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philaretus 33 ( +1 | -1 )
Alekhine's Defence I see that brunetti has just played this variation in his game with dominickmazzotta:

1.e4 Nf6 2.Qg4!?

Without commenting on the actual game (which should be fascinating), can anyone suggest a name for it?
blackbaron 11 ( +1 | -1 )
i would call it the stupid blunder variation..u think he realy meant to move queen there?
blackbaron 12 ( +1 | -1 )
On 2nd thoughts..its a way of resigning..I think he wanted a particular line played and is miffed that opponent didnt follow it
premium_steve 14 ( +1 | -1 )
i played Qg4 a little later in an OTB alekhine two days ago.
1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 e6 4.c4 Bb4+ 5.Bd2 Bxd2 6.Ne7 Qg4
would anyone like to suggest alternate moves for either side?
premium_steve 9 ( +1 | -1 )
oops... i missed a move.
It should read 6.Nxd2 Ne7 7.Qg4 ......sorry about that
chessnovice 9 ( +1 | -1 )
... I failed to find the game you're talking about, but let's face it... that's not a "variation", by any means.
fmgaijin 10 ( +1 | -1 )
premium_steve I'd suggest that Black play the normal 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 instead of 3...e6. Black has to challenge White's center!
atrifix 6 ( +1 | -1 )
This opening is known as the Queen-Odds Gambit.
halfpast_yellow 10 ( +1 | -1 )
2.Qg4 Brunetti is obviously saccing his queen for a deadly mating trap. 1.e4 Nf6 2.Qg4 Nxg4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Bc4 Nxe4 5.Ne5 d6 6.Bxf7#
chris21 12 ( +1 | -1 )
Yes but you'd have to be VERY sure you had a mate before saccing your queen? Doesn't look concrete enough to me.
mate_you_in_fifty 18 ( +1 | -1 )
halfpast_yellow That's hardly a combination,is it? Black can easily defend against the mating trap on every move including the last one(5...e6). Interesting game between two novices but Brunetti??
sly_lonewolf 4 ( +1 | -1 )
? I'd like to follow the game...but I can't find it.
divine_sun_cat 2 ( +1 | -1 )
....doh ** i think it was a joke***
furryfunbundle 76 ( +1 | -1 )
Not really a joke... My take on this is Brunetti (rightly or wrongly) has set out the expectation in his game invite to only play players at least 300 points higher than his own grade.

A player not complying with Brunetti's expectations should, in Brunetti's view not be accepting the open invite. It appears Brunetti has elected to express his opinion of such players by making a "slap-in-the-face" move and posting back a comment that he is looking for games against stronger players.

I assume, once the player has absorbed this message the game is subsequently deleted by Brunetti (there being insufficient moves made for it to constitute a proper game).

One game I observed went 1.e4 e5 2.Ba6 (I missed the reply) and the game when next I checked had been deleted.
philaretus 41 ( +1 | -1 )
. Furryfunbundle's account is the correct one. Brunetti (rating 1783) also demanded of one player (rating 1824), "What makes you think you are 2100+?" I don't know whether the player retorted, "What makes YOU think you are 2100+?" --- the game was deleted soon afterwards (presumably by brunetti).

His rating having fallen catastrophically, he evidently believes he should be able to travel in an express elevator back to the top.
blackbaron 13 ( +1 | -1 )
if brunetti wants to go back up..he should try to win points against top players instead of 2 points at a time by beating 1200 raters etc.
sly_lonewolf 30 ( +1 | -1 )
Presumably... ...from furryfunbundle and philaretus reply's, that is exactly what brunetti is trying to do.
anaxagoras 10 ( +1 | -1 )
doesn't anyone else think it's funny that the original poster gave the move a "!?" ?
sly_lonewolf 29 ( +1 | -1 )
Maybe... ..people really thought there's something to it? After all it's brunneti .But you made a point there...even a new player would gladly smile & accept the Queen. But somehow the discussion moved in a different direction!
divine_sun_cat 4 ( +1 | -1 )
i mean halfpast yellows post was a joke.
galan 27 ( +1 | -1 )
According to his rating history, brunetti *IS* acutally 2100+. He hat Ratings around 2163 if you scroll through his game history. It was only after he lost over a hundred and more games by timeout that his ELO felt, well, below almost any border.
chessnovice 35 ( +1 | -1 )
galan I think the point being made here is that since he was careless to timeout so many games, he shouldn't expect the people still at the top to want to play him. After all, there's very little to win, and very much to lose.

I personally don't feel one way or another about it. brunetti will end up back around the top either way he goes about it.