I played the following game on Instant Chess last night and my opponent met 1.e4 with 1…a5. Apparently there is a near-master on ICC who plays this a lot but who knew that?! I thought I was playing a beginner but it soon became apparent that I was a bit too casual in thinking 1…a5 meant a quick win against a beginner.
I sac’d my Q on move 5 with hardly a thought believing I’d get a quick mate if he took it, but his K took flight and eluded my pieces. Things became more difficult than I expected and it was only with some help later in the game that I managed to win.