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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A New Chess Opening His great contribution to chess came while he was working on the Milford steam packets.
A Killer Chess Opening Repertoire: An Easy-to-learn Repertoire for the Chessboard Assassin" is a guide for chess rookies who want to play like the pros, and the first step for that is the first moves of the match.
Mike Surtees is a well-known player, familiar both for his persistent wearing of a beanie hat and his highly unusual chess opening ideas.
Written by Scandinavian chess opening expert Jovanka Houska, Starting Out: The Scandinavian is another of Everyman Chess' premier titles ideal for intermediate to expert chess players seeking to hone their skills.
Gary Kasparov is playing a game against ``the world'' - at least those citizens of the world who know that Ruy Lopez is the name of a chess opening, not a Braves shortstop, that the Sicilian is a defense, not a pizza, and that en passant describes a kind of pawn capture, not a French pick-up line.
International Grandmaster of chess Neil McDonald presents Chess Success: Planning After the Opening, an in-depth guide to chess opening theories for intermediate to advanced players.
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.