Studying Chess Openings

Theoretical openings are those well explored and documented. Novelty is the first deviation from the theoretical opening.

How to study: Play the moves that are played most frequently in the database. For first few setups and then explore the lesser moves off that. E.g. e4/e5 and then Vienna.

After a loss, look at the database and the the computer eval to find the novelty and mistake1.


Rozman, L. How To Learn & Study Chess Openings. at (2020).

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