I play the Fred: <HOW THIS HAPPENED>
[Two friends, playing in the same open tournament, are splitting a hotel room in Schotland]
-Look, it's late, let's call it a night. I'll just play that Petrov line I saw in the BCM.
-The Petrov is rubbish. What about this 4...e5 in the Classical Sicilian?
-What about it? It probably just transposes to normal Boleslavsky lines. Besides, I do need <some> sleep - my game starts in five hours!
-Okay, okay - wait! How about this? After 4...e5, Then there's 5 Nb5 and, uh, yeah! Here's a new one: 5...Nge7!
-I'm so tired, I can barely see the board right now.
-Think about it! 5...d6 leads to all the Boleslavsky lines, right? And no one wants to swap the DSB for the knight after 6 Nd6+, right? Well, with the knight on e7 that's not even possible.
-I'm going to bed.
-And just think! There's a hole on d5, but the knight is contesting white on that square. And it supports ...f7-f5 whenver you're ready for your central break. You can even play ...g7-g6 to not only further prepare the central break, but the bishop can develop on the long diagonal. It's perfect.
-Great, fine, whatever. I'll play it. Now good night, thanks for the help, and good luck winning the under 1200 section.