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jean_marc 4 ( +1 | -1 )
unusual opening Is there a name for this opening?
1. d4 Nf6
2. Nf3 a6
lespaul 25 ( +1 | -1 )
It appears to be... An unusual variation of the Torre Attack? It normally produces quite exciting games, generally keeping the initiative with white for quite a while.

a6 appears to be a rather weak move though, can anyone shed any light on this?
honololou 74 ( +1 | -1 )
In a pretty big database… I could only find 48 games that began this way, including
one played at GK between brunetti and mestrinho.
Here is that game:

White: brunetti (2191)
Black: mestrinho (2383)
board #156877
Date: 2002-04-16
A46 Queen's Pawn Game

1 d4 Nf6
2 Nf3 a6
3 c3 d5
4 h3 e6
5 Bf4 Bd6
6 Bxd6 Qxd6
7 e3 0-0
8 Bd3 c5
9 Nbd2 Nc6
10 Rc1 e5
11 dxe5 Nxe5
12 Nxe5 Qxe5
13 0-0 Rd8
14 Re1 h6
15 Qf3 Bd7
16 e4 Bc6
17 Qe3 dxe4
18 Nxe4 Bxe4
19 Bxe4 Nxe4
20 Qxe4 Qxe4
21 Rxe4 Rd2
22 b4 Rxa2
23 bxc5 Rc8
24 Rb1 Rc7
25 g3 Ra5
26 Reb4 Raxc5
27 Rxb7 Rxb7
28 Rxb7 Rxc3
29 Ra7 Ra3
30 h4 g5
31 hxg5 hxg5
32 g4 Kg7
33 Kg2 Kg6
34 f3 Ra2+
35 Kg3 a5
36 Ra6+ Kg7
37 Ra7 a4
38 Ra5 f6
39 Ra8 Kf7
40 Ra6 Ra1
41 Ra8 a3
42 Kg2 a2
43 Ra6 Ke7
44 Kh2 Ke8
45 Ra7 Kd8
46 Kg2 Kc8
47 Ra3 Kb7
48 Kh2 Kb6
49 Kg2 Kb5
50 Ra8 Kb4
51 Rb8+ Kc3
52 Rc8+ Kb2
53 Rb8+ Ka3
54 Ra8+ Kb3
55 Rb8+ Ka4
56 Ra8+ 1/2
jean_marc 11 ( +1 | -1 )
Interesting Check out this game:
board #635341
Date: 2003.02.22
White: bluestuff370
Black: jean_marc

1. d4 Nf6
2. Nf3 a6
3. c4 c5
4. d5 b5
5. e3 Qa5+
6. Bd2 b4
7. b3 d6
8. a3 g6
9. a4 Bg7