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  1. Standard member c00ushion
    I'll take the Draw
    20 Sep '07 01:26
    I wanted Opinions on Current opening and Defenses and if they gave any advantage by playing them or if they just cause trouble.

    Robatsch Defense: 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.Qe2
    Hippopotamus Defense: 1 e4 Nh6 2 d4 g6 3 c4 f6
    Italian Game: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5
    Lemberg CounterGambit: 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.e4 e5

    Thanks for the Comments ahead of time.
  2. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    20 Sep '07 01:34
    The italian game seems out of place there. It's the line computers without opening books seem to gravitate towards and there is rarely much in terms of tactics as the line quickly wears out leading to a boring endgame and draw.
  3. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    20 Sep '07 01:38 / 1 edit
    how about

    1.e4 f5 exf5 Kf7!!!!!!

    heres a game with it-

    1.e4 f5
    2.exf5 kf7
    3.Qh5+ g6
    4.fxg6+ Kg7
    5.gxh7 Rxh7
    6.Qe5+ Nf6
    7.Qg3+ Kh8
    8.d4 Nc6
    9.Bd3 Rg7
    0-1
  4. Standard member c00ushion
    I'll take the Draw
    20 Sep '07 01:45
    Originally posted by jvanhine
    how about

    1.e4 f5 exf5 Kf7!!!!!!

    heres a game with it-

    1.e4 f5
    2.exf5 kf7
    3.Qh5+ g6
    4.fxg6+ Kg7
    5.gxh7 Rxh7
    6.Qe5+ Nf6
    7.Qg3+ Kh8
    8.d4 Nc6
    9.Bd3 Rg7
    Wow Jvanhile who did that? Ive never seen that before, I'm all about coming up with Weird Openings to win a game just to make it more exciting, but thats overdoing it, I'd call that CHESS SUICIDE, youve got to show me that game send that link, Wow.
  5. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    20 Sep '07 01:47
    Originally posted by c00ushion
    Wow Jvanhile who did that? Ive never seen that before, I'm all about coming up with Weird Openings to win a game just to make it more exciting, but thats overdoing it, I'd call that CHESS SUICIDE, youve got to show me that game send that link, Wow.
    "miguel hemzo" won that game, unfortunatly that was the only black win.... (on chesslive.de)
  6. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    20 Sep '07 02:12
    Originally posted by c00ushion
    I wanted Opinions on Current opening and Defenses and if they gave any advantage by playing them or if they just cause trouble.

    Robatsch Defense: 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.Qe2
    Hippopotamus Defense: 1 e4 Nh6 2 d4 g6 3 c4 f6
    Italian Game: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5
    Lemberg CounterGambit: 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.e4 e5

    Thanks for the Comments ahead of time.
    Don't forget Latvian Gambit: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5
  7. 20 Sep '07 02:34
    Originally posted by c00ushion
    I wanted Opinions on Current opening and Defenses and if they gave any advantage by playing them or if they just cause trouble.

    Robatsch Defense: 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.Qe2
    Hippopotamus Defense: 1 e4 Nh6 2 d4 g6 3 c4 f6
    Italian Game: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5
    Lemberg CounterGambit: 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.e4 e5

    Thanks for the Comments ahead of time.
    Robatsch Defense: Playable at all levels. (But your example is really a Pirc, since you put the knight on f6.)

    Hippo: Probably not very good, although Spassky played a variation of it twice in his World Championship match against Petrosian in 1966 - and drew both games!

    Italian: Great opening from USCF 1000 to 2800.

    Lemberg: Never seen it, so I can't comment.
  8. Standard member slappy115
    Slappy slap slap
    20 Sep '07 03:15
    Originally posted by c00ushion
    I wanted Opinions on Current opening and Defenses and if they gave any advantage by playing them or if they just cause trouble.

    Robatsch Defense: 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.Qe2
    Hippopotamus Defense: 1 e4 Nh6 2 d4 g6 3 c4 f6
    Italian Game: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5
    Lemberg CounterGambit: 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.e4 e5

    Thanks for the Comments ahead of time.
    Try this bad boy out.
    1 f3
    2 c3
    3 Ke1f2

    Game 2851618 or Game 2866158 could happen.
  9. 20 Sep '07 10:43
    Originally posted by c00ushion

    Robatsch Defense: 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.Qe2
    Yeah, that really is the Pirc, and you gave a setup which is good for black.