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  1. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    24 Mar '07 14:23 / 1 edit
    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?
  2. 25 Mar '07 14:45 / 1 edit
    Reversed hammerschlaug?
  3. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    25 Mar '07 15:25
    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?
    Not if they have any sense.
  4. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    25 Mar '07 18:42
  5. 25 Mar '07 18:47
    Erm... why not just develop normally & castle kingside without having to effectively castle by hand & lose time?
  6. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    25 Mar '07 21:11
    Originally posted by Dutch Defense
    Game 3351328
    man don't do that again..
    you're just giving me crazy ideas....
  7. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    25 Mar '07 21:13
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    Erm... why not just develop normally & castle kingside without having to effectively castle by hand & lose time?
    it seems a lotta fun and headaches...even worst than the reversed grob...
  8. 26 Mar '07 10:24
    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.
  9. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    30 Mar '07 20:41
  10. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    31 Mar '07 01:09
  11. 31 Mar '07 01:37
    Originally posted by Dutch Defense
    Game 3351328
    Draw!?