1. a4: Best Chess Opening!

  • #221
    Rxg7 loses a rook and poses no mate threat at all.
  • #222
    duskrevival wrote:
    GeniusKJ wrote:

    except the knight hung the move before mate... but I guess if the hung knight was taken.... someone would get cancer.


    No, that knight can't be taken, its not cancer, black will get "knight syndrome" and die


    The knight doesn't need to be taken if it has been hung because there is no point in taking a dead knight.

  • #223
    Joseph-S wrote:
    LegoPirate wrote:
    akintews wrote:
    Joseph-S wrote:
    akintews wrote:

    I might be wrong but doesn't 31. Qxf7+ force mate?


      Looks like it to me.  Good call!


    It would make a good Sunday puzzle


    No because Rxf7 is a check.


      Are you cross-eyed?


    Oh yeah the king is still on g1 on move 31. I thought that the king was already on f2.

  • #224

    to all of you who took this post seriously: you have been nerdsniped. good day.

    on a serious note, running the pawn from the a4 opening like that is actually a halfway decent strategy. allows a pawn guarding that b7 square, basically takes away the kingside castle for black. perhaps i'll use that strat at some point.

  • #225

    Moving the rook pawn forward is a move that will usually have to be made later to avoid back rank mates, but not on the very first move.

  • #226
    checkmateibeatu wrote:
    Rxg7 loses a rook and poses no mate threat at all.

     Judas Priest! Will somebody pleez get this guy a copy of Bob Dylan's "Modern Chess Opening Stuff"? In it, this exact position is analyzed. Bob shows a forced mate in 85 moves......

  • #227
    theRonster456 wrote:
    checkmateibeatu wrote:
    Rxg7 loses a rook and poses no mate threat at all.

     Judas Priest! Will somebody pleez get this guy a copy of Bob Dylan's "Modern Chess Opening Stuff"? In it, this exact position is analyzed. Bob shows a forced mate in 85 moves......


    I won't believe you until you make a diagram that does the mate against every single legal responce by black.

  • #228

    Hahaha, checkmateibeatu, you must be the most sarcasm-immune guy I've ever seen. I'm actually impressed of you - in this thread there's such a high level of irony that even a blind guy could read the posts and get it...

    Anyway, 1. a4!! clearly wins over any of your "principles" of chess. That, and developing the king as early as possible. Wins 100% of the time.

  • #229
    sandstreampop wrote:

     

    Anyway, 1. a4!! clearly wins over any of your "principles" of chess. That, and developing the king as early as possible. Wins 100% of the time.


    Except when the king gets mated...

  • #230

    LOL

  • #231

    Everyone should watch this tournament, it's a tournament where the best players make their show (I bribed the TD so I was able to qualify)

    http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/bongcloud-invitational

     

    What do you guys think of my opening preparation

  • #232

    Unfortunately my opening prep was banned because it would win every game...

    http://www.chess.com/forum/view/fun-with-chess/1kxe2-the-bongcloud-gambit

  • #233

    Funniest thread xD

  • #234

    who will show a gr8 move better thaan this
  • #235
    duskrevival wrote:

    Everyone should watch this tournament, it's a tournament where the best players make their show (I bribed the TD so I was able to qualify)

    http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/bongcloud-invitational

     

    What do you guys think of my opening preparation

     


    What happens to your opening: 

  • #236

    I won then! checkmate=lose! Win=march king to other side!

  • #237

    But you also died! capture accelerated dragon= get your head chopped off if you win! 

  • #238

    Yes, paripooranan, your analysis is very interesting. But, you forgot one thing: 1.a4! Yes, 1.a4, and not that silly 1.d4, wins in all variations. Allow me demonstrate using your own theoretical position. Here, you show c6 as black's move, but Kd2 is far superior. Look:

  • #239
    checkmateibeatu wrote:
    sandstreampop wrote:

     

    Anyway, 1. a4!! clearly wins over any of your "principles" of chess. That, and developing the king as early as possible. Wins 100% of the time.


    Except when the king gets mated...


     This is just the kind of Orwellian "doublespeak" you'd expect from checkmateibeatu. "Except when the king gets mated..." That's the point! White doesn't get mated when he plays 1.a4! Watch how quickly black gets mated when he's up against this powerful move:

  • #240
    Thanks for proving my point, Ronster. A king in the center is exposed!
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