Master the Best Chess Openings and Dominate the Game! Learn the top chess openings to outsmart your opponents and then secure victory.
From the aggressive King’s Gambit to the Centuries-old Scotch Game, these openings will take your game to the next level.
Listed in this Video are 12 of the best openings in Chess.
Practice the opening of your choice and rembember, practice makes perfect!
1. King’s Gambit (1. e4 e5 2. f4)
This is a rare opening in the modern era. Grandmasters who continue to use this opening include : Joseph Gallagher, Hikaru Nakamura, Baskaran Adhiban, Nigel Short, and Alexei Fedorov.
2. French Defense (1. e4 e6)
This is a popular opening defense by players playing as Black. Usually leads to slower matches and is suitable for all levels.
3. Ruy Lopez (1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5)
This has been used by most Chess players. While both Black or White can choose this opening, White’s aim in choosing this opening is to have an impact on Black’s Pawn structure.
4. English Opening (1. c4)
This is most suitable for intermediate and advanced players and requires the player to have good grasp of positional play.
5. Italian Game (1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4)
Often also known as the Giuoco Piano, this opening has been around for over 300 years, and is one of the oldest Chess openings.
Giuoco Piano also refers to a variation to the Italian Game.
Is suitable for players of all levels!
6. King’s Indian Defense (1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6)
Black allows White to develop a strong Pawn center, and later counter-attacks the Pawn dominance.
Not recommended for beginners as the opening requires intermediate to advanced concepts.
7. Caro Kann Defense (1. e4 e6)
Is an ideal opening for positional players of all levels. Known for being very solid as an opening.
8. Reti Opening (1. Nf3)
Is quite flexible and can be used by players of all levels.
9. Sicilian Defense (1.e4 c5)
The main concept is center dominance. There are 4 major variations :-
The Najdorf variation.
The Dragon variation.
The Classical variation.
The Scheveningen variation.
10. Nimzo-Indian Defense (1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4)
This is positionally solid and leads to quick development for Black.
This opening is considered to be particularly strong for Black.
11. The Queen’s Gambit (1. d4 d5 2. c4)
There are 3 main categories bases on Black’s response :-
The Queen’s Gambit Accepted (QGA)
The Queen’s Gambit Declined (QGD)
The Slav Defense
The main concept is for White to sacrifice it’s c-pawn to gain control over the center squares.
12. Scotch Game (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4)
Known as the best alternative to Ruy Lopez, this is a suitably strong opening for players of all levels.
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