Annotated openings survey

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GM Valeriy Aveskulov

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White opening repertoire with 1.e4!
ECO opening description cost
B01 Scandinavian defense 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 (2...Nf6) 3.Nc3 Qa5 (3...Qd8, 3...Qd6) $3
B03 Alekhine's defense: Exchange var. 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.c4 Nb6 5.exd6 $3
B03 Alekhine's defense: Four pawns attack 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.c4 Nb6 5.f4 $3
B07 Pirc: Byrne var. 1.e4 d6 (1...g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.Bg5) 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Bg5 $3
B09 Pirc: Austrian attack 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 $5
B10 Caro-Kann: Closed (Breyer) var. 1.e4 c6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 $3
B15 B16 Caro-Kann: Tartakower var. 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6 exf6, 5...gxf6 $3
B17 Caro-Kann: Steinitz var. 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Nf3 Nd7 8.h5 Bh7 9.Bd3 $3
B18 B19 Caro-Kann: Classical var. 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Ng5 Ngf6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Qe2 $3
B22 B27 Sicilian defense: Hungarian and Alapin's var.s 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.c3 $3
B26 Sicilian defense: Closed 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.d3 d6 6.Be3 $3
B30 Sicilian defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack (without 3...d6) 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 $5
B40 Sicilian defense 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.b3 $3
B51 Sicilian defence: Moscow attack 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5 $5
C02 French: Advance var. 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 $5
C41 Philidor's defense 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.Bc4 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.Re1 c6 8.a4 $3
C42 Petrov's defense: Nimzovich attack 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Nc3 $5
C45 Scotch game 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 (4...Bb4 5.c3 Bc5 6.Be3) 5.Nxc6 Qf6 6.Qf3 $5
C45 Scotch game: Mieses var. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5 $5
C45 Scotch game 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Be3 Qf6 6.c3 Nge7 7.Bc4 Ne5 8.Be2 Qg6 9.O-O d6 10.f4 Qxe4 11.Bf2 $3

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Black opening repertoire
ECO opening description cost
B01 Scandinavian: Exchange 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 $3
D31 QGD: Exchange 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Be7 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bf4 c6 $3
D32 D34 QGD: Tarrasch 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Nf3 Nc6 $5
D55 QGD: Neo-Orthodox 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Be7 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bxf6 Bxf6 7.e3 O-O $3
D37 QGD: Classical 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Be7 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bf4 O-O 6.e3 c5 $5
D58 D59 QGD: Tartakower 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Be7 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 O-O 7.e3b6 (7...Nbd7) $5
A88 Leningrad Dutch: Main with 7...c6 1.d4 f5 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nf3g6 4.g3 Bg7 5.Bg2 O-O 6.O-O d6 7.Nc3 c6 $5
E05 Catalan Opening: Open, Classical line 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 Be7 5.Bg2 O-O 6.O-O dxc4 $5