How many times do we lose a game or get a clearly worse position right out of the opening because we don’t know the secrets and hidden traps in it? As a beginner, it happens many times over the board and it seems like this the only way we had to learn them; the hard way, so to speak. Of course, this is always a difficult blow to digest; it’s a very bad feeling when we lose a game in only a few moves due to lack of theoretical knowledge or lack of awareness. Openings were a very tricky thing 20 years ago; now, thanks to the amount of information that is available to anyone, things are different. Not to mention that we now have a much better place to lose than in a tournament game – the online play.