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Statistics About The Most Popular Chess Openings

The most popular chess opening according to statistics is the Sicilian Defense, followed by the Spanish (Ruy Lopez) and Italian Game.

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"The Scandinavian Defense is employed by black in 7% of online matches."

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"The Nimzo-Indian Defense appears in nearly 18% of junior championship games."

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"The Tarrasch Defense appears in 11% of under-18 tournaments."

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"The Dutch Defense has a win rate of 49% in correspondence chess."

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"The Reti Opening appears in 8% of historic chess classics."

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"The Philidor Defense has a success rate of 40% in casual play."

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"The King's Indian Defense is used in 20% of FIDE rated tournaments."

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"The English Opening is played in approximately 10% of women’s chess tournaments."

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"The Grünfeld Defense has a win percentage of 47% for black in advanced play."

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"The French Defense is favored by 12% of top 100 players worldwide."

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"The Queen's Gambit has a success rate of 55% for white in club level games."

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"The Evans Gambit is used in less than 3% of professional games."

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"The Alekhine’s Defense is used in around 9% of chess club encounters."

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"The Sicilian Defense appears in nearly 25% of grandmaster games."

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"Approximately 20% of opening traps involve the Queen’s Indian Defense."

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"The Caro-Kann defense is chosen in about 15% of rapid chess matches."

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"The Ruy Lopez is used in approximately 17% of all top-level chess games."

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"The Italian Game is the choice 22% of the time in amateur competitions."

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"The Berlin Defense is popular in 30% of World Chess Championship matches."

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"The Pirc Defense is seen in around 5% of blitz games."

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