Common Grand Master Openings

Openings arranged by Eco Code: Click on Name to read about the Player and Eco Code to see about the Opening

Eco Code A

Irregular Openings

Mikhail Botvinnik A10 English Opening: Anglo-Dutch Variation, Chabanon Gambit 1.c4 f5 2.Nf3 d6 3.e4
Vasily Smyslov A10 English Opening: Anglo-Dutch Variation, Ferenc Gambit 1.c4 f5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.e4
Tigran Petrosian A10 English Opening: Anglo-Dutch Variation, Ferenc Gambit 1.c4 f5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.e4
Mikhail Botvinnik A13 English Opening: Agincourt Defence, Catalan Defence Semi-Slav Defence 1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 c6
Vasily Smyslov A13 English Opening: Agincourt Defence, King’s Knight 1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5
Mikhail Tal A13 English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defence, Queen’s Indian Formation 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 b6 4.Bg2 Bb7
Tigran Petrosian A13 English Opening: Agincourt Defence, Catalan Defence Accepted 1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 dxc4
Vladimir Kramnik A13 English Opening: Agincourt Defence, Catalan Defence Accepted 1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 dxc4
Mikhail Botvinnik A14 English Opening: Agincourt Defence, Neo Catalan Declined 1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 Be7 5.O-O
Vasily Smyslov A14 English Opening: Agincourt Defence, Catalan Defence 1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.g3 b6 4.Bg2 Bb7 5.O-O
Mikhail Tal A14 English Opening: Agincourt Defence, Catalan Defence 1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.g3 b6 4.Bg2 Bb7 5.O-O
Tigran Petrosian A14 English Opening: Agincourt Defence, Keres Defence 1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 Be7 5.O-O c5 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.Nc3 Nc6
Vladimir Kramnik A14 English Opening: Agincourt Defence, Tarrasch Defence 1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 c5 5.b3 Nc6 6.O-O Be7
Mikhail Botvinnik A15 English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defence, King’s Indian Formation 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6
Vasily Smyslov A15 English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defence, King’s Indian Formation 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6
Mikhail Tal A15 English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defence, King’s Indian Formation 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6
Tigran Petrosian A15 English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defence, King’s Indian Formation Double Fianchetto 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 b6 4.Bg2 Bb7
Vladimir Kramnik A15 English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defence, King’s Indian Formation 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6
Mikhail Botvinnik A16 English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defence, Anglo-Gruenfeld Variation 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.cxd5 Nxd5 4.g3 g6 5.Bg2 Nxc3
Mikhail Tal A16 English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defence, Anglo-Gruenfeld Variation 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.cxd5 Nxd5 4.g3 g6 5.Bg2 Nb6
Tigran Petrosian A16 English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defence, Anglo-Gruenfeld Variation 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.cxd5 Nxd5 4.g3 g6 5.Bg2 Nxc3
Vladimir Kramnik A16 English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defence, Anglo-Gruenfeld Variation 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.cxd5 Nxd5 4.g3 g6 5.Bg2 Nxc3
Vasily Smyslov A17 English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defence, Queens Indian Formation 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.Nf3 b6
Mikhail Tal A17 English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defence, Anti-Anti-Gruenfeld 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.e4
Vladimir Kramnik A17 English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defence, Nimzo-English Opening 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4
Alexander Alekhine A40 Queen Pawn Game: Queen Fianchetto 1.d4 b6
Tigran Petrosian A40 Queen Pawn Game: Queen Fianchetto 1.d4 b6
Johannes Zukertort A46 Torre Attack: Classical Defence 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bg5
Alexander Alekhine A46 Indian Game: Polish Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 b5
Tigran Petrosian A46 Torre Attack: Classical Defence, Petrosian Gambit 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bg5 c5 4.e3 b6 5.d5

