frrostedman wrote: humphreys wrote:
See if this works.
EDIT: This is not quite right, the rook should be on c1, otherwise I think it's correct.
As a position it looks lovely, with the queen and bishop battery and the other bishop all staring at the black kingside, but you have some work to do to get into that position without the opponent doing anything about it.
Final scenario: Put the king on e2. Take away the king night and replace it with the prawn that was on g2. Then if you want you can slide the queen's rook over to g1. Or at the very least, put the queen's rook on c1 where it belongs. The attack begins at that point launching the king rook prawn and making a knight move to open up a diagonal. The queen can also switch to the black diagonal when convenient.
Also, early in the opening I am attacking black's prawn on e5. One fairly subtle trap is when he uses his queen's knight to defend that prawn. A simple prawn-push to b5 dislodges the knight and wins me a free prawn. I've won a few games by scoring a free prawn early and then if nothing else, trading down and grinding it out.
Do you mean move the king to h1, or is this before castling? In the pictured example the king can't get to e2. I do like the idea of moving the king out of the way and posting the rook at g1 though, this can be quite dangerous, but it's also really risky.
I like the attacking potential of white a lot and you've pretty much posted every piece in a manner that they're all aimed at the black kind if he castles kingside.
A lot will depend on what's happening in the center and how good black's piece placement is. If black can get pieces to the kingside, especially a queen down at h3 after you've doubled the pawns, that's so dangerous for white as he has literally no defenders.
As you already mentioned closing the center is a good target for black, as without a break in the middle the queen and bishop on the battery will be completely blocked in. Obviously you're having some good success with this opening so it clearly has some merit, but you'll have to adjust as people learn how best to combat it.
Nice work though
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