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Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings

Index Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings

The Encyclopedia of Chess Openings is a classification system for the opening moves in chess. [1]

97 relations: Aivars Gipslis, Albin Countergambit, Alekhine's Defence, Aleksandar Matanović, Alexander Kotov, Alexey Suetin, Algebraic notation (chess), Anatoly Karpov, Andor Lilienthal, Belgrade, Benko Gambit, Benoni Defense, Bent Larsen, Bird's Opening, Bogo-Indian Defence, Borislav Ivkov, Bruno Parma, Caro–Kann Defence, Catalan Opening, Center Game, Chess, Chess annotation symbols, Chess Informant, Chess opening, Chess opening book, Chess opening theory table, Closed Game, Dutch Defence, Edmar Mednis, Eduard Gufeld, Efim Geller, English Opening, Evans Gambit, Evgeny Sveshnikov, Flank opening, Florin Gheorghiu, Four Knights Game, French Defence, Garry Kasparov, Gedeon Barcza, Giuoco Piano, Grünfeld Defence, Grob's Attack, Hungarian Defense, Indian Defence, Irregular chess opening, Isaac Boleslavsky, Italian Game, John Nunn, King's Gambit, ..., King's Indian Defence, King's Pawn Game, Latvian Gambit, Lev Polugaevsky, List of chess books, List of chess openings, Mark Taimanov, Max Euwe, Mikhail Botvinnik, Milan Matulović, Miroslav Filip, Modern Defense, Nikolay Minev, Nimzo-Indian Defence, Old Indian Defense, Open Game, Petrov's Defence, Philidor Defence, Pirc Defence, Queen's Gambit, Queen's Gambit Accepted, Queen's Gambit Declined, Queen's Indian Defense, Queen's Pawn Game, Réti Opening, Robert Byrne (chess player), Robert Wade (chess player), Ruy Lopez, Scandinavian Defense, Scotch Game, Semi-Closed Game, Semi-Open Game, Serbia, Sicilian Defence, Slav Defense, Tarrasch Defense, Two Knights Defense, Vasily Smyslov, Vienna Game, Viktor Korchnoi, Vladimir Bagirov, Vlastimil Hort, Wolfgang Uhlmann, Wolfgang Unzicker, Yakov Neishtadt, Yuri Averbakh, Yuri Razuvaev. Expand index (47 more) »

Aivars Gipslis

Aivars Gipslis (February 8, 1937 – April 13, 2000) was a Latvian chess FIDE Grandmaster and also an ICCF Grandmaster, and a chess writer and editor.

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Albin Countergambit

The Albin Countergambit is a chess opening that begins with the moves: and the usual continuation is: The opening is an uncommon defense to the Queen's Gambit.

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Alekhine's Defence

Alekhine's Defence is a chess opening which begins with the moves: Black tempts White's pawns forward to form a broad pawn centre, with plans to undermine and attack the white structure later in the spirit of hypermodern defence.

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Aleksandar Matanović

Aleksandar Matanović (born May 23, 1930) is a Serbian chess Grandmaster.

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Alexander Kotov

Alexander Alexandrovich Kotov (Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Ко́тов; – 8 January 1981) was a Soviet chess grandmaster and author.

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Alexey Suetin

Alexey (Aleksei) Stepanovich Suetin (Алексе́й Степа́нович Суэ́тин; November 16, 1926 in Kirovohrad – September 10, 2001 in Moscow) was a Russian International Grandmaster of chess and author.

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Algebraic notation (chess)

Algebraic notation (or AN) is a method for recording and describing the moves in a game of chess.

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Anatoly Karpov

Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov (Анато́лий Евге́ньевич Ка́рпов; born May 23, 1951) is a Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion.

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Andor Lilienthal

Andor (André, Andre, Andrei) Arnoldovich LilienthalReuben Fine, The World's Great Chess Games, Dover Publications, 1983, p. 216.

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Belgrade

Belgrade (Beograd / Београд, meaning "White city",; names in other languages) is the capital and largest city of Serbia.

