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|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.|
|Jun-04-14|| ||redlance: Happy Birthday Henri Grob!!!
Long Live the Grob!!!
|Jun-04-14|| ||diagonal: Happy birthday, Henry Grob!
Chessgames offers us a beautiful picture of Henry Grob, playing an exhibition match vs. French Lady Chantal Chaudé de Silans, one of the rare non-soviet female chess stars after World War II:
Grob vs C Chaude de Silans, 1951
The match was played in 1951 at the Jelmoli (Zürich), an upmarket department store, the swiss Harrods. This game with the photo here on chessgames, was her big upset and win. The match was tied http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chanta...
|Jun-04-14|| ||diceman: <diagonal: Happy birthday, Henry Grob! |
Chessgames offers us a beautiful picture of Henry Grob, playing an exhibition match vs. French Lady Chantal Chaudé de Silans, one of the rare non-soviet female chess stars after World War II:>
13.g4 ...the delayed Grob!
|Jun-04-14|| ||diagonal: :))
Grob donated his whole chess life in promoting the 1.g4 opening (subsequently introducing his own name), he played hundreds of games with 1.g4 in the <NZZ Fernschachzentrale> (correspondance chess against readers of the noble 'Neue Zürcher Zeitung') and published the book GROB's ANGRIFF:
Personally I prefer 1.g3 (seems to be sound), compared to 1.g4...
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