Originally posted by TerrierJack
Did you read my post? i just quoted this move !
And i agree it's certainly less risky and sounder than the gambits (morra or wing), and less dull than d3 or g3...certainly worth the surprise effect (if you understand the positionnal ideas, behind it, not that easy of course)
The problem is that it looks more like a master level surprise weapon, since its main ideas seem to be to reach setups which will look like either the rossolimo (Bb5) or the alapin (c3), depending on what black answers. Which means you have understand the positionnal ideas behind both the rossolimo and the Alapin !