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Benko Gambit

The Benko Gambit (or Volga Gambit) is a chess opening characterised by the move 3...b5 in the Benoni Defence arising after: The Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings has three codes for the Benko Gambit.

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Benoni Defense

The Benoni Defense is a chess opening characterized by the moves: Black can then sacrifice a pawn with 3...b5 (the Benko Gambit), otherwise 3...e6 is the most common move (although 3...d6 or 3...g6 are also seen, typically transposing to main lines).

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Bent Larsen

Jørgen Bent Larsen (4 March 19359 September 2010) was a Danish chess grandmaster and author.

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Bird's Opening

Bird's Opening (or the Dutch Attack) is a chess opening characterised by the move: Bird's is a standard flank opening.

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Bogo-Indian Defence

The Bogo-Indian Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The position arising after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 is common.

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Borislav Ivkov

Borislav Ivkov (born November 12, 1933 in Belgrade) is a Serbian chess Grandmaster.

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Bruno Parma

Bruno Parma (born December 30, 1941) is a Slovene chess player and Grandmaster.

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Caro–Kann Defence

The Caro–Kann Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The Caro–Kann is a common defence against the King's Pawn Opening and is classified as a "Semi-Open Game" like the Sicilian Defence and French Defence, although it is thought to be more solid and less dynamic than either of those openings.

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Catalan Opening

The Catalan is a chess opening where White adopts a combination of the Queen's Gambit and Réti Opening: White plays d4 and c4 and fianchettoes the white bishop on g2.

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Center Game

The Center Game is a chess opening that begins with the moves: The game usually continues 3.Qxd4 Nc6, with a gain of tempo for Black due to the attack on the white queen.

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Chess

Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid.

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Chess annotation symbols

When annotating chess games, commentators frequently use widely recognized annotation symbols.

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Chess Informant

Chess Informant (Šahovski Informator) is a publishing company from Belgrade (Serbia, former Yugoslavia) that periodically (since 2012, four volumes per year) produces a book entitled Chess Informant, as well as the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings, Opening Monographs, other print publications, and software (including electronic editions of most print publications).

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Chess opening

A chess opening or simply an opening refers to the initial moves of a chess game.

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Chess opening book

A chess opening book is a book on chess openings.

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Chess opening theory table

A chess opening theory table or ECO (Encyclopaedia Of Chess Openings) table presents lines of moves, typically (but not always) from the starting position.

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Closed Game

A Closed Game (or Double Queen's Pawn Opening) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: The move 1.d4 offers the same benefits to development and center control as does 1.e4, but unlike with the King Pawn openings where the e4 pawn is undefended after the first move, the d4 pawn is protected by White's queen.

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Dutch Defence

The Dutch Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: Black's 1...f5 stakes a serious claim to the e4-square and envisions an attack in the middlegame on White's; however, it also weakens Black's kingside some (especially the e8–h5 diagonal) and contributes nothing to Black's development.

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Edmar Mednis

Edmar John Mednis (Edmārs Mednis) (March 22, 1937 – February 13, 2002) was an American International Grandmaster of chess (awarded in 1980) born in Riga, Latvia.

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Eduard Gufeld

Eduard Yefimovich Gufeld (March 19, 1936, Kiev, Soviet Union – September 23, 2002) was a Soviet International Grandmaster of chess, and a chess author.

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Efim Geller

Efim Petrovich Geller (Ефим Петрович Геллер, Юхим Петрович Геллер; 8 March 1925 – 17 November 1998) was a Soviet chess player and world-class grandmaster at his peak.

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English Opening

The English Opening is a chess opening that begins with the move: A flank opening, it is the fourth most popular and, according to various databases, anywhere from one of the two most successful to the fourth most successful of White's twenty possible first moves.

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Evans Gambit

The Evans Gambit is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The Evans Gambit is an aggressive line of the Giuoco Piano, which normally continues with the positional moves 4.c3 or 4.d3.