Eco Code B

Semi-Open Games other than the French Defence

Mikhail Tal B10 Caro-Kann Defence: Breyer Variation, Stein Attack 1.e4 c6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 g6 4.g3 Bg7 5.Bg2 e5 6.Ngf3 Ne7 7.O-O O-O 8.b4
Bobby Fischer B10 Caro-Kann Defence 1.e4 c6
Mikhail Tal B12 Caro-Kann Defence: Mieses Attack, Landau Gambit 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Bd3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 6.e6
Boris Spassky B12 Caro-Kann Defence: Advance Variation, Tal Variation 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.h4
Viswanathan Anand B12 Caro-Kann Defence: Goldman Variation 1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Qf3
Mikhail Tal B14 Caro-Kann Defence: Panov Attack, Fianchetto Defence 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6
Boris Spassky B14 Caro-Kann Defence: Panov Attack 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6
Bobby Fischer B14 Caro-Kann Defence: Panov Attack 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6
Viswanathan Anand B14 Caro-Kann Defence: Panov Attack 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6
Mikhail Tal B17 Caro-Kann Defence: Karpov Variation 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7
Boris Spassky B17 Caro-Kann Defence: Karpov Variation, Smyslov Variation 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Bc4 Ngf6 6.Ng5 e6 7.Qe2 Nb6
Bobby Fischer B17 Caro-Kann Defence: Karpov Variation 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7
Viswanathan Anand B17 Caro-Kann Defence: Karpov Variation, Modern Main Line 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Ng5 Ngf6 6.Bd3 e6 7.N1f3 Bd6 8.Qe2 h6 9.Ne4 Nxe4 10.Qxe4
Mikhail Tal B18 Caro-Kann Defence: Classical Variation, Main lines 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4
Boris Spassky B18 Caro-Kann Defence: Classical Variation, Main lines 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4
Bobby Fischer B18 Caro-Kann Defence: Classical Variation, Main lines 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4
Viswanathan Anand B18 Caro-Kann Defence: Classical Variation, Main lines 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4
Boris Spassky B19 Caro-Kann Defence: Classical, Spassky Variation 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Nf3 Nd7 8.h5
Viswanathan Anand B19 Caro-Kann Defence: Classical, Spassky Variation 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Nf3 Nd7 8.h5
Adolf Anderssen B20 Sicilian Defence 1.e4 c5
Paul Morphy B20 Sicilian Defence 1.e4 c5
Alexander Alekhine B20 Sicilian Defence: Lasker-Dunne Attack 1.e4 c5 2.g3
Boris Spassky B20 Sicilian Defence: Amazon Attack 1.e4 c5 2.Qg4
Adolf Anderssen B21 Sicilian Defence: Smith-Morra Gambit, Accepted Classical Formation 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 d6 6.Bc4 a6 7.O-O Nf6
Paul Morphy B21 Sicilian Defence: Smith-Morra Gambit, Accepted Classical Formation 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 d6 6.Bc4 a6 7.O-O Nf6
Johannes Zukertort B23 Sicilian Defence: Closed Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3
Vasily Smyslov B23 Sicilian Defence: Marshall Gambit 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 e6 3.d4 d5
Boris Spassky B23 Sicilian Defence: Closed Variation, Korchnoi Defence 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 e6 3.g3 d5
Vasily Smyslov B24 Sicilian Defence: Closed, Smyslov Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.d3 e6 6.Be3 Nd4 7.Nce2
Boris Spassky B24 Sicilian Defence: Closed, Smyslov Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.d3 e6 6.Be3 Nd4 7.Nce2
Anatoly Karpov B24 Sicilian Defence: Closed, Smyslov Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.d3 e6 6.Be3 Nd4 7.Nce2
Garry Kasparov B30 Sicilian Defence: Closed Sicilian, Anti-Sveshnikov Variation Kharlov-Kramnik Line 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 e5 4.Bc4 d6 5.d3 Be7 6.Nd2 Bg5
Vladimir Kramnik B30 Sicilian Defence: Closed Sicilian, Anti-Sveshnikov Variation Kharlov-Kramnik Line 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 e5 4.Bc4 d6 5.d3 Be7 6.Nd2 Bg5
Viswanathan Anand B30 Sicilian Defence: Closed Sicilian, Anti-Sveshnikov Variation Kharlov-Kramnik Line 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 e5 4.Bc4 d6 5.d3 Be7 6.Nd2 Bg5
Magnus Carlsen B30 Sicilian Defence: Closed Sicilian, Anti-Sveshnikov Variation Kharlov-Kramnik Line 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 e5 4.Bc4 d6 5.d3 Be7 6.Nd2 Bg5
Adolf Anderssen B32 Sicilian Defence: Old Sicilian, Open 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4
Emanuel Lasker B32 Sicilian Defence: Old Sicilian, Open 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4
Mikhail Tal B32 Sicilian Defence: Flohr Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Qc7
