Chess News

Chopin – the N1 destination for Chess Openings

chopin-chessCHOPIN – the Chess Openings 24/7 online service is a chess opening database for all chess enthusiasts – professionals or amateurs. Officially recommended by the Association of Chess Professionals (ACP), opening lines and articles available at are top-notch: comprehensive, chock-full of new ideas and recommendations, up-to-date and available through your browser at all times. The analyst team’s expertise and commitment are your best guarantee that the analyses and evaluations can be trusted at all times. They are meant for everyone who wants to play openings on equal footing with the best. Juniors, amateurs, pros – the homework is already done, all you have to do is enjoy the game!

[February 2, 2014] Pick of the Week by GM Boris Avrukh: “So Unpleasant” Following in the footsteps of GM Wesley So: his favorite set-up against KID

[February 2, 2014] Pick of the Week by GM Boris Avrukh: “So Unpleasant”
Following in the footsteps of GM Wesley So: his favorite set-up against KID

Members of the all-GM Editorial Board (Boris Avrukh, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Bojan Vučković, Borki Predojević, Dragan Šolak, Aleksandar Kovačević, Trajko Nedev, Dragan Barlov, Dragan Paunović & Slaviša Brenjo) have been using the 14-million reference game database to produce daily additions to the CHOPIN (CHess OPenings INternet) service. Already completed is more than 50% of the entire opening encyclopedia, including the following fully covered openings:

• English Opening: Hedgehog Variation & The Double Fianchetto Defense
• Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation (4. Qc2)
• Queen’s Indian Defense: Fianchetto System
• Benko Gambit: Declined & Accepted
• Scandinavian Defense
• Alekhine Defense
• Philidor Defense
• French Defense: Rubinstein Variation (3… dxe4)
• Two Knights Defense
• Four Knights Game: Spanish Variation (incl. Rubinstein Variation & Double Ruy Lopez)
• Ruy Lopez: Jaenisch/Schliemann Gambit
• Ruy Lopez: Exchange Variation
• Ruy Lopez: Flohr-Zaitsev Variation
• Ruy Lopez: Marshall Attack
• Ruy Lopez: Anti-Marshall Variation
• Sicilian Defense: Rossolimo & Moscow Variations (3. Bb5)
• Sicilian Defense: Maroczy Bind & The Accelerated Dragon
• Sicilian Defense: Kalashnikov & La Bourdonnais Variations
• Sicilian Defense: Lasker/Pelikan (incl. Sveshnikov & Chelyabinsk Variations)

Mostly completed openings are listed below:

• Queen’s Gambit Accepted
• King’s Indian Defense: Mar del Plata Defense
• King’s Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation
• Modern Benoni
• Slav Defense
• Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation (4… Bf5)
• French Defense: Tarrasch Variation
• French Defense: Boleslavsky Variation
• Petroff Defense
• Scotch Game
• Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation, English Attack
• Sicilian Defense: Classical Scheveningen

In addition to the abovementioned content, new opening lines are published each day during weekdays, and new top-quality opening articles twice a week (“Opening Surveys” column is published on Saturdays, and “Pick of the Week” on Sundays); all these goodies are included in the CHOPIN Professional subscription (monthly or annual) packages. You may find the line and article summaries particularly useful, as they provide condensed information and instant insight into the editor’s choice of most important games and variations. Take a look:


Last, but not least: we firmly believe that it shouldn’t matter whether you come from a nation with rich chess tradition where knowledge and information is readily available; money for expensive coaching sessions mustn’t be a decisive factor; you shouldn’t waste endless hours gathering information just to end up analyzing each move with chess engines – you need a place where everyone should be starting equal. This is why we made the Chess Openings 24/7 online service: a chess opening database for all chess enthusiasts – professionals or amateurs.

Visit the Chopin official website

Chessdom is dedicated to professional and independent coverage of chess news and events from all over the globe! Join us for live chess games, interviews, video and photo reports, and social media reactions. Follow the development of the strongest chess software, which affects all chess today, via the Top Chess Engine Championship with its 24/7 live broadcast with chat.

Copyright © 2007-2022

To Top