It's not just the moves that matter, in coffee-house chess it's how you make the moves. The object is always to disconcert, intimidate or infuriate the oppositiom
Some well-known moves noted by Norman Lessing (The World of Chess, Anthony Saidy and Norman Lessing, 1974) include:
'The Hammer' - the piece is lifted high in the air and brought down on the square with great force, designed to terrify the opponent; it is exceeded only by;
'The Sledgehammer', used only in dead lost positions: the piece is slammed down so violently that the other pieces are sent flying, foiling all efforts to reconstruct the game.
The answer to 'The Hammer' is 'La Deli- catesse' - finger outstretched in the air, the piece is not lifted at all but delicately slid into its new square, just so.
In 'The Screw', designed to give an air of solidity and Dermanenee the piece is screwed firmly down into the square as if it will never be shifted (favoured, so it is said, by formere World Champion Vassily Smyslov).