There are many different types of chess openings. You’ve got your slow and methodical, your super aggressive, and popular theoretical openings and those openings that nobody really ever plays but someone will try out just for fun.
While all openings have their place, aggressive chess openings are one of the most entertaining aspects of chess. Giving up material with crazy sacrifices, attacking your opponents king early on, wild and crazy tactics are all part of what make aggressive openings so much fun to both play and watch.
With thousands of openings it’s tough for aggressive players to know what the best aggressive openings actually are. Below we’ve created a list of the top 7 aggressive chess openings.
#7 Danish Gambit
#6 Cochrane Gambit
#5 Scotch Gambit
#4 King’s Gambit
#3 Halloween Gambit
#2 Latvian Gambit
#1 Fried Liver Attack
In the video below we will discuss why each of these openings is so great for aggressive chess players.