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What's In A Name?

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #1


    While trying to look up some other inane factoid I came across this in Wikipedia - which seems to be an OK (or better) source for many of its' chess articles - at least based on dozens I've read there. ANYWAYS, here goes:

    The Dunst Opening is a chess opening where White opens with the move:

    1. Nc3

    This fairly uncommon opening may have more names than any other: it is also called the Heinrichsen Opening,Baltic Openingvan Geet's OpeningSleipnir OpeningKotrč's OpeningMeštrović OpeningRomanian OpeningQueen's Knight AttackQueen's Knight OpeningMillard's OpeningKnight on the Left, and (in German) der Linksspringer.

    Can anyone vouch for one or more of these other names applying to 1.Nc3? Next, can anyone name any other opening(s) with this many different names - or more?

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #2


  • 23 months ago · Quote · #3


    Sounds close to the dunce opening.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #4


    I like "der Linksspringer." I might take up the opening, for that reason alone. Of course, from Black's perspective, it is der Rechtsspringer....

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