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Ah, so easily done: the unobserved transposition.

Angus Dunnington's Winning with Unorthodox Openings [Everyman] gives on page 11 the line 1.b4 e5 2. Bb2 f6 3. b5 d5 4.e3 with the comment:

"Black must decide what his ambitions are in the centre"
...and gives 4...c5 and 4...Be6 as Black's main choices.

Then on page 23 the line 1.b4 d5 2. Bb2 f6 3. e3 e5 is given, where our guide remarks:

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Subject: Re: Help needed: Any similar black and white opening systems?

References: < 4e0avl$ >

In article < 4e0avl$ >
 (Mlkienholz) writes:

>Hi netters,
>Does anyone have any advice for selecting an opening system? I have been
>that this is my achilles heel.

Moller Attack

From  Mon Dec  2 13:33:20 1996
Subject: Re: Guioco Piano notes
To: (Andrew Lord)
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 1996 13:33:18 +0000 (GMT)

Hi Andrew

> I've just got addicted to chess 

Sympathy: there is no cure...

> I'm stuck on a problem with a Guiuco Piano line. I got as far 
> as:
> 1. e4 e5
> 2. Nf3 Nc6
> 3. Bc4 Bc5
> 4. c3 Nf6
> 5. d4 exd4
> 6. cxd4 Bb4+
> 7. Nc3 Nxe4
> 8. 0-0 BxN
> 9.

My sole foray into postal chess

Nevr again...
[Event \"(CORR-92)devon vs. glos. (ward-higgs I)\"]
[Site \"devon vs. glos. (ward-higgs I\"]
[Date \"1993.??.??\"]
[Round \"?\"]
[White \"Regis, David\"]
[Black \"Dixon, Richard \"]
[Result \"1-0\"]
[ECO \"A36\"]
[Annotator \"Regis,Dave\"]
[PlyCount \"83\"]

1. c4 g6 {( I knew a game of portisch's which I had in mind throughout: it
went ... )} (1... c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. e4 Nc6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nf6 6. Nc3 Nxd4 7.
Qxd4 d6 8. Bg5 Bg7 9. Qd2 O-O 10. Bd3 a5 11. O-O a4 12. Rac1 Be6 13. Qc2 Nd7
14. f4 (14. Nxa4 Qa5 15. Bxe7 Rfe8) 14... Rc8 15. b3 axb3 16. axb3 Nf6 17. Kh1

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"The word "combination" means different things to different people."
"... I bid farewell to my readers in the hope that they have formed their own opinion as to the meaning of the word "combination"."
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... Ultimately, I suspect, this is a question about which the reader should form his own judgement by study of the original text.