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  • 6 years ago · Quote · #1

    pawnish53

    Recently I played an opponent who had a peculiar openning that did not follow any normal of the normal lines of defense.  As a matter of fact this opponent never competed for the center.  He simply arranged his pieces

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #2

    AreYouSure

    The Hippo, it's a system. I think it's more likely to see it played by black then by white..

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #3

    dlordmagic

    Actually all of white's pieces make some play on the center of the board. The bishop's on the diagonals slash right thru the center. The knight's and the two d and e pawns have presence in the center. They just dont' extend to black's side of the board, but they make it hard for black to pute presence into whit's side of the board.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #4

    ty-ty

    pawnish53 wrote:

    Recently I played an opponent who had a peculiar openning that did not follow any normal of the normal lines of defense.  As a matter of fact this opponent never competed for the center.  He simply arranged his pieces


     who was it

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #5

    NEPatriots27

    even if its not named it looks COOL!

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #6

    MBickley

    It's pointless.  Literally pointless.  I advise using a c5/d5/e5 pawn duo, and play to restrain f4.  The point is that e4/c4 can be responded to by d4, when whites next play is f4.  d4 is just suicidial, and if white doesn't make contact in the center eventually he will be squeezed to death.

    And keep an eye out for threats created by the knights hopping.


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