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The first phase of a chess game is known as the Chess Opening. It is during this phase of the chess game that the initial moves are made. Similarly, those moves are commonly referred to in the chess world as the “Chess Opening”. While there are literally billions of possible positions after the first 4 moves have been made in a game of chess (288 billion to be exact), only a small number of these chess openings have been studied by chess professionals and chess computers and deemed to be sound for practical play.

To help differentiate one chess opening from another, each chess opening is given a unique name to identify it. While it is common for a chess opening to be named after the player/s that introduced them to popular play, including the Benko Gambit (after Grandmaster Pal Benko), the Sicilian Najdorf (named after Grandmaster Miguel Najdorf) and the Philidor Defense (named after Francois-Andre Danican Philidor), this is not always the case Some chess openings are named after the locations and/or cultures in which they originated, including the London System, the French Defense, the Sicilian Defense, The English Opening and the Vienna Game. While others are named after the pieces that are moved during that opening, including the Queen’s Pawn Gambit and the King’s Indian Defense.

There are 6 basic objectives during the chess opening. They are Piece Development, Control of the Center of the Board, King Safety, Prevention of Pawn Weakness, Piece Coordination and to Create positions in which the player is more comfortable than the opponent.

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  1. PRE-ORDER - Playing the Grunfeld - PAPERBACK
  2. The Modern Triangle
  3. Opening Repertoire - The Modern Benoni
  4. The Modernized Grunfeld Defense
  5. SHOPWORN - The Caro-Kann Revisited - A Dynamic Repertoire for Black
  6. The Caro-Kann Revisited - A Dynamic Repertoire for Black
  7. Opening Repertoire - The Sveshnikov
  8. Double Fianchetto - The Modern Chess Lifestyle
  9. The Modernized Stonewall Defense
  10. Keep It Simple 1.d4
  11. Playing the Najdorf - A Practical Repertoire
  12. Chess Opening Workbook for Kids
  13. Squeezing 1.e4 e5 - A Solid Strategic Approach
  14. NIC Yearbook 133 - PAPERBACK EDITION
  15. NIC Yearbook 132 - HARDCOVER EDITION
  16. NIC Yearbook 133 - HARDCOVER EDITION
  17. NIC Yearbook 132 - PAPERBACK EDITION
  18. The Complete Bogo-Indian Defense
  19. Counterattacking Lines for Black Against the Ruy Lopez
  20. The Modern Interpretation of Two Classical Systems
  21. Opening Repertoire - The Ruy Lopez
  22. Attacking with g2-g4
  23. Cheparinov's 1. d4! Volume 1 - King's Indian and Grunfeld
  24. Fight 1. d4 With The Tarrasch
  25. Understanding Before Moving Volume 3 - Sicilian Structures - Part 1
  26. Opening Repertoire - The Modern Defence
  27. Grivas Opening Laboratory - Volume 1
  28. Modern Chess Openings
  29. The Richter-Rauzer Reborn - The Kozul Variation
  30. The Modernized Berlin Wall Defense
  31. The Modernized Scotch Game
  32. The Modernized Delayed Benoni
  33. Openings - The King's Indian Defense
  34. Kaufman's New Repertoire for Black and White
  35. Chess Openings for Juniors
  36. A Startling Chess Opening Repertoire - New Edition

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