Ideas For Your Chess Opening

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Alekhine Defence

1.e4, Nf7;

Benko (or Volga) Gambit

1.d4,Nf6; 2.c4, c5; 3.d5, b5;

Benoni

1.d4, Nf6; 2.c4, c5; 3.d5, g6;

Black Knights Tango

1.d4, Nf6; 2.c4, Nc6;


Bogo-Indian Defence

1.d4, Nf6; 2.c4, e6; 3.Nf3, Bb4+;

Budapest Gambit

1.d4, Nf6; 2.c4, e5;

Caro Kann Defence

1.e4,c6;

Chigorin Defence

1.d4, d5; 2.c4, Nc6;

Dutch Defence

1.d4, f5;

English Opening

1.c4,

French Defence

1.e4, e6;

Four Knights Game

1.e4, e5; 2.Nf3, Nc6; 3.Nc3,

Grünfeld Defence

1.d4, Nf6; 2.c4, g6; 3.Nc3, d5;

Italian Game

1.e4, e5; 2. Nf3, Nc6; 3. Bc4,

King's Gambit

1.e4, e5; 2.f4,


King's Indian Defence

1.d4, Nf6; 2.c4, g6;

Nimzo-Indian Defence

1.d4, Nf6; 2.c4, e6; 3.Nc3, Bb4;

Old Indian Defence

1.d4, Nf6; 2.c4, d6;

Petroff (or Russian) Defence

1.e4, e5; 2.Nf3, Nf6;

Pirc Defence

1.e4, d6; 2. d4, Nf6;

Réti Opening

1.Nf3,

Ruy Lopez

1.e4, e5; 2. Nf3, Nc6; 3. Bb5,


Scandinavian Defence

1.e4, d5;

Scotch Opening

1.e4,e5; 2.Nf3, Nc6; 3.d4

Sicilian Defence

1.e4, c5;

Semi Slav Defence

1.d4, d5; 2.c4, c6; 3.Nf3, Nf6; 4. Nc3, e6;

Slav Defence

1.d4, d5; 2.c4, c6;

Queen's Gambit Accepted

1.d4, d5; 2.c4, dxc4;

Queen's Gambit Declined

1.d4, d5; 2.c4, e6;

Queen's Indian Defence

1.d4, Nf6; 2.c4,e6; 3.Nf3, b6;


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