1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 Bg7 5.e5!? dxe5 6.dxe5 Qxd1+ 7.Kxd1 Ng4
the novelty 5.e5 was originally played by David Bronstein and isn't that bad. i'm looking to sit down and focus for a long time at this tournament...and this takes black out of book and if he's going to beat me, he's going to have to work at it...similar to the exchange lopez.
i'm always looking for something v. 1.d4 and in a combination of the Georgia Chess and Kevin Spraggett i stumbled onto the Clarendon Court opening.
1.d4 c5 2.d5 f5?!
is it as ugly as it looks? likely, but if it stops me from getting A45s it may be worth it. don't look for this at kitchener, but maybe afterwards. i was also thinking about playing the cambridge springs...we'll have to see.
btw, IM Michael Schleifer whipped out his dong at a tournament in Ottawa and pissed on the chessboard...from occ.com (this is too good not to save for history :) )
This shocking occurrence took place during the third round of last weekend's RA Winter Open...
IM Micheal Schleifer, who's birthday it was weekend last, drank and drank and drank a huge amount a beer (kudos to him), in fact he was cut off from consuming even more beer in the RA Centre Field House.
And then some friend of his bought Michael yet another pitcher of beer all to be consumed before the start of round three of the RA Winter Open!!
The IM made it on time to his game, and then proceeded to pass out, head on hands at the board.
A cell phone rang (which is something else all together) which startled IM Michael Schleifer to awake.
Immediately after awakening he stood up, unzipped his pants, pulled out his manhood, and urinated all over the table, the chess pieces and board, and on the floor. His opponent was transfixed in complete shock.
Fortunately his side of the table had him with his back to the whole room, except for those on either side of him, boards 1 and 3.
Those who could see or hear the urine hitting the paper board and pieces, table, and the floor are still very disgusted.
Security was called, Michael in complete shock was carried from the playing hall.
Ok, so what should be done about this very offensive act???
There are other instances of a IM urinating while SITTING at the board, but none to reference a STANDING and urinating ON the board.
The other instance was in a Canadian championship and nothing was made of it. Although Hergott offered a very quick draw, the incident received only gossip. "
too funny...the other was bryon nickoloff i believe