The Symmetrical English (1.c4 c5 pawn structure with a number of branches) can lead to subtle strategic play or even open, tactical affairs. This game follows a main line wherein White executes a lengthy knight maneuver (Nf3-e1-c2-e3-d5) to play for long-term control of the d5-square. My opponent, Ben, plays well and looks for a counterattack when I leave two pieces undefended (19…d5).
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