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You may select an opening by following the predefined opening links or by creating your own move selection.

This feature is only available to members of PlayChess. However, the first four openings can be selected by all players.

Predefined openings

The following list of openings is sorted by the opening codes of the Enzyclopedia of Chess Openings (ECO).

Robatsch (Modern) defence Ruy Lopez (Spanish)

A00   Polish (Sokolsky) opening 1. b4
B06   Robatsch (Modern) defence 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7
C60   Ruy Lopez (Spanish) 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5
A00   Grob's attack 1. g4
A01   Nimzovich-Larsen attack 1. b3
A02   Bird's Opening 1. f4
A04   Reti Opening 1. Nf3
A07   Reti King's Indian attack 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3
A10   English Opening 1. c4
A11   English Caro-Kann defensive 1. c4 c6
A20   English Opening 1. c4 e5
A40   Englund Gambit 1. d4 e5
A41   Queen's Pawn 1. d4 d6
A43   Old Benoni defence 1. d4 c5
A45   Trompovsky attack 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5
A47   Queen's Indian defence 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 b6
A48   King's Indian East Indian defence 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6
A51   Budapest defence 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5
A53   Old Indian defence 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6
A56   Benoni defence 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5
A57   Benko gambit 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5
A80   Dutch 1. d4 f5

B00   KP Nimzovich defence 1. e4 Nc6
B01   Scandinavian defence 1. e4 d5
B01   Scandinavian defence 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5
B01   Scandinavian defence 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6
B02   Alekhine's defence 1. e4 Nf6
B07   Pirc defence 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3
B10   Caro-Kann defence 1. e4 c6
B12   Caro-Kann defence 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5
B20   Sicilian defence 1. e4 c5
B21   Sicilian Smith-Morra Gambit 1. e4 c5 2. d4
B22   Sicilian Alapin's variation 1. e4 c5 2. c3
B23   Sicilian Closed 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3
B33   Sicilian Sveshnikov variation 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5
B40   Sicilian defence 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4
B60   Sicilian Richter-Rauzer 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5
B70   Sicilian Dragon variation 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6
B80   Sicilian Scheveningen variation 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6
B90   Sicilian Najdorf 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6

C00   French defence 1. e4 e6
C01   French Exchange variation 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5
C02   French Advance variation 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5
C03   French Tarrasch 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2
C11   French Steinitz variation 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5
C13   French Classical 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7
C15   French Winawer variation 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4
C21   Centre game 1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4
C23   Bishop's Opening 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4
C25   Vienna game 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3
C30   King's gambit 1. e4 e5 2. f4
C40   Latvian counter-gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5
C41   Philidor's defence 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6
C42   Petrov's defence 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6
C44   Ponziani Opening 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3
C44   Scotch Opening 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4
C46   Three knights game 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3
C50   Hungarian defence 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Be7
C50   Giuoco Piano 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5
C51   Evans gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4
C55   Two knights defence 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6
C64   Ruy Lopez Classical defence 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Bc5
C65   Ruy Lopez Berlin defence 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6
C68   Ruy Lopez Exchange variation 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6

D00   Queen's pawn game 1. d4 d5
D00   Blackmar gambit 1. d4 d5 2. e4
D00   Queen's pawn Stonewall attack 1. d4 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. Bd3
D00   Blackmar-Diemer gambit 1. d4 d5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. e4
D06   Queen's Gambit 1. d4 d5 2. c4
D08   QGD Albin counter-gambit 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e5
D10   QGD Slav defence 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6
D20   Queen's gambit accepted 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4
D30   Queen's gambit declined 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6
D32   QGD Tarrasch defence 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5
D80   Gruenfeld defence 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5
E00   Catalan Opening 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3
E10   Blumenfeld counter-gambit 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. d5 b5
E11   Bogo-Indian defence 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+
E12   Queen's Indian defence 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6
E20   Nimzo-Indian defence 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4
E60   King's Indian defence 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6

Select a variant tree

If your opening is not offered in the above list, you can create your own variant tree. Just enter the first moves of the opening in the first line of the following dialog (in Short Algebraic Notation).

Example: The Novosibirsk Opening is defined by the moves 1. Nc3 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. Qxd4 Nc6 4. Qh4. You enter Nc3 c5 d4 cxd4 Qxd4 Nc6 Qh4 into the input field to get all annotations of games played with this opening (probably none in this case).

You can omit move numbers, checks or en passant when entering the moves. You must enter four half-moves at least.


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