19397 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Last updated on 8/29/13, 3:37 AM.
The Bongcloud Attack is a dubious opening invented by Graw81, characterised by the moves 1. e4 e5 2. Ke2?!. It aims to either develop the king for an early endgame or get the white king to the other side of the board. It can also be played after other black first moves.
There have been many joke games with this opening, involving quick wins for white. Most of these involve horrific blunders by black, including
Let the Bongcloud never fade into obscurity! Here's the official manual:
This is an unofficial opening is'nt it? Someone should try to make it official.I searched this opening under 'book openings' at 'chess.com' but I could not find it.It's great!I must play it in a game someday.
Just got my first win with the Bongcloud.http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=593905592
My opponent blundered but hey... When you use obscure openings blunders become more common.
This opening reminds me of the Transvestite openings.
That's absolutely hilarious!
And the transvestite
I can't think of any opening dumber than this one.
Oh my god I haven't cried from laughing this hard in forever...
I was familiar with the Bongcloud, but the "transvestite????" I laughed so hard at this...for some reason, the animated change from king to queen makes me think of a verbal exchange: "excuse me, you're in my chair.... / Oh I'm sorry, really?... / yes, now move... / ok...here you go.... / thanks, now let me sit down...ok, let's play." LMAO
My favourite opening.
I love the Bongcloud attack!
Transvestite opening! HAHAHAHA!!! Laughing my tits off!
You must be logged in to edit this page.
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!