Chess openings are akin to the initial strokes on a canvas, setting the stage for intricate struggles that unfold as the game progresses. Each system beckons players to embrace their strengths and craft their unique take on the board. In this exploration of various chess opening systems, we journey through a collection of strategic approaches […]
The opening stage sets the foundation for a game of chess. A solid understanding of opening ideas and knowledge is crucial for making the best moves in chess. Many players want to know what is the best move in chess opening. This article explores the 15 Best chess openings that every player should be familiar […]
Queen’s Indian Defense is named because the queen’s bishop is developed with a queenside fianchetto. The opening was first played by Nimzowitsch in 1914 and it started to gain popularity in the next decade when it was adopted by top leading players of the time like Alekhine, Capablanca, and Bogoljubow.
Have you ever felt outsmarted in your chess game? Don’t sweat it; we’ve all been there. Welcome to the exciting world of chess opening traps and tricks! This article aims to equip you with some of the best chess tricks and easy chess traps that will have your opponent biting the bait in no time. […]
Bishop’s opening (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4) is one of the oldest known starting lines. Luis Ramirez Lucena first mentioned it in a manuscript. Philidor thoroughly examined the Bishop’s Opening, which gained popularity. Philidor preferred 2.Bc4 over 2.Nf3 because it allowed the pawn thrust f2-f4 to gain a spatial advantage and fight for the center with pawns. […]
How to win with white pieces? In chess, the right to start first gives White more possibilities for grabbing space, developing pieces, and seizing the initiative. But overall, Black is successful at equalizing the chances in the opening. That leads to the question: how should you approach the game to win more often with White […]
The Slav Defense was a perennial sight on the chessboards of masters in the early 20th century. This an astute reply to White’s Queen’s Gambit, whose sole creation was based on solving the problems inherent to the Queen’s Gambit Declined. It is a solid defense and is played from the beginner to the World Championship […]
Queen’s Gambit Accepted (QGA) can be categorized under the postmodern category of openings. This is because it is a mixture of classical and hypermodern opening ideas. Generally, in classical openings, the opening is played out in such a way that there are no major weaknesses created, whereas in Hypermodern openings you give up the center […]
Practical chess has a time limit. You can only make a certain number of moves with high think time. It’s a well-known fact that the number of possibilities in a game increase exponentially as the number of moves increases. Therefore, it makes sense to study the initial part of the game and try to prepare […]
Looking for a dynamic opening for White, full of sacrifices and aggressive play? Look no further. IM Zaur Tekeyev recommends the Modern Vienna Game.