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  1. 23 Feb '07 00:05 / 5 edits
    I recently returned to playing on RHP ( I had played only one game previously). I guess my unorthodox opening spooked my opponent:


    Game 3198051
  2. 23 Feb '07 00:09
    Originally posted by gaychessplayer
    I recently returned to playing on RHP ( I had played only one game previously). I guess my unorthodox opening spooked my opponent:

    _Game 3198051_
    How do I get the game so people can click on it? (I'm an idiot, what else can I say?)
  3. 23 Feb '07 00:13
    It's at the bottom of the post window. It says "Insert link to a game."

    Game 3198051
  4. 23 Feb '07 00:52
    Originally posted by Chesswick
    It's at the bottom of the post window. It says "Insert link to a game."

    Game 3198051
    Thank you. I think it worked
  5. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    23 Feb '07 00:58
    Where's Philidor?
  6. 23 Feb '07 08:10 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Where's Philidor?
    He died on August 31, 1795 :'( :'( :'( :'(
  7. 23 Feb '07 11:47
    you call that unorthodox opening?
  8. 24 Feb '07 22:27
    Originally posted by vuelve
    you call that unorthodox opening?
    1...a6 followed by 2...h6 is the Creepy Crawly. IM Michael Basman wrote a booklet about it. Black usually follows up with 3...c5.

    An Italian gentlemen named "Pafu" wrote a book called "The Center Game" in which Black plays ...a6 ...h6 ...e6 ...d6 ...Bd7 ...Be7 against virtually any White opening.

    You can view the book in pdf format for free:

    www.beginnersgame.com/page_19.pdf
  9. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    12 Mar '07 20:40
    Originally posted by gaychessplayer
    I recently returned to playing on RHP ( I had played only one game previously). I guess my unorthodox opening spooked my opponent:


    Game 3198051
    Why did they; scratch that, would they resign?
  10. Standard member Dies Irae
    I Love U
    12 Mar '07 20:57
    great thread i feel enlightened
  11. 12 Mar '07 21:05
    Originally posted by gaychessplayer
    1...a6 followed by 2...h6 is the Creepy Crawly. IM Michael Basman wrote a booklet about it. Black usually follows up with 3...c5.
    It's one of the best replies to 1.e4?? a6!! 2.d4?? h6!!! is very solid for black. Black takes away the crucial g5 and b5 points from the future invasion of the white knights.

    The theory is still evolving. It's a very complex opening, it needs a lot of memorization of lines and opening theory knowledge.

    I have read several books on it by GMs and IMs, it's just amazing.

    Everytime I think about the 'Creepy Crawley" opening I get an immense thrill out of it.
  12. 13 Mar '07 18:22
    Originally posted by GinoJ
    It's one of the best replies to 1.e4?? a6!! 2.d4?? h6!!! is very solid for black. Black takes away the crucial g5 and b5 points from the future invasion of the white knights.

    The theory is still evolving. It's a very complex opening, it needs a lot of memorization of lines and opening theory knowledge.

    I have read several books on it by GMs and IMs, it ...[text shortened]...

    Everytime I think about the 'Creepy Crawley" opening I get an immense thrill out of it.
    It wouldn't surprise me if the Creepy Crawley gets a big workout at Lineares next year.

    I think Nakamura is going to play it every game (even with White!) in the upcoming U.S. Championship.

    The Creepy Crawley is clearly cutting-edge opening theory!
  13. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    13 Mar '07 19:43
    Looks like it was a little too creepy for whte.