There are any opening/variant named after any current top 10 GM's, still playing?
Hm. For the current top 10 there probably aren't to many, or the names are not really established yet.
There is a german chessbase DVD that calls the Ruy Lopez Cozio Defense with g6 "Aronian-Variation", because Levon Aronian briefly brought it back into fashion in 2009 with some new ideas. But I don't think the name has stuck very much, since you can just call it the Cozio Defense...
There are a good couple of lines named after Vladimir Kramnik (Kramnik-Shirov Attack in the English, Kramnik Variation in the Sicilian...), but he's retired now.
Cozio is Nge7 on move 3
it was to think that with all processing power and high level engines like stockfish or alpha 0, new lines or bigger branches appear in the last decade. Maybe they don't name after active players... i bet some time in future, at least caruana and magnus will have some lines named after.
The thing I hate about studying openings are the names. Unless you spend a copius amount of time studying it makes it hard to remember what you've variations you've studied.
i don't think so. when you play, usually you play the same opening, say d4. if you play d4 you know what are the KID, the slav, the semi-slav, benoni, and so on. Say KID. You play kid you specialize in a couple variants, usually 1 or 2. you know them very well. the others, even you don't know the moves, you know the name of most, because you play them so much. When i say samisch, who plays kid knows that is the kid, but f3 insted of nf3. Of course, i don't play e4, i know what is a spanish opening, but i have no clue the variants names. but in my repertoire, i study and play them so much that i know most of them for sure.
@fonsecasf I'm a Ruy Lopez player, so I do study a few variations such as the Chigorin,Breyer,Marshall,exchange,Berlin and so on, but I know the more popular variations in more detail,as I know they're gonna come up more. It's not often when someone plays 3 Nge7, so I don't study it that much.
@pn2206 that's it! even i know the exchange, the marshall (recognize), the berlin (recognize). The breyer is Be7?
The provocative variation in the Rossolimo defence (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 h5!?) is aptly named the Carlsen opening due to the fact that Magnus first employed it against Liren Ding in an online tournament a few weeks ago. Ironically, you can also get the Carlsen opening from the white's side, as Magnus showed against GM Peter Svidler in another online blitz tournament: 1.c3!? e5 2.c4! etc.)
@volitionwill didn't knew that! bb5 is the anti-scilian isn't it? the h5 is for what? seems like an alpha 0 move...