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  • Robert Durkin(1923 - ?) frequently played this opening which now bears his name.

Computer Analysis

  1. [32] –0.25: 1...e5 2.e3 Nc6 3.d4 d5 4.Nf3 Bg4 5.dxe5 Nxe5 6.Be2 Nxf3+ 7.gxf3 Be6 8.c4 Nf6 9.cxd5 Nxd5 10.e4 Nb4 11.0–0 Bh3 12.Qxd8+ Rxd8 13.Re1 Bc5 14.Be3 Bxe3 15.fxe3 0–0 16.Red1 a6 17.Nc4 Rxd1+ 18.Rxd1 Nxa2 ;
  2. [32] –0.19: 1...d5 2.Nf3 c5 3.b3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Bb2 Nc6 6.Bb5 Bd6 7.c4 0–0 8.0–0 a6 9.Bxc6 bxc6 10.Nc2 Bb7 11.Be5 Be7 12.d3 h6 13.Bc3 a5 14.h3 a4 15.bxa4 Rxa4 16.Rb1 Qc7 17.Be5;
  3. [32] –0.16: 1...e6 2.e3 Nf6 3.Nf3 d5 4.d4 Be7 5.c4 0–0 6.Be2 b6 7.0–0 c5 8.b3 Nc6 9.Bb2 Bb7 10.cxd5 exd5 11.Ne5 a6 12.Rc1 Bd6 13.Nf3 Re8 14.dxc5 bxc5 15.Bxf6 gxf6 16.Nc2 Be7 17.Nd2;
  4. [32] –0.15: 1...Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e3 c5 4.c4 e6 5.b3 Nc6 6.Bb2 d4 7.Qe2 Be7 8.exd4 cxd4 9.Nc2 Bc5 10.a3 a5 11.b4 axb4 12.axb4 Rxa1+ 13.Bxa1 Nxb4 14.Nxb4 Bxb4 15.Bxd4 0–0 16.Qd3 Qd6 17.Be5 Qxd3 18.Bxd3 Rd8 19.Nd4 Bc5 20.Bxf6;
  5. [31] –0.11: 1...a6 2.e3 d5 3.Nf3 e6 4.Be2 c5 5.0–0 Nf6 6.d4 b6 7.b3 Bd6 8.c4 0–0 9.Bb2 Bb7 10.cxd5 exd5 11.Rc1 Nbd7 12.Nb1 Re8 13.h3 Ne4 14.Nc3 Ndf6 15.Nxe4 Nxe4 16.Ne5 cxd4;
  6. [31] –0.08: 1...Nc6 2.d4 d5 3.Bf4 Bf5 4.Nb5 Rc8 5.e3 e6 6.Bd3 Bb4+ 7.Nc3 Nge7 8.Nge2 0–0 9.0–0 f6 10.Bg3 Bxc3 11.Nxc3 Bxd3 12.cxd3 a6 13.a3 Nf5 14.Rc1 Rb8 15.h3 Qd7 16.b4 e5 17.Qb3 Nxg3;
  7. [31] 0.00: 1...d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.e3 Bf5 4.Be2 e6 5.Nf3 h6 6.0–0 Be7 7.b3 0–0 8.Bb2 d5 9.c4 a6 10.Nh4 Bh7 11.Nf3 Bf5;


Image:chess zhor 26.png
Image:chess zver 26.png a8 rd b8 nd c8 bd d8 qd e8 kd f8 bd g8 nd h8 rd Image:chess zver 26.png
a7 pd b7 pd c7 pd d7 pd e7 pd f7 pd g7 pd h7 pd
a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6
a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5
a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4
a3 nl b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3
a2 pl b2 pl c2 pl d2 pl e2 pl f2 pl g2 pl h2 pl
a1 rl b1 c1 bl d1 ql e1 kl f1 bl g1 nl h1 rl
Image:chess zhor 26.png
Durkin Opening, 1.Na3
Image:Chess_zver_27_2.PNG a8 rl b8 nl c8 bl d8 kl e8 ql f8 bl g8 h8 rl Image:Chess_zver_27_2.PNG
a7 pl b7 pl c7 pl d7 pl e7 pl f7 pl g7 pl h7 pl
a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 nl
a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5
a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4
a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3
a2 pd b2 pd c2 pd d2 pd e2 pd f2 pd g2 pd h2 pd
a1 rd b1 nd c1 bd d1 kd e1 qd f1 bd g1 nd h1 rd
Durkin Opening, 1.Na3


Chess Program

DroidFish w/ Stockfish Six (6)


"DroidFish is an Android port of the very strong Stockfish chess engine, combined with a feature-rich GUI."


  1. Danelishen, Gary (2008), The Final Theory of Chess, Phillidor Press, ISBN 978-0981567709
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