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| Jul 26, 2011 at 12:41 AM | Posted in: monsterking | 2196891 reads | 197 comments

Welcome back everybody. This post will be explaining the top 10 best openings in chess history!

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Number 10. The Ruy Lopez. Perhaps the greatest most complex openings out there. I respect
this opening as it was proven that if white plays the lines correctly, he will carry a small

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advantage. Its also a great opening since it explains develop and castle early and build a attack.
This opening was invented sometime in the 1400 by someone who had a name called Ruy lopez.
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Teimour Radjabov (2735) vs. Magnus Carlsen (2733)


MoreliaLinares | Morelia/Linares MEX/ESP | Round 6 | 22 Feb 2008 | ECO: C60 | 10
8

15.Bc4 exf4 16.Bxf4


Ng6 17.Bg3 Rfe8
18.Rfe1 Rad8 19.Rad1
Rxd1 20.Rxd1 Rxe4

21.Rd8+ Nf8 22.Bd3


Re1+ 23.Kg2 a5

24.Ra8 Rd1 25.Bc4


Bb6 26.Rb8 Rd7
27.Ba6 bxa6 28.Rxb6

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f6 29.Rxa6 Rd2 30.b4

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Number 9. Sicilian defense. One of the most highly used complex and annoying defenses you will
ever find. Almost every player of all rankings use this. This opening is highly successful for black
and to think that this opening was once considered bad! This opening was discovered and
analyzed in 1604 extending to the early 1800s. People realized this opening went to bad to
dubious to ok to good to great! Even though I hate running into this defense MAY THE THIS
DEFENSE LIVE ON IN THE HISTORY OF CHESS!!

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Jon Viktor Gunnarsson (2404) vs. Sigurbjorn Bjornsson (2297)


chISL | Strandgotu ISL | Round 6 | 5 Sep 2001 | ECO: B90 | 01
8

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6
3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6

5.Nc3 a6 6.f3 e6
7.Be3 b5 8.Qd2 Nbd7

9.OOO Bb7 10.g4 h6


11.h4 b4 12.Na4 Qa5

13.b3 Nc5 14.a3 Nxa4


15.axb4 Qc7 16.bxa4
d5 17.e5 Nd7 18.f4

Nb6 19.f5 Nxa4

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20.fxe6 Nc3 21.exf7+

Kxf7 22.e6+ Kg8


23.Bd3 Bxb4 24.Qh2

Na2+ 25.Kb1 Qa5


26.Qf4 Nc3+ 27.Kc1

Ne2+ 28.Kb1 Nxf4


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29.Bxf4 Bc3 30.Nb3

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Number 8. The queens gambit! This opening is no doubt one of the most common openings in d4
d5 games. White sacrifices a pawn for rapid development and usually gets his pawn back! This
opening has a very old history going back to 1490 (probably even older) and its mentioned in a
very old script called Gottingen manuscript. One of the oldest chess scripts of all.
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Black can accept or decline, no matter what, the fight is on!

La Bourdonnais (?) vs. Alexander McDonnell (?)


London | London | Round 10 | 1834 | ECO: D20 | 10
8

1.d4 Notes by Morphy


1...d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3

e5 4.dxe5 The move


generally recognized as the

best is 4.Bxc4. This capture


of the King's pawn brins

about an exchange of
Queens, and greatly
diminishes the interest of

the game
4...Qxd1+ 5.Kxd1 Nc6

6.f4 Be6 7.Bd2 Bc5


8.Nf3 h6 9.Nc3 Rd8

10.Ke1 Nge7 11.Rc1


Bb4 12.Nb5 Bxd2+

13.Nxd2 Rd7 14.Bxc4

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Bxc4 15.Rxc4 OO

16.Nf3 Rfd8 17.Ke2

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Number 7! The Alekhine defence. Obviously it was invented by Alekhine in 1921. A opening
which leads to many transpositions. I highly respect it and when I was first playing on chess.com
I highly relied on this opening and I was successful with it.
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Donogan / E Muller (?) vs. Alekhine / Zimmerman (?)


