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Phil Bourke
04-03-2008, 10:31 AM
I have read several mentions of this opening. Does anyone know the moves, as I have not been able to find any reference that provides them.
Thanks in advance.

Intuition
04-03-2008, 03:59 PM
aussie attack?? lol...sounds like an opening thought up by two drunken bogans while playing chess at a pub :D

Phil Bourke
04-03-2008, 11:06 PM
aussie attack?? lol...sounds like an opening thought up by two drunken bogans while playing chess at a pub :D
Would make it even more interesting if it were :)

Kevin Bonham
04-03-2008, 11:26 PM
I strongly believe this line was discussed in an issue of Australian Chess Forum (think it was before the "Forum" was dropped) but have not been able to find it by checking the front cover contents of my large pile of copies of said magazine.

[EDIT: In searching for info about it online I have discovered that "Chess" magazine, which credits Nick Speck with invention of the line, also wrongly described him as Australian Champion at a time when he was merely the joint winner of the title and waiting for a playoff, in which he was eventually defeated.]

Aaron Guthrie
04-03-2008, 11:32 PM
I strongly believe this line was discussed in an issue of Australian Chess Forum (think it was before the "Forum" was dropped) but have not been able to find it by checking the front cover contents of my large pile of copies of said magazine.You often think that http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=676

Kevin Bonham
04-03-2008, 11:34 PM
You often think that http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=676

Yes, I found that previous post while looking for more info about it, but it looks like I either never got around to checking for the article, or else attempted and failed to find it! (I have a very vague memory of it being the latter).

Aaron Guthrie
04-03-2008, 11:37 PM
Yes, I found that previous post while looking for more info about itMust have been funny to find it. :lol:

Kevin Bonham
04-03-2008, 11:42 PM
It looks like the Aussie Attack is:

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Bg5.

Aaron Guthrie
04-03-2008, 11:45 PM
It looks like the Aussie Attack is:

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Bg5.Ohhhhhhhhhhh. I should have known that!

Kevin Bonham
04-03-2008, 11:46 PM
And the article on it was in Australian Chess (no Forum) May/June 2003. "Low-Blows against the ...e6 Sicilian" by Nick Speck, pp. 19-24.

Nick notes that the main initial idea was to win queens in bullet when black foolishly pre-clicked on 4...a6.

Kevin Bonham
04-03-2008, 11:50 PM
Chessbase has just 14 games with it. Five had 2200+ players with white, and the first of these is Wohl who has played it twice for a win against a lower rated player and a loss against a higher rated one.

Trent Parker
05-03-2008, 12:01 AM
I thought the Australian attack was something like 1.e4 c5 2.b3 or something like that.....

Kevin Bonham
05-03-2008, 01:10 AM
I thought the Australian attack was something like 1.e4 c5 2.b3 or something like that.....

2.b3 has a pedigree going well back into the 19th century and I am not aware of much that is specifically Australian about it. Probably it has had some local vogue but it is far too widely played for it to really be "Australian".

Many online sources call 2.b3 the Snyder Sicilian, but while that has a nice sound to it, it appears that (i) Snyder himself baptised it as such in a book he wrote about it in 1977 (ii) Snyder did not beat anyone of note in a major event with the line (indeed chessbase has only six games by him in it) (iii) Snyder does not deserve any positive publicity (http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/11642478/detail.html), so I strongly suggest not using that name for it either.

MichaelBaron
05-03-2008, 09:14 AM
It looks like the Aussie Attack is:

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Bg5.

Surely we can think of a more solid opening to call Auzzie Attack :):lol:

Davidflude
05-03-2008, 10:40 AM
It looks like the Aussie Attack is:

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Bg5.

This variation is dealt with in an article in "Secret Opening Surprises" volume 6.

by Jeroin Bosch. The line is totally respectable despite being developed by a group of Adelaide chess players. Apparently the name "aussie attack" has been attributed to Gary Lane writing in Chess Horizons but I suspect that he was not the first to use it.

arosar
05-03-2008, 11:04 AM
I heard Halpin refer to this opening once, in Parr's shop. The system's provenance goes back to 70's, I think. Anyhow, it looks like Wohl is a fan. I see two games of his in MB.

[Event "Bled ol (Men)"]
[White "Wohl, Aleksandar H"]
[Black "Kveinys, Aloyzas"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A46"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Bg5 Nf6 5. e5 h6 6. Bd2 Ne4 7. Qe2 Nxd2 8. Nbxd2 Nc6 9. O-O-O d6 10. Kb1 Be7 11. exd6 Qxd6 12. Ne4 Qd5 13. Nc3 Qc5 14. Nb5 O-O 15. Nbxd4 Nxd4 16. Rxd4 Bf6 17. Rd1 Qb6 18. Ne5 Rd8 19. Rxd8+ Qxd8 20. Ng4 Be7 21. Qf3 Bd7 22. Bd3 Bc6 23. Qg3 Bh4 24. Qh3 Bg5 25. Rd1 Qc7 26. Re1 Rd8 27. Ne5 Qa5 28. Re2 Be8 29. Qf3 Rd5 30. Nc4 Qd8 31. Qe4 Bf6 32. a3 g6 33. f4 b5 34. Ne5 a5 35. g3 Bg7 36. h4 h5 37. Re1 Qb6 38. Qe2 b4 39. Be4 Rxe5 40. fxe5 bxa3 41. c4 Bxe5 42. Bxg6 Bxb2 43. Ka2 fxg6 44. g4 Bf7 45. gxh5 gxh5 46. Qg2+ Bg7 47. Rb1 Qd4 48. Kxa3 Qc5+ 49. Ka2 Qxc4+ 0-1

And...

[Event "Graz op"]
[White "Wohl, Aleksandar H"]
[Black "Wanderer, Thomas"]
[ECO "B40"]


1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Bg5 Be7 5. Bxe7 Nxe7 6. Qxd4 O-O 7. Nc3 Nbc6 8. Qd2 a6 9. O-O-O b5 10. Kb1 Qc7 11. h4 Rd8 12. Bd3 Bb7 13. Qg5 h6 14. Qg4 Rac8 15. Rh3 Ne5 16. Nxe5 Qxe5 17. f4 f5 18. Qf3 Qc5 19. g4 Qb4 20. a3 Qc5 21. gxf5 Nxf5 22. Qh5 Ne7 23. e5 Rf8 24. Rg3 Nf5 25. Bxf5 Rxf5 26. Rxg7+ Kxg7 27. Rxd7+ Kf8 28. Qxh6+ 1-0

AR

Kevin Bonham
05-03-2008, 01:28 PM
This variation is dealt with in an article in "Secret Opening Surprises" volume 6.

by Jeroin Bosch.

This review (http://www.chessville.com/reviews/SOS6.htm) of that volume by Rick Kennedy is rather funny.