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The definitive guide to the Bongcloud Opening!
36-page guide with many examples.
Like the author, I want the title of BM. How do I become a BM? I really want to be a BM. I think BMs are the shiznit!
It's not a opening... I had a good laugh.
The writer exhibits a deep understanding of both classical and hypermodern theory, not to mention a natural flair for communicating the most complex of problems to even the most nooby student.
Perfect ammunition for blitz games. Highly recommended.
"What the f@ck was I doing playing the Sicilian all of these years."
Garry Kasparov, upon reading this manual.
White’s material advantage is too great to overcome. In light of this, Black has usually looked elsewhere for an advantage.
Also -after losing to this line,Bobby Fischer published “A Bust to the Bongcloud Exchange Variation” in the 1963 issue of High Times,
It was popular in the Romantic Era of Bongcloud play
I've heard of masters playing 1. a4 or 1. h4 to make the point that chess isn't about openings. Has anyone heard of a master playing the Bongcloud?
Sources ConsultedHow to Regress Your Chess by SilmanThe Hallucinations Behind the Chess Openings by Reuben FineThe Art of the Blunder in Chess by VukovicPlay Losing Chess by SeirawanNot My System by NimzovichThe Really Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess by WolffHow to Beat Your Dog at Chess by ChandlerIllogical Chess, Move By Move by ChernevChess Openings for White, Unexplained by Marv Albert and GM UnpronounceableviliThe Stoner's Mind by SilmanThe Least Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played by ChernevChess Fundamentals: The Out-Takes by CapablancaRecent Developments in the 9. Bb5 Bongcloud by Lenny
an the introduction is so serious...LOL
one of the funniest forums around..
Simply awesome. A must-read for every chess enthusiast with sense of humour.
wow... everyone who took this seriously must be new... ITS A JOKE. look up lenny_bongcloud on chess.com and have a good laugh
I am very confused with this approach!!!
I'm soon going to post a game during I tested this opening and which is obviously going to lead me to a quick defeat. All suggestions will be more than welcomed.
"I told you not to write the damn thing in VisualBasic" awesome!!
I love the style of writing and the phraseology. "clearly winning", and "has no where else to go".
Pretty sure I roomed with Lenny BongCloud in college.
ive been taking chess very seriously the last few months playing around the clock sometimes or atleast 10 hours a day. ive just waisted 3 hours copying this into a book without examining to closely at first what i was writing. i could not believe at first id been had and its messed up my chess book. shame aswell cause it looked exciting at first. il be more carefull now to read the reviews before i commit myself. not happy...
Wasn't this played in game 3 of the Anand world championship match?
There must have been some good stuff in that bong
Here's the Fingerfehler-Bongclud for Black to enjoy:
It got a little tedious toward the end, but I had a good laugh.
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