Zurich consult | Zurich consult | 1921 | ECO: B02 | 01
8

1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5


3.exd5 Nxd5 4.Bc4
Nb6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nf3

e5 7.d4 Bg4 8.OO


Bd6 9.Qd3 Bxf3

10.Qxf3 OO 11.dxe5
Bxe5 12.Ne4 Qh4

13.g3 Qe7 14.Bg5 Nd4


15.Qh5 Qe8 16.Bf6

gxf6 17.f4 Qc6


18.Qg4+ Kh8 19.fxe5
f5 20.Rxf5 Nxf5

21.Qxf5 Qg6 22.Qf4


Rad8 23.Nf6 c5 24.c3

c4 25.Bd1 Nd5
26.Nxd5 Rxd5 27.Qxc4

Qb6+ 28.Kh1 Qf2


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29.Qf4 Qe1+ 30.Kg2

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Number 6. The modern defence. This defence is related to the Pirc and can lead transpositions. Used by
grandmasters from time to time and is a highly respected opening. It can turn into the kings indian
defence from time to time.

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Kurban Khanov (?) vs. Jacob Yuchtman (?)


URSch sf | Sverdlovsk | Round 16 | 1957 | ECO: A42 | 01
1.e4 d6 2.d4 g6 3.c4
Bg7 4.Nc3 e5 5.Nge2
Nf6 6.f3 c5 7.dxc5
dxc5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8
9.Bg5 h6 10.OOO+
Bd7 11.Bh4 Nc6
12.Nd5 g5 13.Bf2
Nxd5 14.exd5 Nd4
15.Ng3 f5 16.Bd3 Rf8
17.h4 gxh4 18.Nh5
Bh8 19.Bxh4+ Ke8
20.Rdf1 Kf7 21.g4 f4
22.Be4 b5 23.cxb5
Bxb5 24.Re1 a5 25.d6
Bc6 26.Bxc6 Nxc6
27.Rd1 Ke6 28.d7 Nd4
29.d8=Q Raxd8

30.Bxd8 Rxd8 31.Rd3

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Number 5. The Kings indian defence! This has got to be one of my favorite repertories against d4
as black. This is one of the most oldest openings in history. The origin seems unknown but not
its play! This hyper modern opening shows everything about hyper modern play. Its the best
example of the hyper modern play.Interesting style of the bishop and developed knight and
castled king. One of the best chess openings in history.

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Friedrich Saemisch (?) vs. Richard Reti (?)


3, TeplitzSchonau it GER | 3, TeplitzSchonau it GER | 1922 | ECO: E60 | 01
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6
3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 OO
5.e4 d6 6.h3 e5 7.d5
h6 8.Be3 Kh7 9.Be2
Ng8 10.g4 f5 11.gxf5
gxf5 12.exf5 Bxf5
13.Qd2 Nd7 14.h4
Ne7 15.h5 Nf6 16.Nh4
Nfg8 17.OOO Rf7
18.Rdg1 Bd7 19.Bd3+
Nf5 20.Ne4 Nge7
21.Ng3 c6 22.Qc2 Qc8
23.Ng6 Kg8 24.Nxe7+
Nxe7 25.Ne4 Nf5
26.Rg6 cxd5 27.cxd5
Nxe3 28.fxe3 Bf5
29.Nxd6 Bxd3

30.Qxc8+ Rxc8+

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Number 4. Kings indian attack! Also known as KIA, the kings indian attack is one of the most
famous chess openings in man kind. Possibly originating from the Kings indian defence, it has
been considered also hyper modern like the kings indian defence but with a extra tempo. Most
openings with black that are turned into white openings are highly respected because of extra
tempo.

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Jose Raul Capablanca (?) vs. David Janowski (?)


