Free chess openings resources

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    Free chess openings resources

    I am looking for some good webistes on the net that have classic chess openings explained in a simple manner that clearly explains the advantage and likeliness of every particular opening. I have noticed many of these sites only refer to books which are for sale, but I am looking for a free site that has this kind of information.

    I would like to make a list of different openings, and organize them into groups and then learn them by heart. For example, I want a group with those openings that begin with Pe4 (white), Pe5(black), Nf3 (white) and so on.....

    I want to learn perhaps 100 variations so I can always feel sure I have a good variation in the back of my head to apply at least during the first turns of the game.

    Any good suggestions?

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    The webmaster is scary good at chess. I'd ask him.

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    if you are really interested in this, get a book called Nunn's chess openings by John Nunn..its a wonderful with all the openings properly explained and with all the variations given..

    edit: if you want to find sites, search google for particular openings like the dutch defense or the sicillian.. you will find sites dedicated to particular openings..
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    I've never actually thought about this, but I'm sure many of you play chess....maybe we could get together and have a small tourney on yahoo or something. Just to find out, who would be interested with something like that?

    Is anyone else here rated with the USCF?

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    I'd be down for a CBoard chess tournament.

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    I'd be interested, if it were announced far enough in advance. Just so I could be sure to make time for it.

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    I'd be interested in a tourney too. I'll see what I can find for you.

    Edit:
    http://www.eudesign.com/chessops/
    http://www.dwheeler.com/chess-openings/
    http://www.chess-poster.com/openings/openings.htm

    You might want to check Wikipedia.
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    ok, well I'll set something up in probably two weeks....I'll start an official thread in a few days. In the meantime, those interested and without a yahoo acount, go get one

    Also, we have to decide on timer rules...I see this as one of two options: either same timer for everyone, ie 5/3 (5 minute games, 3sec increments per move) or if both players agree, they would set their own time with a limit of (10/0)....what do you guys think?

    Personally a 5 minute game is the longest I will play - two reasons, I like to play fast and longer games give the other player a chance to cheat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by axon
    ok, well I'll set something up in probably two weeks....I'll start an official thread in a few days. In the meantime, those interested and without a yahoo acount, go get one

    Also, we have to decide on timer rules...I see this as one of two options: either same timer for everyone, ie 5/3 (5 minute games, 3sec increments per move) or if both players agree, they would set their own time with a limit of (10/0)....what do you guys think?

    Personally a 5 minute game is the longest I will play - two reasons, I like to play fast and longer games give the other player a chance to cheat.
    I prefer fast games too.

    Now to get a Yahoo account x-x Wouldn't it be much easier if we used one of those free Java-based real-time chessboxes? I know Jagex had them.
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    Wow, I've never played chess nearly that fast. The fastest I've played is like 30 seconds a move.
    My computer is awesome.

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    I dont like yahoo much, mainly because its so slow. When i used to play i played on this site called playsite www.playsite.com . If you dont like playing from your browser you can use gamespy, www.gamespyarcade.com , the software is free and supports a lot of mp games and board games. you can also use a mic if you have one to talk to your opponent or the other people in the room, its real cool.

    heres a picture of the chesslobby



    heres a picture of the game once you launch it.
    chess
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    Everyone knows that the power is in the Goring Gambit.

    *sigh* Its been far too long since I've played chess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InvariantLoop
    I dont like yahoo much, mainly because its so slow. When i used to play i played on this site called playsite www.playsite.com . If you dont like playing from your browser you can use gamespy, www.gamespyarcade.com , the software is free and supports a lot of mp games and board games. you can also use a mic if you have one to talk to your opponent or the other people in the room, its real cool.

    heres a picture of the chesslobby



    heres a picture of the game once you launch it.
    chess

    the thing is that most of us already have yahoo id's - I think that would be the best spot to do it at.

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    >Wow, I've never played chess nearly that fast. The fastest I've played is like 30 seconds a move.<

    it's 3 seconds increments - meaning that if a game is 5/3 - you have 5 minutes to complete the game, and one move can last upto the end's game. If you do make a move, however, 3 seconds are added to your clock. So if you make your first move in a second, your timer will be 5:02 - get it?

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

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    I might be interested in an online chess tournament. I haven't played forever and I'm not particularly great at it (probably not as good as a lot of you folk).

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