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  1. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    30 Oct '13 20:33
    I've had 3 opponents on various sites play this against me lately. Does anybody know if this variation has a name,as I've never seen it before.
  2. 30 Oct '13 22:09 / 2 edits
    It will have a name, all these kooky openings do.
    It might even have two names!

    1.e4 e5 2.b3 The Mr Sly Boots Attack.
    1.b3 e5 2.e4 The Loss ot Tempo Opening.

    The obvious answer is 2...d5 and hit the sac trail big time.

    I trust you won these games or at the very least come out the opening
    with a good position.

    Of course this thread (and remember boys I did not start it) gives me the
    perfect excuse to show my one and only game to appear in New in Chess. (again.) 😏

    A few new guys have popped up. They might not have seen it.

    Gordon Morrison - G. Chandler, Edinburgh Minor 1978.

    Enjoy, (especially White's last move) remember this was a full bloodied
    OTB tournament game not a blitz or skittles.
    Be warned, most of you will never play sound chess again after seeing this game.
    It will inspire you to great things.
    Of course you will lose dozens of game...but...and here is the pure joy.
    Every now and then, this happens.

  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    31 Oct '13 16:39
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    It will have a name, all these kooky openings do.
    It might even have two names!

    1.e4 e5 2.b3 The Mr Sly Boots Attack.
    1.b3 e5 2.e4 The Loss ot Tempo Opening.

    The obvious answer is 2...d5 and hit the sac trail big time.

    I trust you won these games or at the very least come out the opening
    with a good position.

    Of course this thread (and rem ...[text shortened]... hout thinking....} 16. O-O-O Ba3 {If he never played 1.b3 I would not have got that mate.}[/pgn]
    1978, what were you, like 10 years old?