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  1. Alekhine's New for White
    Modern lines, no sidelines
    h3 & c4 come at the right time
    Avoid d6 exchange yeah
    14 games, 1972-2012

  2. Bird's Opening for Black
    line against Ne5
    ...d4 line
    ...Bg4 line
    ...Bf5 line
    Nimzo Larsen anti-setup
    6 games, 1960-2010

  3. Bishops Opening for White
    Alternative to Nf3 quiet lines
    1 game, 2008

  4. Caro Kann Exchange for White
    c3, d4 pawn structure, Bd3, short castles, kingside center play
    13 games, 1968-2012

  5. Caro-Kann ...g6 for White
    Gurgenidze line

    6 games, 1961-2008

  6. Caro-Kann Bronstein-Larsen for White
    ...Nf6 Forgacs line ...gxf6

    best idea is to exchange at f6
    C3, Castle short, g3, Nh4

    ...exf6 tartakower line

    9 games, 1987-2007

  7. Caro-Kann Classical for White
    includes Spassky and Karpov variation
    11 games, 1971-2011

  8. Caro-Kann Karpov for White
    ...Nd7, ...Ngf6 line
    White takes on f6 and plays Bc4, Bf4, and Ne5.
    Be careful with exchanges.
    8 games, 1929-2010

  9. Center Game for Black
    Reversed Scandinavian, may transpose to Danish gambit
    3 games, 2004-2012

  10. Closed Sicilian ...d6, ...e6 for White
    Lots of possible continuations

    4 games, 2002-2012

  11. Closed Sicilian ...d6, ...Nf6 for White
    ...d6, ...g6, Bc4 line
    Kingside attack faster
    ...Nge7 is the more popular line after ...e6 first
    2 games, 1988-2010

  12. Closed Sicilian ...e6, ...a6 for White
    ...e6, ...a6, g3 line
    Popular sideline for woosies

    System 2

    8 games, 1998-2008

  13. Closed Sicilian ...e6, ...d5 for White
    ...e6, ...d5, ...Nf6 system
    doubled c-pawns; action can be anywhere
    ...e6, ...Nge7 line
    12 games, 1991-2012

  14. Closed Sicilian ...e6, ...Nge7 for White
    ...e6 lines
    ...Nc6 wants to go to d4 and needs back up knight

    Systems 6 & 7

    3 games, 1999-2012

  15. Closed Sicilian ...g6, ...Bg7 for White
    features strongest line ...g6 prompting Bb5 instead of Bc4 ...d6 line actually transposes sometimes
    ...d6 comes before ...e6 but e5 played nevertheless

    Last 2 systems, most popular with masters

    16 games, 1986-2013

  16. Closed Sicilian New 1
    11 games, 1991-2012

  17. Closed Sicilian sidelines (for White)
    includes: ...Bg4, Bb5 line

    5 games, 1999-2005

  18. Danish Gambit for Black
    Center counter
    Sorensen defense
    8 games, 1969-2008

  19. Dutch Classical for Black
    Nc3 met by ...Bb4, ...b6, ...Bb7
    Usual line without g3,
    e3 instead

    20 games, 1941-2013

  20. Dutch Huisl for Black
    Huisl Variation
    Stonewall Variation
    33 games, 1951-2015

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