Question by jordan: In the chess books “Chess openings for white/black, explained”, do the openings really produce wins?
The openings in the two books look awefully weird to me, like positions that wouldn’t happen in actual tournament games. However, I know that they have been used, but I want to know if these openings in the books have been used successfully by any tournament player rated between 1500-2200?

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Answer by Liam O
Not sure about professionals but as a reasonably good player, I know that every move has an effect from the opening gambit to the end move.

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