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Uncommon Openings
Compiled by BishopofBlunder
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Tired of the same old stale, boring 1.e4 and 1.d4 openings? Me too! So that's why I am collecting these games with strange and unusual opening lines. Preferably ones that win, but even the losers can prove instructive and downright fun! Enjoy!

1. b3!! Fischer's Folly (not!)
Fischer vs Ulf Andersson, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

Taimanov vs Yusupov, 1982 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 42 moves, 0-1

1.c4 and Panno couldn't take it anymore!
Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A10) English, 1 moves, 1-0

This one's uncommon for a reason
Paulsen vs Owen, 1862 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Kramnik's anti-computer strategy short circuits Deep Junior
Kramnik vs Junior, 2000 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

1.b4! wins!!!
B Wall vs NN, 2004 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

1.g3 by Stein leads to synchronized chess for 9 moves
Stein vs Filip, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Old Geza defeats the Scandinavian
Maroczy vs K Helling, 1936 
(B01) Scandinavian, 33 moves, 1-0

Overwhelming kingside attack by Dubois
de Riviere vs Dubois, 1855 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 0-1

Failing to keep the woman in her place (2.Qe2), white loses.
M Mitso vs T Gelashvili, 2000 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld (Center? We don't need no stinkin' center!)
Spassky vs Fischer, 1970 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

The Drunken King, or Slow Motion Castling (1.f3 2.Kf2)
S Williams vs M Simons, 1999 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

A short "sister kisser", but you gotta love the Benko Gambit
Aronian vs Carlsen, 2007 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

How 'bout a little Gambit with your Danish?
M Ebeling vs J Killane, 2007 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

It's not nice to decline the Benko
I Nemet vs Judit Polgar, 1987 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

15 games

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