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Opening names?


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    Algol510

    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?

    Thanks

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    Past_Pawn

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    fburton

    Wikipedia gives some of the origins of opening names.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_opening#Opening_nomenclature


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