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craigaosborne 27 ( +1 | -1 )
how good is the hillbilly attack? i have been playing chess and would like o know what you think of the hillbilly attack. thats 1 e4. e5 2 Bc3. and that is the hillbilly attack. it can lead on to a mate in two moves after that if the oponent is not looking or is just too inexperienced. please discuss this
craigaosborne 2 ( +1 | -1 )
mistake! its bishop c5 sorry.
hardcorepawn 9 ( +1 | -1 )
Hmm! if they miss moving the Bc5 then they are probably inexperienced. Bc4 is the bishops opening.
atrifix 20 ( +1 | -1 )
Never seen this called the Hillbilly Attack--2. Bc4 is the bishop's opening, and 2. Bc4 Nc6 3. Qf3 d6 4. Qxf7# (or some variation thereof) is Scholar's mate. At any rate 2. Bc4 is fine (assuming you don't follow it up with Qf3), although I don't like it.
caldazar 109 ( +1 | -1 )
Never play a move hoping your opponent won't see your threat. Always assume your opponent will see the point of your play and defend/react accordingly, and only play threats that lead to some benefit for you even with best defense. That way, the only surprises you'll experience will be pleasant ones.

In any case, 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 is the Bishop's Opening and is a perfectly respectable opening. The point is NOT to play for a cheapo mate on f7 but rather to develop one's pieces rapidly, castle off, and launch an attack using all of your mobilized pieces. Black's response is usually 2... Nf6 after which 3. Nc3 can lead to positions resembling those in the Vienna Game (although 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nxe4 can lead to an interesting position or two sometimes) while 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 leads to Italian Game-like positions. (The Italian Game proper is 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4). The Italian Game is usually one of the setups recommended to beginning players and those just starting to study chess seriously since it emphasizes important chess concepts such as rapid development of the pieces and control of the center of the board.
kahju 25 ( +1 | -1 )
The hillbilly would be Bc4 move in caro-kann giving the d5 with tempi. That is what when ECO codes are considered. the Bc4 Qh5/Qf3 is i suppose at times referred as hillbilly in other lines too to which others here have given good assessment.