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Re: Bird with 1. f4 Nh6
Reply #6 - 12/18/11 at 06:26:38
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(after, say, 2.e4)


Then it turns into the Gurgenidze variation of the CaroKann and/or Modern, which is theoretically OK but a bit hard in practice.
But I used to play this, and still like to play it once in a while.

  
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Re: Bird with 1. f4 Nh6
Reply #5 - 12/17/11 at 14:07:24
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All the deep analysis provided in this thread suggests that 1...Nh6 is more of a psychological statement about white's first move than something that warrants extensive analysis as an objective refutation of 1.f4
  
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Re: Bird with 1. f4 Nh6
Reply #4 - 12/17/11 at 09:27:15
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Presumably the point is to try and get it to f5 instead? So 2 e4 d5 etc.
  
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Re: Bird with 1. f4 Nh6
Reply #3 - 12/17/11 at 01:02:05
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Really?? I'm having a hard time believing that this is worth the trouble. What comes next and does it matter? Sure: 1.f4 isn't so critical that Black can afford to give a tempo or two, but this really doesn't seem terribly productive. I can imagine scenarios (after, say, 2.e4) where Black's knight makes its way to g4, only to get kicked back to f6. Seems like a waste of time to me. If you're looking for something offbeat, why not try 1...b6 or 1...d6?
  

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Re: Bird with 1. f4 Nh6
Reply #2 - 12/14/11 at 15:02:17
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Thanks. Thats a good information.
  
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Bird with 1. f4, Nh6
Reply #1 - 12/14/11 at 14:36:12
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I play this myself, and I'm a Bird player.
Not that it is that difficult to equalise against 1. f4  Sad
, but I like the fact that it can go anywhere -depending on white's reaction, of course- from a From (improved) to the classical anti-dutch. (Somehow this  helps against the known psychological problem of facing your own repertoire.)

If you need some literature : there is a piece form GM Reinderman in Secrets of Opening Surprises (titled Edgy Knight iirc).
  
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Bird with 1. f4 Nh6
12/14/11 at 08:57:46
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Are there any analysis in this line? What do You think about this?
  
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