Hot answers tagged


6...Ne8 and 6...d5 are the main moves played followed by 6...Nh5 and 6...d6 The move ...h6 can seriously weaken the b1-h7 diagonal. Going down the main line might help explain what this Knight is doing on e8: 6...Ne8 7.e4 b6 8.Bd3 Ba6 9.Nh3 Nc6 10.0-0 Na5 11.Qe2 c5 12.e5 f6 From this diagram you can imagine if 6...h6 was played instead. Once White gets e4-...


If your search is still ongoing, I have a chess tree with all the openings for you. There is also printable pdf version on


I am assuming proving such a thing is impossible with today's technology, so I will give a close one. [FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1"] [StartPly "2"] 1. d4 g5 2. Bxg5 In this position after 2.Bxg5, Stockfish 14+ NNUE gives +3.0 with depth 32. Of course I am saying neither +3.0 is a proof of a decisive ...


As well as you might look at its free cousin Lichess I've also recently come across which may be of interest


I asked a GM and surmise the following answer. Basically all GMs have an "opening repertoire" which includes every opening. Some of them they'll know especially well, e.g. a player who specializes in the Alekhine's Defense will also know the opening to high depth, but even those who never play the Alekhine's Defense as Black will still know some ...

2 is a great website to train and learn openings. I believe that the answer to your question is this website:


There is a poster on the /chess/ thread in who started this opening and shilled it relentlessly. It's just one dude who has enough time to post about it constantly and pay streamers to play it lol. The guy who made it has even streamed on Twitch but I can't remember his username. There's nothing legitimate to it and the opening itself is a ...


I asked a GM and apparently the reason for top GMs not playing 1. g3 is because it's not as good as the main moves at pressing for an advantage. This is confirmed by the cloud analysis on Lichess: After 1. e4 White has an advantage of +0.3 After 1. d4 White has an advantage of +0.2 After 1. Nf3 White has an advantage of +0.2 After 1. c4 White has an ...


The opening 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 d5 is called the Elephant Gambit. [FEN ""] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d5


The "Aged Gibbon Gambit" certainly deserves a mention here too. It occurs when g4 is played against Old Indian defense. [FEN ""] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.g4

Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible