Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Chess opening and variations based on animal names

Who says kungfu  only have styles based on animals? I am familiar with some but was still surprise to see other list.

Bird's Opening (1.f4. also known as Bird's Bastard)

The Vulture (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 Ne4)
See those two monkeys playing marathon chess? lets wait til one of them drop dead

Orang-Utan Opening (1.b4)
The Monkey's Bum (1.e4 g6 2.Bc4 Bg7 3.Qf3)
Monkey opening vs Orangutan Orangutan
Dory Defence (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Ne4)
I didn't know nemo plays chess

Dragon Variation (Sicilian Defence with Black Bishop on g7)
I just read Fischer's dragon slayer

Pelikan Variation (Another variation of the Sicilian)
See I don't carry babies

The Rat (Canadian name 1.... g6 2.... Bg7)

The Hippopotamus (Putting most of pawns on the 3rd rank)
The Elephant Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5)
Hey buddy, shouldn't we compete in biggest loser instead?

The Krazy Kat (Amarican version of The Hippo)

The Prerodactyl (Canadian name for The Rat with 3.... c5)

The Benoni Snake (Benoni with Bd6)
The Great Snake (1.c4 g6)

The Canard (1.d4 2.f4)

The Double Duck (1.f4 f5 2.d4 d5)
The ducks are not available right now.

The Lemming (1.e4 Na6)

The Wild Bull (1.Nc3)


  1. you forgot the Polar Bear, it's Danielsen 1.f4 variation

  2. There are so many variations in chess openings. It is a new information for me that they follow the names of birds and animals. Thanks for sharing this information with us.

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