Month: July 2022

July 24, 2022 Matthew Sadler 6 comments

This article supplements a series of videos about Stockfish’s opening repertoire which appeared on the “Silicon Road to Chess Improvement” YouTube site ( This article provides an overview of Stockfish’s main openings; for all the detail and many surprises(!) take a look at the video series!

July 10, 2022 Matthew Sadler 4 comments

It struck me that it would be intriguing to look at the opening choices of the latest engines and to compare them to conventional wisdom about the opening. When I talk about “conventional wisdom” I’m not talking about the current thinking of elite players about the opening but more about the orthodoxy which was prevalent until about 10 or 15 years ago and which I think is still how the average non-professional chess player thinks about openings.