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  1. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    08 May '07 00:37
    Well, since I didn't get into a recently requested tourney of mine 🙁, how about one that fewer players will pounce on but would still be interesting? 😉

    We should have a Wandering King Opening

    1. f3 e5 2. Kf2



    It would be interesting to see if you could defend your king (as white) and make a comeback...

    What do you think?
  2. Standard member ChaosChild
    Careless Angel
    08 May '07 06:13
    looks good, i'd be interested playing this in a tournament.
  3. Standard member slappy115
    Slappy slap slap
    08 May '07 06:45
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    Well, since I didn't get into a recently requested tourney of mine 🙁, how about one that fewer players will pounce on but would still be interesting? 😉

    We should have a Wandering King Opening

    1. f3 e5 2. Kf2

    [fen]rnbqkbnr/pppp1ppp/8/4p3/8/5P2/PPPPPKPP/RNBQ1BNR[/fen]

    It would be interesting to see if you could defend your king (as white) and make a comeback...

    What do you think?
    I brought that up a month or two ago. No one was interested. But I would love to enter a tournament like that.
  4. Standard member EveRyDay
    my pimp hand's strng
    08 May '07 14:38
    I think it would be a fun idea - banded or unbanded.
    Unbanded would mean higher rated players being trolled and trashed on if they enter - but would also mean more fun. Lower against higher - as black - would be an experience on making correct attacking plans against a stronger player for the lower side and a fun experience for defensive play (if black plays right) for the stronger side. While with same ratings it could be a run to who can draw / who can win as white more.
    I think it should be done, because we have too many people taking too many tourneys far too serious. It would be nice to have a change with a fun setup - even if with much less player interested.
    Let's see if there'll be such a tournament in a week and if not I might sponsor one - that way there will surely be one. 🙂
  5. Standard member EveRyDay
    my pimp hand's strng
    08 May '07 15:32
    I am to sponsor a thematic turney based on this opening - what time setting should it be 3/21 or 7/7?
  6. Standard member Ramned
    The Rams
    08 May '07 16:21
    Originally posted by EveRyDay
    I am to sponsor a thematic turney based on this opening - what time setting should it be 3/21 or 7/7?
    3/21 would be a better compromise between fast and slow movers

    Interesting opening
  7. Standard member ChaosChild
    Careless Angel
    08 May '07 16:55
    Originally posted by EveRyDay
    I am to sponsor a thematic turney based on this opening - what time setting should it be 3/21 or 7/7?
    i'd prefer 3/7 or 7/7, but then again, i'm not too much concerned about the time setting.
  8. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    09 May '07 02:41
    Wow, I never thought I'd get a sponsored tourney out of this idea, but thanks! I vote for 7/7, but I'm flexible... 😉
  9. Standard member slappy115
    Slappy slap slap
    09 May '07 02:59
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    Well, since I didn't get into a recently requested tourney of mine 🙁, how about one that fewer players will pounce on but would still be interesting? 😉

    We should have a Wandering King Opening

    1. f3 e5 2. Kf2

    [fen]rnbqkbnr/pppp1ppp/8/4p3/8/5P2/PPPPPKPP/RNBQ1BNR[/fen]

    It would be interesting to see if you could defend your king (as white) and make a comeback...

    What do you think?
    I like this opening and sometimes use it but the Drunken King (Tumbleweed) opening is as follows:

    1. e4 e5
    2. f4 exf4
    3. Kf2

  10. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    09 May '07 03:06
    Originally posted by slappy115
    I like this opening and sometimes use it but the Drunken King (Tumbleweed) opening is as follows:

    1. e4 e5
    2. f4 exf4
    3. Kf2

    [fen]rnbqkbnr/pppp1ppp/8/8/4Pp2/8/PPPP1KPP/RNBQ1BNR w kq - 0 1[/fen]
    Oooh, that looks even more difficult to defend...and therefore probably more fun! 😉

    I don't know though, I've seen similar openings but all "called" the "drunken/wandering/etc. king." Doesn't matter, it's fun either way...
  11. Standard member slappy115
    Slappy slap slap
    09 May '07 03:12
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    Oooh, that looks even more difficult to defend...and therefore probably more fun! 😉

    I don't know though, I've seen similar openings but all "called" the "drunken/wandering/etc. king." Doesn't matter, it's fun either way...
    True, either way it should be fun. I like the opening, especially if you know how to save the king. Lousy drunk.
  12. Standard member slappy115
    Slappy slap slap
    09 May '07 12:52
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    Oooh, that looks even more difficult to defend...and therefore probably more fun! 😉

    I don't know though, I've seen similar openings but all "called" the "drunken/wandering/etc. king." Doesn't matter, it's fun either way...
    Oh yeah, at least this opening is better than the Grob.
  13. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    09 May '07 12:59 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by slappy115
    Oh yeah, at least this opening is better than the Grob.
    Yes its great! Especially when played Grob style.

    Game 3514806
  14. Standard member EveRyDay
    my pimp hand's strng
    09 May '07 13:11
    Well. I've posted the feedback a few hours ago, so this should be on the run shortly. I made it 3/21 because I hope to attract the most players that way.
    I will participate, too - but in case of me winning the second place will get the prize - and people whom I might cut off in earlier rounds will get a special consolation prize. But that occurs only for the seconds.
    I hope to have around a hundred people joining so I will wait a couple of days before starting.

    Cheers,
    Ry
  15. Standard member slappy115
    Slappy slap slap
    09 May '07 13:11
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    Yes its great! Especially when played Grob style.

    Game 3514806
    I love this opening. Here is what can happen when someone aggressively attacks the king's side.

    Sorry Witty. 😉

    Game 2898830