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1. h4
Member since Jan-23-09 · Last seen Oct-28-14
"When in doubt, push your rook-pawns."
-Bent Larsen
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Position after 23. a6:

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Funny, huh? :)


A Korobov vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008

Hmm...not a good showing for 1.h4... :D


USCF rating hovers around 2150-2200 (June 2010)

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   1. h4 has kibitzed 212 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-19-12 Nakamura vs Seirawan, 2012 (replies)
1. h4: The position only looks optically appealing for White. In reality, Black has no weaknesses, and his position is solid. The game is still balanced.
   May-02-11 Gata Kamsky (replies)
1. h4: This shows just why we love rooting for you, Gata. Besides the fighter in you, it's absolutely amazing to see a great world Top 20 player interact with his fans, just chatting and having fun with it, actually checking back to this site and caring what we have to say. Needless to say, ...
   Sep-06-10 M Lyell vs J Friedland, 2001 (replies)
1. h4: <Pawnpusher1> Not quite. Black has 11...Bc6, a difficult retreat to find I guess. Thus White played 11.f3 with 12.Bb5 in mind as a threat.
   Sep-01-10 Shanghai Masters (2010) (replies)
1. h4: Whoa. This is solid field, expect some exciting chess! Btw, this looks like Wang Hao's break-in to top-top-flight chess. :) I'm looking forward to how he fares.
   Aug-10-10 H Wang vs Rublevsky, 2010
1. h4: Yikes, 64.c5 and 65.c6! That's a good catch. It's quite cool how the pawns are not a wall in themselves; it is the squares that they control that make up the impenetrable wall for the Black King. Makes a nice impression. Probably a bit of overconfidence here from Wang Hao, maybe being
   Jul-30-10 F Ynojosa Aponte vs P Makepeace, 2010 (replies)
1. h4: Sometimes even masters forget about undefended pieces. 8...Qxc1+ must have came as quite a shock!
   Jul-30-10 Tal vs P Kampenuss, 1953 (replies)
1. h4: Piket vs Kasparov, 1989 Kasparov's famous 28...Nh1! might have been inspired by Tal's 24.Nh8! in this game. Two very similar motifs.
   Jul-29-10 K Arkell vs J Rudd, 2010 (replies)
1. h4: Had to be touchmove. No doubt there.
   Jul-28-10 A S Bragin vs N Afanasiev, 2001 (replies)
1. h4: Ooh yay, my pun just slightly mixed up--"Bragin's Right" I must admit is much better than my "Bragin Rights". Nice finish to the game in any case!
   Jul-13-10 chessforum (replies)
1. h4: Could you guys delete all the Goldsby/everybody else crap on the D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956 page? Arguments like those don't belong anywhere near that gem of a game. Also, A J Goldsby vs Tkachiev, 1995 's kibitzes should be deleted (the non-chess related ones, of course). That should've
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