I had a dream the other night. In it I was paired against Viswanathan Anand in the 3rd round of an important knockout event. (Don't ask me how I made it to round 3 as I didn't dream this bit).
My major problem in the dream was what to play against 1.e4 While I was furiously trying to do some prep, Anand was amusing himself by giving pre-game interviews to the media. In the end I decided he would play the Ruy Lopez and I would try the Marshall. But figuring he knew everything there was to know, I'd try the Steiner Variation. This consists of 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 e4?! (D)
But having decided that I then began to worry that he might choose the Ponziani (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3) just to confuse me.
Unfortunately I can't tell you the result of the game, as in all dreams of this sort I realised I wasn't wearing any trousers and while franticly searching for them my hotel room in the minutes before the start of the game, I woke up.