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European Openings.

  • #1

    Post your favourite European openings.

  • #2

    Do you mean openings named after an european city or nation?

  • #3

    Eider one.

  • #4

    Bizarre question ;) in my blitz repertoire i have only the Italian game. In correspondence i think nothing. This is a bit strange, since most openings are named after european places.

  • #5

    The modern.

  • #6

    I played the Spanish (Ruy Lopez) a lot, so I'll take that. The Sicilian of course, and the Dutch. Does Russia still count as Europe? If so I'll add the Leningrad. :P

    Whenever I play the King's gambit with black I also like the Abbazia variation.

  • #7

    Also, the Marshall Gambit.

  • #8

    Some of my favorite openings when I'm in Europe:

    Bonjour, comment vous êtes, je joue aux échecs

    Hola, cómo estás, yo juego de ajedrez

    Hallo, wie geht es dir, ich spiele Schach

    The list goes on...

  • #9

    Hallo mig benaeve er Christian.........Foot in mouth

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  • #11

    There are some openings that don't know what country they came from, eg. the Scandinavian Portuguese or the Leningrad Dutch.

  • #12

    Danish Gambit?

  • #13

    Don't forget the Uncommon

  • #14

    But seriously, the Sicilian

  • #15


  • #16

    Aren't most of the openings of European origin?

  • #17
    Conquistador wrote:

    Aren't most of the openings of European origin?

    Cambridge Springs and Wilkes-Barre are cities in Pennsylvania I believe.

  • #18

    I say most, but not all.  The Wilkes-Barre did come to my mind as well, but it is also known as the Traxler which is Czech-origin yes?

  • #19

    You are probably right.  The Pterodactyl (1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 c5 intending ...Qa5) and Rat (1.d4 d6 2.c4 e5) were given those names in Canada I believe.

  • #20

    Sicilian Defense, French Defense, Petroff Defense (Russian Defense), Spanish Game, Scandanavian Defense, Budapest Gambit, Berlin Defense, Austrian Attack and Vienna Game are all the openings I use with European influences that I can think of off the top of my head... :x

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