Bobby Fischer B32 Sicilian Defence: Old Sicilian, Open 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4
Viswanathan Anand B32 Sicilian Defence: Old Sicilian, Open 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4
Garry Kasparov B33 Sicilian Defence: Lasker-Pelikan Variation, Schlechter Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Nb3
Vladimir Kramnik B33 Sicilian Defence: Lasker-Pelikan Variation, Bird Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 Be6
Viswanathan Anand B33 Sicilian Defence: Lasker-Pelikan Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5
Paul Morphy B40 Sicilian Defence: French Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6
Johannes Zukertort B40 Sicilian Defence: French Variation, Open 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4
Emanuel Lasker B40 Sicilian Defence: Smith-Morra Gambit Deferred 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.c3
Alexander Alekhine B40 Sicilian Defence: Smith-Morra Gambit Deferred 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.c3
Vasily Smyslov B40 Sicilian Defence: French Variation, Normal 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6
Mikhail Tal B40 Sicilian Defence: French Variation, Normal 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6
Garry Kasparov B40 Sicilian Defence: French Variation, Normal 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6
Magnus Carlsen B40 Sicilian Defence: French Variation, Open 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4
Boris Spassky B42 Sicilian Defence: Kan, Gipslis Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Nf6 6.O-O d6 7.c4 g6
Viswanathan Anand B42 Sicilian Defence: Kan Variation, Modern Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3
Adolf Anderssen B43 Sicilian Defence: Kan Variation, Knight Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Nc3
Johannes Zukertort B43 Sicilian Defence: Kan Variation, Wing Attack 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Nc3 b5
Mikhail Tal B43 Sicilian Defence: Kan Variation, Knight Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Nc3
Magnus Carlsen B43 Sicilian Defence: Kan Variation, Wing Attack 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Nc3 b5
Paul Morphy B44 Sicilian Defence: Paulsen Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6
Alexander Alekhine B44 Sicilian Defence: Paulsen Variation, Gary Gambit 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nb5 d6 6.c4 Nf6 7.N1c3 a6 8.Na3 d5
Bobby Fischer B44 Sicilian Defence: Paulsen Variation, Gary Gambit 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nb5 d6 6.c4 Nf6 7.N1c3 a6 8.Na3 d5
Anatoly Karpov B44 Sicilian Defence: Paulsen Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6
Adolf Anderssen B45 Sicilian Defence: Four Knights Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6
Johannes Zukertort B45 Sicilian Defence: Four Knights Variation, Exchange Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Nxc6
Emanuel Lasker B45 Sicilian Defence: Four Knights Variation, Cobra Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Ndb5 Bc5
Johannes Zukertort B46 Sicilian Defence: Paulsen Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 a6
Mikhail Tal B46 Sicilian Defence: Paulsen Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 a6
Magnus Carlsen B46 Sicilian Defence: Paulsen Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 a6
Emanuel Lasker B58 Sicilian Defence: Classical Variation, Dragon Transfer 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Be2 Nxd4 7.Qxd4 g6
Vasily Smyslov B58 Sicilian Defence: Classical Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Be2
Vladimir Kramnik B58 Sicilian Defence: Classical Variation, Dragon Transfer 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Be2 Nxd4 7.Qxd4 g6
Bobby Fischer B90 Sicilian Defence: Najdorf Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6
Vladimir Kramnik B90 Sicilian Defence: Najdorf, Lipnitzky Attack 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4
Viswanathan Anand B90 Sicilian Defence: Najdorf Variation, English Attack 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3
Viswanathan Anand B90 Sicilian Defence: Najdorf Variation, Adams Attack 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.h3
Magnus Carlsen B90 Sicilian Defence: Najdorf Variation, Adams Attack 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.h3
Vasily Smyslov B92 Sicilian Defence: Najdorf Variation, Opocensky Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2
Anatoly Karpov B92 Sicilian Defence: Najdorf Variation, Opocensky Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2
Viswanathan Anand B92 Sicilian Defence: Najdorf Variation, Opocensky Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2

