• 56 openings you need to know how to play. Gold collection

    Imagine your openings were as strong as top FIDE players. Imagine you know them by heart. How? Well, you need to study them first. But don't you worry, we got you covered. Now the opportunity for the first time (AND FREE) is to learn openings easily by downloading our 56 openings and opening each individually and start studying them. The openings have been carefully selected by our team of senior grandmasters who consider them as TOP TO KNOW.

  • Anglo-Dutch chess opening is a solid and flexible opening choice for White

    The Anglo-Dutch chess opening, also known as ECO code A10, is a solid and flexible opening choice for White that can be used against a wide range of Black responses. It is characterized by the moves 1.c4 e5, following the symmetrical English opening.

  • Chess engines vs. chess databases. Which one to use?

    One of the most important things that you could do to improve your knowledge and skill in the game of chess is to analyze how other people play in general – and how you play in specific. If you take the old-school approach, you can put a board with chess figurines in front of you and retrace the moves from your last game, taking notes during the process.

  • French revolution in the French defense chess opening

    The French Defense is a chess opening characterized by the moves: 1. e4 e6. It is a solid and flexible opening that can be used by both Black and White, although it is more often played by Black.

  • Is Ruy Lopez the strongest chess opening? Find out from Opening Master

    The Ruy Lopez is a chess opening that is named after the Spanish bishop Ruy López de Segura, who wrote one of the first books on chess in the 16th century. It is a popular opening that is often seen at all levels of chess, from casual games to grandmaster tournaments.

  • Mittens vs Stockfish. Who can be the greatest bot of all times?

    The chess world is fascinated by a mysterious feline: has launched a new set of bot profiles to play against, and one of them is obviously different from the others. In terms of behavior, Scaredy Cat with rating 800, Angry Cat having 1000, Mr. Grumpers incredible 1200, and funny Catspurrov with 1400 all follow expectations. Then there is Mittens, rated 1; nevertheless, there is more to her than first appears.

  • The magic of Sicilian Defense or one of the most effective openings of all times

    The Sicilian Defense is a chess opening played by Black, characterized by the move 1...c5. It is the most popular and best-scoring response to White's first move 1.e4. The Sicilian is a sharp and dynamic opening that often leads to complex, unbalanced positions where both sides have chances to win.

  • What’s new in Chess Openings?

    C60 Spanish - Dreev – The Cozio Defence (Chess Stars 2014). In this book, we have analyzed one of the oldest variations of the Ruy Lopez -1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nge7. The move 3...Nge7 was particularly popular during the second half of the 19th century. It was played at these times by such outstanding masters like Adolph Andersen and Willhelm Steinitz.

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