Chess Openings

Classical vs. Modern vs. Hyper-Modern: Chess Principles

Classical vs. Modern vs. Hyper-Modern: Chess Principles

In chess, there are three fundamental opening principles: it is either (1) classical, (2) hypermodern, or (3) modern. There have been many arguments throughout the years whether a differentiation is valid, after all the history of their creation is vague. There are some people that deny the existence of such opening principles, claiming that they…

How Should You Play Against an Irregular Chess Opening?

How Should You Play Against an Irregular Chess Opening?

Ruy Lopez, Sicilian defense, Queen’s gambit declined, you are probably familiar with these openings. How can you not be? It is something that you’d literally encounter every other game on lichess or chess.com, it is like being repeated on replay. Playing against these openings over and over again has an unintended consequence though, which is…