|Dec-31-09|| ||randyjohnson: Nxg3!|
|Dec-31-09|| ||mysql: Weird opening sequence, they seem to have violated some classic principles.|
|Dec-31-09|| ||kurtrichards: <Weird opening sequence,...> good combination leading to draw.|
|Dec-31-09|| ||Gilmoy: Look at those White pawns creeping north like a <glider gun> ...|
|Dec-31-09|| ||mysql: Are there any books on this "Zukertort Opening"?|
|Jan-02-10|| ||Domdaniel: Zukertort (c.1880) played 1.Nf3 long before Reti (c.1920) -- so the current practice is to call it a Zukertort Opening if it starts with 1.Nf3 and doesn't transpose into a Reti Opening (with c4 by white) or a King's Indian Attack (with e4). But this is what used to be called a Queen's Pawn Game [D02], with d4 and ...d5 played. An unusual one, admittedly, but black's Neo-Hippopotamus is surprisingly effective. Kamsky can't find a way to break through, and eventually falls for a brilliant drawing combination.|
After 1.Nf3, I like to answer 1...Nc6 with 2.a3. You get a Reversed Alekhine after 2...e5 3.d4, or something like this game, maybe, after 2...d5 3.d4.
Sorry, <mysql>, but I've never seen this kind of stuff covered in an opening book, apart from a few lines on 'Irregular QP Games'. You have to make it up as you go along ... but you could try checking Opening Explorer for anything similar.
|Jan-02-10|| ||Domdaniel: I tried the 'find similar games' feature and got the reply 'sorry, there are no games similar to this in the database'.|
Surprise, surprise. But there may be some games with 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.g3 -- where white doesn't play c4 transposing into a Chigorin Queen's Gambit.
|Jan-02-10|| ||Domdaniel: Found it! There are 25 games in the database with the move order 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.g3 Bf5 4.Bg2 Nb4 5.Na3.|
We can take it from there ...
|Feb-22-12|| ||HOTDOG: 34...Bxe4! 35.Rxe4 Qf7! (threatening 36...Qf2+ or 36...Qf3+) and now 36.R4e2 (the best according to Godena) 36...Rd3+! 37.Kg2 Qh5! 38.Ne3 Rf3 39.Rh1 Rxh3! 40.Rxh3 Qxe2+ 41.Kg1 g4 42.Rg3 Bh6 and Black is winning|