Strongest Chess Openings

Have you noticed that the strongest grandmasters often focus on particular openings? There are a few chess openings that are regarded as the strongest and most guaranteed of good play.

Best Openings for White: There are many strong openings for White, in both “d4” and “e4” lines. Although “e4” is sharpest, “d4” is strong too. Strong White openings include:

Strong White opening variations with “1.e4” include:

Strong White openings with “1.d4” include:

Weaker White openings in the King Pawn Openings include:

Strongest Openings for Black against “1.e4” include:

Weaker Black openings: Slightly less strong openings against “1.e4” include:

Strongest Openings for Black against “1.d4” include:

Weaker Queen Pawn Openings: Some of the openings against “1.d4” that are regarded as slightly weaker (at a master level) include:

It should be said that this discussion is with master-level games in mind. At a club level, all of these openings work just fine!

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