Flank Openings (Eco Code A00 to A39)

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 A flank opening is any game where White does not begin with 1. e4 or 1. d4 but opens with another piece to aim and control the centre by indirect play 

 

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A00

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A00 Irregular Openings 1.a3, 1.c3, d3, e3, f3, g3, h3, g4, b4, Na3, Nc3, Nh3

Irregular Openings

1.a31.c3, d3, e3, f3, g3, h3, g4, b4, Na3, Nc3, Nh3

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A01

A01 Nimzo-Larsen Attack 1. b3

Nimzo-Larsen Attack

1. b3

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A02

Bird Opening 1. f4

Bird Opening

1. f4

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A03

Bird Opening: Dutch Variation 1.f4 d5

Bird Opening: Dutch Variation

1.f4 d5

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A04

Reti Opening 1. Nf3

Reti Opening

1. Nf3

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A05

Reti Opening 1. Nf3 Nf6

Reti Opening

1. Nf3 Nf6

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A06

Reti Opening 1. Nf3 d5

Reti Opening

1. Nf3 d5

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A07

King's Indian Attack 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3

King's Indian Attack

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3

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A08

King's Indian Attack: Sicilian Variation 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 c5 3.Bg2

King's Indian Attack: Sicilian Variation

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 c5 3.Bg2

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A09

Reti Opening 1. Nf3 d5 2.c4

Reti Opening

1. Nf3 d5 2.c4

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A10

English 1. c4

English

1. c4

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A11

English Caro-Kann Defensive System 1. c4 c6

English Caro-Kann Defensive System

1. c4 c6

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A12

English Caro-Kann Defensive System 1. c4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. b3

English Caro-Kann Defensive System

1. c4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. b3

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A13

English 1. c4 e6

English

1. c4 e6

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A14

English, Neo-Catalan declined 1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. 0-0

English, Neo-Catalan declined

1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. 0-0

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A15

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defence, Mikenas-Carls Variation 1.c4 Nf6

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defence, Mikenas-Carls Variation

1.c4 Nf6

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A16

English Opening 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3

English Opening

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3

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A17

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defence, Hedgehog System 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defence, Hedgehog System

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6

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A18

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defence, Flohr-Mikenas-Carls Variation 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.e4 d5 4.e5

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defence, Flohr-Mikenas-Carls Variation

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.e4 d5 4.e5

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A19

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defence, Flohr-Mikenas-Carls Variation 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 c5

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defence, Flohr-Mikenas-Carls Variation

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 c5

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A20

English Opening: King's English Variation 1.c4 e5

English Opening: King's English Variation

1.c4 e5

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A21

English Opening 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3

English Opening

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3

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A22

English Opening 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6

English Opening

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6

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A23

English Opening: King's English Variation, Two Knights' Variation Keres Variation 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 c6

English Opening: King's English Variation, Two Knights' Variation Keres Variation

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 c6

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A24

English Opening: King's English Variation, Two Knights' Variation Fianchetto Lines 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 g6

English Opening: King's English Variation, Two Knights' Variation Fianchetto Lines

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 g6

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A25

English Opening, Sicilian Reversed 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6

English Opening, Sicilian Reversed

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6

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A26

English Opening, Closed system 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. d3 d6

English Opening, Closed system

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. d3 d6

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A27

English Opening: King's English Variation, Three Knights System 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3

English Opening: King's English Variation, Three Knights System

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3

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A28

English Opening, Four Knights system 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 Nf6

English Opening, Four Knights system

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 Nf6

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A29

English Opening: King's English Variation, Four Knights Variation Fianchetto Lines 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3

English Opening: King's English Variation, Four Knights Variation Fianchetto Lines

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3

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A30

English Opening: Symmetrical Variation 1.c4 c5

English Opening: Symmetrical Variation

1.c4 c5

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A31

English Opening: Symmetrical Variation, Anti-Benoni Variation 1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4

English Opening: Symmetrical Variation, Anti-Benoni Variation

1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4

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A32

English Opening: Symmetrical Variation, Anti-Benoni Variation Spielmann Defence 1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e6

English Opening: Symmetrical Variation, Anti-Benoni Variation Spielmann Defence

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

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A33

English Opening: Symmetrical Variation 1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e6 5. Nc3 Nc6

English Opening: Symmetrical Variation

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

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A34

English Opening: Symmetrical Variation 1. c4 c5 2.Nc3

English Opening: Symmetrical Variation

1. c4 c5 2.Nc3

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A35

English Opening: Symmetrical Variation 1. c4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6

English Opening: Symmetrical Variation

1. c4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6

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A36

English Opening: Symmetrical Variation 1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3

English Opening: Symmetrical Variation

1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3

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A37

English Opening: Symmetrical Variation 1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nf3

English Opening: Symmetrical Variation

1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nf3

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A38

English Opening: Symmetrical Variation 1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nf3 Nf6

English Opening: Symmetrical Variation

1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nf3 Nf6

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A39

English Opening: Symmetrical Variation, Mecking Variation 1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.O-O O-O 7.d4

English Opening: Symmetrical Variation, Mecking Variation

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

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