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@ wilburhuang: What about that position?
hia lil friends i heard your having a pajama party
You must be comfortable and familiar with flank openings, such as the Grob , the Borg, the Sokolski, and so on. You have to understand the principles of such openings through deep study and practice. Here is a sample game:
1.h4 e6 2.g4 Be7 3.g5 h6 4.f4 c6 5.Bg2 Qb6 6.e3 Na6 7.a3 Nc5 8.b4 Na6 9.Bb2 hxg5 10.hxg5 Rxh1 11.Bxh1 f6 12.Qh5+ Kd8 13.Qh8 fxg5 14.Qxg8+ Kc7 15.Qxg7 gxf4 16.Qxe7 fxe3 17.Be5# 1-0
the win/loss record doesn't mean the opening is great because a: sample size is too small and b: White might be a pro who plays this out of boredom.
I just call this the "Amateurs' Opening" because all the 4th Graders at Chess Club use it...
BUT IM A 4TH GRADER TO
According to the win-draw-loss ratio, this opening is friggin amazing
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i checkmated in 12 moves with this... because im better than all of you
1. h4 e5 2. e3 Be7 3. Nf3 b6?? ( 3... e4 4. Nd4d5 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. f3 O-O 7. fxe4 ) ( 3... b64. Nxe5 Nf6 5. Qf3 Nc6 6. Nxc6 dxc6 7. Qxc6+Bd7 ) 4. b3? ( 4. Nxe5 Nf6 5. Qf3 Nc6 6. Bd3 O-O 7. Nc3 Bb7 ) ( 4. b3 Nc6 5. Bb2 Nf6 6. Nxe5Nxe5 7. Bxe5 O-O ) 4... Bb7? ( 4... e4 5. Nd4Nf6 6. Nf5 O-O 7. Nxe7+ Qxe7 8. Nc3 d5 ) (4... Bb7 5. Nxe5 Nf6 6. Nc3 O-O 7. f4 Nc68. Qf3 ) 5. Qe2?! ( 5. Nxe5 Nf6 6. Nc3 O-O 7. f4Nc6 8. Bb2 d5 ) ( 5. Qe2 Nc6 6. Nc3 Nb4 7. d3Bxf3 8. gxf3 Bxh4 ) 5... Bxf3? ( 5... Nc6 6. Bb2d6 7. Nc3 Nf6 8. O-O-O O-O 9. Kb1 ) ( 5... Bxf36. Qxf3 Nc6 7. Qg3 Bb4 8. Bb2 Nf6 9. Bxe5 )6. Qxf3 Bxh4?? ( 6... Nc6 7. Bb2 Nf6 8. Nc3 O-O 9. Bc4 Kh8 10. O-O-O ) ( 6... Bxh4 7. Qxa8Nc6 8. Qxd8+ Bxd8 9. Bb2 Nf6 10. Nc3 Be7 )7. Qxa8? ( 7. Bc4 Bxf2+ 8. Ke2 d5 9. Bxd5 Qf610. Bxa8 Bh4 11. Qxf6 Bxf6 ) ( 7. Qxa8
Why play this now? The objective of the beginning is to control the center, not launch a kingside attack with no pieces to support the pawns except the rooks. After development, then create a kingside attack (if needed) with h4. Masters play this only to get their opponents out of theory. That is probably the only use but you can see a high white winning chance because most players use theory instead of logic.
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I cannot belive masters play this!!!!!!!!!!!!
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