Bongcloud Opening Book

  • #121

    Unfortunately due to the requirement of getting one's King to the otherside, checkmate is a draw, and it is actualy good for Black to force a draw due to the commonly used tournoment rule that claims Black advances in the case of a draw

  • #122

    I tought under bongcloud rules checkmate is condidered a loss.

  • #123

    well since niether player got thier king to the otherside, and since one player cannot move thier king it is drawn.

  • #124

    Af far as i know the rule is that checkmate loses. Otherwise if would be too easy to force a draw :) I think that a few online bongcloud tournaments have been held here on chess.com and the usual setting was that the checkmaters got eliminated manually from the tournament by the organizer to let the players who were playing under bongcloud rules advance.

  • #125

    well then there is a code of Honor thing that we had to do, thats why Chess.com needs to set it up as a variant

  • #126

    also I play by the checkmate= loss until the rule is officialy changed, so you don't have to worry about me being a little crazy.

  • #127

    conquistador, please write a book on these wonderful openings!

  • #128

    well finish the BCO atleast. It needs to be, with an Edit on the Polish Counter Bong

    Its Kc3 not Nc3

  • #129

    Mixed-up Bongcloud:

  • #130

    Impressive! This takes getting to the otheir side to a new level (on several different levels).

  • #131

    that is one messed up game dude

    Here is one much Better

     

    this game proves the needlessness of A material advantage aswell as King Activity, and creativity

  • #132

    How about the Scholar's Bongcloud for Black:

    1.f3 e5 2.g4 Ke7!!

    Did anyone notice that one yet? 

  • #133

    ah one of the most effective, Fools mate declined variations

  • #134

    Interesting. I'm always puzzled by the seemingly lack of interest in developing the fool's mate declined theory at every level. The fact that this variation remained unnoticed for such a long time is quite telling.

  • #135

    White usually avoids that line with 2.Kf2!?

  • #136
    bresando wrote:

    Interesting. I'm always puzzled by the seemingly lack of interest in developing the fool's mate declined theory at every level. The fact that this variation remained unnoticed for such a long time is quite telling.


    In that case, please allow me to offer another humble variation -- The Fools Mate Rejected. I feel that this example requires a bit of annotation. 

    As so often happens in the Fools Mate, we can make the simplifying assumption "White is an idiot."  In keeping with this general principle, please note that White has set up the pieces incorrectly:  he has gotten the King and Queen wrong (see diagram). This would have to be regarded as a TN in Fools Mate Theory.  Now here is where we come to a second interesting TN:  "Black is also an idiot." 

    Given these preliminary considerations, play now proceeds as follows.  1.f3 e5 2.g4. Black whoops with joy and shouts "Fools Mate!!!"  He plays 2...Qh4?? and slams down the queen, grinding it into the h4 square.  White is about to resign when he discovers the surprising response:  3.Qxh4!!

    Note that Black should have calmly continued with the solid Bongcloud approach by playing the obvious 2...Ke7!!, thereby foiling White's diabolical ploy. 

     

  • #137

    Here is another variation, a classic line for true afficianados

    The Free Bird Attack

  • #138
    jetfighter13 wrote:

    Here is another variation, a classic line for true afficianados

    The Free Bird Attack


    This line looks mostly forced.  For example, a horrible blunder would have been 11...Qc5#?? (completely out of keeping with the spirit of the line.) 

  • #139

    well checkmate is not allowed

  • #140

    Very instructive is how the weakened dark squares created with g5?! served as a penetration route for the white king. A masterpiece where subtle positional judgement is combined with powefull tactical shots.

    By the way has anybody ever tryed the "kingside lock" variation 1.e4 e4 2.Ke2 h5!? looks like a powerfull anti-bongcloud. Black gets a firm grip on the kingside squares thus blocking the king advance. But maybe 3.h4 Ke7 4.Kd3! reruoting the king on the other wing is enough for a slight edge.

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