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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Thus, Major Makabe noted it was important for players to understand how to employ winning strategies when approaching chess opening, middle and end games.
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.
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.
101 Chess Opening Surprises, price pounds 12.99, by Graham Burgess, gives a player the opportunity of surprising an opponent with a host of unusual opening ideas.
Alekhine is also famous as a chess theorist, devising a range of chess openings and a number of endgame studies.
Knowledgeably compiled by Paul van der Sterren (a Grand Master chess champion and twice winner of the Dutch Championship), "FCO: Fundamental Chess Openings" is a 448-page compendium dedicated solely to opening chess moves.
This accounts for the fact that books on chess openings far outnumber all the others.