Originally posted by wolfgang59Not at all- it's a thematic move in the Reti, often seen with a bishop on b2, and followed by Qa1 with a queen and rook battery on the a-file and a queen a bishop battery on the long diagonal.I've played this myself
I have twice been accused of cheating on blitz sites.
Both times when I played Ra2 in Reti.
Is the move so ridiculous that opponents think its the work of an engine?
Originally posted by wolfgang59The main line of the Sicilian has white moving a piece twice in the first four moves, so the the old rule is inscribed more in sand than in stone, apparently!
What I like about those first 12 moves is that I can play them against any defence (within reason!). (With the addition that sometimes I capture on d5)
Saves me loads of time in blitz games!
My opening post should really have said is Ra2, Qa1 so [b]apparently ridiculous but actually good that my opponents reason that to think o ...[text shortened]... olating 2 guidelines: dont put knights on the edge and dont move a piece twice in the opening![/b]