i discovered an Opening variation in the Kings knight opening. (Normal variation)

Amoghipogi

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I was using the engine searching for something interesting and i found that after e4, e5, nf3, nc6..... h4 from white is not a bad move. it completely catches ur opponent off guard and works agaisnt 1500-1600 level players on chess.com.
This is very rare and there are only handful of games on chess.com with this. My aim is to popularize this variation cuz it got strength.After going into the depth of the move i found it literally contains some serious poison. White generally goes to the middle game with atleast +1 advantage. The way for black to keep the advantage are unnatural engine moves.
Here is the pgn, please do analyse the variations of the variation and GIVE YOUR COMMENTS PLEASE:-

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. h4 Bc5 (3... Nf6 4. Nc3 Bc5 (4... d5 5. exd5 Nxd5 6. Bc4
Nxc3 7. bxc3 Bc5 8. Ng5 O-O 9. Qh5 h6 (9... Bf5 10. Bxf7+ Kh8 11. Nxh7 Bxh7 12.
Bg6 Bxf2+ 13. Kd1 Qf6 14. Qxh7#) 10. Qg6 Qxg5 11. hxg5) 5. Nxe5 Nxe5 6. d4 Bxd4
(6... Bd6 7. Nb5 Nc6 8. e5 Bxe5 (8... Qe7 9. Qe2 Bb4+ 10. c3 Ba5 11. exf6 Qxe2+
12. Bxe2) 9. dxe5 Nxe5 10. Bf4) 7. Qxd4 Nc6 (7... d6 8. Bf4 Qe7 9. O-O-O) (7...
Ng6 8. h5 Ne7 9. h6 g6 (9... gxh6 10. Qxf6) 10. Qxf6) 8. Qd3) (3... h6 4. d4
exd4 5. Nxd4 Nxd4 (5... Bc5 6. Be3 Qf6 7. c3 d6 8. Nd2 Bd7 9. N2b3) 6. Qxd4)
(3... h5 4. Bc4 (4. Nc3) 4... Bc5 (4... Nf6 5. Ng5 d5 6. exd5) 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Ng5
O-O 7. Nd5 Nxd5 8. exd5 Ne7 9. Qxh5 g6 10. Qh7#) (3... d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Nc3
Qc5 6. Bb5 Bd7 7. d3 O-O-O 8. Be3 Qd6 9. Qe2 Nf6 10. O-O-O) 4. Nxe5 Nxe5 (4...
Qe7 5. Nxc6 dxc6 6. d3 Nf6 7. Be2 O-O 8. c3 h6 9. Nd2 Re8 10. g4) (4... d6 5.
Nxc6 bxc6 6. d4 Bb6) 5. d4 Bxd4 (5... Bd6 6. dxe5 Bxe5 7. Nd2 Nf6 8. Nc4 d6
(8... Qe7 9. f4 Bd6 10. e5 Bc5 11. Qe2 Nd5 12. Bd2) 9. f4) (5... Qf6 6. dxc5 d6
7. Bg5 Qg6 8. Nc3 Nf6 9. cxd6 cxd6 10. Qxd6) (5... Bb4+ 6. c3 Bd6 7. dxe5 Bxe5
8. Na3 Nf6 9. Nc4 Qe7 10. f4 Bd6 11. e5) 6. Qxd4 Nc6 (6... Ng6 7. h5 N6e7 (7...
Nf8 8. Qxg7 Qf6 9. Qg3) 8. Qxg7) (6... Qf6 7. Qe3 d6 (7... Ne7 8. Nc3 O-O 9.
Qg3) 8. Nc3 Be6 9. Bb5+ c6 10. Be2) (6... d6 7. Nc3 Nf6 8. f3 Be6 9. Bf4) 7.
Qxg7 Qf6 8. Qxf6 Nxf6 9. Nc3 *

ChessDude009

H4 is not a good move since it is just wasting a move. Most opening theory is theory because it is an advantage in some way, like your pieces developed. Think, what does h4 accomplish? Nothing very substantial, allowing your opponent to take the advantage. Your opponent simply made a mistake, and should have developed other pieces. If Black knows some lines of the Vienna(Where a similar trap occurs) they will emerge out with a good advantage, wrecking the advantage White had at the beginning.

 

Amoghipogi

@ChessDude009 Actually the point of h4 is to get an early pawn stronghold, followed by a future pawn storm if black- king side castles. h4 also supports the knight on g5 and if the bishop is on c4 it can be disastrous for black because Qh5.
Playing something like f5 like a reverse vienna does not work because i just take the pawn and its still advantageous for white because again, ng5
And the point of the vienna is to king side castle, and thats just playing into the attack and harrassment

streetflame

h4 is just bad. Black has an advantage since white wasted a move. You can confirm this with an engine (Stockfish gives h4 a -0.8), or by looking at an opening explorer (white loses most games they play with h4).

h file pawn attacks can be good when the opponent fianchettos and castles. If you launch them before they fianchetto or castle, they are very dubious.

Laskersnephew

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.h4 Nf6 And Black already has a small advantage

Amoghipogi

people lose because they dont know how to play with h4. You see h4 doesnt waste a move. If you see the engine base level normal moves like bc5 and nf6 are just bad. The engine shows -0.8 because to counter this opening you have to play unrealistic engine lines to stop the knight and bishop from teaming up. d3 doesnt need to be played because knight to g5 is supported by the h4 pawn. and queen castling can get a bit difficult for black . there are trappy lines as well here.
About being dubious, i am a very agressive player and i have tested this opening, most people just play it into my hands.

 

Amoghipogi

@laskersnephew
Go deep into the engine suggested moves and you will get an almost equal position at the end when the middle game starts. And how many people do you think will play so accurately against h4.


Laskersnephew

Black plays the most obvious move on each turn and White can almost equalize.

Amoghipogi

Load the pgn into the chess.com analysis and go through the nf6 line. In every line white ends up equal or either advantageous

 

Amoghipogi

exactly @laskersnephew
And not only equalizes, white can be a pawn up or two, a piece up or just pawn storm and harass black

Laskersnephew

Good luck!

Amoghipogi

thank you @laskersnephew

 

Magnus_Chase19

the analysis is a bit wrong

Amoghipogi

what do you mean @Magnus_chase19

Magnus_Chase19

in the main line 5. .... Bxd4 is an inaccuracy and 6. .... Nc6 is a mistake

Magnus_Chase19

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Amoghipogi

@Magnus_Chase19 That is the point.
You tell me before a tournament will anyone study h4, its a surprise move. and bxc3 is the move 92% of the people play according to data. nc6 is a very normal move

this is the point you know, if you have not studies this, you will not know those moves are inaccuracies. this is the point of this variation.

Amoghipogi

You require engine preparation to counter this opening

Magnus_Chase19
Amoghipogi wrote:

@Magnus_Chase19 That is the point.
You tell me before a tournament will anyone study h4, its a surprise move. and bxc3 is the move 92% of the people play according to data. nc6 is a very normal move

this is the point you know, if you have not studies this, you will not know those moves are inaccuracies. this is the point of this variation.

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Amoghipogi