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The Open Games: 1.e4 e5
Compiled by chessman95
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Together with Game Collection: The Ruy Lopez this collection completes my coverage of the Open Games. In this collection I will cover all the main variations of the Open Games, with 4 game samples for main line openings and 2 game samples for minor openings. I will not cover variations of the Italian and Two Knights that transpose, but instead just use the main lines for those openings. I will do the same with the Vienna Game and Bishop's Opening, and Bishop's Opening and Italian Game. Also, please note that the openings are in ascending order of popularity. Enjoy!

In case you don't know what the variation names refer to, or are looking for a particular line, these are the moves that make up each variation:

(1.e4 e5) Opening Explorer


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Danish Gambit: 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 Opening Explorer

Center Game: 2.d4 exd4 3.Qxd4 Opening Explorer

Bishop's Opening: 2.Bc4 Opening Explorer

Vienna Game: 2.Nc3 Opening Explorer

King's Gambit Opening Explorer


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KGD: 2.f4 Bc5
KG Falkbeer Counter-Gambit: 2.f4 d5
KGA Bishop's Gambit: 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4
KGA Cunningham Defense: 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7
KGA Modern Variation: 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 d5
KGA Classical Variation: 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5
KGA Schallopp Defense: 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Nf6
KGA Fischer Defense: 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 d6

2.Nf3 Opening Explorer


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Elephant Gambit: 2.Nf3 d5 Opening Explorer

Latvian Counter-Gambit: 2.Nf3 f5 Opening Explorer

Philidor Defense: 2.Nf3 d6 Opening Explorer

Petroff Defense: 2.Nf3 Nf6 Opening Explorer

2...Nc6 Opening Explorer


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Ponziani Opening: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 Opening Explorer

Four Knights Opening: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Opening Explorer

Scotch Games Opening Explorer


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Goering Gambit: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.c3 Opening Explorer

Scotch Gambit: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Opening Explorer

Scotch Game: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Opening Explorer


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Hungarian Defense: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Be7 Opening Explorer

Italian Games Opening Explorer


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Giuoco Pianissimo: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.d3 Opening Explorer

Evans Gambit: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Opening Explorer

Classical Italian Game: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Opening Explorer

Two Knights Defense Opening Explorer


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Two Knights Defense 4.d4 Variation: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d4 Opening Explorer

Two Knights Defense 4.Ng5 Variation: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Opening Explorer

Two Knights Defense 4.d3 Variation: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Opening Explorer

Danish Gambit
Lindehn vs Steinitz, 1864 
(C21) Center Game, 28 moves, 1-0

J Mieses vs Maroczy, 1903 
(C21) Center Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Blackburne vs F O Egger, 1889
(C21) Center Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Center Game
J Mieses vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C22) Center Game, 33 moves, 0-1

W Paulsen vs Tarrasch, 1885 
(C22) Center Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Shabalov vs I Shliperman, 1995 
(C22) Center Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Shirov vs Karpov, 1995 
(C22) Center Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening
Kasparov vs Bareev, 1993 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Andrew Smith vs Philidor, 1790 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Kharlov vs Topalov, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

Alapin vs Chigorin, 1881
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1935 
(C27) Vienna Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Viakhirev vs Alekhine, 1907 
(C28) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Chigorin vs H Caro, 1898 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

Steinitz vs J Minckwitz, 1870 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit Declined
Morphy vs Bird, 1858 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Anderssen vs Harrwitz, 1857 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 0-1

Steinitz vs Blackburne, 1870
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

Chigorin vs Maroczy, 1899 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit Falkbeer Counter-Gambit
Bronstein vs Tal, 1968 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 43 moves, 1-0

Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1923 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

Sankovsky vs V Vepkhvishvili, 1983
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 37 moves, 1-0

Teichmann vs Marshall, 1905 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit Accepted Bishop's Gambit
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

Harrwitz vs Anderssen, 1848 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

M Lange vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 1-0

J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit Accepted Cunningham Defense
Morphy vs Bird, 1859 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 46 moves, 1-0

G S Spreckley vs Mongredien, 1846 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 15 moves, 0-1

Bronstein vs Fidelity, 1991 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 51 moves, 1-0

Steinitz vs Bird, 1873 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 36 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit Accepted Modern Variation
Morphy vs T Lichtenhein, 1857 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Hartston vs Spassky, 1966 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1952 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit Accepted Classical Variation
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Fischer, 1960 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

R Raubitschek vs Capablanca, 1906 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1865 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit Accepted Schallopp Defense
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 0-1

Bronstein vs M20, 1963 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Efimov vs Bronstein, 1941 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 0-1

Chigorin vs Tarrasch, 1893 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's Gambit Accepted Fischer Defense
Morozevich vs Kasparov, 1995 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

Anderssen vs F Amelung, 1862 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Portisch, 1967 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 56 moves, 1-0

Blackburne vs Shayler, 1879
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit
Tal vs Lutikov, 1964 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Cochrane vs Staunton, 1842 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

Latvian Counter-Gambit
Fischer vs V Pupols, 1955 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

Gamman vs Blackburne, 1869  
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs R Abud, 2004 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Petroff Defense
Anand vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Kamsky vs Karpov, 1996 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Janowski vs Marshall, 1912 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Ivanchuk, 1993 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening
Eugen von Schmidt vs Chigorin, 1879 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 0-1

Chigorin vs Winawer, 1901 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Opening
Capablanca vs H Steiner, 1933 
(C49) Four Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

Maroczy vs Marshall, 1907 
(C48) Four Knights, 60 moves, 1-0

Goering Gambit
C T Goering vs Anderssen, 1872 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch vs B Lasker, 1882 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Reti vs Tartakower, 1914
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Schoppmeier vs W Schlotthauber, 1987 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1841 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 0-1

Staunton vs Cochrane, 1842 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

G Gasparov vs V Vepkhvishvili, 1967 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

C Eliason vs Anderssen, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game
Blackburne vs Mackenzie, 1882 
(C45) Scotch Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Showalter vs Gossip, 1889  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Paulsen vs M Lange, 1864
(C45) Scotch Game, 53 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Short, 2002
(C45) Scotch Game, 44 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Defense
Paris vs Budapest, 1843 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 0-1

Bird vs Blackburne, 1893 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo
J Mason vs Winawer, 1882 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 56 moves, 1-0

Loyd vs S Rosenthal, 1867 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 36 moves, 1-0

V Green vs Steinitz, 1864 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 40 moves, 0-1

A Schwarz vs Anderssen, 1873 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 46 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

N Marache vs Morphy, 1857 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

Morozevich vs Adams, 2001 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Classical Italian Game
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 0-1

Saint Amant / M.F. de B vs Morphy, 1858 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

Rossolimo vs P Reissmann, 1967 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Defense 4.d4 Variation
Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

Rossolimo vs O'Kelly, 1949
(C56) Two Knights, 49 moves, 1-0

Sveshnikov vs G Kuzmin, 1977
(C56) Two Knights, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sveshnikov vs A Bezgodov, 1994
(C56) Two Knights, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Two Knights Defense 4.Ng5 Variation
Fischer vs Bisguier, 1963 
(C59) Two Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

Fritz vs Anand, 1992 
(C59) Two Knights, 31 moves, 0-1

Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C59) Two Knights, 47 moves, 1-0

Polerio vs Domenico, 1610 
(C57) Two Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Defense 4.d3 Variation
F Zita vs Smyslov, 1946
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Grob vs Koltanowski, 1953
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nunn vs K Janetschek, 1980 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Zhong Zhang vs Naiditsch, 2008
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

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