List of chess openings named after places

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The Oxford Companion to Chess lists 1,327 named openings and variants.[1] Many of them are named for geographic places.

Below is a list of chess openings named after places.

A number of less well-accepted ethnic chess opening names (including such gems as the "Anglo-Polish Dutch," 1.c4 f5 2.b4) can be found in this list of chess opening names.

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  1. ^ Hooper, David; Whyld, Kenneth (1992), The Oxford Companion to Chess (2 ed.), Oxford University Press, pp. 461–480, ISBN 0-19-280049-3 
  2. ^ Abbazia Defense from chess.com. The name 'Abbazia' comes from the Abbazia 1912 tournament in which the variation was played six times. Abbazia is now the city of Opatija in Croatia.
  3. ^ Hannes Langrock, The Modern Morra Gambit: A Dynamic Weapon Against the Sicilian, Russell Enterprises, 2006, pp. 219-20. ISBN 1-888690-32-1.
  4. ^ Siegbert Tarrasch, The Game of Chess, David McKay, 1938, p. 341.
  5. ^ Hannes Langrock, The Modern Morra Gambit: A Dynamic Weapon Against the Sicilian, Russell Enterprises, 2006, p. 201. ISBN 1-888690-32-1.
  6. ^ Kavalek, Lubomir (2006-08-07). "Lubomir Kavalek: The Vinohrady Variation". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  7. ^ Eric Schiller Unorthodox Chess Openings, Cardoza Publishing, New York 2002

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