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Chess Opening Theory/1. c4/1...c5/2. Nc3/2...Nc6/3. g3/3...g6/4. Bg2/4...Bg7/5. Nf3/5...e5

Symmetrical English
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

r1bqk1nr/pp1p1pbp/2n3p1/2p1p3/2P5/2N2NP1/PP1PPPBP/R1BQK2R

Symmetrical English - Wedberg VariationEdit

5...e5Edit

Named after Tim Wedberg, who developed and popularized in the 80's the idea of 5...e5 followed by Nge7.

Theory tableEdit

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.Nf3 e5

6 7 8 9
1 O-O
Nge7
a3
O-O
Rb1
 

2 a3
a5
d4!?
cxd4
Nb5
d6
e3
 
3 d3
Nge7
Nd2
d6
Nf1
 

(with the idea of Ne3)
 
4 Rb1



(Usually transpose to the other lines)

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