Originally posted by SwissGambitNever played the Fred. I have played the Fox Defense and Attack f3 or f6 , Kf2 or Kf7, from set piece. It was fun and different. You know me, pretty much the same repertoire for practical play, but I enjoy the learning experience in being forced to play something else. 😕
It's a book line in The Fred (1...f5 and 2...Kf7).
Originally posted by greenpawn34An illegal square is my first choice. 🙂
Well done. I knew you could not resist a challenge.
Saw this (or something very like it in an old magazine) it's not the exact position.
White to King King Drop and Play
[fen]3R4/7k/4Q3/3B2Bp/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]
Place the White King anywhere on the board so that even with best play
Whiter cannot checkmate Black with his next move. (easy - make one harder.)
Originally posted by SwissGambitYes, I lost it, but not in the opening. We were heading into an interesting endgame with 4 connected passers (mine) against a N (his), when I left my Q en prise; shirt happens.
Didn't you lose the game last time you did that? 😵
(Not that I am any better. I lost a similar challenge after calling someone out in a forum.)
Originally posted by moonbusAgainst the Fred, allowing an endgame is losing the opening. 😛
Yes, I lost it, but not in the opening. We were heading into an interesting endgame with 4 connected passers (mine) against a N (his), when I left my Q en prise; shirt happens.
Am I willing to try it again? Well, as Schopenhauer said, "the fruit of life is experience, not happiness."