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I would say that experience and memorize specific openings is required to do well in chess. This advice would help from the basic chess player to the tournanment chess player.
Like, no, really not.
Start with tactics, tactics, tactics, add a few basic endgames, then some middlegame plans (which already contains part of the openings). During all that time, don't memorize a single opening, just follow basic principles ("fight for center", "develops ASAP", etc.)
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