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  1. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    07 Jan '08 19:25
    what opening is this? 1.e4...c5 2.c4?

    is that an english or a sicilian variation?
  2. 07 Jan '08 19:26
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    what opening is this? 1.e4...c5 2.c4?

    is that an english or a sicilian variation?
    It's in between, can come from both the 1. e4 or 1. c4
  3. 07 Jan '08 19:53
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    what opening is this? 1.e4...c5 2.c4?

    is that an english or a sicilian variation?
    I don't know any openings or what moves follow them.Names , defences , attacks...i don't have a clue..Will i ever be able to reach 1700?
  4. 07 Jan '08 22:19
    Originally posted by Emilios
    I don't know any openings or what moves follow them.Names , defences , attacks...i don't have a clue..Will i ever be able to reach 1700?
    I feel that it is quite possible to reach 1700 by just following basic opening principles and not falling for traps.
  5. 08 Jan '08 02:26
    It is technically considered an English variation...I think
  6. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    08 Jan '08 02:28
    i think it is the english "symmetrical" or some crap
  7. 08 Jan '08 02:30
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    what opening is this? 1.e4...c5 2.c4?

    is that an english or a sicilian variation?
    http://www.uschess.org/cc/dunne/alexdec.html

    Very useful
  8. Standard member Chipotle
    Pawn Grubber
    08 Jan '08 03:11
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    what opening is this? 1.e4...c5 2.c4?

    is that an english or a sicilian variation?
    Technically it is a Sicilian move order (1.e4 c5), though it can transpose to an english position with the right follow-up moves.
  9. 08 Jan '08 05:43
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    what opening is this? 1.e4...c5 2.c4?

    is that an english or a sicilian variation?
    Maroczy Bind possibly
  10. Subscriber davaniel
    1.Nf3
    08 Jan '08 14:57
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    what opening is this? 1.e4...c5 2.c4?

    is that an english or a sicilian variation?
    Sicilian, the English Symmetrical variation can be both English and Sicilian, probably. Weakens d4 too much for me though...
  11. 08 Jan '08 19:29
    It's pretty bad. White's got nothing.