Active opening repertoire
The new course has arrived

Based on our users’ request, we developed a new opening course for beginners, and online players, called “Active opening repertoire“. We still recommend that first, you learn the logic behind chess and the basic moves from our Beginner course, before mastering any openings. Moreover, a solid middlegame and endgame knowledge are also essential, which you can learn from the Intermediate and Advanced courses.

However, if you want to become a successful player in today’s computerized chess world, you also need to put emphasis on your opening strategy. That is why we launched the “Active opening repertoire” in September 2020.

More understanding and less memorization

The keyword in all LearninChess courses is “interactivity for better understanding”, and that is what we focus on in the Opening Course as well. You have to answer different types of questions during the learning process, which helps you to understand the lessons much better. In our opinion, this interactive method is more effective and more fun than the dull “brute force” memorization by repetitions process. Of course, high-quality videos and books are also enjoyable. Still, as you are not actively taking part in the learning process, over-time, they become less effective.

The course will contain 36 lessons. GM Jozsef Pinter – our head coach – selected mostly tactical lines to the repertoire as we firmly believe these are the most suitable ones for beginners and children.

The Openings

Our head-coach, GM Jozsef Pinter, only selected openings where you can play actively for the win. There are many gambit lines in the repertoire, such as Evans-gambit and Morra-gambit.

You get thorough opening knowledge with white and black from this course. Choose it as your first opening repertoire or for playing online games. You will not be disappointed for sure!


Each lesson contains four parts:

Theory part: We introduce the main and sidelines of the opening with explanations and memory training. The student takes part in the learning process actively and is not only repeating the showed moves.

Short game: The user can take a look at a short game with typical lines from the given opening. It’s a kind of move-by-move task with many explanations and hints. We disclose opening traps and introduce the typical plans and goals at the transition to the middlegame during the game.

Key positions – repetition: We summarize all the key positions in the lesson here.

Knowledge test: This is a test where the user has to play his/her repertoire moves in the main line without any help. There is also a surprise exercise at the end.

Are you already curious? You can try the lessons here.

Thank you
LearningChess Team

Comments (11):

  1. Guinefolleau

    April 28, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    Very interesting!

  2. Paschal from Ireland

    May 3, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    I tried the first lesson and I am very enthused with this new development. I also loved the surprise exercise at the end; it really got my full attention. Yes, this course is certainly interactive and quite challenging in a fun way.

  3. Nikola Kireta

    May 11, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    I tried the lesson. It would be great for me.

  4. Greg G

    May 15, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    I believe it is a great continuation to the 3 level current lessons.

  5. Aarav

    May 28, 2020 at 3:10 pm


  6. Brian

    May 31, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Really good interactive system! Very much looking forward to the August release!

    • JohnnyP

      May 31, 2020 at 12:51 pm

      Thank you. We are on it! Our beta testers get the new lessons weekly.

  7. John Webster

    July 21, 2020 at 11:12 am

    I think this is a great addition to the learning programme. I particularly enjoyed the move by move guidance.

    • JohnnyP

      July 21, 2020 at 1:24 pm

      Thank you for your comment. We are working hard with our beta-testers to open the course latest in early September. Stay tuned! 🙂

  8. Steve

    January 15, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    It is great but there is no coverage against 1.Nf3 and 1.g3 or 1.g4 which people may occasionally face in a tournament.

    • JohnnyP

      February 14, 2022 at 12:22 pm

      Hi Steve, thank you for your comment. I hope we give the necessary information during the lessons to fight against rare and irregular openings, such as g4,h4,a4, etc., with healthy developing moves. The Nf3, g3 lines will transpose in 99% to other lines we explain in the ‘Queen’s gambit accepted – Qa4+ and g3 variations’, ‘Tarrasch defense against the English opening’ and ‘Flank opening (1.b3 or b4)’ lessons.


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