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  1. 17 May '07 11:06 / 1 edit
    in the last episode of the programme House MD is playing some kid who opens with 1. f4. and House says 'ah, Bird's opening, the sign of passivity' and plays 1. ... c5 to whit the kid says 'ah, the sicilian defence, the sign of a idiot'. The game seems to go 2. Nf3 d5.

    Surely this can't rightly be called a sicilian, even through later transposition, can it? Strange error, i thought Hugh Laurie played the game. Also, Bird's hardly seems passive. And if sicilian is an idiot's response, well, all the world are fools.
  2. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    17 May '07 11:22
    It's normally refered to as the Sicilian against Bird's opening as well for want of any other name.
  3. 17 May '07 11:34 / 2 edits
    Oh, ok thanks.. I've never heard that before, chessgames seems to call it the dutch variation of bird's.
  4. 17 May '07 11:40
    Originally posted by pootstick
    in the last episode of the programme House MD is playing some kid who opens with 1. f4. and House says 'ah, Bird's opening, the sign of passivity' and plays 1. ... c5 to whit the kid says 'ah, the sicilian defence, the sign of a idiot'. The game seems to go 2. Nf3 d5.

    Surely this can't rightly be called a sicilian, even through later transposition, can ...[text shortened]... ly seems passive. And if sicilian is an idiot's response, well, all the world are fools.
    Bird's can transpose to the Grand Prix attack line in the Sicilian.
  5. 18 May '07 05:47
    i liked how the kid bluffed house into resignation, i do have to say I've used that one several times in OTB
  6. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    18 May '07 18:12
    i didnt see it...could you explain?