New York | 15 | 1924 | ECO: A08 | 10
8

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 c5
3.Bg2 Nc6 4.OO e5
5.c4 d4 6.d3 Bd6

7.e3 Nge7 8.exd4


cxd4 9.a3 a5 10.Nbd2

Ng6 11.Re1 OO
12.Qc2 Re8 13.b3 h6

14.Rb1 Be6 15.h4 Rc8


16.c5 Bb8 17.Nc4 f6

18.Bd2 Kh8 19.b4


axb4 20.axb4 Na7
21.Qc1 Nb5 22.Nh2

Qe7 23.Ra1 Rc7


24.Ra5 Bd7 25.Nb6

Bc6 26.Qc4 Na7


27.Nd5 Bxd5 28.Qxd5

f5 29.Qf3 Qf6 30.h5


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Ne7 31.g4 f4 32.Qe4

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Number 3. The English opening! This is basically a revered Sicilian defence with extra tempo. It
can also lead to crazy transpositions. Usually in the English from my experience with it, its
nothing different than the Sicilian defence except an extra tempo and more ideas to do with it.
Still, a great opening and may this live on.

Mikhail Botvinnik (?) vs. Samuel Reshevsky (?)


Netherlands | It, Amsterdam | 1938 | ECO: A25 | 10

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1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6
3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7
5.e3 d6 6.Nge2 Nge7
7.d4 exd4 8.exd4 OO
9.OO Nf5 10.d5 Ne5
11.b3 a5 12.Bb2 Nd7
13.a3 Nc5 14.b4 Nd7
15.Qb3 Nd4 16.Nxd4
Bxd4 17.Rad1 Bg7
18.Rfe1 axb4 19.axb4
Nf6 20.h3 h5 21.c5
Bf5 22.Nb5 Bd7 23.c6
bxc6 24.dxc6 Bc8
25.Nxd6 Be6 26.Rxe6
fxe6 27.Nf5 Qe8
28.Nxg7 Kxg7 29.Rd7+
Rf7 30.Be5 Kg8

31.Rxc7 Rxc7 32.Bxc7

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Number 2. The Dutch defence!! This has to be one of the most aggressive responses towards d4.
This can turn into crazy tactical wild complicated and difficult positions. It looks ugly since black
is exposing his weakness on the diagonal. But usually its not that bad and when you castle, you
have a good rook on the F file.

And finally number 1!! The great king of all openings, The STONEWALL ATTACK!!! BUM BUM BUM
BUM BUM!!!
This is my favorite opening of all time. In fact without this opening, I probably wouldnt have
gotten to 2000s with this. I have studied this opening for almost a year now with people and the
greatest chess software out there. It is a great opening and sadly isnt as wide spread like it once
was. No repertoires have been discovered so far to I guess you can say consider this opening bad
when in fact world champions have played it before and some still do.
I love this closed in stone like built system and I just wish it was analyzed and widespread more
often. I have rarely lost playing this system. This system can get so locked and closed, that even

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the mightiest chess computers have a hard time playing against it. My grampa CRUSHED fritz
with it and drew rybka playing the stonewall a few times. The strongest grandmasters even agree
that the stonewall attack is a formidable opening. A have personally talked to some and even
some grandmasters that dont like it agreed that playing against the stonewall is hard no matter
who it is. If the person can play it correctly, its gonna be a hard game.
This opening is truly the king of the chess openings. Its like a lion in chess. King of the beasts.
King of the openings.

Harry Nelson Pillsbury (?) vs. James Moore Hanham (?)


8, New York | 8, New York | 1893 | ECO: D00 | 10
1.d4 d5 2.e3 e6 3.Bd3
Nf6 4.f4 Bd6 5.Nf3 b6
6.OO OO 7.c3 c5
8.Ne5 Qc7 9.Nd2 Nc6
10.Rf3 Bb7 11.Rh3 cxd4
12.Bxh7+ Nxh7 13.Qh5
Rfe8 14.Qxh7+ Kf8
15.exd4 f6 16.Ng6+ Kf7
17.Rg3 Rg8 18.Nf3 Ne7
19.Nfh4 Nxg6 20.Nxg6
Ba6 21.Bd2 Qc4 22.Re1
Qxa2 23.Nh8+ Kf8
24.Qg6 Rxh8 25.Qxg7+
Ke8 26.Rxe6+ Kd8
27.Rxd6+ Kc8 28.Rc6+
Kd8 29.Qc7+ Ke8
30.Re6+ Kf8 31.Qg7#

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Here are my words on this number 1 opening!


