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somebody please help me! I need some help finding chess openings. So anybody can you please help me!!
Somebody else asked this same question, and I'll share what I've learned and what chess experts (of which I'm most certainly not) recommend.
Learning openings should be one of the last areas of study when learning to play chess. Instead, it's better to learn the principles of opening play: control the centre, develop your pieces and restrict your opponent's movements. If you stick to those guidelines, then most of the time you should reach a playable middlegame. A lot of beginning chess players try and memorize various opening lines to give them an advantage, but have little idea about the strategies behind them. This will get you into trouble, because once you go out of the book, you're going to be lost. Most chess teachers, experts, etc. suggest that you should begin studying endgames first, then middlegames and then opening theory.
Generally, the principles of opening play are:
-Control the centre with e and/or d pawns and sometimes c pawns as well. Don't make too many pawn moves in the opening.
-Develop minor pieces first, and as a rule knights before bishops.
-Don't move the same piece twice, unless it's being threatened.
-Protect your king by castling.
-Don't bring your queen out early, unless you have a very specific plan in mind. Bringing out a queen early often leads to wasted moves as queens can be easily attacked at the beginning of a game. Keep your queen back until the game opens up.
- Have your rooks connected and supporting each other. Move them to control open files.
I'd take one or two openings and learn a little bit about them, but don't study it too much. Most chess experts agree, serious openings study shouldn't take place until you're an intermediate tournament player (1700s or so).
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