Eric Schiller

This exciting guide to all the major unorthodox openings used by chess players, contains more than 1,500 contentious, unconventional, arrogant, and outright strange opening strategies. From their tricky tactical surprises to their bizarre names, these openings fly in the face of tradition. You’ll meet such openings as the Orangutang, Halloween Gambit, Frankenstein-Dracula Variation, Double Duck, and even the Drunken King. These openings are an exotic way to spice up a game and a great weapon to spring on unsuspecting and unprepared opponents. Includes more than 100 completely annotated games and more than 750 diagrams showing essential positions. 576 pages