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  1. 17 Mar '08 23:41
    I'm going to play some blitz games later today, so in honor of St. Patrick's Day, I'm going to play the O'Kelly Sicilian (1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 a6). I normally don't play the Sicilian.

    (Okay, now can I get a nomination for starting the dumbest thread of the week?)
  2. 17 Mar '08 23:58
    Why not the Irish Gambit?

    1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Nxe5?
  3. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    18 Mar '08 01:37
    Originally posted by Lenzar
    Why not the Irish Gambit?

    1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Nxe5?
    or the drunken king? 1.f3
    or short's game? 1.e4 c5 1-0
  4. 18 Mar '08 07:03
    I think this counts as an O'Kelly... It's been going since November. It's still in progress, so no comments.

    Game 4294496
  5. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    18 Mar '08 07:12 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Lenzar
    Why not the Irish Gambit?

    1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Nxe5?
    I will need a lot of Irish whiskey to play such opening
  6. 18 Mar '08 13:15
    Originally posted by gaychessplayer
    I'm going to play some blitz games later today, so in honor of St. Patrick's Day, I'm going to play the O'Kelly Sicilian (1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 a6). I normally don't play the Sicilian.

    (Okay, now can I get a nomination for starting the dumbest thread of the week?)
    Wasn't this particular O'Kelly a Belgian?
  7. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    18 Mar '08 13:23
    Originally posted by demonseed
    Wasn't this particular O'Kelly a Belgian?
    Yes he was Belgian.

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=19252
  8. 18 Mar '08 16:19
    And then as you die, say "I didn't see it was defended"?
  9. 18 Mar '08 23:03
    Originally posted by Lenzar
    Why not the Irish Gambit?

    1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Nxe5?
    I really do love to sac stuff, but a whole piece for a measly pawn with scant compensation? That's a bit too extravegant even for my insane approach to chess.
  10. 19 Mar '08 08:24
    Originally posted by gaychessplayer
    I'm going to play some blitz games later today, so in honor of St. Patrick's Day, I'm going to play the O'Kelly Sicilian (1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 a6). I normally don't play the Sicilian.

    (Okay, now can I get a nomination for starting the dumbest thread of the week?)
    But because the Feast of Saint Patrick falls in Holy Week means that St Patrick's Day is not observed by the Vatican this year. So your opening should be called "17th March 2008, not a specific day just an average one in Holy Week OPENING"

    Don't blame me I don't make the rules.
  11. 11 Apr '08 06:40
    How'd you do in your O'Kelly games?

    I just finished mine... only took 4 1/2 months! Anyway, I won't play it again. I didn't know where to put anything and the game opened up more than I'm used to. Plus, I forgot my plan behind 13. f4.

    I almost gave the game away with 51 Ra8!??! Obviously, 51 a5 is better. Actually, almost anything is better.

    The end game was annoying. I inchwormed the g pawn down the board and ended up with K+R vs. K. It took awhile but I won.