New release of OM - 03/2022 with 9.3 millions OTB games

Dear chess partners, players. We are happy to announce our newest release of Opening Master Chess Databases as of March 2022. We have been working hard the past few months and collected, de-duplicated, indexed, and cleared the games for you.

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Top 5 Hottest Chess Openings to learn accoring to Opening Master

You are itching for a game now that you understand how the board works, the value of each piece, and how to play it. Stop, we at Opening Master know some secret. It's crucial to understand the various chess openings and how to respond against them.

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Chess engines vs. chess databases. Which one to use?

One of the most important things that you could do to improve your knowledge and skill in the game of chess is to analyze how other people play in general – and how you play in specific. If you take the old-school approach, you can put a board with chess figurines in front of you and retrace the moves from your last game, taking notes during the process.

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Tata Steel 2022 - Tournament of the Grandmasters

This was a match! Bravo Magnus. The year 2022 could not have started better for the World Champion Magnus Carlsen. Take a look at the highlights and download a free chess database.

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56 openings you need to know how to play. Gold collection

Imagine your openings were as strong as top FIDE players. Imagine you know them by heart. How? Well, you need to study them first. But don't you worry, we got you covered. Now the opportunity for the first time (AND FREE) is to learn openings easily by downloading our 56 openings and opening each individually and start studying them. The openings have been carefully selected by our team of senior grandmasters who consider them as TOP TO KNOW.

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How to become a Grandmaster with daily practice

Close to turning into the best on the planet, Grandmaster is a definitive culmination for the serious chess player. Out of the enormous number of chess players worldwide, a little more than 1500 current chess players have arrived at the tallness of Grandmaster! You have to realize that even the world's greatest players worked hard for years to become who they are. It is not an overnight process. They have had a ton of persistence and have idealized their procedures throughout the long term. The primary way you can achieve to be greatest is through rehearsing and learning from your mistakes. 

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Learning from our defeats

Almost one hundred years ago, Don Capablanca wrote: There have been times in my life when I came very near thinking that I could not lose even a single game. Then I would be beaten, and the lost game would bring me back from dreamland to earth. Nothing is so healthy as a thrashing at the proper time, and from few won games have I learned as much as I have from most of my defeat.

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Chess Novelties Copyright

Copyright is kind of a forbidden word in the chess world. You can study and play some chess openings or defenses, to be successful with them and then you will see, especially in the elite, how other players will start copying your choice of repertoire and novelties.

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Far away are those days

Far away are those days when playing a chess tournament meant arriving to the playing hall and just to discover (of course, on a handwritten pairing sheet) who was your opponent for that round five minutes before the start. Some pioneers dared to call to the referee the previous night, took some opening book and checked some opening which according to some friend was usually played by his next opponent.

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What’s new in Chess Openings?

C60 Spanish - Dreev – The Cozio Defence (Chess Stars 2014). In this book, we have analyzed one of the oldest variations of the Ruy Lopez -1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nge7. The move 3...Nge7 was particularly popular during the second half of the 19th century. It was played at these times by such outstanding masters like Adolph Andersen and Willhelm Steinitz.

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