Surf Through ECO Index A





Welcome to ECO Index A. This is the beginning of an opening series that carries right through to ECO Index E. This index covers irregular openings and flank openings. These are openings that don't begin with 1.e4 or 1.d4.


The main irregulars are the Anderssen's Opening variations, the Ware variations Opening, the Sokolsky Opening variations. The main flank openings are Larsen's Opening, the Bird's Opening variations, the Reti Opening variations and the substantial English Opening variations.


From there it moves on to the Modern Defense, the Old Benoni Defense, the Queen's Indian Defense, the Old Indian Defense with a couple of gambits like the Budapest and the Benko thrown in. Enjoy.


A00 Irregular Openings




ECO Index A: A00
A00 Anderssen's Opening: 1. a3
A00 Anderssen's Opening, Polish Gambit
A00 Anderssen's Opening, Creepy Crawly Formation
A00 Anderssen's Opening, Andersspike
A00 Ware Opening: 1. a4
A00 Ware Opening, Wing Gambit: 1. a4 b5
A00 Ware Opening, Ware Gambit: 1. a4 e5
A00 Ware Opening, Crab Variation
A00 Durkin Opening: 1. Na3
A00 Sokolsky Opening: 1. b4
A00 Sokolsky Opening, Birmingham Gambit
A00 Sokolsky Opening, Outflank Variation
A00 Sokolsky Opening, Schuhler Gambit
A00 Sokolsky Opening, Myers Variation
A00 Sokolsky Opening, Bugayev Attack
A00 Sokolsky Opening, Wolferts Gambit
A00 Saragossa Opening: 1.c3
A00 Dunst Opening: 1. Nc3
A00 Van 't Kruijs Opening: 1.e3
A00 Mieses Opening: 1. d3
A00 Barnes Opening: 1. f3
A00 Benko's Opening: 1. g3
A00 Grob's Attack: 1. g4
A00 Clemenz Opening: 1. h3
A00 Desprez Opening: 1. h4
A00 Amar Opening: 1. Nh3
Play through these irregular openings.

A01-09 Larsen, Bird And Reti




ECO Index A: A01-09
A01 Larsen's Opening, 1. b3 (Owen's Opening) (Greek Attack)



A02 Bird's Opening, 1. f4 (Dutch Attack)
A03 Bird's Opening, 1...d5
A04 Reti Opening, 1. Nf3
A05 Reti Opening, 2...Nf6
A06 Reti Opening, 2...d5
A07 Reti Opening, King's Indian Attack (Barcza System)
A08 Reti Opening, King's Indian Attack
A09 Reti Opening, 2...d5 3.c4
Available to play through here.


A10-39 English Opening




ECO Index A: A10-39
A10 English Opening
A11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
A12 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
A13 English Opening
A14 English, Neo-Catalan Declined
A15 English, 1...Nf6 (Anglo-Indian defense)
A16 English Opening
A17 English Opening, Hedgehog Defense
A18 English, Mikenas-Carls Variation
A19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
A20 English Opening
A21 English Opening
A22 English Opening
A23 English Opening, Bremen System, Keres Variation
A24 English Opening, Bremen System with 3...g6
A25 English Opening, Sicilian Reversed
A26 English Opening, Closed System
A27 English Opening, Three Knights System
A28 English Opening, Four Knights System
A29 English Opening, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
A30 English Opening, Symmetrical Variation
A31 English Opening, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
A32 English Opening, Symmetrical
A33 English Opening, Symmetrical
A34 English Opening, Symmetrical
A35 English Opening, Symmetrical
A36 English Opening, Symmetrical
A37 English Opening, Symmetrical
A38 English Opening, Symmetrical
A39 English Opening, Symmetrical, Main Line with d4
Play through each of the English Openings.

A40-59 Queen's Pawn Game




ECO Index A: A40-59
A40 Queen's Pawn Game (including English Defense, Englund Gambit, Queen's Knight Defense, Polish Defense and Keres Defense)
A41 Queen's Pawn Game, Wade Defense
A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System also Wade Defense
A43 Old Benoni Defense
A44 Old Benoni Defense
A45 Queen's Pawn Game
A46 Queen's Pawn Game
A47 Queen's Indian Defense
A48 King's Indian, East Indian Defense
A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
A50 Queen's Pawn Game, Black Knights' Tango
A51 Budapest Gambit Declined
A52 Budapest Gambit
A53 Old Indian Defense (Chigorin Indian Defense)
A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation
A55 Old Indian, Main Line
A56 Benoni Defense
A57 Benko Gambit
A58 Benko Gambit Accepted
A59 Benko Gambit, 7.e4
QPG (A40-59) openings can be played through here.

A60-79 Benoni Defense And Systems




ECO Index A: A60-79
A60 Benoni Defense
A61 Benoni Defense
A62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation without early ...Nbd7
A63 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 9...Nbd7
A64 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 11...Re8
A65 Benoni, 6.e4
A66 Benoni, Pawn Storm Variation
A67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
A68 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack
A69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main Line
A70 Benoni, Classical with e4 and Nf3
A71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
A72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
A73 Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O
A74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
A75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4
A76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
A77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
A78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
A79 Benoni, Classical, 11.f3
Play through the Benoni Defense Openings.

A80-99 Dutch Defense And Systems




ECO Index A: A80-99
A80 Dutch Defense
A81 Dutch Defense
A82 Dutch, Staunton Gambit, also includes Balogh Defense
A83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit, Staunton's Line
A84 Dutch Defense
A85 Dutch with 2.c4 And 3.Nc3
A86 Dutch with 2.c4 And 3.g3
A87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
A88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with 7...c6
A89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
A90 Dutch Defense
A91 Dutch Defense
A92 Dutch Defense
A93 Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation
A94 Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3
A95 Dutch, Stonewall with Nc3
A96 Dutch, Classical Variation
A97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation
A98 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with Qc2
A99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
Play through the Dutch Game Openings.


Moving On






If you've had enough of ECO Index A you're in luck. ECO Index B is waiting for your visit. It starts out with a King's Pawn Opening with an irregular reply.


It follows up with the Scandinavian Defense, Alekhine's Defense, Robatsch (Modern) Defense and the Pirc Defense. That brings you as far as the Caro-Kann Defense. Then you come to the main course - the Sicilian Defense.


This monster has 79 classified openings in Volume B of the ECO Index. If you become a Sicilian expert you will have a wonderful weapon when playing as Black. White can end up in serious trouble if he loses his way in the deadly maze that is the Sicilian Defense.


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