or had information on it and what they thought of it.
  2. 18 May '06 08:45
    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1068490

    or

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1019693

    ^ is this the sort of thing your talking about??

    If those 2 games are anything to go by it looks like both players are hesitant to move -- both waiting for the other so they can 'react' rather than 'act'
  3. 18 May '06 19:13
    Those are hedgehogs, though slightly different from what I have seen. And yes, the opening appears very passive, but really has a lot of latent energy. I was hoping to learn how to use this opening formation, but it is nearly impossible to find ANYTHING on it, and I do appreciate you linking these two games so that I may study them a little. Thanks, and any more info would be great.
  4. 19 May '06 07:39
    Hi!
    Read a little about hedgehogs. The opponent has much space but often this fact is his problem: he tries to break up the position and the hedgehog-player overruns him.
    I'm a very weak player, so if I'm talking s?$t please nevermind.
    I would like to recommend the following book with a lot of hedgehog-games that shows how to "blow out" of a hedgehog-position:
    László Polgar- Chess Middlegames
  5. 19 May '06 09:22
    I don't know anything about this opening -- I just went on Chesswise and did a few searches and found those too games.....

    if you want more information read the kibitz comments under the games, it may direct you to something interesting....

    I.e Mihai Suba - he's supposed to be a revolutionary of this system

    The problem I had is that this "formation" doesn't have and eco code, and can be arived at in many different ways to transpose to something similair...

    good luck anyway
  6. 20 May '06 00:42 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    This is an opening that arises usually with the sicilian and the english. I use it occasionally and get pretty good results. I was just wondering if anybody else used it or had information on it and what they thought of it.
    Kasparov - Deep Junior, New York, 2003

    Game 4.

    http://chess.about.com/library/weekly/aa03b15.htm

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    Mihai Suba - The Hedgehog.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0713486961/002-7540375-9533604?v=glance&n=283155

    At the above site you can take a look inside the book.

    This is one of the best books on the Hedgehog.

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    http://www.angelfire.com/nf/chess/Hedgehog.html
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  7. 20 May '06 01:56
    Wow, thank you everyone, this system seems extremely hard to get info. on and you guys have really helped a lot, I may actually delve into this a little more deeply now. Thanks again, and if anybody else would like to add something that would also be greatly appreciated.
  8. 20 May '06 14:59 / 1 edit
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    ENTER THE HEDGEHOG

    an article by Andrew Martin

    http://www.jeremysilman.com/chess_bits_pieces/040417_Martin_Hedgehog.html

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    Dynamic play in the Hedgehog system
    Lecture by UMBC Chess Coach Igor Epshteyn

    http://www.csee.umbc.edu/~sherman/Chess/masterprep/lectures/fall96/less7.html

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    A book:

    Jozsef Palkovi - Hedgehog against the English Opening:

    http://www.chesscentral.com/caissa/hedgehog-english-chess-opening.htm

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    A John Watson review of Mihai Suba's book The Hedgehog:

    http://www.jeremysilman.com/book_reviews_jw/jw_hedgehog_system.html

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