Chess opening

Alapin Sicilian Defense

The Alapin Variation of the Sicilian Defense is one of the “anti-Sicilian” openings White can play against 1…c5. A solid opening, the Alapin is a well-respected way of bypassing the extensive theory of other Sicilian […]

Chess opening

Caro-Kann Defense

The Caro-Kann Defense is known above all for its solidity. The defining move, 1…c6, is the fourth most popular reply to 1.e4 and nearly twice as common as the number five move. It prepares for […]

London System in chess
Chess opening

London System

1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4 The London System is a popular 1.d4 opening for White which has the reputation of being very solid. The London is considered a system because White can […]