Lesson 8: Download Free PDF eBook - Chess Opening Puzzles


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On this page below, you can download a free chess pdf ebook to learn and visually recognize 32 main chess openings. The name of the above pdf ebook is "Chess Openings Puzzles". Within it, all puzzles are divided into 3 main groups: Open Game Chess Opening Puzzles, Semi-Open Game Chess Opening Puzzles, and Closed Game Chess Opening Puzzles. The puzzle answers enclosed, 32 chess opening puzzles in total.

The chess pdf ebook covers the following chess openings: King's Gambit; Bishop's Opening; Latvian Gambit; Vienna Game; Center Game; Philidor Defense; Petrov Defense; Ruy Lopez; Italian Game; Scotch Game; Two Knights Defense; Four Knights Game; Caro-Kann Defense; French Defense; Sicilian Defense; Alekhine's Defense; Scandinavian Defense; Pirc Defense (Ufimtsev Defense or Yugoslav Defense);

Queen's Gambit; Queen's Gambit Accepted; Queen's Gambit Declined or Ortodox Defense; Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Countergambit; Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense; Queen's Gambit Declined, Slav Defense; Indian Defenses; Grunfeld Defense; Nimzo-Indian Defense; Dutch Defense; Budapest Gambit; English Opening; Reti Opening; Bird's Opening.

For your comfort, you are recommended to use the ebook's internal cross-reference navigation. To download this chess pdf ebook on chess opening puzzles, click the link below:

Download Free PDF eBook - Chess Opening Puzzles
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Lesson 7: Chess Quiz 2 - Semi-Open Game Chess Openings


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This is Lesson 7 for chess beginners to learn the main chess openings. Today, you can see the below video to take Chess Opening Quiz Number 2 on Semi-Open Game chess openings, namely on: Sicilian Defense, French Defense, Alekhine's Defense, Scandinavian Defense, and Caro-Kann Defense.

Note. Remember that the Semi-Open Games start with the following first moves: 1.e4 for White and 1...any move other than e5 for Black. The below video will help you train yourself to spot the Semi-Open Game chess openings by their positions after their initial moves. Here is a short description of the video:

The video runs for 1 min. 59 sec. It shows the initial positions of the above openings and ask you to recognize them one by one. See the initial position after 1.e4 c5 (this is Sicilian Defense), after 1. e4 e6 2.d4 d5 (this is French Defense), etc.. To take Chess Opening Quiz Number 2 on Semi-Open Games, click the Play button below:



This chess blog is designed for beginners to learn chess openings. Each opening lesson is explained by text description, by video, or by special files (free pdf ebooks and PGN files) which can be downloaded on this site. To open PGN files and analize chess games, you will need a PGN viewer -- see Lesson 16.

To find links to all chess opening lessons, use the following sitemap link:
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This was Lesson 7 on learning chess openings one by one -- you took Chess Quiz Number 2 on Semi-Open Game chess openings. The next Lesson 8 will propose you to download free PDF ebook under the name of Chess Opening Puzzles to recognize all openings by their initial positions and their initial moves.

Lesson 6: Recognize Semi-Open Games


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This is Lesson 6 for beginners to learn the main chess openings. Today you will see a video to recognize Semi-Open game chess openings by their first moves, namely: Caro-Kann Defense, French Defense, Sicilian Defense, Alekhine's Defense, and Scandinavian Defense.

You should know that Semi-Open games are the chess openings that start with the following first moves of White and Black: 1. e4    any move other than e5 (e. g. 1.e4 c6). Here is a short description of the video: The video runs for 1 min 59 sec. It shows the first moves of the following Semi-Open game chess openings:

Caro-Kann Defense (1.e4 c6), French Defense (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5), Sicilian Defense (1.e4 c5), Alekhine's Defense (1.e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5), and Scandinavian Defense (1.e4 d5). It will help you learn to recognize the above openings. To see Lesson 6 on identifying Semi-Open game chess openings, click the Play button below:



This site is designed for chess beginners to learn the main chess openings. Each chess opening lesson is explained by text, video, and by special free pdf ebooks and PGN files that can be downloaded onsite. Sitemap of this site provides the links to all chess opening lessons.

