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Off the Wall Opening - The Krazy Kat as White

I like to experiment and play unorthodox openings, especially when it comes to blitz chess.  One of the more stranger openings is the White Krazy Kat, which is 1.Nh3 e5 2.f3 d5 3.Nf2.    1.Nh3 (the Amar or paris Opening) usually gets your opponent out of the books fast, and in blitz chess the moves are fast for me while my opponent has to think about this new position he probably has never seen.    Here is one of my recent games from Live Chess at www.chess.com using the Krazy Kat.  Be sure to check the move list to see other games and variations (Erik almost beat me in the endgame as he neutralized the opening).  In a future blog, I'll have a sample of 1...Nh6 and show the Black Krazy Kat and Old Hippo lines.

Comments


  • 5 years ago

    MarcelDuchamp

    Watch out for black opening with d5 as the B can take out the N. Opening for a sort of Fool's Mate.

  • 5 years ago

    thegab03

    Thx for the reply, for it's all I play as White, I'll look into what you recommended, for at the moment I'm using, Yury Lapshun & Nick Conticello's book " PLAY B4! " though I try to play from memory, I consult my data base which is bad for I'm 40/60 on my Sokolsky/Orang-utan, but OTB, it can be devastating, if used now & again, not every game as you should probally  a know, a surprise opening when one's not prepared for one's oponent, yo!

  • 5 years ago

    billwall

    Polish or Orangutan is good.  I've played it hundreds of times and wrote a book on it years ago.  You can even try Santasierre's Folly with 1.Nf3, then 2.b4

  • 5 years ago

    thegab03

    First time I've a heard & seen this one, I love it straight away, what ya reckon about b4, the Polish? yo!

  • 5 years ago

    -specter-

    very nice, krazy

  • 6 years ago

    billwall

    Yahj,

    My fault for not finishing up the last moves, but that's what happened.  15...Kxh7 16.Qxe5 Rfe8 17.Qxe8+ Rxe8+ 18.Kd1, followed by d3, Bd2, exchange of bishops, my rook on the e1 file, then the win.  After my queen takes his rook for my queen, I am up a rook and a pawn with bishops of the same color, and not too difficult to win.

  • 6 years ago

    Yahj

    Bill, it appears to me that your opponent resigned prematurely. Wouldn't it of played out Kxh7, Qxe5 - Rfe8 and then ended with a trade for your queen and his rook? He would've been behind, granted, but only by a rook. He might of been able to play to the draw -- am I missing something?

  • 6 years ago

    normajeanyates

    just played 13 blitz games at  3 0 time control [at another site] - all with Borg as black and Krazy Kat as white. score : 7-6  -- not bad considering that 4 of the losses were  in the first 6 games - adjusting to : blitz [i dont play it very much at all now], borg [never played it before, though i have played grob] and Krazy Kat :)

  • 6 years ago

    normajeanyates

    May be some contributions from Mr Wall for black's off-the-wall options? iirc he wrote on the Borg defence [Grob reversed] too on his site, or was it someone else?

  • 6 years ago

    normajeanyates

    Mr Wall showed many of us a few years ago how to win with the Grob, now even the Hippo is too 'orthodox' for Mr Wall ;)

    Well Bill Wall can win with these - I can't.

    But at 3 0 blitz, sure.

  • 6 years ago

    lostapiece

    lolz that was fun and interesting

  • 6 years ago

    Pseudoprogrammer

    I played you, and you used this opening, and promptly dominated me, however I lost because of my incredibly stupid blunder, but the krazy kat did throw me off...

  • 6 years ago

    ADK

    That's a {WEIRD} Opening. BUT I will not argue with the results.

    ADK

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