7 Devastating Opening Play

An opening is the first, most fundamental stage of the game. Opening play often decides how the game progresses into the middlegame and then into the endgame. Typically, slight opening inaccuracies and mistake don’t lead to instant defeat. However, when the mistake is serious enough and the opponent is strong a single opening mistake can finish the game. Today, we will explore 7 examples of how opening mistakes can lead to the devastating results.

1. How not to play the Sicilian

2. Castle early and often

3. Pin it and win it

4. Walking the King

5. Tactics win games

6. The Fischer’s method

7. Double knights trap

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Updated 08.09.2023