Eco Code C

Open Games and the French Defence

Wilhelm Steinitz C00 French Defence: Steiner Variation 1.e4 e6 2.c4
Johannes Zukertort C00 French Defence: Wing Gambit 1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e5 c5 4.b4
Emanuel Lasker C00 French Defence: Two Knights Variation 1.e4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3
Jose Raul Capablanca C00 French Defence: Queen’s Knight 1.e4 e6 2.Nc3
Magnus Carlsen C00 French Defence: Steiner Variation 1.e4 e6 2.c4
Adolf Anderssen C01 French Defence: Exchange Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5
Wilhelm Steinitz C01 French Defence: Morphy Gambit 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nh3
Johannes Zukertort C01 French Defence: Winawer Variation, Delayed Exchange Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.exd5
Emanuel Lasker C01 French Defence: Morphy Gambit 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nh3
Jose Raul Capablanca C01 French Defence: Morphy Gambit 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nh3
Alexander Alekhine C01 French Defence: Exchange Variation, Svenonius Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.B
Wilhelm Steinitz C02 French Defence: Advance, Steinitz Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.dxc5
Max Euwe C02 French Defence: Advance Variation, Main Line 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.a3
Magnus Carlsen C02 French Defence: Advance, Steinitz Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.dxc5
Alexander Alekhine C07 French Defence: Tarrasch Variation, Open System 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5
Max Euwe C07 French Defence: Tarrasch Variation, Open System Suechting Line 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.c3
Mikhail Tal C07 French Defence: Tarrasch Variation, Open System 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5
Adolf Anderssen C10 French Defence: Normal Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3
Wilhelm Steinitz C10 French Defence: Rubinstein Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4
Emanuel Lasker C10 French Defence: Rubinstein Variation, Capablanca Line 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6 7.Ne5
Viswanathan Anand C10 French Defence: Rubinstein Variation, Kasparov Attack 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6 7.c3
Magnus Carlsen C10 French Defence: Rubinstein Variation, Kasparov Attack 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6 7.c3
Adolf Anderssen C11 French Defence: Classical Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6
Wilhelm Steinitz C11 French Defence: Steinitz, Brodsky-Jones Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.dxc5 Nc6 7.a3 Bxc5 8.Qg4 O-O 9.Nf3 f6
Johannes Zukertort C11 French Defence: Steinitz Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3
Emanuel Lasker C11 French Defence: Classical Variation, Burn Variation Main Line 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Be7 6.Bxf6 Bxf6 7.Nf3 O-O
Jose Raul Capablanca C11 French Defence: Steinitz Variation, Bradford Attack Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.dxc5 Bxc5 7.Qg4
Alexander Alekhine C11 French Defence: Classical Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6
Max Euwe C11 French Defence: Classical Variation, Burn Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 dxe4
Boris Spassky C11 French Defence: Classical Variation, Burn Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 dxe4
Bobby Fischer C11 French Defence: Classical Variation, Steinitz Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5
Viswanathan Anand C11 French Defence: Classical Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6
Magnus Carlsen C11 French Defence: Classical Variation, Burn Variation Main Line 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Be7 6.Bxf6 Bxf6 7.Nf3 O-O
Wilhelm Steinitz C12 French Defence: MacCutcheon Variation, Bernstein Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.e5 h6 6.Bh4
Emanuel Lasker C12 French Defence: MacCutcheon Variation, Lasker Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.e5 h6 6.Bd2 Bxc3
Jose Raul Capablanca C12 French Defence: MacCutcheon Variation, Lasker Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.e5 h6 6.Bd2 Bxc3
Max Euwe C12 French Defence: MacCutcheon, Advance Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.e5
Viswanathan Anand C12 French Defence: MacCutcheon Variation, Chigorin Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.e5 h6 6.exf6
Adolf Anderssen C13 French Defence: Classical Variation, Normal Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7
Wilhelm Steinitz C13 French Defence: Classical Variation, Normal Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7
Emanuel Lasker C13 French Defence: Classical Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.Bxe7 Qxe7
Alexander Alekhine C13 French Defence: Alekhine-Chatard Attack, Spielmann Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.h4 O-O
Max Euwe C13 French Defence: Classical Variation, Normal Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7
Adolf Anderssen C14 French Defence: Classical Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.Bxe7 Qxe7
Johannes Zukertort C14 French Defence: Classical Variation, Steinitz Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.Bxe7 Qxe7 7.f4
Emanuel Lasker C14 French Defence: Classical Variation, Steinitz Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.Bxe7 Qxe7 7.f4
Jose Raul Capablanca C14 French Defence: Classical Variation, Pollock Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.Bxe7 Qxe7 7.Qg4
Johannes Zukertort C15 French Defence: Winawer Variation, Alekhine Gambit Accepted 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nge2 dxe4 5.a3 Bxc3+
Alexander Alekhine C15 French Defence: Winawer, Alekhine Gambit, Alatortsev Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nge2 dxe4 5.a3 Be7 6.Nxe4 Nf6 7.N2g3 O-O 8.Be2 Nc6
Bobby Fischer C15 French Defence: Winawer, Alekhine Gambit, Alatortsev Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nge2 dxe4 5.a3 Be7 6.Nxe4 Nf6 7.N2g3 O-O 8.Be2 Nc6
Mikhail Tal C16 French Defence: Winawer Variation, Advance Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5
Boris Spassky C16 French Defence: Winawer Variation, Petrosian Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 Qd7
Bobby Fischer C16 French Defence: Winawer Variation, Petrosian Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 Qd7
Boris Spassky C17 French Defence: Winawer Variation, Advance Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 cxd4 6.axb4 dxc3 7.Nf3
Bobby Fischer C17 French Defence: Winawer Variation, Advance Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 cxd4 6.axb4 dxc3 7.Nf3
Mikhail Tal C18 French Defence: Winawer Variation, Advance Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3
Boris Spassky C18 French Defence: Winawer Variation, Advance Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7
Bobby Fischer C18 French Defence: Winawer Variation, Classical Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Qc7
Viswanathan Anand C18 French Defence: Winawer Variation, Classical Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Qc7
Boris Spassky C19 French Defence: Winawer Variation, Advance Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.a4
Bobby Fischer C19 French Defence: Winawer Variation, Positional Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Nf3
Viswanathan Anand C19 French Defence: Winawer Variation, Advance Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.a4
Wilhelm Steinitz C25 Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit, Steinitz Gambit Paulsen Defence 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 exf4 4.d4 Qh4+ 5.Ke2 d6
Johannes Zukertort C25 Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit, Steinitz Gambit Knight Variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 exf4 4.Nf3
Wilhelm Steinitz C26 Vienna Game: Mieses Variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3
