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Tag relating to the joke opening 'Bongcloud' -> 1. e4 e5 2. Ke2

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Why do people play 1. e4 2. Ke2 but not 1. d4 2. Kd2 or 1. f4 2. Kf2?

What is the Bongcloud opening? Looking at the various jokes about the Bongcloud that people like Hikaru Nakamura and Magnus Carlsen have played, I notice they're all 1. e4 2. Ke2. Even our bongcloud ...
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Why did this legendary game of Carlsen vs Nakamura not trigger threefold-repetition after move 5?

As far as I can tell, the position is the same after move 1, after move 3, and after move 5, so why does the game last until move 6 is done? Did it not get claimed as a draw by either player? [fen &...
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What is the Bongcloud opening?

I have heard the Bongcloud opening mentioned on, but I have never heard of that. Is this a real opening, and if so, what is it?
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