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1. e4

Sicilian Defense French Defense Ruy Lopez Opening


(https://www.chess.com/openings/B20_Sicilian_Defense)
(https://www.chess.com/openings/C00_French_Defense)
(https://www.chess.com/openings/C60_Ruy_Lopez_Open

Caro-Kann Defense Italian Game Sicilian Defense: Closed


(https://www.chess.com/openings/B10_Caro_Kann_Defense)
(https://www.chess.com/openings/C50_Italian_Game)
(https://www.chess.com/openings/B23_Sicilian_Defense_

Scandinavian Defense Pirc Defense: 2.d4 Nf6 Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation
(https://www.chess.com/openings/B01_Scandinavian_Defense)
(https://www.chess.com/openings/B07_Pirc_Defense_2.d4_Nf6)
(https://www.chess.com/openings/B22_Sicilian_Defense_
Alekhine Defense King's Gambit Scotch Game
(https://www.chess.com/openings/B02_Alekhine_Defense)
(https://www.chess.com/openings/C30_Kings_Gambit)
(https://www.chess.com/openings/C44_Scotch_Game)

1. d4

Queen's Gambit Slav Defense King's Indian Defense


(https://www.chess.com/openings/D06_Queens_Gambit)
(https://www.chess.com/openings/D10_Slav_Defense)
(https://www.chess.com/openings/E60_Kings_Indian_Defe

Nimzo-Indian Defense Queen's Indian Defense Bogo-Indian Defense


(https://www.chess.com/openings/E20_Nimzo_Indian_Defense)
(https://www.chess.com/openings/E12_Queens_Indian_Defense)
(https://www.chess.com/openings/E11_Bogo_Indian_Defe

Gruenfeld Defense Dutch Defense Trompowsky Attack


(https://www.chess.com/openings/D80_Gruenfeld_Defense)
(https://www.chess.com/openings/A80_Dutch_Defense)
(https://www.chess.com/openings/A45_Trompowsky_Atta
Benko Gambit Queen's Pawn Opening: London System Benoni Defense: Modern Variation, 4.Nc3
(https://www.chess.com/openings/A57_Benko_Gambit)
(https://www.chess.com/openings/D02_Queens_Pawn_Opening_London_System)
(https://www.chess.com/openings/A60_Benoni_Defense_

Other

Catalan Opening Reti Opening English Opening


(https://www.chess.com/openings/E00_Catalan_Opening)
(https://www.chess.com/openings/A04_Reti_Opening)
(https://www.chess.com/openings/A10_English_Opening)

Bird's Opening King's Indian Attack Hungarian Opening


(https://www.chess.com/openings/A02_Birds_Opening)
(https://www.chess.com/openings/A07_Kings_Indian_Attack)
(https://www.chess.com/openings/A00_Hungarian_Openin

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack Polish Opening Grob Opening


(https://www.chess.com/openings/A01_Nimzowitsch_Larsen_Attack)
(https://www.chess.com/openings/A00_Polish_Opening)
(https://www.chess.com/openings/A00_Grob_Opening)

Openings

1. e4 38% 32% 30%


(https://www.chess.com/openings/B00_Kings_Pawn_Opening)

1. d4 39% 34% 27%


(https://www.chess.com/openings/A40_Queens_Pawn_Opening)

1. Nf3 38% 37% 25%


(https://www.chess.com/openings/A04_Reti_Opening)

1. c4 39% 35% 26%


(https://www.chess.com/openings/A10_English_Opening)

1. g3 39% 34% 27%


(https://www.chess.com/openings/A00_Hungarian_Opening)

1. b3 37% 29% 34%


(https://www.chess.com/openings/A01_Nimzowitsch_Larsen_Attack)

1. f4 33% 25% 42%


(https://www.chess.com/openings/A02_Birds_Opening)

1. Nc3 34% 25% 41%


(https://www.chess.com/openings/A00_Van_Geet_Opening)

1. b4 36% 22% 42%


(https://www.chess.com/openings/A00_Polish_Opening)

1. e3 33% 21% 46%


(https://www.chess.com/openings/A00_Vant_Kruijs_Opening)

1. d3 33% 29% 38%


(https://www.chess.com/openings/A00_Mieses_Opening)

1. a3 35% 25% 40%


(https://www.chess.com/openings/A00_Anderssen_Opening)

1. c3 32% 30% 38%


(https://www.chess.com/openings/A00_Saragossa_Opening)

1. g4 29% 22% 49%


(https://www.chess.com/openings/A00_Grob_Opening)

1. h3 29% 55%
(https://www.chess.com/openings/A00_Clemenz_Opening)

1. h4 44% 38%
(https://www.chess.com/openings/A00_Kadas_Opening)

1. Nh3 37% 20% 43%


(https://www.chess.com/openings/A00_Amar_Opening)

1. a4 41% 35% 24%


(https://www.chess.com/openings/A00_Ware_Opening)

1. f3 50% 44%
(https://www.chess.com/openings/A00_Barnes_Opening)

1. Na3 71% 29%


(https://www.chess.com/openings/A00_Sodium_Attack)

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