Johannes Zukertort C26 Vienna Game: Stanley Variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4
Wilhelm Steinitz C28 Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit, Steinitz Gambit Main Line 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 exf4 4.d4 Qh4+ 5.Ke2
Johannes Zukertort C28 Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit, Steinitz Gambit Main Line 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 exf4 4.d4 Qh4+ 5.Ke2
Wilhelm Steinitz C29 Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit, Steinitz Variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d5 4.d3
Johannes Zukertort C29 Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit, Steinitz Variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d5 4.d3
Paul Morphy C30 King’s Gambit Declined: Classical Variation 1.e4 e5 2.f4 Bc5
Wilhelm Steinitz C30 King’s Gambit Declined: Classical Variation 1.e4 e5 2.f4 Bc5
Emanuel Lasker C30 King’s Gambit Declined: Classical Variation 1.e4 e5 2.f4 Bc5
Paul Morphy C31 King’s Gambit: Falkbeer Counter-Gambit, Anderssen Attack 1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 e4 4.Bb5+
Wilhelm Steinitz C31 King’s Gambit: Falkbeer Counter-Gambit, Anderssen Attack 1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 e4 4.Bb5+
Emanuel Lasker C31 King’s Gambit: Falkbeer Counter-Gambit, Anderssen Attack 1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 e4 4.Bb5+
Adolf Anderssen C33 King’s Gambit Accepted 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4
Paul Morphy C33 King’s Gambit Accepted 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4
Wilhelm Steinitz C33 King’s Gambit Accepted 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4
Emanuel Lasker C33 King’s Gambit Accepted 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4
Paul Morphy C35 King’s Gambit: Accepted, Cunningham Defence 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7
Wilhelm Steinitz C35 King’s Gambit: Accepted, Cunningham Defence 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7
Emanuel Lasker C35 King’s Gambit: Accepted, Cunningham Defence 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7
Howard Staunton C37 King’s Gambit: Accepted, Lolli Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.Bxf7+
Adolf Anderssen C37 King’s Gambit: Accepted, King’s Knight Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4
Paul Morphy C37 King’s Gambit: Accepted, King’s Knight Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4
Wilhelm Steinitz C37 King’s Gambit: Accepted, King’s Knight Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4
Emanuel Lasker C37 King’s Gambit: Accepted, King’s Knight Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4
Howard Staunton C38 King’s Gambit: Accepted, Traditional Variation 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 Bg7
Adolf Anderssen C38 King’s Gambit: Accepted, Traditional Variation 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 Bg7
Paul Morphy C38 King’s Gambit: Accepted, Traditional Variation 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 Bg7
Wilhelm Steinitz C38 King’s Gambit: Accepted, Traditional Variation 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 Bg7
Emanuel Lasker C38 King’s Gambit: Accepted, Traditional Variation 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 Bg7
Adolf Anderssen C39 King’s Gambit: Accepted, Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Defence 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.h4 g4 5.Ne5 Nf6 6.Bc4 d5 7.exd5 Bd6
Paul Morphy C39 King’s Gambit: Accepted, Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Defence 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.h4 g4 5.Ne5 Nf6 6.Bc4 d5 7.exd5 Bd6
Wilhelm Steinitz C39 King’s Gambit: Accepted, Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Defence 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.h4 g4 5.Ne5 Nf6 6.Bc4 d5 7.exd5 Bd6
Emanuel Lasker C39 King’s Gambit: Accepted, Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Defence 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.h4 g4 5.Ne5 Nf6 6.Bc4 d5 7.exd5 Bd6
Howard Staunton C40 King Pawn Game: Busch-Gass Gambit, Chiodini Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Bc5 3.Nxe5 Nc6
Paul Morphy C40 King Pawn Game: Busch-Gass Gambit, Chiodini Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Bc5 3.Nxe5 Nc6
Howard Staunton C44 King Pawn Game: Dresden Opening 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c4
Paul Morphy C44 King Pawn Game: Tayler Opening, Basman Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Be2 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.e5
Howard Staunton C51 Italian Game: Evans Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4
Adolf Anderssen C51 Italian Game: Evans Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4
Paul Morphy C51 Italian Game: Evans Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4
Wilhelm Steinitz C51 Italian Game: Evans Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4
Johannes Zukertort C51 Italian Game: Evans Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4
Howard Staunton C52 Italian Game: Evans Gambit, Main Line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5
Adolf Anderssen C52 Italian Game: Evans Gambit, Main Line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5
Paul Morphy C52 Italian Game: Evans Gambit, Main Line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5
Wilhelm Steinitz C52 Italian Game: Evans Gambit, Main Line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5
Johannes Zukertort C52 Italian Game: Evans Gambit, Main Line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5
Emanuel Lasker C62 Ruy Lopez: Steinitz Defence, Nimzowitsch Attack 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.d4 Bd7 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.Bxc6
Jose Raul Capablanca C62 Ruy Lopez: Steinitz Defence, Center Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.d4 exd4 5.O-O
Alexander Alekhine C62 Ruy Lopez: Steinitz Defence, Center Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.d4 exd4 5.O-O
Max Euwe C62 Ruy Lopez: Steinitz Defence, Center Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.d4 exd4 5.O-O
Johannes Zukertort C64 Ruy Lopez: Classical Variation, Zukertort Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bc5 4.O-O Nf6 5.c3
Emanuel Lasker C64 Ruy Lopez: Classical Variation, Zukertort Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bc5 4.O-O Nf6 5.c3
Howard Staunton C65 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: Mortimer trap 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 Ne7 5.Nxe5 c6
Adolf Anderssen C65 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence, Anderssen Variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.Bxc6+
Johannes Zukertort C65 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence, Anderssen Variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.Bxc6+
Magnus Carlsen C65 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence, Anderssen Variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.Bxc6+
Emanuel Lasker C66 Ruy Lopez: Closed Berlin Defence: Chigorin Variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O d6 5.d4 Nd7
Jose Raul Capablanca C66 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence, Improved Steinitz Defence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O d6
Johannes Zukertort C67 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence, Zukertort Variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Nxe4 5.d4 Be7 6.Qe2 Nd6 7.Bxc6 bxc6 8.dxe5 Nb7 9.c4
Emanuel Lasker C67 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence, Rio de Janeiro Variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Nxe4 5.d4 Be7
Jose Raul Capablanca C67 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence, Berlin Wall J, Rogers Line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Nc3 Bd7
