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The study of chess openings as been a major part of the game for hundreds of years, with countless books devoted to analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of various sequences. Over the course of his career, former World Champion Garry Kasparov assembled a personal database of more than 20,000 openings and variations. At some point in your development as a chess player, you’ll need to look at openings. But what’s the best way to go about it?