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Evgeny Sveshnikov

Evgeny Ellinovich Sveshnikov (Евгений Эллинович Све́шников; Latvian: Jevgēņijs Svešņikovs; born 11 February 1950) is a Russian grandmaster of chess and a chess author.

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Flank opening

A flank opening is a chess opening played by White and typified by play on one or both flanks (the portion of the chess board outside the central d and e files).

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Florin Gheorghiu

Florin Gheorghiu (born 6 April 1944) is a Romanian chess player and university lecturer in foreign languages.

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Four Knights Game

The Four Knights Game is a chess opening that begins with the moves: This is the most common sequence, but the knights may in any order to reach the same position.

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French Defence

The French Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: This is most commonly followed by 2.d4 d5, with Black intending...c5 at a later stage, attacking White's and gaining on the.

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Garry Kasparov

Garry Kimovich Kasparov (Га́рри Ки́мович Каспа́ров,; Armenian: Գարրի Կիմովիչ Կասպարով; born Garik Kimovich Weinstein, 13 April 1963) is a Russian chess grandmaster, former world chess champion, writer, and political activist, who many consider to be the greatest chess player of all time.

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Gedeon Barcza

Gedeon (Gideon) Barcza (August 21, 1911 in Kisújszállás – February 27, 1986 in Budapest) was a Hungarian chess grandmaster.

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Giuoco Piano

The Giuoco Piano (Italian: "Quiet Game"), also called the Italian Opening,Hooper & Whyld (1996), p. 183.

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Grünfeld Defence

The Grünfeld Defence (ECO codes D70–D99) is a chess opening characterised by the moves: Black offers White the possibility of cxd5, when after Nxd5 White further gets the opportunity to kick the Black Knight around with e4, leading to an imposing central pawn duo for White.

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Grob's Attack

Grob's Attack is an unconventional chess opening where White immediately moves the king knight's pawn two squares ahead.

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Hungarian Defense

The Hungarian Defense is a chess opening that begins with the moves: The Hungarian Defense is a line in the Italian Game typically chosen as a response to the aggressive 3.Bc4.

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Indian Defence

In the game of chess, Indian defence is a broad term for a group of openings characterised by the moves: They are all to varying degrees hypermodern defences, where Black invites White to establish an imposing presence in the centre with the plan of undermining and ultimately destroying it.

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Irregular chess opening

In chess, irregular opening is a traditional term for any opening considered unusual or unorthodox.

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Isaac Boleslavsky

Isaac Yefremovich Boleslavsky (Ісаак Єфремович Болеславський, Исаак Ефремович Болеславский; June 9, 1919 in Zolotonosha, Ukraine – February 15, 1977 in Minsk) was a Soviet chess grandmaster.

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Italian Game

The Italian Game is a family of chess openings beginning with the moves: The Italian Game is part of the large family of Open Games or Double King's Pawn Games.

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John Nunn

John Denis Martin Nunn (born 25 April 1955 in London) is an English chess grandmaster, a three-time world champion in chess problem solving, a chess writer and publisher, and a mathematician.

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King's Gambit

The King's Gambit is a chess opening that begins with the moves: White offers a pawn to divert the black e-pawn.

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King's Indian Defence

The King's Indian Defence is a common chess opening.

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King's Pawn Game

The King's Pawn Game is any chess opening starting with the move: It is among the most popular opening moves in chess.

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Latvian Gambit

The Latvian Gambit (or Greco Countergambit) is a chess opening characterised by the moves: It is one of the oldest chess openings, having been analysed in the 17th century by Gioachino Greco, after whom it is sometimes named.

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Lev Polugaevsky

Lev Abramovich Polugaevsky (Лев Абрамович Полугаевский; 20 November 1934 – 30 August 1995) was an International Grandmaster of chess and frequent contender for the World Championship, although he never achieved that title.

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List of chess books

This is a list of chess books that are used as references in articles related to chess.

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List of chess openings

This is a list of chess openings, organized by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings code.

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Mark Taimanov

Mark Evgenievich Taimanov (Марк Евгеньевич Тайманов; 7 February 1926 – 28 November 2016) was one of the leading Soviet and Russian chess players, among the world's top 20 players from 1946 to 1971.

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Max Euwe

Machgielis "Max" Euwe, PhD (May 20, 1901 – November 26, 1981) was a Dutch chess Grandmaster, mathematician, author, and chess administrator.

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Mikhail Botvinnik

Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik (Михаи́л Моисе́евич Ботви́нник,; – May 5, 1995) was a Soviet and Russian International Grandmaster and World Chess Champion for most of 1948 to 1963.

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Milan Matulović

Milan Matulović (10 June 1935 – 9 October 2013) was a chess grandmaster who was the second or third strongest Yugoslav player for much of the 1960s and 1970s behind Svetozar Gligorić and possibly Borislav Ivkov.

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Miroslav Filip

Miroslav Filip (27 October 1928 – 27 April 2009) was a Czech chess grandmaster.

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Modern Defense

The Modern Defense (also known as the Robatsch Defence after Karl Robatsch) is a hypermodern chess opening in which Black allows White to occupy the center with pawns on d4 and e4, then proceeds to attack and undermine this "ideal" center without attempting to occupy it himself.

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Nikolay Minev

Nikolay (or Nikolai) Nikolaev Minev (Николай Минев, 8 November 1931 – 10 March 2017) was a Bulgarian chess International Master (IM) and noted chess author.

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Nimzo-Indian Defence

The Nimzo-Indian Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: Other move orders, such as 1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.d4 Bb4, are also feasible.

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Old Indian Defense

The Old Indian Defense is a chess opening defined by the moves: This opening is distinguished from the King's Indian Defense in that Black develops his on e7 rather than by fianchetto on g7.

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Open Game

An Open Game (or Double King's Pawn Opening) is a chess opening that begins with the following moves: White has moved the king's pawn two squares and Black has replied in kind.

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Petrov's Defence

Petrov's Defence or the Petrov Defence (also called Petroff's Defence, Russian Defence, and Russian Game) is a chess opening characterised by the following moves: Though this symmetrical response has a long history, it was first popularised by Alexander Petrov, a Russian chess player of the mid-19th century.

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Philidor Defence

The Philidor Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The opening is named after the famous 18th-century player François-André Danican Philidor, who advocated it as an alternative to the common 2...Nc6.

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Pirc Defence

The Pirc Defence (correctly pronounced "peerts", but often mispronounced "perk"), sometimes known as the Ufimtsev Defence or Yugoslav Defence, is a chess opening characterised by Black responding to 1.e4 with 1...d6 and 2...Nf6, followed by...g6 and...Bg7, while allowing White to establish an impressive-looking centre with pawns on d4 and e4.

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Queen's Gambit

The Queen's Gambit is a chess opening that starts with the moves: The Queen's Gambit is one of the oldest known chess openings.

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Queen's Gambit Accepted

The Queen's Gambit Accepted (or QGA) is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The Queen's Gambit Accepted is the third most popular option on Black's second move, after 2...e6 (the Queen's Gambit Declined) and 2...c6 (the Slav Defense).

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Queen's Gambit Declined

The Queen's Gambit Declined (or QGD) is a chess opening in which Black declines a pawn offered by White in the Queen's Gambit: This is known as the Orthodox Line of the Queen's Gambit Declined.

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Queen's Indian Defense

The Queen's Indian Defense (QID) is a chess opening defined by the moves: The opening is a solid defense to the Queen's Pawn Game.

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Queen's Pawn Game

The Queen's Pawn Game is any chess opening starting with the move: It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4.

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Réti Opening

The Réti Opening is a hypermodern chess opening whose traditional or classic method begins with the moves: White plans to bring the d5-pawn under attack from the, or entice it to advance to d4 and undermine it later.

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Robert Byrne (chess player)

Robert Eugene Byrne (April 20, 1928 – April 12, 2013) was an American chess grandmaster and chess author.

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Robert Wade (chess player)

Robert Graham Wade OBE (10 April 1921 Dunedin, New Zealand – 29 November 2008, London), was a New Zealand and British chess player, writer, arbiter, coach, and promoter.

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Ruy Lopez

The Ruy Lopez, also called the Spanish Opening or Spanish Game, is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The Ruy Lopez is named after 16th-century Spanish bishop Ruy López de Segura.

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Scandinavian Defense

The Scandinavian Defense (or Center Counter Defense, or Center Counter Game) is a chess opening characterized by the moves.

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Scotch Game

The Scotch Game, or Scotch Opening, is a chess opening that begins with the moves: Ercole del Rio, in his 1750 treatise Sopra il giuoco degli Scacchi, Osservazioni pratiche d’anonimo Autore Modenese ("On the game of Chess, practical Observations by an anonymous Modenese Author"), was the first author to mention what is now called the Scotch Game.

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Semi-Closed Game

A Semi-Closed Game (or Semi-Closed Opening) is a chess opening in which White plays 1.d4 but Black does not make the symmetrical reply 1...d5.

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Semi-Open Game

A Semi-Open Game is a chess opening in which White plays 1.e4 and Black breaks symmetry immediately by replying with a move other than 1...e5.

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Serbia

Serbia (Србија / Srbija),Pannonian Rusyn: Сербия; Szerbia; Albanian and Romanian: Serbia; Slovak and Czech: Srbsko,; Сърбия.

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Sicilian Defence

The Sicilian Defence is a chess opening that begins with the following moves: The Sicilian is the most popular and best-scoring response to White's first move 1.e4.

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Slav Defense

The Slav Defense is a chess opening that begins with the moves: The Slav is one of the primary defenses to the Queen's Gambit.

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Tarrasch Defense

The Tarrasch Defense is a chess opening characterized by the moves: The Tarrasch is a variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined.

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Two Knights Defense

The Two Knights Defense is a chess opening that begins with the moves: First recorded by Polerio (c. 1550 – c. 1610) in the late 16th century, this line of the Italian Game was extensively developed in the 19th century.

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Vasily Smyslov

Vasily Vasilyevich Smyslov (Василий Васильевич Смыслов; 24 March 1921 – 27 March 2010) was a Soviet and Russian chess grandmaster, who was World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958.

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Vienna Game

The Vienna Game is an opening in chess that begins with the moves: White's second move is less common than 2.Nf3, and is also more recent.

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Viktor Korchnoi

Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi (p; 23 March 1931 – 6 June 2016) was a Soviet (until 1976) and Swiss (since 1994) chess grandmaster and writer.

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Vladimir Bagirov

Vladimir Konstantinovich Bagirov (Վլադիմիր Կոնստանտինի Բաղիրյան; Влади́мир Константи́нович Баги́ров) (August 16, 1936 in Baku – July 21, 2000 in Finland) was a Soviet-Latvian grandmaster of chess, chess author, and trainer.

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Vlastimil Hort

Vlastimil Hort (born 12 January 1944) is a Czechoslovak-born German chess Grandmaster.

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Wolfgang Uhlmann

Wolfgang Uhlmann (born 29 March 1935) is a prominent German International Grandmaster of chess.

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Wolfgang Unzicker

Wolfgang Unzicker (26 June 1925 – 20 April 2006) was one of the strongest German chess Grandmasters from 1945 to about 1970.

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Yakov Neishtadt

Yakov Isaevich Neishtadt (Яков Исаевич Нейштадт), born Moscow 6 October 1923, is a Russian (formerly Soviet), now Israeli chess player and author.

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Yuri Averbakh

Yuri Lvovich Averbakh (Ю́рий Льво́вич Аверба́х; born February 8, 1922) is a Soviet and Russian chess player and author.

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Yuri Razuvaev

Yuri Sergeyevich Razuvaev Ю́рий Серге́евич Разува́ев (also Razuvayev; 10 October 1945 – 21 March 2012) was a Russian chess player and trainer.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encyclopaedia_of_Chess_Openings

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