Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 104
  1. #16
    CC Grandmaster Basil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Subtropical Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    11,237
    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    Check out my game with Howard for more pros for the Tromp!
    Well - Trompish.
    - White gives up bishop pair early - apparently for no consideration.
    - White leaves his q side open to attack
    - Gives the traditionalists ample ammo to shake finger spouting years of theory

    Nonetheless, the Tromp is highly suspect, but I love him

    Given my rating plummet, I will think about a divorce [but not for long]
    Last edited by Basil; 01-06-2006 at 11:38 AM.
    There is no cure for leftism. Its infestation of the host mostly diminishes with age except in the most rabid of specimens.

  2. #17
    CC Rookie
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    12
    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Duggan
    Well - Trompish.
    Given my rating plummet, I will think about a divorce [but not for long]
    Will you now!!!!
    Just for that you get casserole for dinner again

  3. #18
    CC Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    5,667
    Quote Originally Posted by melina
    Will you now!!!!
    Just for that you get casserole for dinner again
    Sprung!

  4. #19
    CC Grandmaster Basil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Subtropical Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    11,237
    Quote Originally Posted by melina
    Will you now!!!!
    Just for that you get casserole for dinner again
    No! you silly adorable thing! The divorce referred to The Tromp.

    Read the line above the quote "but I love him". I was referring to the Tromp!

    Damn, this is a dangerous world & stop stirring the pot, pax [excellent pun intended].
    There is no cure for leftism. Its infestation of the host mostly diminishes with age except in the most rabid of specimens.

  5. #20
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    37,709
    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    Howard, any interest in 1.d4 d5 2.Bg5 ... ?
    I have an old BCM which mentions a tournament which Hodgson won playing either the Tromp or the pseudo-Tromp (1.d4 d5 2.Bg5) at every opportunity with the white pieces.

    The start of one of his wins is annotated roughly as follows:

    1. d4 d5?

    The first mistake. 1...h6 wins a bishop.

  6. #21
    CC Grandmaster Basil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Subtropical Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    11,237
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    1. d4 d5?
    The first mistake. 1...h6 wins a bishop.[
    LOL

  7. #22
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    37,709
    Michael Hornung played the pseudo-Tromp against me in the 2000 Tassie state interclub.

    I knew virtually nothing about it and was walloped in 17 moves.

  8. #23
    CC Grandmaster Basil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Subtropical Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    11,237
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Michael Hornung played the pseudo-Tromp against me in the 2000 Tassie state interclub.

    I knew virtually nothing about it and was walloped in 17 moves.
    That's what we wanna hear Nice 'fess, Kevin

    However, while I am not familiar Michael, I suspect one of the many differences between us is that he DOES know something about it!
    ---------------------------------
    Interested observers might like to know that I wasn't part of a club or read any chess literature until I was dragged down to the Brisbane Club by those who frequented my cafe in 2000 (aged in my mid 30's)

    I started playing the Tromp before I knew it existed.

  9. #24
    CC Grandmaster Garvinator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    13,074
    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Duggan
    That's what we wanna hear Nice 'fess, Kevin

    However, while I am not familiar Michael, I suspect one of the many differences between us is that he DOES know something about it!
    next you will be starting a thread on the scandinavian defence.

  10. #25
    CC Grandmaster road runner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    on the skin of the pale blue dot
    Posts
    12,475
    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    next you will be starting a thread on the scandinavian defence.
    How outlandish to discuss a chess opening in a chess forum

  11. #26
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    37,709
    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Duggan
    That's what we wanna hear Nice 'fess, Kevin

    However, while I am not familiar Michael, I suspect one of the many differences between us is that he DOES know something about it!
    One would think so. At one stage his rating was over 2000. My own record against him was a miserable .5/5. Two of my other losses against him were also rather crushing, including one in which I got zugzwanged on a board half-full of pieces.

  12. #27
    CC Grandmaster Basil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Subtropical Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    11,237
    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    How outlandish to discuss a chess opening in a chess forum
    Indeed. But Boris, just clarifying, Garvin and I have the misfortune to sit on Council together; a situation made more miserable by the fact we share the same chess club

    We are colleagues and his comment was made entirely in good nature. It also happens to be accurate, as his very suggestion has been wobbling around my rather unstable mind for a few days now

  13. #28
    CC Grandmaster road runner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    on the skin of the pale blue dot
    Posts
    12,475
    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Duggan
    Indeed. But Boris, just clarifying, Garvin and I have the misfortune to sit on Council together; a situation made more miserable by the fact we share the same chess club

    We are colleagues and his comment was made entirely in good nature. It also happens to be accurate, as his very suggestion has been wobbling around my rather unstable mind for a few days now
    My comment was only meant lightly

  14. #29
    CC Grandmaster Basil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Subtropical Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    11,237
    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    My comment was only meant lightly
    That's a shame. Garvin's the sort of bloke I like to see get un unfair kicking from time to time. Makes me feel more normal

  15. #30
    CC Grandmaster Basil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Subtropical Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    11,237
    Quote Originally Posted by TCN
    wasn't rogers playing the tromp at one time?
    I don't know, but he's playing it now!! BOOM BOOM
    [last round olympiad, for those that didn't know]
    There is no cure for leftism. Its infestation of the host mostly diminishes with age except in the most rabid of specimens.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •