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From fools mate till modern chess openings

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Chess opening is, approximately, the first 10 moves of a chess game. The main purpose of the opening is to develop our pieces, to prepare them, to make them ready for the attack.

In the initial position the pieces are blocked by the pawns. Thus, they are not ready to attack and checkmate the enemy monarch.

The Main Purpose!

In order to develop our pieces we need to move a few pawns, the central pawns “e” and “d”, because most pieces cannot go over them. The techniques and deviations, the different ways, of moving the pawns and pieces at the beginning of the game are called opening systems.

There are too many different names for openings. Some of them are very well known, such as the fools mate, while others are quite funny and odd like the hippopotamus opening.

What is the Risk?

An easy way to miss the earth beneath your feet is to get confused and trapped in a vicious circle, is to learn the names of the openings; i.e. try to memorize the opening moves.

Why are you at that Risk?

Let's imagine that you want to learn mathematics; then from where you’ll going to begin with? The oldest available mathematical texts are Babylonian in 1900 BC. Today maths has reached a very high level, but new things are still being discovered. Your goal is not to become a historian of mathematics or to take part in the latest developments. Your hypothetical purpose is to learn mathematics. Your real goal is to find out what the opening in chess is and how to play good at it.

It's hard for the coach, and easy for you!

If you want to find out what a chess opening is, then I suggest you to read books, visit a Chess Club on your local town, ask a good coach his opinion or read a web site like this one. The truth is that all the hard work in the opening is had to be made from your teacher, book author or the website author in order to present, describe and make you understand the opening in a simple way in which you going to learn it, understand it in depth, and of course to be able to apply it in practice.

So I've done all the hard work for you and you can start learning about chess opening right away. If you are a more advanced player, this section will also help you because it is structured to provide important things to a beginner and also to more advanced chess players.

The 5 Best Openings in Chess

If you want to learn effectively chess openings then you have to look at the 5 best chess openings category. These five main options, the five categories, will help you to study, but also continue to studying, the first stage of the battle, namely the opening.

You can read more by clicking here.

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Angelos Kesaris

Angelos Kesaris, an active chess coach.

He teaches Greek students from 2003. He worked in different chess clubs. At current times, he is taking lessons on Dias Petroupolis, the biggest club in Greece with more than 500 members.

In 2017, he created a chess club, Pyrros Ioanninon; he holds the president position.

He works on RCA from 2011 in different positions. Currently, he is working on the Academy Department, helping other titled authors to create quality chess courses.

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