10 Best Chess Openings

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White's 10 Best

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Make a search yourself to find what you need for an opening.

RankOpeningWhite Win %Draw %Black Win %
     
1Queen's Gambit403624
     
2Blackmar Diemer Gambit491635
     
3Ruy Lopez403327
     
4Bishop's Opening413029
     
5Benko Opening383527
     
6Reti Opening373726
     
7Vienna Game412930
     
8Center Game442234
     
9English Opening383428
     
10Scotch Game403030

White's Worst 10 Openings (Train the Defence to win)

RankOpeningWhite Win %Draw %Black Win %
     
1Van't Kruijs Attack282547
     
2Anderssen's Opening302743
     
3Grob Opening361846
     
4Saragossa Opening342343
     
5Bird's Opening342541
     
6Polish Defence382339
     
7Dunst Opening362836
     
8Anti-Veresov Opening362836
     
9Colle System353134
     
10Mieses Opening392437

10 Most Drawn Openings

Can be helpful against a strong player where you don't expect to win.

RankOpeningDraw (%)  
     
1Bogo-Indian Defence42  
     
2Queen's Indian Defence42  
     
3Petroff's Defence39  
     
4Four Knight's Defence39  
     
5Grunfeld Defence37  
     
6Nimzo Indian37  
     
7Reti Opening37  
     
8Queen's Gambit (No. 1 winning too)36  
     
9Benko Opening (No. 5 winning too)35  
     
10Three Knight's Defence35

The evaluation have been taken out of 100.000 Grand Master Games year 2012, which should indicate a win % +/- 0,5 %.

Don't under estimate the value of playing against weaker players who are not family with some of the worst openings.

The stats are only indicators. It's important you find your own playing style and practicing the opening in the depth.

Learn and use some of the Opening Traps like Sokolsky: 1. b4 e6 2. Bb2 Bxb4 3. Bxg7.

 

Common Grand Master Openings