Take the 2-minute tour ×
Chess Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for serious players and enthusiasts of chess. It's 100% free, no registration required.

The moves 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 characterize the Grand Prix Attack in the Sicilian defense.

     [FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1"]

     1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4

How did the Grand Prix Attack get its name?

share|improve this question
    
maybe because it was first played in a major tournament. Grand prix = grand prize, the name is usually associated with big events and not with racing, as in F1 grand prix –  Fischer Apr 6 at 8:09
add comment

1 Answer 1

up vote 4 down vote accepted

From this page, I quote

The Grand Prix Attack got its name from the many strong British players who used it on the Grand Prix Circuit in the 1980's

As Remco Gerlich said, It was used by British players on the British Grand Prix circuit. Weekend tournaments that also have a combined standings.

share|improve this answer
    
It was used by British players on the British Grand Prix circuit. Weekend tournaments that also have a combined standings. –  RemcoGerlich Apr 6 at 9:06
    
@RemcoGerlich Ah ok, please add your answer and I will delete mine –  Fischer Apr 6 at 9:07
    
I don't really have much more to say than what you already have. –  RemcoGerlich Apr 6 at 9:09
    
@RemcoGerlich ok, I have edited my answer to include yours –  Fischer Apr 6 at 9:12
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.