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Unorthodox Games; Unusual Names [ECO=B,C]
Compiled by GumboGambit
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Games featuring rare openings/variations with unusual names. Not included are the basic uncommon first moves (Ware Opening, St. George Defense, etc.)

Due to limitations, this Collection Covers King's Pawn Openings. There is another Collection that covers non KP Openings:

<Game Collection: Unorthodox Games; Unusual Names (ECO=A,D,E)>

<Unorthodox Games; Unusual Names ECO = A,D,E>

Zelenograd Variation
Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2013 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Kangaroo Variation
Bronstein vs Miles, 1975 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 72 moves, 0-1

Guatemala Defense
E Paehtz vs Klitschko Brothers, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

Troon Gambit
P Giulian vs M Basman, 1986 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Colorado Counter Accepted
Silman vs D Root, 1979 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Bielefelder Gambit
J Willemsen vs J Perrenet, 1982 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

French Connection
Darcy Lima vs Miles, 1995 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

El Columpio Defense
E Knesevitch vs D Martin Tarrio, 2004 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Heinola-Deppe Gambit
J Dourerassou vs B Taddei, 2014 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Sanky-Georg Gambit
Cetin Sel vs R Nokes, 1982 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hammer Gambit
P Sassen vs E J Diemer, 1959 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Hillbilly Attack
A Kotsuba vs O Chaika, 2000 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 49 moves, 0-1

Icelandic-Palme Gambit
A Sokolov vs Speelman, 1989 
(B01) Scandinavian, 27 moves, 0-1

Kloosterboer Gambit
Olland vs G W Kloosterboer, 1926 
(B01) Scandinavian, 19 moves, 0-1

John Tracy Gambit
Fischer vs G Thornell, 1964 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

The Squirrel
Hill vs Janeway, 1946 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Mokele Mbembe
F Hallebeek vs G Welling, 1990 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Buckley Attack
G Franchini vs S Mikheev, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Mongredien Defense
J Robey vs Mongredien, 1862 
(B06) Robatsch, 30 moves, 0-1

Norwegian Gambit
Adams vs Carlsen, 2010 
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 1-0

Pterodactyl Defense: Western. Rhamporhynchus
Z Krnic vs K van der Weide, 2000 
(B06) Robatsch, 40 moves, 0-1

Pterodactyl Defense: Central. Benoni Beefeater Pterodactyl
M Szymanski vs P Thorarinsson, 2001 
(B06) Robatsch, 58 moves, 1-0

Pterodactyl Defense: Eastern. Anhanguera
A Platel vs A Ipatov, 2011 
(B06) Robatsch, 31 moves, 0-1

Lizard Defense. Mittenberger Gambit
S Kosmo vs P Rewitz, 2006 
(B06) Robatsch, 24 moves, 0-1

Lion Defense: Anti-Philidor. Lion's Cave Lion Claw Gambit
A Neiksans vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2010 
(B07) Pirc, 61 moves, 1-0

Lion's Jaw
Gelfand vs Azmaiparashvili, 2001 
(B07) Pirc, 41 moves, 0-1

LaBahn Attack
H Guendling vs R Markus, 1998 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 33 moves, 0-1

Ulysses Gambit
C Nakamura vs E Schiller, 1994 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

Rejfir-Spielman Line
Spielmann vs J Rejfir, 1934 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 40 moves, 0-1

Finnish Variation
S Fruebing vs P Jaracz, 2013 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Brick Variation
B Wall vs Popovych, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

Big Clamp Formation
A S Rasmussen vs D Hamelink, 2007 
(B20) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Chicago Defense
L Perez Rodriguez vs R Huerta, 2003 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 23 moves, 1-0

Grand Prix Attack
G Jones vs Van Wely, 2007 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Brussels Gambit
M Herink vs J Hejduk, 1950 
(B27) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

Hyperaccelerated Dragon
Anand vs Larsen, 1992 
(B27) Sicilian, 52 moves, 0-1

Mongoose Variation
V Vodicka vs A Stefanova, 1993 
(B27) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

Jalalabad Variation
Koltanowski vs Terry Allen, 1960 
(B27) Sicilian, 5 moves, 1-0

San Francisco Gambit
E Schiller vs M Pinto, 1998 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Peresypkin's Sacrifice
Shirov vs Kasparov, 2002 
(B33) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

Gaw-Paw Variation
Carlsen vs E Vegh, 2001 
(B40) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

Swiss Cheese Variation
T Batchimeg vs Kamsky, 2006 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 43 moves, 0-1

Christiansen's Dream
M Zufic vs H Titz, 2001 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 37 moves, 0-1

Cobra Variation
O Kanmazalp vs B Heberla, 2014 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 52 moves, 0-1

Haag Gambit
Bronstein vs L Masic, 1969 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Dragon Transfer
A Pijpers vs A Matnadze, 2012 
(B58) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