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This was Lesson 6 for chess beginners to learn the main chess openings. The next Lesson 7 is Chess Quiz 2 on Semi-Open game chess openings to remember the first designated moves of Semi-Open games which start with the following move order: 1.e4   any move other than e5.

Lesson 5: Chess Quiz 1 - Open Game Chess Openings


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This is Lesson 5 and Chess Openings Quiz Number 1 on the Open Games chess openings. Test yourself and try to recognize the following 12 Open Games chess openings by their initial positions: King's Gambit, Bishop's Opening, Latvian Gambit, Vienna Game, Center Game, Philidor Defense, Petrov Defense, Ruy Lopez, Italian Game, Scotch Game, Two Knights Defense, and Four Knights Game.

Firstly, the Open Games are the chess openings that start with the following first move of White and Black: 1. e4 e5. Secondly, the Open Games are the most important openings for the chess beginner to start and learn... Here is a short description of the video below: The video proceeds for 3 min. 17 sec. It shows the initial positions of 12 Open Game chess openings, one by one.

First see the position and try to spot and recognize the name of an opening, then see the correct answer... To see Lesson 5 and Chess Openings Quiz Number 1 on 12 Open Games, click the Play button below:



All lessons about chess openings are designed for chess beginners. They will be available via text description, chess videos, chess pdf ebooks, and PGN files (using PGN file you can see and replay chess games recorded inside the PGN file via a PGN Viewer program -- PGN files and PGN Viewer program can be downloaded on this site).

You can find more links at https://chess-openings-for-beginners.blogspot.com:
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Download PDF ebook to learn the first moves of all chess openings:

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This was Lesson 5 for chess beginners to learn chess openings, one by one. The next lesson to see is Lesson 6 (Recognize Semi-Open Games)...

Lesson 4: Recognize Open Game Chess Openings


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This is Lesson 4 for chess beginners to learn chess openings. Today you will learn how to recognize Open Game chess openings by seeing the video below. The Open Game chess openings start with the following first moves of White and Black: 1. e4 e5. You are recommended to learn Open Game Chess Openings first.

There are 12 Open Games chess openings. They are: King's Gambit, Bishop's Opening, Latvian Gambit, Vienna Game, Center Game, Philidor Defense, Petrov Defense, Ruy Lopez, Italian Game, Scotch Game, Two Knights Defense, Four Knights Game. See the video below and learn to know Open Games...

Here is a short description of the video: There are 12 Open Game chess openings. See them one by one to learn... King's Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4), Bishop's Opening (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4), Latvian Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Kf3 f5), Vienna Game (1.e4 e5 2.Nc3), Center Game (1.e4 e5 2.d4 ed 3.Qxd4), Philidor Defense (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6),

Petrov Defense (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6), Ruy Lopez (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5), Italian Game (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5), Scotch Game (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 ed), Two Knights Defense (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6), Four Knights Game (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6). You can replay the video to learn again...

To see Lesson 4 about Open Game Chess Openings and how to recognize them, click the Play button below:



All lessons about chess openings are designed for chess beginners. They will be available as chess videos to learn visually and chess pdf ebooks to download and learn by reading. Chess pdf ebooks will be available at a later stage. Each lesson within the pdf ebooks will correspond to the lessons at this site.

More links at chess-openings-for-beginners.blogspot.com:
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You can also download PDF ebook to learn the first moves of all chess openings:

Chess Opening Puzzles PDF eBook
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This was Lesson 4 for chess beginners to learn chess openings. Now you know the first moves of Open Game chess openings. The next lesson to learn is Lesson 5 (Chess Quiz Number 1 to remember the first moves of Open Game chess openings)...

