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Re: Earliest Tromp book & When The Raptor Got Named
Reply #1 - 04/11/22 at 20:14:08
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No idea, but if you can reach Stefan Buecker, he'll certainly have some insight on Q1/Q2.
In the same vein, Magnus Carlsen's 'the Rat' opening, 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Nh6, likely comes from Rattus Norvegicus, the big grey sewer rat.
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Earliest Tromp book & When The Raptor Got Named
04/10/22 at 13:45:35
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Hello everybody,

I've been having a look around the internet for answers to a couple of questions and it occurred to me that Chess Pub Forum folk might be in a position to help.

Q1: What is the earliest specialist publication dedicated to The Trompowsky?

The earliest book I've come across so far is Jimmy Adams' The Trompovsky Attack from 1979 (the v became a w in the second edition a few years later it seems).

Does anybody know of anything published before then?

Q2: How and when did 1 d4 Nf6, 2 Bg4 Ne4, 3 h4 become known as The Raptor?

I'm reasonably sure that it wasn't known by this - or any -  name when Hodgson was playing it in the 80s and early 90s. Not in England anyway.

Does anybody know who christened the line The Raptor and when that was?  "I don't call you f**k face" - GM Nigel Short.
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