humphreys wrote:Hi Frrosted.
This is quite similar to the opening you played against me a while ago, so I take it you're trying to refine the general idea from before?
My honest opinion is that the opening might not work so well against anyone who plays standard textbook chess. In an example I played out, I simply played very standard with black and worked on controlling the center, getting quick piece development, and castling kingside early.
Thanks so much for your time, it really means a lot. Ok I didn't want to hit you with all my ideas at once, but your comment about white and the trouble with castling. My intent is not to castle at all. In most games, white attacks the king-knight via queenside fianchetto or by moving to g4. As you can see, with my queen parked on c2, it would be a tempting idea to exchange that bishop for my knight, doubling my prawns on the recapture. But here is my idea: after that happens and it usually does, I move my king to e2! I have a nice little nest of prawns around my king and now the queen rook is free to join in the kingside attack, with an open g-file to exploit! Castling actually hurts my effort.
Now the idea here is to whip up a devasting kingside attack with almost all of my pieces active, wasting very few moves, and unless black is an 1800+ player, he has usually wasted a few moves, queenside prawn-pushes, whatever, and before he knows it, he is overwhelmed. I push the king rook prawn up to bust up his defenses and in the final scenario I have both rooks bearing down on him, both bishops pointed at him, a queen in front of a bishop continually threatening mate, and one or both knights jumping around with a king-rook-prawn missile being fired to wreck his wall.
The things that have caused me the most problems so far are well-defended center-posted prawns clogging my bishop diagonals (but remember I have a queen and king prawn poised to bust that up as they have hardly advanced), a king side fianchetto with queen and knigh support, or a very aggressive queen side attack.
Thoughts? I hope I'm not being too selfish asking you to dedicate more time.