Kirr's Chess Opening Sampler

How many times you thought "Why even in 50 games match do I get double openings with this huge opening book? Should I try an even larger book? Or may be tweak the variety slider? (Thus getting more frequent unbalanced openings too)"

Here is one possible solution. This site provides a random duplicate-free sample from your favorite opening suite. Just select an opening suite, and the number of positions, and click "Sample".

Copy-paste the output into a .pgn file (Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C, etc.) and choose it as an opening database in your tournament GUI. If you'll use each position twice with alternating colors, you need just N/2 positions obviously.

Let me know if you'd like to see some more opening suites added.

Choose an opening suite:

How many openings?

Never sample the same ECO twice

This tool is made and hosted by Kirill Kryukov. All included opening suites are made by their respective authors. Ray Banks and Adam Hair contributed ideas and inspiring discussion.

PGN files can be downloaded here.

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  © 2010-2012 Kirill Kryukov
Last modified on 2012–03–27