16589 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
I had edited it because: frankly, I didn't imagine the Kf7 line featured Kf7 as the second move
but as a matter of fact is between the lines:
You don't defend against this crap you attack against it. Black is the one defending with the Fred. White openings are not defenses.
2.exf5 Nf6 3.d4 and black has a long term problem with his e pawn, comprimised king safety, and nothing to look forward to but suffering.
Whatever you do don't play 3. Be2?? instead and allow Fred's Bongcloud variation
I guess the GMs can stop trying to find advantage against the sicilian, since in the future everyone will play your novelty 4.. Kd7!!, with clear equality. Maybe the improvement for white is at 1. e4, which should be changed to f4!!, with the obvious idea 1. f4 e5 2. d3!! exf4 3. Kd2!! with clear advantage
Why don't u just play 1.d3 f.b. 2.Kd2 (LOL!)
I just haven't seen games featuring "the Fred" thing, I realized that it existed some days ago, and did some research (not quite a serious one)
Kf7 is also metioned in one of the first post in this quite old thread:
A few points about this opening. I played it sometimes during my junior years - just to prove myself I can win a game even with odds.
I. White is not obliged to accept the pawn. White can also play 2. e5 with decent and everlasting space advantage as black has no more f7-f6 to undermine white's center. White can transpose into gambit himself with 2. d4 or 2. Nf3 if he wants to.
II. (1. e4 f5 2. exf5) 2. ... Kf7? is bad, bad, bad move! Black hopes for 3. Qh5+?! g6 4. fxg6+ Kg7 5. gxh7 Rxh7 6. Qg5+?! Kh8 with rich play for sacrificed material, but now both 3. Nf3 and 3. Bc4+ give white decisive advantage (material, development, initiative).
III. After 2. ... Nf6(!) again, white finds himself on the important crossing: try to refute it in a radical way, or just play solid chess and enjoy being pawn up, or make some positional compromises to lure black into giving up more material. OTOH, black has no choices, he must play desperately.
III a. Muzio with reversed colors 3. g4?! e5! 4. g5?! Bc5 5. gxf6 0-0 (e.g. 6. fxg7 Bxf2+!) - IMHO this can't be recommended for white. Although whole piece up, white will suffer with weakened kingside and black controlling center.
III b. Solid 3. d4 d5 4. Bd3 - I consider this to be the main line of the whole system. White threatens just to keep pawn up, resume the development and maintain positional advantage. 4 ... c5! This is MY invention, my novelty or whatever you call it, and I am quite proud of it. I played dozens, maybe hundreds training games against computer in early 90's in this line to prove black has decent chances. E.g. 5. dxc5 e5 6. fxe6 Bxc5 7. Nf3 0-0 8. 0-0 Bxe6 White remains pawn up, but the open f-line gives black interesting chances. Or 5. c3 Nc6 6. Nf3 cxd4 7. cxd4 Ne4! 8. Bxe4?! dxe4 9. Nh4 Bxf5! 10. Nxf5 Qa5+ and 11. ... Qxf5 =/+.
III c. 3. Be2 - I know, some computers like it, but now 3. ... Kf7 is playable: 4. Nf3 g6 5. fxg6+ hxg6 6. Ne5+!? Kg7 7. Bd3 Rh6 and black captures center with pawns and with h-line gets huge compensation for a pawn, because white's attemp 8. Ng4?! Nxg4 9. Qxg4 e5! 10. Bf5? Qf6! doesn't work.
Move Order In The Scheveningen
by Fixing_A_Hole 7 minutes ago
9/20/2014 - Going For The Touchdown
by SamuelM13JHTL 8 minutes ago
Is Aronian overrated
by varelse1 9 minutes ago
Very hard studies
by Till_98 12 minutes ago
Hou Yifan about to become strongest female player in the world
by Erik-the-Viking 12 minutes ago
End of Era for Vishy Anand..???
by Superqueen500 12 minutes ago
My wins against NM!!
by Iron_horse_is_flying 15 minutes ago
BLOCKING ADS? WELL PLAYED...
by EscherehcsE 15 minutes ago
Anyone want to practise French exchange variation?
by General-Mayhem 24 minutes ago
Chess channels recommendable for those who want to improve (See post #1)
by InfiniteFlash 26 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!