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insomnia 23 ( +1 | -1 )
1. e2-e4 e7-e5 2. d1-h5 Forgive my ingonrance but i have lost to this opening 3 times recently. Could anyone tell me the name of this opening and its best response ?. or maybee a site that discusses it in detail.
Thanking you in advance.
ordinary_man 28 ( +1 | -1 )
It is a poor opening. 2.Qh5 is a mistake which allows black to develop a piece in attack on the queen with 2...Nf6. the queen must move and black can continue to develop pieces and now has gained a tempo so is no longer a move behind, but now a move ahead and now has the initiative that white normally enjoys.
judokausa 48 ( +1 | -1 )
as a follow up basically white is trying to make you jump. Don't fall for it. While you do not have a forced win you can get a lead in development. Use the vulnerable position of the queen to aid in your development. Just use basic moves. Nf6 is a great start. Move your bishop out, your knights. Don't fall for simple one move tactics. You have time. if they sac on f7 just take it and move your bishop out, rook to e8 or f8 and king to g8 (castling by hand). remember there is no forced win! just you have the initiative.
v_glorioso12 68 ( +1 | -1 )
Well, first of all, 2.Qh5 is a very bad move If you play calmly, you can easily win. look at some of my analysis below, and you can probably see how easy it is to win.

try 2...Nc6, then after that move 3.Nf6 to attack the queen, depending on white's next move. if white moves 3.Bc4, then try 3...d5; 4.exd5 Nf6. If 5.Qf3, you have 5...Nd4.
If 6.Qc3, you have 6...Bb4; 7.Qxb4, Nxc2+; 8. any King move, Nxb4 and black is winning
If 6.Qe3, you have 6...Nxc2+; 7. any King move, Nxe3 and black is winning
If 6. Qd3, just take the pawn 6...Nxd5, then move Nb5 next move to threaten c2, but if the bishop takes the knight, simply take the bishop with your queen. after 8.c3, Bf5; 9.Qf1 Nc2+ and then take white's rook, and black is winning.
I'm pretty sure thats about it...
v_glorioso12 8 ( +1 | -1 )
BTW 2...Nf6 allows 3.Qxe5+, and im not really sure if there is compensation for the lost pawn.
gambitnut 28 ( +1 | -1 )
v_glorioso12 I think 3. ... g6 is better than 3. ... d5, d5 might work if white plays 4. exd5 but what about 4. Bxd5? White wins a pawn, keeps the mate threat and threatens to win a second pawn with 5. Bxc6+ bxc6 6. Qxe5+! Looks like white is winning to me.
ordinary_man 19 ( +1 | -1 )
good point about the pawn... vincent I am playing two slightly different games where the opponent tried the 2.Qh5 stuff but I could play 2...Nf6 without losing a pawn, it is true that 2...Nc6 should be played mistake.
atrifix 34 ( +1 | -1 )
This opening is not bad, contrary to popular belief, however, it's not all that great either. Black can equalize easily with 2... Nc6 3. Bc4 g6 (3... d5? 4. Bxd5 just gives away a pawn as 4... Nf6 is still met by 5. Qxf7#, but 3... Qe7 and 3... Qf6 are also good moves) 4. Qf3 Nf6 5. Ne2 (a lot of beginners make the mistake 5. Qb3? Nd4! and Black wins, e.g. 6. Bxf7+ Ke7 7. Qc4 b5-+, or 6. Qd3 d5 7. exd5 Bf5-+) followed by d3, Bg5, Nbc3, etc. After 5... d6 the position is about equal.
judokausa 35 ( +1 | -1 )
opps Ya soory Nf6 does drop the pawn. It's been so long since I Have had to worry about that move I really don't think about that position. (One reason why good players are "easier" to play against, the moves flow out of a logical position so your natural or logical replies do as well.)
What artifx said.
peet69 1 ( +1 | -1 )
Scholar's mate : 1. e2-e4 e7-e5
2. d1-h5 b8-c6
3. f1-c4 g8-f6
4. h5xf7 #


mdorothy 42 ( +1 | -1 )
easier or harder players? Yes, I agree that some times it seems easier to play against better players. When I find myself play weak players OTB I become annoyed and commit horrible mistakes in responce to their mistakes. Just recently I went down in three consecutive OTB games against a weaker player. But, in all three, I just settled down, played a solid middlegame, and came out on top.
insomnia 6 ( +1 | -1 )
Thanks fellas that was very helpful. Thanks for your efforts.
gunnarsamuelsson 16 ( +1 | -1 )
well 2Qh53.nc6 ,bc4 Qe7! is the brings the nf6 tempowin into the air and white should reconsider any attcking ideas.The q do block the bishop but black still stands better.
atrifix 20 ( +1 | -1 )
After 1. e4 e5 2. Qh5 Nc6 3. Bc4 Qe7 Black does not stand better because his Queen hinders his development, e.g., 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Qd1 is =. The position is a reversed version of 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 4. Nc3 Bc5 (normally += due to 5. Nxe5!), except Black's queen is misplaced on e7, so no 4... Nxe4 trick is available.
kingbuster 57 ( +1 | -1 )
The name of the opening discussed here is to the best of my knowledge "Terrorist Attack" . I usually play 2... Nc6 followed by g6 in response to Bc4, and Nf6 after 4.Qf3. Now, if white takes another shot at the f7 weakness with 5.Qb3?!, you can play 5... Nd4! as after 6. Bxf7+ Ke7 8. Qc4 b5 white's bishop will fall.
Another usual contuniuation is 5.c3 after which things are level but Black has no immediate threats to fear and can continue developing with Bh6 or g7, d5 followed by Bg4, harrassing white's queen.
I must aggree that it is a particularly poor opening for white as it gives black every opportunity to seize the initiative.