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In this paper, we study opening play in games. We show experiments using minimax and a semi-random player. In the experiment, we let each semi-random player use an opening-book, created by different player. Results show evidence for the following statements. The game length increases. Expert player against an intermediate player should not use an opening book in a tournament match. Some opening books are good for novices and some opening books are bad for novices. The game outcome will approachdoi:10.17576/apjitm-2013-0201-05 fatcat:3u3esbipknflvhqjjuup5tkvjm