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  1. 21 Oct '10 04:35
    Hi friends and folks ,

    My name is Earth peacekeeper and I am the one and only Bongcloud Specialist in this whole world,for people wondering what is bongcloud it is a a chess opening 1.e4e5 2.Ke2 yes you read it right it is Ke2 .

    I have analyzed this opening very much any computer engine immediately gives a disadvantage of -.8 for white but after 20 moves this disadvantage eases to 0 and the end game turns out to be strong for white.
  2. 21 Oct '10 05:09
    Hi,

    I prefer this variation with black : 1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 Ke7
  3. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    21 Oct '10 05:32
    Originally posted by earthpeacekeeper
    Hi friends and folks ,

    My name is Earth peacekeeper and I am the one and only Bongcloud Specialist in this whole world,for people wondering what is bongcloud it is a a chess opening 1.e4e5 2.Ke2 yes you read it right it is Ke2 .

    I have analyzed this opening very much any computer engine immediately gives a disadvantage of -.8 for white but after 20 moves this disadvantage eases to 0 and the end game turns out to be strong for white.
    I note you haven't used this opening in any of your own games...
  4. 21 Oct '10 11:19
    Have you tried the Bongcloud Delayed v the Scandinavian. 3.Ke2!

    1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Ke2!



    Looks like it may be worth a try.
  5. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    21 Oct '10 11:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Have you tried the Bongcloud Delayed v the Scandinavian. 3.Ke2!

    1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Ke2!

    [fen]rnb1kbnr/ppp1pppp/8/3q4/8/8/PPPPKPPP/RNBQ1BNR b kq - 0 3[/fen]

    Looks like it may be worth a try.
    Yes, that looks pretty strong.
    (For black...Qe4# )
  6. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    21 Oct '10 21:05
    Originally posted by earthpeacekeeper
    Hi friends and folks ,

    My name is Earth peacekeeper and I am the one and only Bongcloud Specialist in this whole world,for people wondering what is bongcloud it is a a chess opening 1.e4e5 2.Ke2 yes you read it right it is Ke2 .

    I have analyzed this opening very much any computer engine immediately gives a disadvantage of -.8 for white but after 20 moves this disadvantage eases to 0 and the end game turns out to be strong for white.
    Well, with someone named "Earth peacekeeper" playing something called the "Bongcloud Attack", the marketing is a little extreme.

    I think you will sell more books if you simply call it The San Francisco System.
  7. 21 Oct '10 21:48
    You are doing as poor a job keeping peace on earth as you are impressing me with your openings.
  8. 21 Oct '10 23:47
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Yes, that looks pretty strong.
    (For black...Qe4# )
    Damn. I missed that.

    It's a chess myth that this happened in a game (often credited to Alapin v Tarrasch)

    The story goes after 2...Qxd3 White played Bc3!!



    He automatically moved the Bishop instead of the Knight.
    Illegal move so according to the rules of the period he had to move his King.

    3.Ke2 Qe4 mate.

    Tarrasch did beat Alapin in 6 moves after an incredible piece of chess blindness.

    Tarrasch - Alapin, Germany 1889

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d3



    Alapin thinking Tarrasch had played the theorectical move 5.d4 instantly
    replied 5...Be7?? 6.dxe4 1-0
  9. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    22 Oct '10 12:58
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Damn. I missed that.

    It's a chess myth that this happened in a game (often credited to Alapin v Tarrasch)

    The story goes after 2...Qxd3 White played Bc3!!

    [fen]rnb1kbnr/ppp1pppp/8/3q4/8/2B5/PPPP1PPP/RN1QKBNR w KQkq - 0 1[/fen]

    He automatically moved the Bishop instead of the Knight.
    Illegal move so according to the rules of the period he had ...[text shortened]... thinking Tarrasch had played the theorectical move 5.d4 instantly
    replied 5...Be7?? 6.dxe4 1-0
    Alapin was not my chess hero, but he is clearly my patron saint.
  10. 22 Oct '10 14:43
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Have you tried the Bongcloud Delayed v the Scandinavian. 3.Ke2!

    1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Ke2!

    [fen]rnb1kbnr/ppp1pppp/8/3q4/8/8/PPPPKPPP/RNBQ1BNR b kq - 0 3[/fen]

    Looks like it may be worth a try.
    same idea as my post (1st answer to the post)
    Actually i heard the story you tell with the old "king must move" rule but with my ove order