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2 Salty 4FTB. It gave Robert T. Durkin High BP
Compiled by fredthebear
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Alekhine's Defense (Brooklyn Defense)
1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Ng8

Amar Gambit
1. Nh3 d5 2. g3 e5 3. f4 Bxh3 4. Bxh3 exf4 5. O-O

Amazon
1. d4 d5 2. Qd3

Baker Defense
1. e4 a6

Basman Defense
1. e4 g5

Battambang
1. Nc3 2. a3

Black Knights' Tango
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 Nc6

Colorado Counter
1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 f5

Dada Gambit
1. g3 e5 2. Bg2 d5 3. b4

Damiano's Defense
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f6

Dory Defense
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. e3 Ne4

Guatemala Defense
1. e4 b6 2. d4 Ba6

Heinrich Wagner Gambit
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5 c5 4. e4

Hippopotamus
...g6,...f6,...e6,...d6

Latvian Gambit (Corkscrew Variation)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5 3. Ne5 Nf6 4. Bc4 fxe4 5. Nxf7 Qe7 6. Nxh8 d5

Lemming
1. e4 Na6

Lisitsin Gambit
1. Nf3 f5 2. e4

Mengarini Attack
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Qc2

Mieses Opening
1. d3

Modern Defense (Pterodactyl)
1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. c4 d6 4. Nc3 c5 5. Nf3 Qa5

Modern Defense (Randspringer Variation)
1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. c4 d6 4. Nc3 f5

Napoleon
1. e4 e5 2. Qf3

Pantelidakis Countergambit
1.e4 e5 2.f4 f5

Paris Opening
1. Nh3

Ponziani Opening
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3

Queen's Bishop Attack
1. d4 d5 2. Bg5

Santasiere's Folly
1. Nf3 d5 2. b4

Saragossa Opening
1. c3

Sodium Attack
1. Na3

Van't Kruij's Opening
1. e3

Venezolana
d3, Nc3, g3

Woozle
1. d4 c5 2. d5 Nf6 3. Nc3 Qa5

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

* Robert's Games:
Robert Durkin

1.h3? He had to know something was up w/his opponent
C Van der Zee vs E Dluski, 1993 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 1 moves, 1-0

Carr Defense 1.e4 h6 2.b3 e6 (B00) 0-1; Q sac creates a passer
F Babar vs M Basman, 1993 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Ware Opening 1.a4; Giuoco Piano gone bad.
P Ware vs J A Congdon, 1880 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 79 moves, 1/2-1/2

How can he risk his pawn structure and survive the MG?
P Ware vs E Delmar, 1880 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 57 moves, 0-1

Ware 1.a4 transposes to the Polish Opening.
G Welling vs P A Boll, 1986 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 9 moves, 1/2-1/2

Creepy Crawly miniature more like a Polish
G Welling vs F Obers, 1992 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Van't Kruijs Opening transposes to French Exchange 4.c4 Nf6
Tartakower vs Fahrni, 1911 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

Van't Kruijs Opening 1.e3 (A00) 1-0 f6 is viable against b3
Owen vs Burn, 1875 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 50 moves, 1-0

Van't Kruijs Opening (A00)0-1 First castling on record; P storm
NN vs Lucena, 1497 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Unwise Opening beats Wise Man from the East.
D Gedult vs Melchior, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

"Gedult Opening" transpose C-K Fantasy Var: 1e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.f3
Fine vs J Rappaport, 1931 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Gedult Opening/Barnes Opening 1.f3 turned into a gambit
Boquay vs NN, 1864 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Barnes Opening: Hammerschlag (A00) 1-0 Castle by hand
S Williams vs M Simons, 1999 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Bad 1...f6 (A00) 0-1 Exchanges aid Fried Fox defense?!?!
R Kruis vs C van Dongen, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 80 moves, 0-1

Uncommon Opening, the worst defense (A00) 1/2-1/2
D Alaslar vs B de Cat, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Barnes Opening: Walkerling (A00) 1-0 1 defender isn't enough
H Walkerling vs Nagy, 1930 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Saragossa Opening (A00) 1/2-1/2Gains time, Bs of same color EG
Tartakower vs Reti, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Saragossa Opening 1.c3 (A00) 1-0 White gains space
A D Martin vs M Basman, 1984 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Saragossa Opening 1.c3 (A00) 1-0 Transposes to Torre vs Tartak
Hort vs P Cramling, 1984 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Saragossa Opening (A00) 0-1 5 pawns on 3rd w/fianchetto loses
R Ortega vs Ivkov, 1962 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Saragossa Opening (A00) 1-0 Target the loose rook
T Gelashvili vs I Chighladze, 2003 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Saragossa Opening 1c3 (A00) 1-0 Played back in 1515
Lucena vs Quintana, 1515 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Kadas Opening 1.h4 (A00) 1/2-1/2
R Fabry vs L Dobrovolsky, 1978 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kadas Opening 1.h4 (A00) 0-1 Weak pawn structure, blockade
R Fabry vs Z Radojevic, 1978 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

