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why would he not take the bishop
Here is my game with the Hopton.
You won't believe this is a postal game from 1860
Hopton! vs Eastwood
1.d4 f5 2.Bg5 h6 3.Bh4 c5 4.e3 Qb6 5.b3 Nf6 6.dxc5?? Qb4+ 0-1
White resigns because of the skewer to the undefended Bishop on h4! :)
Not much of a Hopton Attack from Hopton
You guys are getting this line wrong! After 1.d4 f5 2.Bg5 h6 3.Bh4 g5 4.e3!
4.e3 Now if 4...gxh4 5.Qh5# and if 4..Nf6 5.Bg3 and the pawn on e3 stops Black from winning the Bishop with 5...f4 e.g. 6.exf4 g4 7.Bd3 setting the 2nd trap in this line... if 7...h5 8.Bg6# again! So Black must play 7...Rg8 to stop the mate, :)
I use this a lot with blitz games. Its an odd looking move, makes your opponent think twice and also leads to a trap if your opponent is unwary.
1.d4 ... f5 2.bg5 ... h6 3. bh4 ... g5 4. e4!
If pawn captures bishop then there is Qh5#
Although the trap only works on people new to the game
Bad play.. I see no chance how to recover the bishop on g3.
This is the reason I play e6 first
Well that's the Dutch. It's not for everyone, and I find this line particularly troublesome, and it doesn't allow me to go into my much loved Stonewall variation!
something weird with this 1. I think this is a bit dubious when compared with 1.d4 d5 2.Bg5 levitsky attack, and 1.d4 Nf6 Bg5 the tromp... I prefer the krejcik gambit now a days.
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