In honor of Polly’s Wacky Wednesdays, here is my most humiliating loss on record.
Known as Basman’s Defense, the Reverse Grob, or the Borg (Grob spelled backwards, get it?), 1. e4 g5 is not used in serious play. For a while, I was entranced with this opening, seeing if I could make it work at the class level of play. The concept is to have a ready-made “spike” against a King castled Kingside, although the intent is made obvious way too soon.
This was my final attempt at using the Borg. The second move should be h6, but I forgot.
I haven’t tried this opening since, not even for fun.