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An "animal opening": Part 1

wikipedia1286
Jul 23, 2012, 11:38 AM 1

When you read the title of my blog post, are you thinking that there are openings named after animals? Some might say no, some say yes and the others aren`t sure. There are indeed openings named after animals.I`ll give you one.

The rat defense is played by the moves: d4, d6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now here is something unusual: after playing d4 d6 and you play c4, you are playing the opening "Old Indian Game", but if your opponent plays e5, you go to the opening Rat Defense:English Rat!

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