"The Stonewall attack is the king of chess openings. The most perfect system in chess and if
played properly by any one, they are bound to win however, this would make chess seem
cheap."
Let all of these 10 great openings still be played on forever and ever and ever. These 10
openings created chess. Let the game go on...

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is_this_alot

6 days ago

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Yashmantri123

12 days ago

i'd go for kings indian attack

b2bmarketing

12 days ago

Ok, I tried my move from 4 posts ago against the computer on this website. I got my
butt kicked routinely, lol. I did win once, but the computer sets up one of the
aforementioned pawn defenses and then sits back and picks off pieces that have no
where to move but into bad positions. In my defense, at least being aggressive in your
opening moves slows up the development of the oppositions great wall of China!
crushing37

2 weeks ago

FYI: trap in evans gambit i used to play it until I found a trap.


1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6
3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bb6
5.a4 Nd4 6.Nxe5 Qg5
7.Nxf7 Qxg2 8.Rf1 Qxe4+
9.Be2
( 9.Qe2 Nxe2 10.Bxe2 )

LessQuen

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2 weeks ago

is stone wall bad iwanna try it

yszhxq

2 weeks ago

wow

JQX07

2 weeks ago

the stonewall is not gooooood!!!!!

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shubham1230123

2 weeks ago

I think queens gambit is best opening in chess!!!really it is suitable for all beginners
masters club players and all titled players(specially super grandmasters)
THIS OPENING IS BEST FOR ALL
b2bmarketing

3 weeks ago

I'm a noobie, and 'm basically playing Microsoft Chess against the computer. I developed
an opening move based on the strengths and weaknesses of the pieces on the board. I
don't see it in the top moves? It seems so obvious. Can someone tell me why that is
since it almost always guarantees a win against the computer? Basically, the best piece
to take in an opening if you are white is the C7 pawn. If you take it with your knight,
you check the black king and then capture the rook on that side. I feel, next to the
queen, the rook is the next most dangerous piece. You start by moving your white
queen's pawn out 2 spaces, then your queen's knight out to in front of the bishop, then
your queens bishop out in front of your other bishop to backup the attack on the weak
pawn you are trying to capture. Sometimes the computer tries to stop you by
advancing a pawn to take your queens knight when you move it to the final kill
position. In that event you just move another pawn up to take the defending pawn
out. If your queen's knight makes it to B5 with your Queen's bishop on f4, when you
take the black C7 pawn with your knight and check their king, they either move their
king and you get their rook, or they take you with their queen and you capture their
queen with your protecting bishop. Why isn't this move in the top 10? All the counter
moves attempting to stop it prevent the computer from setting up any kind of
adequate defense. And once their rook is gone, that whole back alley is defenseless
against your queen.
Vinnes

3 weeks ago

Just play and go with the flow, that's the best opening.

infinityblade

4 weeks ago

same, stonewall is the BEST


I got all my games in state tournament just using that opening, so ya...in ur face
people that dont like it...
JQX07

4 weeks ago

Queens gambit is number 1 not the stonewall

frjel80

6 weeks ago

Stonewall helped me to reach 1500 from 1200. but once I reached 1600, stonewall just
doesn't work anymore. Most of the players rated above 1600 know the stonewall and its
weaknesses.
Harish73

6 weeks ago

Not me. I did not agree to him. Please read my post

Asroy

6 weeks ago

This guy is a goddamn idiot. He made a horibble list. Get your facts starifht you stupid
mororn. And all the Indians here, are idiots for agreeing with him.
Walless50

7 weeks ago

Stonewall is good in the long run but appears weak

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dimokaila123

8 weeks ago

For me 4 pawns attack and Taimanov Variation of the modern benoni are the most
powerful openings
jparr1

2 months ago

Ruy Lopez,will try to study all 10

Hago4

2 months ago

MY FAVORITE IS THE EVANS GAMBIT

senkoditrust

3 months ago

mr.mmmmmmmm27
what is the name of that opening ?
tell me

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