I'm curious about the history of chess openings. Nowadays there is a lot of theory about what opening moves are considered mainstream and (near) optimal, such that either side can keep up with their opponent and maintain equality (or an advantage if anyone errs).
This sometimes goes for up to 25-30 moves without either player thinking much at all, simply because they know the best moves and have studies it extensively, and undoubtedly validated it with chess engines.
Now I'm wondering about before engines were a thing. Are there any known examples of openings, previously considered to be strong or played regularly by strong players, but later -- with the help of engines -- determined to be dubious/easily counterable?