49 ( +1 | -1 ) Puss1.Nh3 is the Amar and 1.Nh3 d5 2.g3 e5 3.f4 is the Amar Gambit (very nice and tactical play, I tried it a few times, but could never win against a higher rated player !). But what you means is the Hippopotamus, an opening playable with both colours. The first eleven moves are f3, g3, Nh3, Nf2, e3, c3, d3, Be2, Nd2, Nf1 and b3. The Crazy Cat is nearly the same , but includes the fianchetto of the Kings bishop. I have experimented with all these, but it takes too much time to put the Knight on f2, and it is not better there then on f3, on the contrary. If you are an attacking player I cannot recommend it.
45 ( +1 | -1 ) About Bill WallBill Wall is a chess author, published mainly by Chess Enterprises, Inc. out of PA. I have a book of his on the Orangutan Opening (1.b4). From looking at the inside cover, his other books include several collections of miniatures, the Larsen's Openning, Owen's Defense, and Grob's Attack. He seems to prefer unorthodox possitions/opennings because I am unfamiliar with any of those listed (including the Krazy Kat before this post).
13 ( +1 | -1 ) cats are not dullWhy you knock this opening? Why you say it not interesting too. Dodgy openings make for a better game against lesser opposition.
32 ( +1 | -1 ) because of......Against strong opponent play ing that kind of opening is'nt interesting because of fact that he won't be cathched in cheap traps, and will get at least equal position. I could understand playing such unortodox openings with black pieces but white has atvantage of first move and i prefer to use it.
18 ( +1 | -1 ) werwolfUnorthodox play is not the equivalent of cheap traps. Or can you tell me what the trap is in 1.Nh3 2.f3 3.Nf2 ? "Ridicule can do much .. but one thing is not given to it, to put a stop permanently to the incursion of new and powerful ideas" (A. Nimzowitch).
8 ( +1 | -1 ) lolllwell 1.Nh3 is certainly an ugly move, 2.f3 3.Nf2 dont do anything powerfull for sure.
14 ( +1 | -1 ) keiserpaulIf there is no any traps then why must white play it? Black equalises without any problems. New idea, but is it powerful????? I dont think so.
88 ( +1 | -1 ) 1.f3Krazy Kat's Opening can also be considered to be a variation of Gedult's Opening, which has several variations, among them: 1) f3/Nh3/Nf2 = Krazy Kat (or Amar) 2) 1.f3 d5 2.e4 = Gedult gambit 3) 1.f3 followed by 2.Kf2 = Hammerschlag or Fried Fox
The latter has made furore on chess servers when a very strong player, who according to Nigel Short must have been none other than Bobby Fischer, adopted it in several games against Grandmasters. Here is a win against Zhong (I suppose this is the same Zhong who won the Corus secondary GM tournament, 2003):
41 ( +1 | -1 ) werwolfIs there a White opening in which Black has no option to equalize ? Does the Ruy Lopez gives White a definitive advantage ? If not, what is your point ? After Nh3 f3 Nf2 Black has a solid position and no weaknesses. So why should we not option for these original moves and explore new lines instead of playing always the same opening moves that has been played million times again and again.
12 ( +1 | -1 ) keiserpaulOf course black can equalize but some white openings are making more difficult that task but some not