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Belgrade gambit? New York system? Graz attack?

In a jungle of variation names,
Chess Maps show you the way


Knowing variations helps.

They are the structure of your opening knowledge, the starting positions of proven lines, and the center of all talk. Skip them, and your knowledge is only bits and pieces.

But there are so many!

Sure. The number was 1327 once. Today there are more than 3000 named opening variations. Learning that from deep-diving material, such as books and videos, takes ages.

Chess Maps make it easy.

These learning posters show all openings in comprehensive chess tree diagrams. You learn on the fly by just looking at them. A little from afar, and a lot when you step closer.

Get an overview

From a distance you get a general idea about an opening system: Its sub-systems, the amount of theory in it, and maybe some important variations with prominent labels.

Explore lines and choices

Looking closer allows you to study opening systems in detail. Follow move lines to their named variations, compare positional diagrams and evaluate available options. Based on these insights go and expand your repertoire.

Many many branches

3000 named variations, right? Learn how these fit onto 22 posters while still being part of a coherent chess tree.

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