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  1. 19 Feb '07 12:21
    were there any great chess players who, playing as white, opened with h2 - h4..?
  2. 19 Feb '07 12:24
    Originally posted by eatmybishop
    were there any great chess players who, playing as white, opened with h2 - h4..?
    I've just searched one database, and the most well known player I found was Johnny Hector.
  3. 19 Feb '07 12:30
    thanks, i'm amazed any great player did... what would be the purpose, to bring the rook out early or just to throw off the opponent..?
  4. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    19 Feb '07 12:48
    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1327812
  5. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    19 Feb '07 12:52
    I'm amazed any sane player advocates. 1. e4? Much less e5?? in response.

    A forced win for white.
  6. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    19 Feb '07 12:53
    Originally posted by Diet Coke
    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1327812
    30... f5 - LOL - never seen pawns like that before!