Boris Spassky C67 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence, Rio de Janeiro Variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Nxe4 5.d4 Be7
Garry Kasparov C67 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence, Berlin Wall J, Rogers Line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Nc3 Bd7
Viswanathan Anand C67 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence, Berlin Wall J, Rogers Line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Nc3 Bd7
Magnus Carlsen C67 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence, Pillsbury Variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Nxe4 5.d4 Be7 6.Qe2 Nd6 7.Bxc6 bxc6 8.dxe5 Nb7 9.b3
Emanuel Lasker C68 Ruy Lopez: Exchange Variation, King’s Bishop Variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.O-O Bd6
Alexander Alekhine C68 Ruy Lopez: Exchange Variation, Alekhine Variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.d4 exd4 6.Qxd4 Qxd4 7.Nxd4 Bd6
Adolf Anderssen C70 Ruy Lopez: Morphy Defence, Alapin’s Defence Deferred 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Bb4
Johannes Zukertort C70 Ruy Lopez: Morphy Defence, Classical Defence Deferred 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Bc5
Howard Staunton C77 Ruy Lopez: Morphy Defence, Duras Variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3 d6 6.c4
Adolf Anderssen C77 Ruy Lopez: Morphy Defence, Anderssen Variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3
Johannes Zukertort C77 Ruy Lopez: Morphy Defence, Anderssen Variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3
Alexander Alekhine C77 Ruy Lopez: Morphy Defence, Anderssen Variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3
Vasily Smyslov C77 Ruy Lopez: Morphy Defence, Anderssen Variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3
Boris Spassky C77 Ruy Lopez: Morphy Defence, Anderssen Variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3
Viswanathan Anand C78 Ruy Lopez: Morphy Defence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O b5 6.Bb3 d6
Magnus Carlsen C78 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Morphy Attack 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Nc3
Anatoly Karpov C80 Ruy Lopez: Open Variations, Main Lines 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6
Garry Kasparov C80 Ruy Lopez: Morphy Defence, Tartakower Variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.Qe2
Jose Raul Capablanca C83 Ruy Lopez: Open Variations, Classical Defence Main Line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Be7 10.Re1
Alexander Alekhine C83 Ruy Lopez: Open Variations, Classical Defence Main Line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Be7 10.Re1
Max Euwe C83 Ruy Lopez: Open Variations, Classical Defence Main Line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Be7 10.Re1
Mikhail Tal C84 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Center Attack 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.d4
Anatoly Karpov C84 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Center Attack 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.d4
Garry Kasparov C84 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Center Attack 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.d4
Viswanathan Anand C84 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Center Attack 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.d4
Magnus Carlsen C84 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Center Attack 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.d4
Alexander Alekhine C86 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Worrall Attack Caslting line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Qe2 b5 7.Bb3 O-O
Max Euwe C86 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Worrall Attack Caslting line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Qe2 b5 7.Bb3 O-O
Jose Raul Capablanca C88 Ruy Lopez: Closed 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3
Viswanathan Anand C88 Ruy Lopez: Closed 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3
Viswanathan Anand C88 Ruy Lopez: Closed, 7…O-O 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O
Magnus Carlsen C88 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Rosen Attack 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.d4
Bobby Fischer C89 Ruy Lopez: Marshall Attack, Original Marshall Attack 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 Nf6
Viswanathan Anand C89 Ruy Lopez: Marshall Attack, Main Line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.d4
Viswanathan Anand C89 Ruy Lopez: Marshall Attack, Modern Main Line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.d4 Bd6 13.Re1 Qh4 14.g3 Qh3
Vasily Smyslov C92 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3
Mikhail Tal C92 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3
Boris Spassky C92 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3
Boris Spassky C92 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3
Bobby Fischer C92 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3
Bobby Fischer C92 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3
Anatoly Karpov C92 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3
Garry Kasparov C92 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3
Viswanathan Anand C92 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Keres Defence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3 a5
Mikhail Tal C93 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Smyslov Defence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3 p
Boris Spassky C93 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Smyslov Defence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3 p
Mikhail Tal C95 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Breyer Defence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Nb8 10.d4 Nbd7 11.Nbd2 Bb7 12.Bc2 c5
Boris Spassky C95 Ruy Lopez: Closed, Breyer, 10.d4 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Nb8 10.d4
Boris Spassky C95 Ruy Lopez: Morphy Defence, Breyer Defence Zaitsev Hybrid 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Nb8 10.d4 Nbd7
Bobby Fischer C95 Ruy Lopez: Morphy Defence, Breyer Defence Zaitsev Hybrid 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Nb8 10.d4 Nbd7
Bobby Fischer C95 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Breyer Defence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Nb8 10.d4 Nbd7 11.Nh4
Anatoly Karpov C95 Ruy Lopez: Morphy Defence, Breyer Defence Zaitsev Hybrid 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Nb8 10.d4 Nbd7
Viswanathan Anand C95 Ruy Lopez: Closed, Breyer, 10.d4 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Nb8 10.d4
Mikhail Tal C96 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Closed Defence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5
Boris Spassky C96 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Closed Defence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2
Vasily Smyslov C97 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Chigorin Defence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7
Bobby Fischer C97 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Chigorin Defence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7
Bobby Fischer C97 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Chigorin Defence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7
Garry Kasparov C97 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Chigorin Defence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7
Boris Spassky C98 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Chigorin Defence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7 12.Nbd2 Nc6
Bobby Fischer C98 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Chigorin Defence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7 12.Nbd2 Nc6
Bobby Fischer C98 Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Chigorin Defence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7 12.Nbd2 Nc6

