A first opening repertoire

A First Chess Opening Repertoire: [DOWNLOAD PDF | PGN]

Some suggestions to get you through your first chess games.

You can play through all the examples below:

  • Hover mouse over board squares to see extra controls e.g. b2 = toggle autoplay, b5 = search, a5 = repeat last search, f3 = next game, f8 = shortcuts help
  • Chess Quotes

    "I find that chess is very useful when travelling alone in Turkey. ...Take yourself to the nearest teahouse. Order a glass of tea, and another or Raki, and set up a chess problem. Within seconds Turks will appear. they won't play chess with you, but it starts a conversation.

     "I did this once and someone asked, "Can I practise my English with you?" His first question was: "How many princesses have you slept with?" So now you see the point of chess."

    — Bryan SEWELL