Freak Attack
T L Petrosian vs E Ghaem Maghami, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Orthoschnapp Gambit
D Monokroussos vs A Hagesaether, 2000 
(C00) French Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Papa-Ticulat Gambit
E Sperdokli vs E Makka, 2004 
(C00) French Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

Mediterranean Defense
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C01) French, Exchange, 12 moves, 1-0

Baeuerle Gambit
NN vs M Basman, 1982 
(C01) French, Exchange, 10 moves, 0-1

Perseus Gambit
Steinitz vs A B Arnold, 1882 
(C01) French, Exchange, 27 moves, 1-0

Fort Knox Variation
Rozentalis vs T Hillarp Persson, 2004 
(C10) French, 60 moves, 0-1

Dr. Olland (Dutch) Variation
C van Oosterom vs J Kraai, 2009 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 41 moves, 1-0

Fingerslip Variation; Kunin Double Gambit
K Dekker vs W Erler, 1967 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

King's Head Opening
K Andersson vs M Gajic, 2017 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Kiddie Countergambit
N Lortkipanidze vs Srinath Narayanan, 2008 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Napoleon Attack
Napoleon Bonaparte vs The Turk, 1809 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Clam Variation
J M Hanham vs Taubenhaus, 1889  
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Whale
R E Adams vs Robert Smith, 1872 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Crocodile Variation
M R Brunner vs J Kratochvil, 2011 
(C21) Center Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Khan Gambit
J C Fraser vs J Robertson, 1863 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

Omaha Gambit
L Day vs J Ochkoos, 1995 
(C25) Vienna, 37 moves, 1-0

Zhuravlev Countergambit
J Klavins vs V Zhuravlev, 1969 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 0-1

Hamppe-Allgaier-Thorold Gambit
J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1901 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 0-1

Quelle Gambit
J Polasek vs Josef Nun, 1989 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 0-1

Giraffe Attack
Cihelashvili vs Karpov, 1968 
(C25) Vienna, 34 moves, 0-1

Stanley Variation. Monster Declined
J Mieses vs NN, 1900 
(C27) Vienna Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Frankenstein-Dracula Variation
R Chess vs P Brandts, 1975 
(C27) Vienna Game, 57 moves, 1-0

Wurzburger Trap
Dubois vs Dufresne, 1863 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mafia Defense
Loewenthal vs de Riviere, 1867 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 72 moves, 0-1

Panteldakis Countergambit
Fischer vs Michalopoulos, 1964 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Pickler Gambit
S Campbell vs G Pickler, 1967 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Tumbleweed
H Howe vs W Beers, 1940 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

Tashkent Attack
F Cheremisin vs Artiushikin, 1959 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

Middleton Countergambit
J Lansing vs R A Hart, 1907 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

Quade Gambit
A Hagesaether vs L E Bjorn, 2014 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

Wild Muzio Gambit
D van Foreest vs L Benima, 1885 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 1-0

Santa Maria Defense
NN vs W Lewis, 1825 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 0-1

Wasp Variation
M Lange vs R Schurig, 1855 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Gunderam Gambit
Rasmussen vs Strong, 1956 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Diepstraten Countergambit
L Diepstraten vs I Budovskis, 1997 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Clam Gambit
N Studer vs N Georgiadis, 2016 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Mlotkowski Variation
Rhodes / Cadman vs Saint Amant, 1847 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Busch-Gass Gambit
K Torotoova vs M Jambrich, 1999 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Schulze-Muller Gambit
D T Phillips vs Pillsbury, 1899 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Lion Variation. Lion's Claw II
J Jackova vs Hort, 2009 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

Napoleon Gambit
Napoleon Bonaparte vs General Bertrand, 1820 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Millennium Variation
Meitner vs Bird, 1873 
(C45) Scotch Game, 42 moves, 0-1

Haxo Gambit
Marshall vs G Marco, 1904 
(C45) Scotch Game, 76 moves, 1-0

Halloween Gambit. Oldtimer Variation
G Minchev vs H Vasilev, 1994 
(C46) Three Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Moeller-Therkatz Attack
J Moeller vs NN, 1898 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 1-0

Nakhmanson Gambit
R Lahaye vs R Hendriks, 2000 
(C56) Two Knights, 52 moves, 1-0

Kloss Gambit
K Karakehajov vs Pavel Dimitrov, 2006 
(C57) Two Knights, 56 moves, 0-1

Fried Liver Attack
Polerio vs Domenico, 1610 
(C57) Two Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Traxler Counterattack King March Line
K Dietrich vs J Hempel, 1966 
(C57) Two Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Traxler Variation Trencianske-Teplice Gambit
Rossolimo vs Prins, 1949 
(C57) Two Knights, 43 moves, 1-0

Rotary-Albany Gambit
Alekhine vs Catala, 1935 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

Fishing Pole Variation
L Jiang vs M Barron, 2007 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 62 moves, 0-1

Nightingale Gambit
Spassky vs Taimanov, 1954 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Skipworth Gambit
J Hohmeister vs Wolff, 1993 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

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