what is your favorite opening name?

MISTER_McCHESS

mine is the sodium attack because the periodic table abbreviation for sodium is Na and the notation for the sodium attack in chess is 1. Na3

 

Strangemover

Freak Attack (6.Rg1 in the Najdorf). 

RivertonKnight

https://www.amazon.com/Playing-1-e4-e5-Classical-Repertoire/dp/1784830143

https://www.amazon.com/Playing-1-d4-d5-Classical-Repertoire/dp/1784830429

https://www.amazon.com/Playing-French-Grandmaster-Guide-Aagaard/dp/1907982361

 

Dzindo07

The Coca Cola gambit.

Toldsted

Stonewall or Dragon

happypi314

Fried Liver

Aron_08
MISTER_McCHESS írta:

mine is the sodium attack because the periodic table abbreviation for sodium is Na and the notation for the sodium attack in chess is 1. Na3

Ruy Lopez

ThrillerFan
rychessmaster1 wrote:

isnt there some opening that has a really stupid name after 1. d4 e5 something something something

 

Depends.  If after 2.dxe5, Black plays 2...Nc6, it is the Englund Gambit.  If he follows with 2...d6 3.exd6 Bxd6, it is the Blackburne-Hartlub Gambit

ThrillerFan

The best opening name is the Toilet Variation - a line of the Grand Prix Attack.  It got it's name from Tartakower thinking it up while he was sitting on the commode.

 

It is 1.e4 c5 2.f4 (Back then, they did not play 2.Nc3 first in the Grand Prix - 2.Nc3 back then automatically signified that White was about to play the Closed Sicilian) 2...d5! 3.Nc3 (instead of accepting the Tal Gambit with 3.exd5).  This is known as the Toilet Variation, or simply, The Toilet.

ThrillerFan
rychessmaster1 wrote:
I thought there was some opening with a stupidly long name

Frankenstein-Dracula Variation? (Vienna Game)

SNUDOO

van geet hee hee hee

SNUDOO
ThrillerFan wrote:
rychessmaster1 wrote:
I thought there was some opening with a stupidly long name

Frankenstein-Dracula Variation? (Vienna Game)

I play that religiously as black.

happypi314
rychessmaster1 wrote:

isnt there some opening that has a really stupid name after 1. d4 e5 something something something

Elephant gambit?

TeacherOfPain

Favorite name comes from the Sicilian Dragon, as that sounds pretty interesting in the past and to this day and even someone said it sounds like for "nerds" in which was also interesting to me. Of course it was the name that intruiged me, the opening is good to if played correctly! 

Favorite opening as a whole is Reti Gambit, plain and simple! 

SNUDOO

@TeacherOfPain I learned the dragon for the exact same reason- the name!

TeacherOfPain

Yeah lol...

ThrillerFan
SNUDOO wrote:
ThrillerFan wrote:
rychessmaster1 wrote:
I thought there was some opening with a stupidly long name

Frankenstein-Dracula Variation? (Vienna Game)

I play that religiously as black.

Hard pass for me.  Played it two or three times over the board.  Quoth ThrillerFan - NEVERMORE!

ThrillerFan
happypi314 wrote:
rychessmaster1 wrote:

isnt there some opening that has a really stupid name after 1. d4 e5 something something something

Elephant gambit?

 

No.  The Elephant Gambit is 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5

microsoftt

accelerated dragon

Strangemover
microsoftt wrote:

accelerated dragon

Not hyper-accelerated dragon?