The English Opening – Chess Openings Explained

Jonathan Schrantz explores the fourth most popular opening: the English. But what to do on move two? Learn several lines from three strong games. Join in the holiday cheer with Jonathan and 1. c4!

Mikhail Botvinnik vs Lajos Portisch, Monte Carlo (1968): A22 English, Bremen, reverse dragon
Dana Reizniece-Ozala vs Sergey Karjakin, Vladimir Petrov Memorial (Rapid) (2015): A29 English, four knights, kingside fianchetto
Hikaru Nakamura vs Samuel Sevian, Millionaire Chess (2015): A20 English opening


  1. You missed that after Jc6 you lose a Piece,

  2. by the way, you were among recommendations I received from chatgpt in response to "any resources to learn about english opening?" πŸ˜‰

  3. A good start. I've noticed that white can get in trouble in the English when black plays c6. Why is that?

  4. the intonations and exclamations this guy makes sounds so much like Ben Finegold

  5. I like it because it doesn`t expose the king on the first move

  6. I love how the chess board kinda matches the nice vase of flowers! hahaha brilliant.

  7. What the heck about those flowers mein!! Ah-ahn!

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