Amusing chess openings

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Amusing chess openings

Post by kingspawn » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:13 pm

This post is all about chess openings with amusing names,almost all of which are named after animals.

Here is the list of chess openings with amusing names:

Bullfrog gambit=1.d4,Nf6 2.g4

Canard opening=1.d4,Nf6 2.f4

Chameleon variation of the Sicilian defence=1.e4,c5 2.Nc3,Nc6 3.Nge2

Chameleon variation of the Slav defence=1.d4,d5 2.c4,c6 3.Nf3,Nf6 4.Nc3,a6

Clam variation=1.e4,e5 2.d3

Crab opening=1.a4,e5 2.h4

Dragon variation=1.e4,c5 2.Nf3,d6 3.d4,cxd4 4.Nxd4,Nf6 5.Nc3,g6

Double duck formation=1.f4,f5 2.d4,d5

Elephant gambit=1.e4,e5 2.Nf3,d5

English orangutan=1.c4,Nf6 2.b4

English rat=1.d4,d6 2.c4,e5

Fried fox variation=1.e4,f6 2.d4,Kf7

Fried liver attack=1.e4,e5 2.Nf3,Nc6 3.Bc4,Nf6 4.Ng5,d5 5.exd5,Nxd5 6.Nxf7,Kxf7

Giraffe attack=1.e4,e5 2.Nc3,Bc5 3.Qg4

Halibut gambit=1.c4,b5

Hedgehog=The hedgehog is a pawn formation usually adopted by black in which black exchanges their pawn on c5 for white's pawn on d4,and then places pawns on a6,b6,d6 and e6.Black develops their pieces behind the row of pawns.Typically the bishops are placed on b7 and e7,knights on d7 and f6,queen on c7 and rooks on c8 and e8 (or c8 and d8).

Hippopotamus defence=A chess opening in which black moves a number of their pawns to the third rank,then develops their other pieces behind the row of pawns.

Kangaroo defence=1.d4,e6 2.c4,Bb4+

Kingfisher gambit=1.d4,f5 2.Nc3,d5 3.e4

Lizard attack=1.Nc3,d5 2.e4,d4 3.Nce2

Lobster gambit=1.e4,e5 2.Nf3,f5 3.g4

Mad dog attack=1.d4,d5 2.e4,dxe4 3.Nc3,Nf6 4.f3,exf3 5.Nxf3,g6 6.Bg5,Bg7

Medusa gambit=1.d4,Nf6 2.c4,g5

Mongoose variation=1.e4,c5 2.Nf3,Qa5

Monkey's bum=1.e4,g6 2.Bc4,Bg7 3.Qf3,e6 4.d4,Bxd4 5.Ne2,Bg7 6.Nbc3

Orangutan opening=1.b4

Porcupine variation=1.c4,f5 2.e4,fxe4 3.Nc3,Nf6 4.g4

Pterodactyl variation,modern=1.d4,g6 2.c4,Bg7 3.Nc3,d6 4.e4,c5 5.Nf3,Qa5

Rat defence=1.d4,d6

Scorpion-Horus gambit=1.e4,c6 2.Nc3,d5 3.d3,dxe4 4.Bg5

Sicilian pterodactyl=1.e4,g6 2.Nf3,Bg7 3.d4,c5

Snail variation=1.d4,c5 2.d5,Na6

Tortoise opening=1.e4,e5 2.Bd3

Vulture defence=1.d4,c5 2.d5,Nf6 3.c4,Ne4

Whale opening=1.e4,e5 2.c4

Wild bull defence=1.e4,Nh6

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Re: Amusing chess openings

Post by ziggyblitz » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:17 am

Also the Creepy Grawly 1.a3....2.h3..., an IM Basman opening.

And the Saragossa 1.c3....

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Re: Amusing chess openings

Post by jplayer » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:39 am

Nice post, (I was gonna say KingPrawn), but hey? fun is fun : )

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Re: Amusing chess openings

Post by abiodun » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:22 am


Excellent Post Kingspawn ! ! ! !

I've learned something ! ! Thanks ! ! !
ImageChess is more than simply my pastime .... It has become My Passion !

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