Hugh Myers' radical reply to the English (1...g5)

Hugh Myers' radical reply to the English (1...g5)

FM_Eric_Schiller
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Jan 11, 2009, 12:00 AM |
12 | Opening Theory

For those who like radical, confrontational openings, 1.c4 g5 is worth looking at. I don't think it is very good, but White's avantage is not insurmountable. I bring it up because I was looking at the latest Randspringer reprint of its magazine articles on coffee-house openings. Randspringer doesn't pretend to give GM analysis, instead treating the openings as fun.

 

Randspringer calls this the "Bastard Defense" but that isn't fair. It is the invention of Hugh Myers, who recently passed away after a lifetime of studying obscure (and often ridiculous) openings. He studied this extensively. While I often criticized his analysis and research, one cannot but admire his pioneering spirit. Let him be remebered by this opening.

Important Note: Most of the anlysis is in variations. You need to click the movelist button to see them.

 

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