Originally posted by Dutch Defense
In London 1858, some dude named Mr.T Barnes used this opening as black (1.e4 f6 2.d4 Kf7) and beat Paul Morphy with it. Does anyone play this opening; at all?
Are you sure of these moves? I have looked at
" http://www.chessgames.com "
and they give eleven games played by Paul Morphy against Thomas Wilson Barnes in London in 1858, and the final score was 7-1-3 to Morphy, so I think describing Barnes as a 'dude' is unjustified.
Possibly the game you mean is the one which begins 1. e4 f6 2. d4 e6; and Barnes went on to win in 50 moves.