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Hello. I'm having trouble studying chess openings. I would like to know how you study your openings, because they are important to know when playing chess. Studying by reading so many articles can get boring, so I would like to know a more interactice way to study. Thanks.
Yes openings are important but not at your rating level. I would reccommend just studying tactics. If you must study openings you can get good dvds on most openings of your choice at chessbase.com
I use 2. Ke2. No further study, man.
Sound advice feel free to play it against me any time
No further study - just follow your spiritual leader and indulge yourself in the sheer joy that is offered
Study long, study wrong;
The best way is probably to watch master games. Choosing simple things like the four knights game, queen's gambit declined and getting really, really good at them is a way to go. Some people get over 2200 playing only the Colle and London systems. I'd get bored long before that though LOL.
Anyway just avoid complicated systems because it's going to be way harder for you than your opponent to do what is correct. An example:
A sound advice, yes: try to play opening moves that postpone for as long as reasonably possible the possibility for you to make the slightest "error"
Here is my tactics rating:
Study the classics. Morphy, Steinitz, Lasker, Capa.
Try the method I use...At the top of your home page There is a tab called 'Learn'.
When you hover your mouse over that tab, you will see a dropdown list. Click on 'Openings - Game Explorer' and you can study all the most popular moves based on your desired first move as white, or the most troublesome reply as black.
Try It!...I think it is a wonderful tool!
Try to understand the opening, not memorise the moves! And yes, the Game Explorer on chess.com is a great way to find suitable openings for yourself as well as the most popular move your opponents will play.
Good luck! :)
Thanks for the tips
Chess opening.....is ok studying it is a pain in the asssss
i try it but with the busy schedule well it's better learn on the board itself and try to remember it's like repetition all the time so the more you play the better you understand those openings....good luck
my rating is not high.but for openings i try to control 4e,e5,d4 and d5
also i try to predict kingside castling.if this happens then g2 and g7 will be good pawns to pin or attack with your bishop.
for white g3 followed by Bg2 protects this as does g6 Bg7 for black .
before castling i believe the F7 and F2 are good squares to attack.
i try to get rid of my D pawn asap as this opens the Queens line of attack on the D file.
likewise, a gambit of the a pawns opens the fill for the queenside Rook.
I just went through Yasser Seirawan's Winning Chess Opening's. I have gone through the King Pawn Openings. Now I realise that it is a bit artificial to read that way. No one actually plays that way on chess.com - there are so many branches to each 'line'. It simply assumes that Black will play to your line and it never happens. Should I now jump to the chapter on King Pawn Defenses/ Solution to King Pawn Openings? Does that make more sense? Later on I will go throught he Queen Pawn Openings/ Defenses and Solutions. I make each move and try to see the repercussions (1 to 2 moves at best is what I manage) - rather than try to learn them by-heart; which is tough at my age.
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