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English (A36)
1 c4 c5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 g3

Number of games in database: 3520
Years covered: 1898 to 2023
Overall record:
   White wins 29.2%
   Black wins 27.7%
   Draws 43.1%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Normunds Miezis  52 games
Tomasz Markowski  34 games
Yasser Seirawan  31 games
Andras Adorjan  31 games
Wlodzimierz Schmidt  24 games
Milan Matulovic  21 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Petrosian vs Tal, 1963
G Minchev vs K Kolev, 1991
Korchnoi vs P Bakker, 1976
Smyslov vs Tal, 1964
Smyslov vs Fischer, 1970
Szabo vs Fischer, 1970
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 page 1 of 141; games 1-25 of 3,520  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lasker vs H E Norris  ½-½331898Simul, 30bA36 English
2. C Carls vs A Larsson 1-0431920Gothenburg BA36 English
3. W John vs O Zander  ½-½35192121. DSB KongressA36 English
4. W Hilse vs O Wegemund  0-157192222nd DSB KongressA36 English
5. C Carls vs W Hilse  ½-½29192222nd DSB KongressA36 English
6. W Hilse vs B Moritz  1-063192323. DSB KongressA36 English
7. Reti vs J de Souza Mendes  ½-½511925Torneio Ricardo RetiA36 English
8. C Carls vs S Rosselli del Turco  1-0521925Baden-BadenA36 English
9. C Carls vs J W te Kolste 1-0321925Baden-BadenA36 English
10. Reti vs Janowski 1-0601925MarienbadA36 English
11. Reti vs Rubinstein 0-1401925BreslauA36 English
12. W Hilse vs F Gygli 1-0571928The Hague OlympiadA36 English
13. Duchamp vs F Le Lionnais 0-1481932ParisA36 English
14. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Chekhover  1-0451933LeningradA36 English
15. K Ozols vs M Brakmanis  0-1301933Riga gameA36 English
16. Petrov vs J Rejfir 0-1631933Moravska OstravaA36 English
17. R Pitschak vs Gilg  ½-½301933Moravska OstravaA36 English
18. Tartakower vs A Gromer 1-0661933ParisA36 English
19. A Gromer vs P Cherta Clos  1-0351934SitgesA36 English
20. Gruetzner vs Sukau  0-1411939KoenigsbergA36 English
21. B Milic vs J Fajer  ½-½441945Yugoslav ChampionshipA36 English
22. G Stoltz vs A Hansen  1-0451947AalborgA36 English
23. H Heinicke vs J Ehrat  1-0411952SUI-GERA36 English
24. O Moiseev vs B Lebedev  1-0391954URS-ch sf YerevanA36 English
25. Petrosian vs Bisguier 1-0461954USA-URSA36 English
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English, Symmetrical
1.c4 c5 2.♘c3 ♘c6 3.g3

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Oct-22-14  PhilFeeley: So here's a question for all: If white wants to avoid the Sicilian after playing 1. e4 c5, can s/he not play 2. c4 and transpose to an English (A36). According to the database here, white doesn't really win very much (White wins: 24.9%, Draw: 28.4%, Black wins: 46.6%), but wouldn't the surprise factor be reasonable at the club level?

One interesting game is this:

N Anastasovski vs D Bailey, 2006

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