Chess Type and Common Openings

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Common and Popular Openings

The best way to learn the openings is to visualise or play the moves on the chess board like you do in a real game. I guess you know that ?

Open Chess Games (Eco Code C)

A lot of these chess games feature open files, ranks, or diagonals.

People who enjoy Attacking early are often drawn by open games.

1

Alapin’s Opening

1.e4 e5 2.Ne2


2

Bishop’s Opening

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4


3

Damiano Defence

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6


4

Danish Gambit Accepted

1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 cxb2 5.Bxb2


5

Evans Gambit

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4


6

Ponziani Opening

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3


7

Falkbeer Counter-Gambit

1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5


8

Four Knights Game

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6


9

Italian Game: Evans Gambit

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5


10

Göring Gambit

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.c3


11

Latvian Gambit

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5


12

Hungarian Defence

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Be7


13

King’s Gambit

1.e4 e5 2.f4


14

Russian Game

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6


15

Philidor Defence

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6


16

Elephant Gambit

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5


17

Ruy López

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5


18

Scandinavian Defence

1.e4 d5


19

Scotch Gambit

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4


20

Scotch Game

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4


21

Three Knights Opening

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3


22

Two Knights Defence

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6


23

Vienna Game: Philidor Counter-Gambit

1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.d4 f5


24

Alekhine’s Defence

1.e4 Nf6


25

Caro-Kann Defence

1.e4 c6


26

French Defence

1.e4 e6


27

Modern Defence

1.e4 g6


28

Nimzowitsch Defence

1.e4 Nc6


29

Owen Defence

1.e4 b6


30

Pirc Defence

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6


31

Sicilian Defence

1.e4 c5

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