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Some games defy belief. Having played 1. f4 for many years, I couldn’t help but laugh with incredulity when I saw this game on pg. 6 of The Quickest Victories of All Time by Graham Burgess (Cadogan). It is one of the funniest games I’ve ever seen, what on earth black was thinking about I don’t know. If it were a football match then we could assume he wanted an early bath!

H.Rost – J.Roscher corr. 1989

1. Nc3!? f5?! That’s not a good start as we Dutch Defense players can testify.

2. e4 dxe4

3. d3 exd3?!

4. Bxd3

If that's not the daftest postion ever to be reached on a chess board then I don't know what is. One more dubious move and black is lost.

If that’s not the daftest postion ever to be reached on a chess board then I don’t know what is. One more dubious move and black is lost. I understand the occasional need for experimentation but really… .

4. …Nf6

5. g4 (Nf3 is better) g6

6. g5 Nh5

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If this were a true From Gambit, black would have little to worry about here if, I repeat, if he knows what to do as the g-pawn push isn’t anything to worry about.

7. Ne4 d5

8. Ng3 Nxg3

9. hxg3 Bg7?

3

Black had to play Qd6 after which he is holding with a material advantage.

10. Rxh7 O-O?? 

11. Bxg6 Qd6

12. Qh5

4

12. …Qe6

13. Be3 Resigns

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If people are going to play anti-chess openings, they deserve everything they get.

M. Wickert – M.Adams Islington 1992

1. d4 Nf6

2. Bg5 Ne4

3. Bf4 c5

4. d5 Qb6

5. Nd2 Qxb2

6. Ngf3?? (If Nxe4 then Qxb4+) Nc3

7. Nc4?? Nxd1

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This is how you play the Trompowsky, Michael Adams beats Kasparov!

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1014405

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