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  • This opening dates back to the 18th century, but it was at the Saragossa Chess Club in Spain where it became popular in the in the early part of the 20th century. A member of the Saragossa Chess Club named José Juncosa (1887-1972) published analysis of the opening in Revista del Club Argentino in 1920.

Computer Analysis

  1. [32] –0.04: 1...Nf6 2.d4 e6 3.Bf4 d5 4.Nd2 Be7 5.e3 0–0 6.Ngf3 b6 7.Bd3 c5 8.0–0 Nc6 9.h3 Bb7 10.b3 h6 11.Re1 Bd6 12.Bxd6 Qxd6 13.Rc1 Rac8 14.Bb5 Rfd8 15.Qe2 Qe7 16.Bxc6 Bxc6 17.Ne5 Bb7 18.Ndf3 ;
  2. [32] –0.04: 1...b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Bf4 e6 4.Nd2 Nf6 5.e3 Be7 6.h3 0–0 7.Ngf3 d5 8.Bd3 c5 9.0–0 Nc6 10.a3 h6 11.dxc5 bxc5 12.c4 Qb6 13.Qb3 d4 14.Rad1 Rfd8 15.Qc2 g5 16.Bg3 g4 17.hxg4 dxe3;
  3. [32] –0.01: 1...d5 2.d4 e6 3.Bf4 Nf6 4.Nd2 Be7 5.e3 0–0 6.Ngf3 Nbd7 7.h3 c5 8.Qc2 b6 9.Be2 Bb7 10.0–0 Rc8 11.Rfd1 h6 12.dxc5 Nxc5 13.Nd4 Nfd7 14.b4 e5 15.bxc5 bxc5 16.Qb1 exf4 17.Qxb7 cxd4 18.exd4;
  4. [32] 0.03: 1...e6 2.e4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.d4 Bd6 5.Bd3 Nf6 6.Nf3 Qe7+ 7.Be3 Ng4 8.Qd2 0–0 9.0–0 Nxe3 10.Qxe3 Nc6 11.Nbd2 a6 12.Rae1 Qxe3 13.Rxe3 Bg4 14.h3 Bd7 15.Nb3 Rfe8 16.Rfe1 Rxe3 17.Rxe3 g6 18.Nc5 Bxc5 19.dxc5 Kg7;
  5. [32] 0.06: 1...Nc6 2.d4 d5 3.Nf3 Bf5 4.Nbd2 Nf6 5.e3 a6 6.Be2 e6 7.0–0 Be7 8.Nh4 Be4 9.c4 dxc4 10.Bxc4 Bd5 11.Nhf3 Bxc4 12.Nxc4 0–0 13.b3 b5 14.Nce5 Nxe5 15.Nxe5 c5 16.Bb2 cxd4 17.Qxd4 Qxd4;
  6. [32] 0.07: 1...e5 2.d4 e4 3.c4 Nf6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Bg5 0–0 6.e3 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 d6 8.Bxf6 Qxf6 9.Ne2 b6 10.Nf4 Bb7 11.Be2 Qd8 12.0–0 Nd7 13.a4 a5 14.Qb3 Nf6 15.Rfb1 Re8 16.Nd5 Bc6 17.Kh1 h6;
  7. [31] 0.13: 1...c5 2.e4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e5 Nd5 5.Be2 Nc6 6.0–0 d6 7.d4 cxd4 8.cxd4 Be7 9.Bd2 0–0 10.Nc3 Qb6 11.Bc4 Nxc3 12.Bxc3 d5 13.Bd3 Bd7 14.Rc1 a6 15.Qd2 Rac8 16.a3 h6 17.b4 Rfd8;


Image:chess zhor 26.png
Image:chess zver 26.png a8 rd b8 nd c8 bd d8 qd e8 kd f8 bd g8 nd h8 rd Image:chess zver 26.png
a7 pd b7 pd c7 pd d7 pd e7 pd f7 pd g7 pd h7 pd
a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6
a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5
a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4
a3 b3 c3 pl d3 e3 f3 g3 h3
a2 pl b2 pl c2 d2 pl e2 pl f2 pl g2 pl h2 pl
a1 rl b1 nl c1 bl d1 ql e1 kl f1 bl g1 nl h1 rl
Image:chess zhor 26.png
Saragossa Opening
Image:Chess_zver_27_2.PNG a8 rl b8 nl c8 bl d8 kl e8 ql f8 bl g8 nl h8 rl Image:Chess_zver_27_2.PNG
a7 pl b7 pl c7 pl d7 pl e7 pl f7 g7 pl h7 pl
a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 pl g6 h6
a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5
a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4
a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3
a2 pd b2 pd c2 pd d2 pd e2 pd f2 pd g2 pd h2 pd
a1 rd b1 nd c1 bd d1 kd e1 qd f1 bd g1 nd h1 rd
Saragossa Opening


Chess Program

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  1. Danelishen, Gary (2008), The Final Theory of Chess, Phillidor Press, ISBN 978-0981567709
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