Unorthodox Chess Openings
This exciting guide to all the major unorthodox openings used by chess players, contains more than 1,500 weird, contentious, controversial, unconventional, arrogant, and outright strange opening strategies. From their tricky tactical surprises to their bizarre names, these openings fly in the face of tradition. You'll meet such openings as the Orangutang, Raptor Variation, Halloween Gambit, Double Duck, Frankenstein-Dracula Variation, and even the Drunken King! These openings are a sexy way to spice up a game and a great weapon to spring on unsuspecting opponents. More than 750 diagrams show essential positions.
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EVALUATING UNORTHODOX OPENINGS
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Advance Variation advantage Alapin Attack Basman Bb4+ better for Black better for White Biicker bishop pair Black is better Black resigned Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Bxc3 Bxc3+ Bxc4 Bxc5 bxc6 Bxd5 Bxe2 Bxf3 Bxg4 capture Caro-Kann Defense castle Championship Chess Openings clearly better compensation Countergambit counterplay cxd4 cxd5 Defense 1.e4 Dutch Defense dxe4 dxe5 e-pawn endgame English Opening Englund Gambit Eric Schiller EXAMPLES AND DISCUSSION exd4 exd5 exf3 exf4 extra pawn fianchetto Four Knights Game French Defense fxe4 fxe5 Geet Opening gives Black gives White gxf6 King Pawn Game King's Gambit Accepted kingside knight Kxf7 main line Maroczy Morphy move Nbd7 Nge7 Nimzowitsch Defense Nxc3 Nxd4 Nxd5 Nxe4 Nxe5 Nxf6 pawn structure pieces play playable players Postal Qh4+ queen Queen's Gambit queenside Qxd4 Qxd5 Qxe5 Qxf6 rook Scandinavian Defense Sicilian Defense Spanish Game square Steinitz strategy strong Tartakower tournament transposes unorthodox openings Vienna Game weak White resigned