tChess Pro Opening Library
tChess's opening database contains the most common 15,000 opening moves from over 125,000 Grandmaster games.
The Opening Library feature shows you the moves in the database from the current position, if any:
You can access the Opening Library feature
by holding your finger on the chess board
and swiping to the left.
The opening codes and names (e.g., "C60" and "Spanish" in the screen shot above) are from the
Encyclopedia of Chess Openings
(ECO) and are commonly used to refer to and research openings.
Question: What are the percentages displayed next to each move?
The percentages show how often each move was played from the current position, based on the collection
of 125,000 Grandmaster games.
Question: Why don't the percentages always total 100%?
If the percentages don't total 100%, it indicates that other moves are played from the position,
but aren't common enough to be included in the opening database.
Question: Why are some moves displayed without ECO codes/names?
It means the moves are frequently played by Grandmasters but aren't part of a main ECO line.
They may still be discussed in the encyclopedia, though.
Question: Why are there multiple openings with the same name?
The ECO codes are used as an index into the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings. Some openings
(or families of openings) warrant enough analysis that they require multiple ECO codes.