Be6 is to throw off your opponent into thinking he/she wins.
It certainly succeeds at that by making Black's position much worse. Makes it a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy, in fact.
Yeah, this 3. exf5 idea seems to win. Black goes into full defense on turn 3.
If I was gonna play all that stuff, I Would probably play 5...Bg7 rather than ...Rg8. Might as well keep the rook on the h-file, and the king can go to f8. Not sure it will do much better, but at this point, why cling to the pawn on g6?
What's wrong with 2...fxe4?
My computer suggests g5! which develops the pawn and allows the bishop to fianchetto on g7. The h5-e8 diagonal is weakened, but thats only a minor problem! After g5!, the f4 and h4 squares are controlled by black and black is better -+ good game well played
My computer is so smart right?
Ha ha umm no.
Nothing at all, but if you are gonna play that gambit for whatever reason, why play ...Rg8?
I'm not really sure if it matters too much but even after a move like Bg7 White is going to have pawns on d4 and c3 that play against that bishop. I figure if White allows fxe4 then Black can just get rid of White's center pawn without having to gambit anything.
I totally agree. I am a Dutch player, so I wouldn't hesitate to play ...fxe4. I have actually played e4 f5 quite a few times for kicks. I think it requires a pawn gambit to get reasonable play.
I don't understand the OP. Is the idea to exhibit a game with the most consecutive blunders?
The idea is to have fun.
Seems to me chess is more fun if you respect the objective of the game. Here is my view. (?? means probably changes the theoretical result, ? means may possibly change the result.)
1.e4 f5?? 2.d4?? g6?? 3.e5? d5? 4.Nf3 Be6 5.Ng5 Qd7
So it's not all bad.
[Exercise: spot the often quite obvious best moves].
P.S. I checked my assessment with an engine and the assessments above are consistent with it, I am pleased to say.
Well, this might be true, and so the handicap that the superior side received was having to start after 1. e4 f5 2. exf5. However, they were able to use Stockfish and what not. Many greats in the past offered odds, and they still do this (often time odds these days).
I should point out that I mistook post #381 for the OP! It's that damn white on light grey.
Perhaps this might explain any misunderstanding.
I think you should read the entire thing, this thread is a great fun read!
Of course the assessments stand.