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That is the Krazy Kat.
It's crazy all right, and it shows one of the perils of 1...f6.
1...f6 is playable I suppose, but you have to be careful.
I think the Krazy Kat is a different move order, and move order is very important here.
I think there's a consensus that black has better moves than 1. ...f6. HOWEVER, I haven't seen anybody show common lines where white obtains the edge (much less equalizes) in this opening.
So far we've seen the "Krazy Kat" opening, but in the words of GM Roman Dzindzichashvili, "Any opening named after an animal is bad"! On the other hand, any opening works against the unprepared.
So... what's the refutation to the "Krazy Kat"?
That's a very horrible defense!! Why would black purposefully open up a very diagonal for no reason while blocking the development of the Nf6 knight? Who in their right minds would do crazy things like this?
For Pete's sake, it's a surprise opening. As is with all unorthodox openings, one of the key benefits of using them OTB is the element of surprise, buying time while putting the opponent in unfamiliar opening territory. I'd like to take this thread a little seriously at least, so that I for one will have the most advantageous line prepared if I ever face something like it myself. "Playing natural moves" almost always works, but being somewhat familiar with the best responses to the opening and the ideas behind such responses is even better.
Here are some sample games, and my own rough analyses.
f6 not much useful move against e4
Qc7 is also bad move
To me, take Black up on the challenge...
Okay, to post some live games with 1. e4 f6... I went 2-1-0 yesterday and today with the Black pieces.
I am not saying these games are perfect, but Black was able to hold his own against the opponents.
Today I went 1-1-0 with 1. e4 f6. It should have been 2-0-0, but the first game I am posting was a kid that literally asked for a draw because his mom needed him. I won't keep posting all of these games everyday, but the point is that I have found some neat ideas here, and it may be a bit slower, but it suits me, so there you go...
One thing I am finding interesting is socking the center with c6-d5.
Against the Comp at Hard...
Ok, to resurrect this concept for discussion again. I know that 1...f6 is very committal, and for the Barnes player, that is what they intend anyway...but I have considered the "most flexible" way to enter a nice type of Krazy Kat, and I consider the idea 1...g6, 2...Nh6 and 3...f6. This gives White the opportunity to give Black the two bishops in exchange for a tempo (Bf8-h6-g7), and saves a tempo on the idea of 1...g6, 2...Bg7, and then ...Nh6 Bxh6 Bxh6, and with a retreat to g7, the black bishop has done 3 moves in the first 5...not my cup of tea.
Any takers for discussion? NOTE - don't say this opening is trash :D I ALREADY KNOW it is not an optimal defense, that is not what I am discussing. This is just about move order.
1.e4 f6 3.d4 Kf7!!! , jajaja nonsense
Never a lack of trolls is there :P
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Defeated a 2730 player(FM Kulinarist)
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