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?

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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, 2015 at 15:04
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    You can grab and drag the tree around.
    – Martin
    Mar 5, 2015 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, 2015 at 22:05
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    @NathanFD Thanks! You're right; I switched the percentages as relative.
    – Martin
    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:02
  • It's really hard to use it on mobile
    – Mark C
    Feb 25, 2022 at 3:34

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, 2013 at 5:01

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


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/).


Also Lichess has a similar feature and what makes it different is that this tree is built based on the database of games and the popularity of openings. You can change it based on different rates. Lichess also has name tree option.

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