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|Oct-17-05|| ||PaulLovric: i don't get it?|
|Jan-12-06|| ||HoopDreams: The grob is fun to play in blitz games, if you play 1.g4 than you will most likeley know a lot more about it than your opponent, and your opponent wont have a lot of time to think out how to get an advantage off of it.|
|May-14-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Henri Grob
|May-14-06|| ||NohGrobbing: First, to explain my name "NohGrobbing"... I play on a site where one talented "A" player uses this opening to relax and have a bit of fun with the clueless patzers. The very name "Grob" indicates that it will be a silly game. Little known trivia: the Grob played as black is called the "Borg". Actually, I must confess, I sometimes play Henri's favorite opening, badly, exactly like it's intended. I also play the Orangutan, just as badly. Of the two, I prefer the Grob, because it makes for a far better excuse and nobody expects you to win...(ellipsing awayyyy)|
|May-08-08|| ||parmetd: its practically honor for someone else to make the first move on boards in simul for a simul giver. When the russian president made the opening move for karpov on all boards as g4 he turned to him and said YOU EXPECT ME TO PLAY THAT?|
I think thats how the story goes.
Still the player grob himself was obviously one who loved suspect openings like the englund gambit d4 e5. He seems intent on playing ANYTHING that will get him out of a positional slugfest.
|Apr-12-09|| ||Dredge Rivers: We are the Grob! Resistance is elituf!|
|Jul-18-09|| ||playground player: <NohBrobbing> I object! No fair lumping in 1.b4 with the Grob Opening. I play it a lot--it has relieved me of the burden of playing against the French or the Sicilian. It works better than the Grob because it's on the Queenside: you have more space there, and the opening doesn't put your King in jeopardy. I've posted one of my Orangutan games on my forum.|
|Jul-18-09|| ||Knight13: Grob opening sucks. People who play it plays it to look "cool" and be unique.|
|Jul-19-09|| ||drukenknight: shows us the refutation then...|
|Jul-19-09|| ||Hiarcs: <Knight13> I share your opinion, and somehow i sense the same psychology over my opponents when they use it against me, since they often log off [online games at playchess] after they lose, a nice point to try is to let rybka play against the grob, it might show how to dismantle it properly.|
|Jul-19-09|| ||Chessical: Two very efficient demolitions of the Grob opening:
M Basman vs Miles, 1981
M Basman vs Keene, 1981
|Jun-04-10|| ||newzild: Surely his biography should mention Grob's Opening?
A major oversight there. That is by far Grob's biggest claim to fame.
|Jun-04-10|| ||whiteshark: <PotD>
More biographical details:
|Jun-04-10|| ||redlance: happy birthday to henry grob,
hope sam sloan reprints grobs attack someday!!!!
|Feb-20-11|| ||ketchuplover: There's an article on herr Grob at http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... (2-20-11).|
|Jun-04-11|| ||talisman: happy birthday|
|Jun-04-11|| ||wordfunph: happy birthday Grob Attack!|
|Jun-04-11|| ||redlance: Happy Birthday Henri Grob!!!!|
|Jun-04-11|| ||parisattack: His defense works well against the English; at least that has been my experience.|
|Sep-07-12|| ||Karpova: Grob beat Jacques Mieses at Zurich in a match with +4 =1 -1 in 1934.|
From page 93 of the 1934 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Feb-19-13|| ||Wyatt Gwyon: What kind of lunatic opens 1.g4? That's just badass.|
|Jun-04-13|| ||talisman: happy birthday g4! ...........|
|Jun-04-13|| ||wordfunph: 1.P-KN4, Happy Birthday!|
|Jun-04-13|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday IM Grob!|
|Jun-04-13|| ||Conrad93: The Grob is practically refuted.|
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