►Playlists: www.chessworld.net ►Kingscrusher’s Greatest Hit Videos! : tinyurl.com ►Play FREE online chess at www.chessworld.net Chessworld.net presents the Hippopotamus Defence (features reverse Pincer attack ideas as well) Info from Wiki The Hippopotamus Defence is a name for various irregular chess opening systems in which Black moves a number of his pawns to the third rank, often developing his pieces to the second rank, and does not move any of his pawns to the fourth rank in the opening. … Reinfeld: “Any expert player would dismiss Black’s position as lost.” Petrosian vs. Spassky, World Championship 1966, game 12 …. position after Black’s 8th move Chess master and author Fred Reinfeld once stated of it that “any expert player would dismiss Black’s position as lost.”[1] Grandmaster Reuben Fine, one of the world’s strongest players in the 1930s and 1940s, instructing his readers how to deal with such “Irregular Openings”, wrote that “once a plus in development or center is set up, a well-conducted attack will decide.”[2] Reinfeld, who died in 1964,[3] might have been surprised to see Black employing the same system of development successfully in the 1966 world championship match. There, Boris Spassky employed the same set-up, dubbed the “Hippopotamus” by commentators, in the 12th and 16th match games against World Champion Tigran Petrosian. In both games Spassky developed his bishops to b7 and g7, and his knights to d7 and e7.[4][5] (See diagrams.) Both games
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