chess opening

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Noun1.chess opening - a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess; "he memorized all the important chess openings"
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
succession, sequence - the action of following in order; "he played the trumps in sequence"
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Alekhine is also famous as a chess theorist, devising a range of chess openings and a number of endgame studies.
This accounts for the fact that books on chess openings far outnumber all the others.
Among the significant items it acquired were the works by two of the leading players of the sixteenth century whose names are commemorated in the Damiano Gambit and the Ruy Lopez--two chess openings well-known to modern players.
Roger Covey, who graduated with his BA and MBA in 3 1/2 years, taught me weird chess openings and gambits, a love I share to this day.
Shadowpack translation: ``Miller compares Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning's aptitude for reading defenses with grandmaster Anatoly Karpov's ability to deal with common chess openings.