Top 10 Chess Openings with the Wackiest and Weirdest NamesI'm no judge when it comes to the strategy between white and black, but the names of these chess openings are so funny and wacky alongside my obsession of chess that I think this will be a worthy list to make. I may note some strategies though not too deep in detail. Not all of these openings are bad, just some in my opinion. Some I may even use in chess.
1. E4 C6 (Caro-Kann Defense)
2. Bc4. This chess opening made me laugh out loud for several minutes because of how funnily absurd the name is. The visualisation of hillbillies and the correlation of what kinda attack it is makes it funnier.. Tbh I KINDA want to use this attack just to simply annoy Caro-Kann players. Yet Magnus Carlsen used the attack in the 2015 World Blitz Championship. So what could go tactically wrong with the aggressive hillbilly attack?
Never knew that this gambit exist and that it is an actual thing. Economically speaking in the further future battling brutally against Pepsi, I sense this would be their last line of defense before going bankrupt and put out of business.
So anyway, this starts with 1. g4 g5 2.f4
It is some ridiculous version of the grob opening: double grob. I don't even plan to use this really because I rather dominate the center rather than play some stupid gambit of the grob. Besides, I haven't used the grob opening for a while.
It only takes the knight one move and that is Nh3. Yet breaking the same fundamental principle of chess and that is controlling the center. This comes in poor development and a waste of time simply. The saying goes: "A knight on the rim is dim." Not a great opening for beginners or rather generally for any chess player. I still call it the ammonia attack rather than Amar and drunken knight because it's so whimsically hilarious to say this every time.
Starts with 1.e4 e6 2. b4. When I see this gambit, I am reminded of the favored spot of the Evan's Gambit, which will make it the French version of the Evan's Gambit. The gambit looks quite weird and might confuse some chess players including advanced ones (I hope). Tbh, I definitely wanna use this to possibly throw my opponent off guard and to find some good gambit to the French defense because as of 7/17/21 I am really annoyed when I have to face the French defense.
1. f3 e5 2. Kf2. This further convinces me that Thomas Wilson may be the weirdest and worst chess theoretician in the entirety of the chess world and its history. I don't even wanna know the origin of its wacky name other than Barnes' eating style before he went on a diet... Sorry Barnes, but at least I have bit of respect for him challenging against the legend Paul Morphy.
Starts out with 1. e4 g6 2. Bc4 Bg7 3. Qf3 e6 4. d4 Bxd4. This is the one and only odd variation of the modern defense where it was created by British I'm Nigel Povah in the early 70's. The origin of the name came from the creator himself when he famously uttered this: "If this works, then I'm a monkey's bum". Hence the name has been stuck ever since. Yet the opening is highly playable. Despite the name and all, I give this variation a try some time when the opportunity arises.
Simply putting the Knight to Na3. Hence the name Sodium attack and hence the saying "Knight on the rim is dim". Sodium attack and Ammonia attack will make great companions in irregular chess openings. Some say it could later win games for white, but as a chess learner I have to heavily disagree on that. Maybe my mind will be changed later.
Starts with 1. e4 c5 2. f4 d5 3.Nc3. Legend has it that the opening is formulated by some Sicilian Grand Prix player while in the restroom; hence its crappy name. To me, this seems like a weird yet hopeless opening for white.
Starts with 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 Nc6. I wouldn't consider this to be a bad opening, but I will keep this opening in mind when it comes to a special treat to d4 players just in case, minding less of the Mexican jokes and all.