Lesson 3: Names of Chess Openings and Their Recognition


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This is Lesson 3 for chess beginners to learn chess openings. Today you will see a chess video which help you learn information about the names of chess openings, their recognitions, and more. Each chess opening has its own name. How to recognize the name of a chess opening? It is not so difficult to understand...

The name of a chess opening is recognized by strict combination of the first moves of White and Black. It may be only 1 move, it may be only 2 moves, it may be 3 moves, or even more... How many chess openings are there? Which of chess openings are the most common ones to play in chess?

All this you will see in a video below. And here is a short description of the video: Each opening has its own name. The name is recognized by the first moves: King's Gambit, Italian Game, etc. Each opening has variations... Roughly, there are 60 chess openings. Learn 15-20. See which openings are the most common ones...

To see Lesson 3 about Names, recognition of chess openings, and more, click the Play button below:



All lessons about chess openings are designed for chess beginners. All lessons will be available as chess videos to learn visually and chess pdf ebooks to download and learn by reading. Chess pdf ebooks will be available at a later stage.

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On this lesson you have learned the names of chess openings, their recognitions, and more information on openings. The next lesson to see is Lesson 4 which help you learn how to recognize the Open Game chess openings...

Lesson 2: 3 Main Types of Chess Openings


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Let's start Lesson 2 on learning chess openings. Today lesson's topic is about 3 main types of chess openings, about their recognition and features... Chess openings are divided into 3 main types. Each type of chess openings is recognized by the first move of White and Black and is characterized by specific features.

The following is the list of the main types of chess openings to know:
1. Open Games (starts with 1.e4 e5).
2. Semi-Open Games (starts with 1.e4   other than e5).
3. Closed Games (starts with 1.other than e4   other than e5).

Below you can see a video on the topic and download a PDF ebook on chess openings at the bottom of this page. Here is a short description of the video: There are 3 types of chess openings depending on the 1st move of White and Black. They are: open games, semi-open games, and closed games. See 2 examples of each type, and how they start... See and learn characteristics of each type...

To see Lesson 2 about 3 Main Types of chess openings and their features, click the Play button below:



All lessons about chess openings are designed for chess beginners. All lessons will be available as chess videos to learn visually and chess pdf ebooks to download and learn by reading. Chess pdf ebooks will be available at a later stage.

More links at chess-openings-for-beginners.blogspot.com:
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You can also download PDF ebook to learn the first moves of all chess openings:

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Lesson 1: 3 Main Strategies to Play Chess Openings


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Let's start Lesson 1 on learning chess openings: Playing openings in the game of chess is like building foundation of your own house. The stronger foundation, the stronger building... which means the following: If you are good in playing chess openings, you will have more chances to win the chess game.

When you are playing a chess opening, it is very important for you to know and follow 3 main strategies. 3 main strategies to play any chess opening are:
1. Development (Mobilization).
2. Control of the Center.
3. King Safety.

To better understand 3 main strategies of playing chess openings, you are highly recommended to see the below video. Here is short description of the video: Chess openings are important and it is usually the first 10 moves. First learn the Open Game chess openings (start with 1.e4 e5). Remember 3 goals (strategies) at opening.

See what is development and what to do. See what is to control the center and king safety. Playing chess opening is like preparing for battle... To see the video on 3 main strategies, click the Play button below:



All lessons to learn chess openings are designed for chess beginners. They are described via text, chess videos, PDF ebook tutorials and PGN files to download and learn replaying and seeing chess games. You will find information about ECO codes, where to download PGN viewer and PGN files and more...

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Please do read carefully the below information to better understand the purpose and design of https://chess-openings-for-beginners.blogspot.com which is a chess blog for beginners to learn chess openings one by one.

Preface
Learning Chess Openings is one of the most difficult chess topic. Especially, this topic is difficult for chess beginners. From the other hand, knowing chess openings is very important for saving your playing time and getting a positive result in the chess game.

