- Catastrophe in the Opening
Resource Type: Book
Illustrative games that contain disasters in the opening phase of a chess game.
- Chess opening
Resource Type: Article
A chess opening is the group of initial moves of a chess game. Recognized sequences of initial moves are referred to as openings by White, or defenses by Black, but opening is also used as the general term. There are many dozens of different openings, and hundreds of named variants. The Oxford Companion to Chess lists 1,327 named openings and variants. These vary widely in character from quiet positional play to wild tactical play. In addition to referring to specific move sequences, the opening is the first phase of a chess game, the other phases being the middlegame and the endgame.
- The Instructor - Mark Dvoretsky
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