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  1. 20 Aug '08 13:15
    Hi Guys I just requested a Grob Thematic, and it's open for players. Come on in and join. If you lose you can always blame the opening.
  2. 20 Aug '08 13:22
    whats the missing bit???


    Grob's Attack II
    Many Grob players enjoy the (self-)destructive nature of the opening. By immediately moving the g-pawn two squares ahead White is really saying:
  3. 20 Aug '08 13:24
    Yeah, that's it. I remember reading that Raymond Keene thinks it's the worst possible white opening.
  4. 20 Aug '08 13:30
    the end of the sentence is missing "By immediately moving the g-pawn two squares ahead White is really saying: ??????"
  5. 20 Aug '08 13:40
    Many Grob players enjoy the (self-)destructive nature of the opening. By immediately moving the g-pawn two squares ahead White is really saying: "I am going to rip apart the pawn structure in this game; first mine, then yours."


    I did a search for Grob. That's what the first Grob thematic said.
  6. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    20 Aug '08 13:42 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    Hi Guys I just requested a Grob Thematic, and it's open for players. Come on in and join. If you lose you can always blame the opening.
    Wow I would like to, but as soon black is out of book and play solid moves, I am roasted.

    I do not know when my opponent forces full center of pawns, c4 ripping-center move doesn't work etc.

    I just do not know where to look for advantage when my opponent plays solidly.
  7. 20 Aug '08 13:42
    By immediately moving the g-pawn two squares ahead White is really saying... I don't rate you as an opponent and intend to humiliate you!
  8. 20 Aug '08 13:47
    1. g4 is for fun. It's not to be taken seriously. Just gamble with it and go for it Ivan. I haven't used it once here, and I am taking a chance too. 1. g4 d5 2. e3!?. That seems to be a brand new unexplored position. The possibilities are endless!!!
  9. 20 Aug '08 13:48
    roge Grandmaster John Nunn has lost to 1.g4 !!!
  10. 20 Aug '08 13:50
    i'm just taking the piss - am certainly not good enough to pass any serious comment - have entered for a bit of fun - gl to all
  11. 20 Aug '08 14:02
    I'm happy to see you joined. Let's have a good time. Handshake
  12. Subscriber Ponderable On Vacation
    chemist
    20 Aug '08 14:04
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    Hi Guys I just requested a Grob Thematic, and it's open for players. Come on in and join. If you lose you can always blame the opening.
    In fact I can blame losses on far superior opponents. I fear that a 2000+ will easiyl recognise possibilities, which are invisible to me
  13. 20 Aug '08 14:05
    I got back rank mated today. Anything's possible for any rating.
  14. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    20 Aug '08 14:17
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    1. g4 is for fun. It's not to be taken seriously. Just gamble with it and go for it Ivan. I haven't used it once here, and I am taking a chance too. 1. g4 d5 2. e3!?. That seems to be a brand new unexplored position. The possibilities are endless!!!
    Ah what the hell. I will be on both sides anyway. And I hope not all of us are grob experts. Joined
  15. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    20 Aug '08 14:32 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    Hi Guys I just requested a Grob Thematic, and it's open for players. Come on in and join. If you lose you can always blame the opening.
    OK! I only just failed to win Grob I (Tournament 1667) having been eliminated by the eventual winner so maybe I could give Grob II a try.