1.h4 Kadas Opening Miniature Outnumbered Capture w/Check
G Welling vs E ten Haaf, 1981 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

That's what you get for not showing up.
K Grigorian vs Savon, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 1 moves, 1-0

Kadas Opening 1.h4?! (A00) 1-0 Fritz played like a wood pusher
E Nemeth vs Fritz, 2000 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann 2.h4 (B10) 1-0 Exchanges change everything!
U Stock vs A Nickel, 1989 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 47 moves, 1-0

Kadas Opening 1.h4 (A00) 1-0 Tranposes to Q Pawn
Hector vs P Boersma, 1986 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

1. Na3 is workin' for Durkin.
R Durkin vs E McCormick, 1948 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Sodium Attack: General (A00) 1-0 Corr trade down to ending
R Durkin vs Curtis, 1955 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Sodium Attack 3 (A00) 1-0 A True Railroad Mate!
R Durkin vs Bross, 1958 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

Sodium Attack: General (A00) 1-0 A Welling favorite
G Welling vs S Horvath, 1996 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Reversed Leningrad Dutch/Sodium Attack (A00) 1-0
G Welling vs T Szakall, 1996 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

Sodium Attk: Na3-Nc2 (A00) 1-0 The finger is asking for trouble
A Pridorozhni vs V Zhukov, 2000 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Sodium Attack Na3, e4-e5 (A00) 1-0 Closed game of shifting
G Minchev vs O Santana, 1987 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 76 moves, 1-0

Sodium Attack/Dbl Fio (A00)1-0 N+ fork gets Q, or it's Mayet's#
S Williams vs S Osborne, 2011
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

Sodium Attack (A00) 1-0 Plays out like a Bird's Opening
R Durkin vs Spielman, 1957 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Sodium Attack tranposes to Bird Opening
R Durkin vs G Fuster, 1957 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

Sodium Attack (A00) 1-0 tranposes to Bird's Opening
R Durkin vs M Turiansky, 1957
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

Sodium Attack (A00) 1-0 Tranposes to Bird's Opening
R Durkin vs J W Collins, 1957 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Sodium Attack is Substitute Giuoco Piano
R Durkin vs Graf-Stevenson, 1955 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Sodium Creepy Crawly; Black Combo Fails
D Martinidesz vs S Docx, 1992 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Sodium Attack: General (A00) 1-0 Correspondence
J Hamar vs F Latapie, 2000 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Sodium Attack Na3 (A00) 1-0 A good place to spend the knightf6
Carlsen vs S Grover, 2018 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Amar Opening: Gent Gambit (A00) 1-0 Bad opening, good recovery
G Welling vs T Peleman, 1986 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Artic Defense? (A04) Take my R or N; connected doubled pawns!?
P Hammargren vs E J Diemer, 1974 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

1.Nf3 g5?!? Herrstrom Gambit (A04) 0-1 Blindfold simul charge!?
El Dorado vs T Gareyev, 2016 
(A04) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

English Anglo-Scandinavian Def. Schulz G (A10) 1-0 Q+ & fork Kt
H Lehmann vs Schulz, 1950 
(A10) English, 4 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Myers Variation (A10) 0-1 Smothered Mate
Taylor vs P Cody, 1980 
(A10) English, 9 moves, 0-1

Halibut Gambit (A10) 1-0 After promotion, White is up a R
Knobloch vs R Schlenker, 1983 
(A10) English, 8 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) 0-1
E A Apps vs R Schlenker, 1974 
(A10) English, 24 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) 0-1
H Sieber vs L Frenzel, 1989 
(A10) English, 30 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) 0-1
R Nurmi vs A Dunne, 1994 
(A10) English, 18 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) 0-1
F Catheley vs M Hadzikaric, 1995 
(A10) English, 31 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) 0-1 Hanging Queen
Pedersen vs I Burchard, 1995 
(A10) English, 24 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) 0-1
P Sassi vs D Lardot, 1996 
(A10) English, 43 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) 0-1
M Goetz vs T Gietl, 1997 
(A10) English, 41 moves, 0-1

English Opening (A10) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate in 10 moves?!?!
J Upmark vs Robin Johansson, 1995 
(A10) English, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Opening: Great Snake Variation (A10) 0-1 Opening Q Sac
H Uuetoa vs A Mayo, 1999 
(A10) English, 48 moves, 0-1

U ever seen Discovered Check response by Discovered Check!?!
R Garcia vs E Figueroa, 1963 
(A10) English, 28 moves, 1-0

Why did Korchnoi resign here?
Korchnoi vs I Sokolov, 1994 
(A20) English, 14 moves, 0-1

Amar Opening 1.Nh3 Double Fianchetto (E00) 0-1 Closed center
L Boeye vs E Denayer, 2001 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

Duras Gambit (B00) 1-0 Blind Swine into Arabian Mate
O Sarapu vs Z Frankel, 1952 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: 2.Na3!? (B20) 1-0 33.?
B Savchenko vs V Belov, 2006 
(B20) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

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