How to Draw Quickly,
As a predominantly 1.e4 player my heart always sinks a little when my opponent replies with 1...c5.
For a while I've wanted to play an aggressive and viable alternative to the main lines. With my penchant for gambits what else should I play but The Wing Gambit! 2.b4 I played 4 or 5 games on the net with it and won them all.
That was it then, the next time someone has the audacity to play c5 against me they're going to get it! After all with 5 Internet wins behind me, I've busted the Sicilian! NOT! At the very next congress I had 3 Whites and 3 Sicilians.
In the first encounter I 'bottled' out and played a standard line which ended in a bore draw after 18 moves. That result made my mind up next time I'll play 2.b4, I didn't have to wait very long....
The two games above were fast and furious and I enjoyed them a lot, with a little bit of practice in the same type of position I'm sure the 1-0's will come.
Its an interesting and very risky alternative to the usual Nf3 and d4 Sicilians, but if you want a challenge then head for the murky waters of the Wing Gambit.