Unorthodox Chess Openings

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Cardoza, 1998 - Chess - 528 pages
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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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Contents

INTRODUCTION
13
EVALUATING UNORTHODOX OPENINGS
22
CONTROVERSIAL LITERATURE
30
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Considered one of the world's foremost chess analysts, writers, and teachers, Schiller is internationally recognized for his works on chess. He is a National and Life Master of the United States Chess Federation and holds titles of FIDE Master, International Arbiter and International Organizer from the World Chess Federation.

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