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List of chess openings named after places

The Oxford Companion to Chess lists 1,327 named openings and variants.[1] Many of them are named for geographic places.

Below is a list of chess openings named after places.

A number of less well-accepted ethnic chess opening names (including such gems as the "Anglo-Polish Dutch," 1.c4 f5 2.b4) can be found in this list of chess opening names.


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  2. ^ Abbazia Defense from The name 'Abbazia' comes from the Abbazia 1912 tournament in which the variation was played six times. Abbazia is now the city of Opatija in Croatia.
  3. ^ Hannes Langrock, The Modern Morra Gambit: A Dynamic Weapon Against the Sicilian, Russell Enterprises, 2006, pp. 219-20. ISBN 1-888690-32-1.
  4. ^ Siegbert Tarrasch, The Game of Chess, David McKay, 1938, p. 341.
  5. ^ Hannes Langrock, The Modern Morra Gambit: A Dynamic Weapon Against the Sicilian, Russell Enterprises, 2006, p. 201. ISBN 1-888690-32-1.
  6. ^ Kavalek, Lubomir (2006-08-07). "Lubomir Kavalek: The Vinohrady Variation". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  7. ^ , Cardoza Publishing, New York 2002Unorthodox Chess OpeningsEric Schiller

See also

External links

  • Bill Wall's list of chess openings
  • ECO Information and Index
  • Chess Archaeology
  • Unorthodox Chess Openings by Eric Schiller
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