A Modern Approach to Openings

Thanks to the engines, openings have become increasingly difficult. The first problem is psychological. In all the main openings, there is no advantage for White. The days of serve-and-volley chess, gaining a solid advantage out of the opening thanks to good engine-aided preparation and then converting, are all long gone and will never come back. […]

Chessable’s Guide to Chess Openings (for White & Black)

opening guide

Quick overview Introduction to Chess Openings The opening is the initial stage of a chess game, i.e. the first 10-12 moves. The main aim of the opening is to develop one’s pieces, control the center, and get one’s king to safety (by castling). Then, the game enters the middlegame phase, where the main fight takes […]