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chris21 42 ( +1 | -1 )
What opening is this? When I play chess for my club I always bring home the score sheet and copy them into a book. I always write the name of the opening underneath mine and my opponents name. The other night I played a game and I don't know what to classify the opening as, can anyone help?

It started off 1.d4 Nf6 2.e3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4.b3 d5... ( I was playing black)

It's not really a KID is it as there's no Knight on C3, should I just mark it down as a miscellaneous?
soikins 17 ( +1 | -1 )
Seem like... some sort of Grunfeld. closed Grunfeld with e3. But as fas as I know, it's not too popular to play b3 there. Can't tell exactly, cause it still can transpose to something else.
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philaretus 9 ( +1 | -1 )
It looks like.... ....the Basque Opening 1.d4 Nf6 2.b3 by transposition. It was invented by Tartakower to celebrate a tournament in (I think) San Sebastian.
chris21 20 ( +1 | -1 )
Thanks very much!

Not sure if my opponent knew he was playing this, he didn't seem very well informed on opening theory. But still as long as I know what to classify it as.
v_glorioso12 1 ( +1 | -1 )
mabye neo-indian?
jthorp 14 ( +1 | -1 )
According to Fritz 8... I cut and pasted your moves into Fritz 8 and let it classify the opening. Fritz thinks it is A45: Trompowsky Attack (not that I am familiar with it!).
v_glorioso12 8 ( +1 | -1 )
.... how can it be trompowsky is white hasnt done Bg5 yet?.... uscl says its just "Indian 2.e3"
honololou 4 ( +1 | -1 )
I also got A45 but not from Fritz, from Exachess.
loreta 7 ( +1 | -1 )
my 2 cents It could go to some (unusual) lines of KID, Larsen's opening or it's (as to say) 'miscellaneous'
atrifix 5 ( +1 | -1 )
In ECO, A45 refers to all 1. d4 Nf6 openings with any 2nd moves besides 2. Nf3 and 2. c4.
chris21 2 ( +1 | -1 )
But I thought the Trompowsky was 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5...