Eco Code D

Closed Games and Semi-Closed Games

Johannes Zukertort D00 Queen Pawn Game: Steinitz Counter-Gambit 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 c5
Jose Raul Capablanca D00 Queen Pawn Game: Veresov Atack, Fianchetto Defence 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7
Alexander Alekhine D00 Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Bogoljubow Variation, Studier Attack 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 g6 6.Bc4 Bg7 7.O-O O-O 8.Qe1
Johannes Zukertort D02 Queen Pawn Game: Zukertort Variation 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3
Jose Raul Capablanca D02 Queen Pawn Game: Zukertort Variation 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3
Alexander Alekhine D02 London System: Poisoned Pawn Variation 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4 c5 4.e3 Qb6 5.Nc3
Tigran Petrosian D02 Queen Pawn Game: Chigorin Variation 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nc6
Johannes Zukertort D04 Queen Pawn Game: Colle System 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3
Jose Raul Capablanca D04 Queen Pawn Game: Colle System, Anti-Colle 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3 Bf5
Johannes Zukertort D05 Queen’s pawn game, Zukertort Variation 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3 e6 4.Nbd2 c5 5.b3
Jose Raul Capablanca D05 Colle System: Traditional Colle 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3 e6 4.Bd3 c5 5.c3
Tigran Petrosian D05 Colle System 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3 e6 4.Bd3
Mikhail Botvinnik D10 Slav Defence 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6
Garry Kasparov D10 Slav Defence: Exchange Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5
Magnus Carlsen D10 Slav Defence: Slav Gambit, Alekhine Attack 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 dxc4 4.e4
Mikhail Botvinnik D11 Slav Defence: Modern Line 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3
Garry Kasparov D11 Slav Defence: Bonet Gambit 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Bg5
Vladimir Kramnik D11 Slav Defence: Modern Line 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3
Magnus Carlsen D11 Slav Defence: Modern Line 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3
Vladimir Kramnik D12 Slav Defence: Exchange Variation, Schallopp Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bf5 5.cxd5 cxd5 6.Nc3
Magnus Carlsen D12 Slav Defence: Quiet Variation, Pin Defence 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bg4
Garry Kasparov D15 Slav Defence: Two Knights Attack 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4
Vladimir Kramnik D15 Slav Defence: Alekhine Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e3
Magnus Carlsen D15 Slav Defence: Alekhine Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e3
Garry Kasparov D17 Slav Defence: Czech Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5
Vladimir Kramnik D17 Slav Defence: Czech Variation, Carlsbad Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 Nbd7 7.Nxc4 Qc7 8.g3 e5
Magnus Carlsen D17 Slav Defence: Czech Variation, Carlsbad Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 Nbd7 7.Nxc4 Qc7 8.g3 e5
Mikhail Botvinnik D19 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Slav,Dutch Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.e3 e6 7.Bxc4 Bb4 8.O-O
Garry Kasparov D19 Slav Defence: Czech Variation, Classical System Main Line 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.e3 e6 7.Bxc4 Bb4 8.O-O O-O 9.Qe2
Vladimir Kramnik D19 Slav Defence: Czech Variation, Classical System Main Line 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.e3 e6 7.Bxc4 Bb4 8.O-O O-O 9.Qe2
Jose Raul Capablanca D30 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Capablanca Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.e3 c6 6.Nbd2
Alexander Alekhine D30 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Capablanca Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.e3 c6 6.Nbd2
Mikhail Botvinnik D30 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Capablanca Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.e3 c6 6.Nbd2
Tigran Petrosian D30 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Stonewall Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 c6 5.Nbd2 Ne4 6.Bd3 f5
Anatoly Karpov D30 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Capablanca Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.e3 c6 6.Nbd2
Garry Kasparov D30 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Capablanca Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.e3 c6 6.Nbd2
Vladimir Kramnik D30 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Capablanca Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.e3 c6 6.Nbd2
Jose Raul Capablanca D31 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Queen’s Knight Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3
Alexander Alekhine D31 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Queen’s Knight Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3
Mikhail Botvinnik D31 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Queen’s Knight Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3
Tigran Petrosian D31 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Charousek (Petrosian) Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Be7
Anatoly Karpov D31 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Semi-Slav, Abrahams Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 dxc4 5.a4 Bb4 6.e3 b5 7.Bd2 a5
Garry Kasparov D31 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Charousek (Petrosian) Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Be7
Vladimir Kramnik D31 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Queen’s Knight Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3
Alexander Alekhine D35 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation, Positional Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 c6
Mikhail Botvinnik D35 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Normal Defence 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6
Tigran Petrosian D35 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Normal Defence 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6
Anatoly Karpov D35 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation, Positional Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 c6
Garry Kasparov D35 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation, Positional Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 c6
Jose Raul Capablanca D37 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack, Main Line Old Main Line 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.Bf4 O-O 6.e3 c5 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.Qc2 Nc6 9.a3 Qa5 10.Rd1
Alexander Alekhine D37 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Three Knights Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3
Mikhail Botvinnik D37 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Three Knights Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3
Tigran Petrosian D37 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Three Knights Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3
Anatoly Karpov D37 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack, Main Line Old Main Line 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.Bf4 O-O 6.e3 c5 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.Qc2 Nc6 9.a3 Qa5 10.Rd1
Garry Kasparov D37 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack, Main Line 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.Bf4 O-O 6.e3 c5 7.dxc5 Bxc5
Vladimir Kramnik D37 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack, Main Line Old Main Line 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.Bf4 O-O 6.e3 c5 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.Qc2 Nc6 9.a3 Qa5 10.Rd1
Jose Raul Capablanca D38 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defence 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Bb4
Mikhail Botvinnik D38 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defence, Alekhine Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Bb4 5.Qa4
Tigran Petrosian D38 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defence, Alekhine Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Bb4 5.Qa4
Anatoly Karpov D38 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defence, Alekhine Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Bb4 5.Qa4
Garry Kasparov D38 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defence, Alekhine Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Bb4 5.Qa4
Vladimir Kramnik D38 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defence 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Bb4
Jose Raul Capablanca D51 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Capablanca anti-Cambridge Springs Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.e3 c6 6.a3
Alexander Alekhine D51 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Alekhine Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.Nf3 c6 6.e4
Jose Raul Capablanca D52 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Cambridge Springs Defence: Capablanca Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.e3 c6 6.Nf3 Qa5 7.Bxf6
Alexander Alekhine D52 Queen’s Gambit Declined 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.e3 c6 6.Nf3
Max Euwe D52 Queen’s Gambit Declined 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.e3 c6 6.Nf3
Jose Raul Capablanca D64 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defence, Rubinstein Attack 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 O-O 6.Nf3 Nbd7 7.Rc1 c6 8.Qc2 Ne4
Alexander Alekhine D64 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defence, Rubinstein Attack 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 O-O 6.Nf3 Nbd7 7.Rc1 c6 8.Qc2 a6
Alexander Alekhine D67 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defence, Alekhine Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 O-O 6.Nf3 Nbd7 7.Rc1 c6 8.Bd3 dxc4 9.Bxc4 Nd5 10.Bxe7 Qxe7 11.Ne4
Max Euwe D67 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defence, Capablanca System 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 O-O 6.Nf3 Nbd7 7.Rc1 c6 8.Bd3 dxc4 9.Bxc4 Nd5
Max Euwe D70 Gruenfeld Defence: Lutikov Variation, Murey Attack 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.f3 c5 6.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Na4
Vladimir Kramnik D70 Neo-Gruenfeld Defence 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 d5
Anatoly Karpov D85 Gruenfeld Defence: Exchange Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5
Vladimir Kramnik D85 Gruenfeld Defence: Exchange Variation, Modern Exchange Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3
Anatoly Karpov D87 Gruenfeld Defence: Exchange Variation, Spassky Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 O-O 8.Ne2 c5
Vladimir Kramnik D87 Gruenfeld Defence: Exchange Variation, Spassky Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 O-O 8.Ne2 c5

