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Rasputin Opening (Classical Variation) and The Johnathan Response

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KeSetoKaiba

1. e4 and 1...e5 will probably always be called that for simplicity, but should we informally call 1. e4 The Rasputin Opening (Classical Variation) and 1...e5 The Johnathan Response, in honor of this video?

p.s. Other than Kasparov's err... "tactics" at the end there: I think this is pretty funny. My favorite part is the Chess-a-tron part. What parts does everyone else like?

chaosmagic

Omg

Azathot0

i don't like playing e4 tho

KeSetoKaiba
Azathot0 wrote:

i don't like playing e4 tho

I assume you mean 1. d4 then? We need a name for 1. d4 if we give this name for 1. e4.

Maybe 1. d4 could be named "The Best Opening Move" grin.png

(p.s. ignore 1. c4, 1. Nf3 and other possible contenders for the best objective opening move lol)

CrockPotLion

Wtf?! Rasputin opening... Maybe we have Napoleon opening... or Dracula opening, also?

Azathot0

 

KeSetoKaiba

Nice analysis, but this isn't a real game of yours is it @Azathot0 ? The first move is indeed the Classical Variation of the Rasputin Opening: The Johnathan Response. However, with 2. Ke2, Play has transposed into an opening I won't care to discuss (but GM @Hikaru might lol). 

Also, Black has allowed some strange stuff but ...Bb3+ is the one that baffles me the most. 

KeSetoKaiba

Also, what is the favorite part of the video for everyone?

KeSetoKaiba

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AussieMatey

I like the Rasputin Opening, but I usually play the Boney M variation  - it contans a real Daddy Cool line.

dt2319

 

KeSetoKaiba

Ah yes, that game began as the Rasputin Opening, Classical Variation; but it appears to have transposed into a line of the Ruy Lopez. 

szabo0
CrockPotLion írta:

Wtf?! Rasputin opening... Maybe we have Napoleon opening... or Dracula opening, also?

Napoleon actually exists (1. e4, e5, 2. Qf3...) but it's easily countered since it's going for a scholar's mate

binomine
CrockPotLion wrote:

Wtf?! Rasputin opening... Maybe we have Napoleon opening... or Dracula opening, also?

Dracula gambit...

 

common line

 

KeSetoKaiba
binomine wrote:
CrockPotLion wrote:

Wtf?! Rasputin opening... Maybe we have Napoleon opening... or Dracula opening, also?

Dracula gambit...

 

common line

Sure your lines aren't confused? By "Dracula" I think they meant the Frankenstein-Dracula Variation out of the Vienna game. That is 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Nxe4 

 

KeSetoKaiba
KeSetoKaiba wrote:

Also, what is the favorite part of the video for everyone?

 

Maybe_Karl

OK I know next to nothing about chess, is the E4 Rasputin Opening an actual chess opening or is it a reference to the song or something else?

KeSetoKaiba
Maybe_Karl wrote:

OK I know next to nothing about chess, is the E4 Rasputin Opening an actual chess opening or is it a reference to the song or something else?

Probably just sounded funny or referencing the Rasputin song. In chess, that move is simply called "1. e4" lol

The "opening" then will transpose into something based on how white and black play the next moves, but yeah "Rasputin Opening" is not a real thing in chess.