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Zaven Andriasian vs Brent Burg
Groningen Chess Festival (2013), Groningen NED, rd 1, Dec-21
Lion Defense: Anti-Philidor. Lion's Cave (B07)  ·  1-0


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  Sacrificial King: Great game, who doesn't love an arabian# finish?
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  thegoodanarchist: Thanks for kibitzing and bringing me to this game, SK
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  Penguincw: < Lion Defense: Anti-Philidor. Lion's Cave >

Any other animal openings? I know there's the Elephant Gambit.

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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <Penguincw>--There's the Hippo, and I think that Tartakower called 1 b4 the Orangutan.
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  DoctorD: The Bird doesn't count, as that's a person but there is the Vulture:

and the Hawk:

Dec-25-13  khursh: Well, not opening, a pawn formation, but animal - Hedgehog.
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  Shams: Some others I've learned from this site...

Eric Schiller calls 1.e4 e5 2.d3?! the "Clam" opening, saying <I've played it a bit, sometimes against the Alekhine 1.e4 Nf6 2.d3 e5 3.f4.>

There's also the Woodchuck defense: Black pops his knight out, digs a second hole and then jumps back through the hole: 1.d4 Nc6 2.c4 a6?! 3.d5 Na7.

I think Schiller named a variation of the Rat defense the "Pterodactyl". That one should count double.

The Fried Fox: 1.f3/2.Kf2 (or with colors reversed). There's an NM on who created an account on which he only plays that opening. It's quite annoying.

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