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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?


  

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