Originally posted by PAWN RIOT
try this...1.e4 2.c4 3.b3 4.Bb2 5.d3 6.g3 7.Bg2 8.Bb2 9.00 10.f4....depending on what black plays aim for this type of set up!
To be honest, I did not take this question very seriously (an "eye roll" question), but your answer has changed all that for me.
It's not just the moves- it's the idea of taking the game into more closed channels along lines of the English/Reti (or even Bird's Opening by transposition)-it may not be a refutation per se
, but it most certainly is a refutation of what Black had intended to accomplish on his first move.