Saturday, February 20, 2010

Unorthodox Openings Newsletter

If you are serious about unorthodox openings, then you will definitely want to check out some issues of the Unorthodox Openings Newsletter.  The early ones are simply a collection of various (often amateur) games featuring oddball openings.  But the more recent issues typically feature analysis, annotated games, and history.  You will even find some book-length issues devoted to the Zilbermints Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 e6  6.Bg5 Be7  7.Bd3 Nc6 8.O-O?!?! Nxd4 9.Kh1!?), the Grob (1.g4?!?), and the Halloween Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6  4.Nxe5?!?!)  Lots of ideas for the adventurous chess player out to have fun.

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