The player of the white pieces in that video. Hugh Flockhart
tried it again a few months after that game...
...the player took the pawn and lost Knight. Hugh won the game.
I added that last bit because there is a player in the Glasgow league
who has twice won the Knight and LOST both games.
In Rampant Chess
(OK a small plug but it is relevant)
Jacob Aagaard plays the same trap with 4.h3.
I pull him up for this as the correct way to set it is 4.Be2.
Develop a piece and does not weaken the pawn structure.
(Ooh. Has greenpawn has gone all positional..........)
No. The 'throw away' pawn move actually cuts down on an
In one of the lines where the e-pawn is refused the postion can transfer
into an Advanced French type positions and the Rook can swing from a1-b1-b3-h3
and hit the Castled King. Impossible to do with a pawn on h3.