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Irregular chess opening

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Irregular chess opening

Irregular openings are chess openings with an unusual or rare first move by White. These openings are:

The above openings are all categorized under the ECO code A00. Openings that are not "irregular" comprise:

If White plays a regular opening and Black responds in an unconventional way, the opening is not categorized A00. For instance, 1.e4 a6 is classified as B00 (King's Pawn Game).

See also


Because these openings are not popular with chess players, the standard opening references (see chess opening and Chess theory#Opening theory) do not cover them in detail.

  • Schiller, Eric (2003). Unorthodox Chess Openings. Cardoza.  
  • Tamburro, Pete (August 2009). "A Brief Chess Opening Glossary".  

External links

  • Unusual Openings
  • Chess Archaeology: Openings classified under ECO A00
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