I've been playing chess on and off for quite a few years. I just find the openings frustrating, it usually just feels like you're going through the motions a bit; move the king pawn 2 squares, bring out the knights, perhaps a bishop then start the pawn war in the centre of the board, with your opponent usually echoing every move up until this point.
Last edited by Oswald Mosley; 28-03-2011 at 23:39.
First of all welcome !!.. I have never actually bothered with the french ,although one of the best openings for black ,it has quite a few different variations which you can go into , also if not played properly can lose very quickly...
(Original post by mckinnon94)
I've been playing chess since October 2010, don't play as part of a club. To be fair, I'm only 16, broke 1300 in Blitz on chess.com
As white, I'm a 1. e4 man, I love the options. Ruy Lopez, King's Indian Attack, I've always enjoyed playing against the Najdorf...dunno why :P
As black, I tend to play the French Defence, but I'm becoming quite partial to the Sicilian.
My openings against 1. d4 however, need work. I know theory behind the King's Indian Defence and the Slav to a basic level, definitely need to work on em!
when I started out my favourite was the Fried liver attack , but quickly became aware of its limitations
(Original post by Oswald Mosley)
I've been playing chess on and off for quite a few years. I just find the openings frustrating, it usually just feels like you're going through the motions a bit; move the king porn 2 squares, bring out the knights, perhaps a bishop then start the pawn war in the centre of the board, with your opponent usually echoing every move up until this point.
Agreed..but you always do not have to bring the king pawn(not porn), check out the reti opening ,its my favourite opening..
And even at a higher level , its said opening should be all theory , middle game is where all the shizz happens
Last edited by rbnphlp; 28-03-2011 at 23:45.
yh thats strategy ,for most beginners ....
(Original post by mikeyd85)
I like chess, but I never got that involved with it. As far as strategy goes... I have none really. I like to make a zig zag of pawns across the board sometimes....
When playing this is what I try to do always
Control the centre 4 squares (by moving your e4and d4 pawns or bring out knights etc.
Bring your pieces out quickly (not pawns )..Development of your peices is important
Obvioulsy there are times its better to do something lese depending on your oppoent's move..
When I started playing that's the advice people gave ,and if you stick to it you will notice a vast improvement in your game..
and then some tactics like the knight fork , pin's etc ..
Last edited by rbnphlp; 31-03-2011 at 18:41.