Well...a few strong players did. And in this and the next posts, we will show a few games by IM Jens Ove Fries Nielsen, GM Pavel Blatny, WGM Marta Michna, IM Aleksandar Wohl and the late FM Bernd Feustel
- surprise weapon;
- probably no published articles/books on this opening;
- As White moves first, it has the obligation to be active and attack. Playing the White Hippo...you play as you were Black;
As the above mentioned adventurous players will demonstrate, the White Hippo is playable and they won many games with it.
Is it worth a try?
Ok let's start with Jens Ove Fries Nielsen vs. Joerg Hickl where a fully grown White Hippo was shown
For the light notes we were assisted by Stockfish 8