Chess Opening Preparation with CHOPIN

Hello everyone, I’m Ivan, and I used to be a 2500-player. I’ve always been a huge fan of chess opening theory, as a player, and as a coach. I’d be glad to share some opening preparation tips, and with CHOPIN it’ll be fun and quite easy. I’ll begin with a few general remarks.

CHOPIN has its own opening key, which is available in the “Key” tab.

If you are looking for a specific line, simply follow the moves until a link to the desired line becomes available.

For instance: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Ne4, and now our Line 137 becomes available.

Our Line Summary contains a digest of the important pieces of information that will prove most helpful during game preparation, or when you want to work on your chess opening repertoire. It is an excellent information filter which saves a lot of time. Our tags, such as Key Games, Historically Important Games, Best Mutual Play, Promising Lines for White, Promising Lines for Black, Suggested Improvements for White, Suggested Improvements for Black, Recommendations for Advanced Players, Recommendations for Club Players, Dangerous Lines for White and Dangerous Lines for Black will speed your choice and make decisions easier.

In our Game Viewer, available moves are always displayed in descending order – from best to worst. There is also another helpful feature: each sub-variation has its evaluation next to the branching move, which may also speed up your choice. For those who prefer chess diagrams, they’re just a click away from display in place of Summary.

Our Tree viewer offers a look into advanced statistics based on our chess database of complete games whose theoretically important fragments are included in CHOPIN opening lines and articles. Active position in any other tab can be displayed in the tree viewer by simply clicking on the “Key” icon here.

OK, that’s all for now. Take a look at one of our chess opening preparation examples. Links to videos are in the description below.

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