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Unorthodox Openings
Compiled by shr0pshire
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These are all unorthodox openings that have won on a high level. To illustrate the fact that unorthodox games can and do win!

Get rid of her majesty!
K Spraggett vs F South, 1976 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

The schliemann takes down soon to be world champ Karpov!
Karpov vs Garriga, 1976 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Grob your way to the victory
M Basman vs Nunn, 1978 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

The borg takes down a grandmaster!
Speelman vs M Basman, 1980 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

The Mexican Defense
J Ferguson vs G Orlov, 2001 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Basman the Technician
S Bibby vs M Basman, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Sack the Queen!
F Babar vs M Basman, 1993 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

This theoretical novelty, still never seriously played again!
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1938 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

St. George takes down the World Champ!
Karpov vs Miles, 1980  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

Instructional Nimzowitsch
D H Campora vs Miles, 1993 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Mecking takes down Miles the only time they play
Mecking vs Miles, 1978 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

A Cross Between King's Gambit and the Robatsch
Larsen vs Suttles, 1967 
(B06) Robatsch, 52 moves, 0-1

This isn't a regular Frenchy!
Kosteniuk vs C P Gouw, 2000 
(C00) French Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

World Champ gets taken down unrothodoxically!
Kasparov vs W Cotrina, 1993 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Unorthodox French, and a more Unnorthodox Reply
Zukertort vs Bird, 1878 
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

A world class unrothodox opening
Radjabov vs M Bartel, 2004 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 25 moves, 1-0

Topalov Knocked Out in World Championship
Kasimdzhanov vs Topalov, 2004 
(B40) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Confronting the French
Bird vs J Heral, 1873 
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

This is a french defense?
L Day vs R Panjwani, 2004 
(C00) French Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Lisitsin's Gambit
G Orlov vs Glek, 1987 
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

The bellon gambit
Keene vs K Wockenfuss, 1977  
(A22) English, 20 moves, 1-0

A complicated grobesque opening
E Schiller vs M P S Da Cunha, 1981  
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Interesting knight sack leads to complicated king hunt
Sutovsky vs Morozevich, 2004 
(B30) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

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