Eco Code E

Indian Defences

Tigran Petrosian E12 Queen’s Indian Defence: Petrosian Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.a3
Anatoly Karpov E12 Queen’s Indian Defence: Kasparov Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.Nc3
Garry Kasparov E12 Queen’s Indian Defence: Kasparov Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.Nc3
Tigran Petrosian E15 Queen’s Indian Defence: Fianchetto Traditional 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7
Anatoly Karpov E15 Queen’s Indian Defence: Fianchetto Variation, Nimzowitsch Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6
Garry Kasparov E15 Queen’s Indian Defence: Fianchetto Variation, Nimzowitsch Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6
Anatoly Karpov E16 Queen’s Indian Defence: Capablanca Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 Bb4+
Garry Kasparov E16 Queen’s Indian Defence: Capablanca Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 Bb4+
Tigran Petrosian E17 Queen’s Indian Defence: Classical Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 Be7 6.O-O
Anatoly Karpov E17 Queen’s Indian Defence: Classical Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 Be7 6.O-O
Garry Kasparov E17 Queen’s Indian Defence: Classical Variation, Polugayevsky Gambit 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.d5 exd5 8.Nh4
Tigran Petrosian E19 Queen’s Indian Defence: Classical Variation, Traditional Variation Main Line 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.Nc3 Ne4 8.Qc2 Nxc3 9.Qxc3
Anatoly Karpov E19 Queen’s Indian Defence: Classical Variation, Traditional Variation Main Line 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.Nc3 Ne4 8.Qc2 Nxc3 9.Qxc3
Garry Kasparov E20 Nimzo-Indian Defence: Mikenas Attack 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qd3
Magnus Carlsen E20 Nimzo-Indian Defence 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4
Boris Spassky E21 Nimzo-Indian Defence: Three Knights Variation, Korchnoi Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 c5 5.d5
Garry Kasparov E21 Nimzo-Indian Defence: Three Knights Variation, Korchnoi Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 c5 5.d5
Magnus Carlsen E21 Nimzo-Indian Defence: Three knights, Euwe Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 c5 5.d5 Ne4
Jose Raul Capablanca E22 Nimzo-Indian Defence: Spielmann Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qb3
Max Euwe E22 Nimzo-Indian Defence: Spielmann Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qb3
Max Euwe E32 Nimzo-Indian Defence: Classical Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2
Garry Kasparov E32 Nimzo-Indian Defence: Classical Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2
Magnus Carlsen E32 Nimzo-Indian Defence: Classical Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2
Jose Raul Capablanca E33 Nimzo-Indian Defence: Classical Variation, Zurich Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 Nc6
Max Euwe E33 Nimzo-Indian Defence: Classical Variation, Milner-Barry Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 Nc6 5.Nf3 d6
Jose Raul Capablanca E34 Nimzo-Indian Defence: Classical Variation, Noa Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5
Max Euwe E34 Nimzo-Indian Defence: Classical Variation, Noa Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5
Garry Kasparov E34 Nimzo-Indian Defence: Classical Variation, Belyavsky Gambit 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.cxd5 Qxd5 6.Nf3 Qf5 7.Qd1 e5
Jose Raul Capablanca E38 Nimzo-Indian Defence: Classical Variation, Berlin Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 c5
Max Euwe E38 Nimzo-Indian Defence: Classical Variation, Berlin Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 c5
Mikhail Botvinnik E40 Nimzo-Indian Defence: Normal Line 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3
Tigran Petrosian E40 Nimzo-Indian Defence: Normal Line 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3
Tigran Petrosian E46 Nimzo-Indian Defence: Normal Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 O-O
Boris Spassky E46 Nimzo-Indian Defence: Normal Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 O-O
Garry Kasparov E46 Nimzo-Indian Defence: Normal Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 O-O
Tigran Petrosian E54 Nimzo-Indian Defence: Panov Attack, Main Line 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 c5 5.Nf3 cxd4 6.exd4 d5
Magnus Carlsen E54 Nimzo-Indian Defence: Normal Variation, Gligoric System Smyslov Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3 d5 6.Bd3 c5 7.O-O dxc4 8.Bxc4 Qe7
Max Euwe E60 King’s Indian Defence: Normal Variation, King’s Knight Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3
Mikhail Botvinnik E60 King’s Indian Defence: Fianchetto Variation, Immediate Fianchetto 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3
Vasily Smyslov E60 Indian Game: Anti-Gruenfeld, Adorjan Gambit 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.d5 b5
Tigran Petrosian E60 King’s Indian Defence: Fianchetto Variation, Immediate Fianchetto 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3
Anatoly Karpov E60 King’s Indian Defence: Fianchetto Variation, Immediate Fianchetto 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3
Max Euwe E62 King’s Indian Defence: Fianchetto Variation, Larsen Defence 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Nf3 d6 5.g3 O-O 6.Bg2 c6 7.O-O Bf5
Mikhail Botvinnik E62 King’s Indian Defence: Fianchetto Variation, Delayed Fianchetto 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Nf3 d6 5.g3
Vasily Smyslov E62 King’s Indian Defence: Fianchetto Variation, Larsen Defence 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Nf3 d6 5.g3 O-O 6.Bg2 c6 7.O-O Bf5
Anatoly Karpov E62 King’s Indian Defence: Fianchetto Variation, Larsen Defence 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Nf3 d6 5.g3 O-O 6.Bg2 c6 7.O-O Bf5
Max Euwe E67 King’s Indian Defence: Fianchetto Variation, Classical Fianchetto 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Nf3 d6 5.g3 O-O 6.Bg2 Nbd7 7.O-O e5
Mikhail Botvinnik E67 King’s Indian Defence: Fianchetto Variation, Classical Fianchetto 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Nf3 d6 5.g3 O-O 6.Bg2 Nbd7 7.O-O e5
Tigran Petrosian E81 King’s Indian Defence: Saemisch Variation, Normal Defence 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 O-O
Anatoly Karpov E81 King’s Indian Defence: Saemisch Variation, Normal Defence 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 O-O
Vladimir Kramnik E81 King’s Indian Defence: Saemisch Variation, Normal Defence 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 O-O
Tigran Petrosian E92 King’s Indian Defence: Petrosian Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Be2 e5 7.d5
Vladimir Kramnik E92 King’s Indian Defence: Petrosian Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Be2 e5 7.d5

GM’s Best Skills

Around year 1920 there was a Soviet study of chess masters that revealed 16 skills and strengths that the master possessed to a high degree.

Garry Kasparov made a summary of the surview:


1) A good reserve of physical strength and good general health
2) Strong nerves
3) Self-control
4) Ability to distribute attention over many factors
5) Ability to perceive dynamic relationships
6) A contemplative turn of mind
7) A high level of intellectual development
8) Ability to think objectively
9) Ability to think concretely
10) A powerful memory for chess matters
11) Powers of synthetical thought and imagination
12) Conbinative ability
13) A disciplined will
14) A highly active intellect
15) Disciplined emotions
16) Self-confidence

 

Preferred first move by Grand Masters

1
Howard Staunton

e4

2
Adolf Anderssen

e4

3
Paul Morphy

e4

4
Wilhelm Steinitz 

e4

5
Johannes Zukertort

e4

6
Emanuel Lasker 

e4

7
Jose Raul Capablanca 

e4 and d4

8
Alexander Alekhine 

e4 and d4

9
Max Euwe 

e4 and d4

10
Mikhail Botvinnik

d4 and c4

11
Vasily Smyslov

e4, c4, d4 and Nf3

12
Mikhail Tal

e4 and c4

13
Tigran Petrosian

d4 and c4

14
Boris Spassky

e4 and d4

15
Robert James (Bobby) Fischer

e4

16
Anatoly Karpov

e4 and d4

17
Garry Kasparov

e4 and d4

18
Vladimir Kramnik

c4, d4 and e4

19
Viswanathan Anand

e4

20
Magnus Carlsen

e4 and d4

The 20 Most Played Openings