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  1. 17 Nov '08 17:57
  2. 17 Nov '08 18:25
    The word "hedgehog" springs to mind, but this shouldn't be confused with the hedgehog defence against 1.c4
  3. Standard member Talisman
    Time traveller.
    17 Nov '08 18:27
    Originally posted by adramforall
    Game 5461950
    No but it raised a big laugh i can tell you! Most amusing.
  4. 17 Nov '08 18:28
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    The word "hedgehog" springs to mind, but this shouldn't be confused with the hedgehog defence against 1.c4
    Maybe it should be called the 'Hedgehog Attack' then?
  5. 17 Nov '08 18:33
    I think it's called the hippopotamus (1. e4 g6 2.d4 b6 followed by d6 and e6 is also called the hippo).

    Another one, might be the Schtrang opening (spelling???) based on the old (Persian???) form of chess where the pawns only moved one square.
  6. 17 Nov '08 18:33
    Originally posted by adramforall
    Game 5461950
    You missed 23. Qxg7, but you found it 8 moves later
  7. 17 Nov '08 18:38
    Here are the proper spellings

    chatrang or shatranj
  8. 17 Nov '08 19:50
    A great game of chess - all done without the aid of an opening book.

    OK a few tactical flaws but it entertained you and it looks like
    it entertained us. It did me anyway.

    I like the way the pawns tip-toed forward.

    Call it. 'The Creeping Death Attack.'
  9. 17 Nov '08 20:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    A great game of chess - all done without the aid of an opening book.

    OK a few tactical flaws but it entertained you and it looks like
    it entertained us. It did me anyway.

    I like the way the pawns tip-toed forward.

    Call it. 'The Creeping Death Attack.'
    The Creeping Death Attack, ECO#???
  10. 17 Nov '08 20:50 / 2 edits
    It is different and confused the hell out of opponent.

    I have another two games ongoing with this opening

    I am glad it entertained.

    From now on the opening will be known as adramforall creeping death
  11. Standard member adim
    Brian Hugh Warner
    17 Nov '08 20:54 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by adramforall
    It is different and confused the hell out of opponent.

    I have another two games ongoing with this opening

    I am glad it entertained.

    From now on the opening will be known as [b]adramforall whisky attack
    [/b]
    I like the creeping death name. Let's name it "adramforall creeping death ".
    P.S. Excellent game!
    P.P.S. Thank you!
  12. 17 Nov '08 20:57
    Originally posted by adim
    I like the creeping death name. Let's name it "adramforall creeping death ".
    P.S. Excellent game!
    I did
  13. 17 Nov '08 21:03 / 1 edit
    I can't let you go on playing this opening without all the theory.

    Every pawn from h to a moved up a file (to the second rank), so it is called the ha2 or ha two.

    This sounds like a sneeze. There you have it.

    Adam's Whiskey Attack or The Sneeze Attack

    Now, to the theory.

    First of all, there is the drawish nature of the symmetrical variation.

    1.e3 e6 2.f3 f6 3.d3 d6 and so on.

    I believe this has led many a Grandmaster away from the varaition.

    There is also the macho symmetrical variation.

    1.e3 e5 2.f3 f5 3.d3 d5 and so on.

    Watch out for that one !!!
    On the plus side, blacks position can become very loose if he is not careful.

    Third is the come and get me variation.

    1.e3 Nf6 2.f3 Nc6 3.d3 Ng8 4.c3 Nb8

    And last but not least there is the modern trend

    Castle's ahoy variation

    1.e3 h5 2.d3 a5 3.d3 Ra6 4.c3 Rh6

    IM William Kfsjorfjo has an unbeaten streak in this line for black.

    To keep up to date on all the trends of this opening, I recommend readers to www.sneezeattack.com/Kfsjorfjo.

    Also next month's New In Chess should have a 20 page analysis of the variation.

    Edit: Due to conflicting opinions on the opening's name and such, the piece has been pulled from New In Chess.

    Perhaps adam will some day publish the analysis for us.
  14. 17 Nov '08 21:11
    All in jest, my friend.
    It's always a good idea to get them out of book.
    I had two quick draws against a player that I thought had a very easy time (with books and databases).
    The next time we met, I played 1.a3 and 2.h3.
    It worked like a charm. There was no draw in that one.

    Congrats on a well played an exciting game.
    Keep up the good work.
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  15. 17 Nov '08 21:14
    why can´t I get opponents like that?