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a_professional_idiot ♡ 11 ( +1 | -1 )
Best opening In your opinion, what is the best uncommon opening. (i.e. no sicilian caro spanish italian french etc.)
tulkos ♡ 17 ( +1 | -1 )
whoopee! this is very relevant to me, as i have just begun to learn the dutch defense. I believe the dutch defense is THE best uncommon opening. i like the latvian to. ;-)
lespaul ♡ 7 ( +1 | -1 )
How about The Vienna Game? I've played a few games with it, and haven't lost yet...
premium_steve ♡ 41 ( +1 | -1 )
vienna i love playing the vienna game.
1.e4,e5 2.Nc3,Nf6 3.f4,d5 (3..exf4 played a lot by players not familiar with the opening, and is considered bad i think. but i have played some strong players who have played it even still.)

a strange response for white here is 4.Nf3. i have played this a lot in blitz games and do well with it. i think fxe5 is the most common fourth move, followed by Nxe4 for black.



premium_steve ♡ 2 ( +1 | -1 )
yeah! vienna :)
premium_steve ♡ 16 ( +1 | -1 )
how about alekhine with 1.e4,Nf6 2.e5, and then 2...Ne4. ? this is something most people wouldn't know about. and if it isn't all that easy for black to beat, maybe it is playable.
tambori ♡ 14 ( +1 | -1 )
uncommon... if we do not consider King's Gambit uncommon, then i would vote for the North Gambit of the central game...(e4,e5,d4,exd4,c3...)...complex but beautiful
t0ned0g ♡ 2 ( +1 | -1 )
Nimzo Larsen Attack..... 1. b3 rocks the house......
chronorook ♡ 5 ( +1 | -1 )
warat-warat attack... have u heard of the warat-warat attack???
g3!!!
coyotefan ♡ 15 ( +1 | -1 )
Any opening is good The best unusual opening is anyone that you love. As long as you are familiar with the opening anything, no matter how bizarre works fine.
maca ♡ 16 ( +1 | -1 )
I have sometimes tried... ...and found this okay;

1.e4 e5
2.d4 exd4

I cant transulate this for english, but it would be
something like central game or central gambit.

MaCa
asano234 ♡ 54 ( +1 | -1 )
looks like the danish to me.. maca that looks like the beginning of the danish gambit.. after 2....exd 3.c3 dxc 4.Bc4 cxb 5.Bxb Bb4+ 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.Ne2 Nxe4 ?? 8.0-0 NxN 9.NxN BxN 10.BxB 0-0 11.Qg4 g6 12.Qd4!!! black resigns.this was a game by MORPHY and made the danish popular for a time. 3.....d5 is considered correct for equality but white still has some spice in some lines.this is also a close relation to the goring gambit which is only played after Nf3 on move two then the pawn sacrifice.Black is best to decline both with a timely d5 as white gets a hell of a lot of play and attack for the pawns he loses.......:)
nimzoredivivus ♡ 26 ( +1 | -1 )
Several come to mind: I am very fond of the Latvian Gambit, Owen's
Defense, and Nimzowitsch Defense on the black side
of the board. On the white side, I like the
Nimzo-Larsen with 1Nf3 preceding b3, the Urusov
Gambit, the Halloween Gambit, 1Nc3, and Grob's
Attack.
olympio ♡ 8 ( +1 | -1 )
Halloween gambit This is a very beautiful gambit to say the least. My favourite of the uncommon openings.
a_professional_idiot ♡ 4 ( +1 | -1 )
1.Nf3 2.b3 Isn't that a normal line of reti?