Blog Concept
• To cover only one learning topic - Chess Openings for Beginners.
• To provide mainly free educational materials including PGN files.
Note 1. The PGN file allows you to see all chess games recorded inside it one by one.
Note 2. Inside the PGN file (the next link will open in a new window of your browser) you can see the name of chess opening by its ECO codes.
Note 3. To open and read PGN files, (the next link will open in a new window of your browser) you will need a PGN Viewer program.
• To provide PDF ebooks to learn Chess Openings at home.
• To provide Chess Openings videos to learn at site.
• To provide simple, essential, and effective stuff.
• To have the Sitemaps for quick navigation within this chess blog.

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The blog is supported by the former ChessElo Team which also runs:
• http://www.chesselo.com (abandoned on 25 Dec 2018)
https://chess-video.blogspot.com
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This site is designed for chess beginners to learn the main chess openings - one by one - by text, video, PDF and PGN files. Note: PGN files are special files designed to replay and analyze chess games using a PGN Viewer program (see Lesson 16). In total, there are 42 lessons to learn. To begin, click any link below:

• Part I. Chess Openings - Get General Information
Lessons 1 -- 21
• Part II. Learn Open Game Chess Openings One by One [1.e4   e5]
Lessons 22 -- 38
• Part III. Learn Semi-Open Game Chess Openings [1.e4   other than e5]
Lessons 39 -- 42



• Part I. Chess Openings - Get General Information

Lesson 1: 3 Main Strategies to Play Chess Openings
Lesson 2: 3 Main Types of Chess Openings
Lesson 3: Names of Chess Openings and Their Recognition
Lesson 4: Recognize Open Game Chess Openings
Lesson 5: Chess Quiz 1 - Open Game Chess Openings

Lesson 6: Recognize Semi-Open Games
Lesson 7: Chess Quiz 2 - Semi-Open Game Chess Openings
Lesson 8: Download Free PDF eBook - Chess Opening Puzzles
Lesson 9: Recognize Closed Game Chess Openings Part I
Lesson 10: Recognize Closed Games Chess Openings Part II

Lesson 11: Chess Quiz Number 3 | Closed Games Chess Openings Part I
Lesson 12: Chess Quiz Number 4 | Closed Games Chess Openings Part II
Lesson 13: A Chess Opening May Turn into Another One
Lesson 14: Chess Opening May Appear by Different Move Order
Lesson 15: 10 Advices | How to Play Chess Openings

Lesson 16: Download PGN Viewer Program to Learn Chess Openings
Lesson 17: What are ECO Codes of Chess Openings?
Lesson 18: See the ECO Codes of Main Chess Openings
Lesson 19: Download PGN Files to Learn Chess Openings
Lesson 20: Learn Chess Opening Traps

Lesson 21: About Chess Openings | Rules and Tips | How to Learn
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• Part II. Learn Open Game Chess Openings One by One [1.e4 e5]

Lesson 22: Bishop's Opening
Lesson 23: King's Gambit
Lesson 24: Latvian Gambit
Lesson 25: Center Game

Lesson 26: Danish Gambit
Lesson 27: Vienna Game
Lesson 28: Philidor Defense
Lesson 29: Petroff Defense
Lesson 30: Ponziani Opening

Lesson 31: Scotch Game
Lesson 32: Scotch Gambit
Lesson 33: Italian Game
Lesson 34: Evans Gambit
Lesson 35: Hungarian Defense

Lesson 36: Two Knights Defense
Lesson 37: Four Knights Game
Lesson 38: Ruy Lopez
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• Part III. Learn Semi-Open Game Chess Openings [1.e4 other than e5]

Lesson 39: Semi-Open Games: General Information
Lesson 40: Caro-Kann Defense
Lesson 41: French Defense
Lesson 42: Sicilian Defense
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