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I think this is too huge a question to be answered completely (Like all other chess theory questions.) but where on earth did all the names for openings come from. I know where the Ruy Lopez came from but did a bunch of chess players attack Sicily? Is there a limit on the possible number of opening names?
Many different ways that openings get their names: The inventor's name, site it was first played, the inventor named it, etc. 2. and no.
Wikipedia gives some of the origins of opening names.
I was told to forget about studying openings, HELP!
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