Chess openings

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A chess opening means how you try to start a game of chess. Chess is a game where you need to have a proper plan, being able to adapt and overcome certain events that might take you off guard.

Once you join the rankings and try to climb the Chess ladder you will realize that your opponents normally won’t make the moves that you want for you to make your plan work perfectly.

Chess is a game of intuition, confidence, psychology and being able to perform under pressure. Here’s some of the most famous quotes from a few of the former Chess greats.

“Chess is war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.”
– Bobby Fischer 

“Those who say they understand chess, understand nothing.”
– Robert Hübner

“Play the opening like a book, the middlegame like a magician, and the endgame like a machine.”
– Rudolph Spielmann

On our website you can read more about some of the more common and popular openings:
Scholars mate
Giuoco Piano
Kings dutch defense
Queens gambit
Sicilian defense
French defense
Caro kann defense
Pirc defense
Scandinavian defense
Scotch game
Ruy Lopez opening (Spanish opening)

Catalan opening
Vienna opening
Slav Defense
Trompowsky Attack
Reti opening gambit
Kings indian defense
Old Benoni defense
King’s gambit