I found this tree and found it an excellent visualisation:


Could anyone provide me with a graph that includes all common chess openings but to a lesser depth?


If this helps, I'm developing an interactive tree graph with chess traps and openings at http://www.chesstree.net. Currently, it shows common openings, how often they are used, and their win-loss ratios. You can also search openings and save your custom openings with comments. It also has a batch of traps in it, although their presentation is yet somewhat unrefined.

  • I like it, but I cannot scroll to see the full extent of the tree. Feb 1 '15 at 15:04
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    You can grab and drag the tree around.
    – Martin
    Mar 5 '15 at 11:54
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    That's a really cool app. I would recommend making the move percentages to be relative to that ply, rather than the absolute frequency.
    – panofsteel
    Oct 13 '15 at 22:05
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    @NathanFD Thanks! You're right; I switched the percentages as relative.
    – Martin
    Oct 15 '15 at 9:02

Perhaps you were looking for something like this: http://www.chessfornovices.com/chessopeningsconclusion.html

  • This is a great resource. Thanks for posting this.
    – xaisoft
    Nov 24 '13 at 5:01

You can build your own with e.g. a mind map tool (http://www.xmind.net/) together with a complete listing of chess openings (e.g. at http://www.chess.com/openings/).


If your search is still ongoing, I have a chess tree with all the openings for you. There is also printable pdf version on https://named-openings-galore.com/

chess tree of main opening systems

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