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What does "deferred" mean in chess opening names?

YouStoleMyButterfingers

For example, this opening.

ThrillerFan

Same thing it means in normal English.  Delayed until later.

 

Steinitz - 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6

Deferred Steinitz - 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 d6

 

Alapin - 1.e4 c5 2.c3

Deferred Alapin - 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3

 

Etc

YouStoleMyButterfingers

Ok, I thought it had to do with respecting your superiors or something. Like in the phrase, "I defer to you" meaning you agree to follow (someone else's decision, a tradition, etc.).

 

"The Monkey's Bum Deferred is a more respected variation in which White develops their queen's knight before playing Bc4 and Qf3." - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Defense,_Monkey%27s_Bum

blueemu

Who would defer to a monkey's bum?

Yigor

So, Deferred = Delayed. settings.pngpeshka.png