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  1. 18 Aug '09 19:07
    Has anyone ever tried this. I was thinking of giving it a go but wanted to know a little more before stepping into the unknown.
  2. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    18 Aug '09 19:14
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    Has anyone ever tried this. I was thinking of giving it a go but wanted to know a little more before stepping into the unknown.
    Never heard of it.
  3. 18 Aug '09 19:15
    Yeah, I know, it is quite mysterious but somebody told me about it while playing a game and so I felt compelled to investigate further.
  4. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    18 Aug '09 19:19
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    Yeah, I know, it is quite mysterious but somebody told me about it while playing a game and so I felt compelled to investigate further.
    Did said person give you any moves?
  5. 18 Aug '09 19:21
    Yeah it is something like e4 Nc6 Nf3 f5
  6. 18 Aug '09 19:34 / 1 edit
    Hennig Schara or something like that?
  7. 18 Aug '09 19:35
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    Yeah it is something like e4 Nc6 Nf3 f5
    That's the Fred I think
  8. Standard member atticus2
    Frustrate the Bad
    18 Aug '09 19:50
    Hen? Fred? It looks like a turkey to me
  9. 18 Aug '09 20:12 / 1 edit
    It's often known as the Colorado counter. I played it in an email game a few years ago and got murdered.

    After 1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 f5 3.exf5 d5 4.d4 Bxf5 5.Bb5 e6 (or Qd6) white simply plays 6.Ne5



    No fun for black here.
  10. Standard member Bobby Chess
    Anaconda Squeeze
    18 Aug '09 21:36
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Hennig Schara or something like that?
    An example of the game that he might be referring to is:

    QGD Tarrasch, von Hennig-Schara gambit

  11. 18 Aug '09 21:39
    Nice one sylvander. I have always tried to hold the pawn and black seems to get all sorts of freak tactics becoming available - this system looks much more solid and secure for white.
  12. 19 Aug '09 00:13
    Actually, this move is the Lean variation, and it has been played by the Finnish Master Olli Salmensuu. And here is how to play it:

    1. P-K4 Kt-QB3
    2. Kt-KB3 P-KB4!?
    This will derail the opponent from what they probably hoped for: a Ruy Lopez
    3. PxP
    Any other attempt other than accepting the material is insipid.
    3. ...P-Q4!
    Attacking the pawn
    4. Kt-R4
    The only defence.
    4. ...P-K4!?
    Attacking the knight, but leaving the kingside exposed...
    5. Q-R5 ch. P-KKt3
    6. PxP Kt-KB3!!
    This move is the only correct way for Black to continue
    7. P-Kt7 ch. KtxQ
    8. PxR=Q QxKt
    9. QxP
    (Otherwise ...B-K3! will box the queen in)
    9. ...Kt-Q5!!
    With compensation for the exchange...

    Greco