Applying the opening principles in my OTB ECF graded matches
Here is the chess.com article titled: "The Principles of the Opening - for Beginners!" http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-principles-of-the-opening Here is the chess.com page titled: "Study Plan for Beginners: The Opening!" http://www.chess.com/article/view/study-plan-for-beginners-the-opening2
The opening two links are the theory, and I won't repeat the theory here. But as this blog post, like all my blog posts are about my Over The Board chess "career" I will analyise if I have actually applied the principles in my actual chess games.
All of these games are Over The Board chess games, and they all ECF graded games. And I do know all of the opening principles in theory, hopefully I managed to apply them in practice.
As I have just completed the milestone of my first 50 ECF graded games, it seems as good a time as any to review my play in these games.
The games only go as far as move 10 as I am just concentrating on reviewing my play in the opening with regards to the opening principles. If I was black in the game I have already flipped the board so you can see the game how I would have seen it over the board. Here we go then:
I am aware that most of the commentry in my games is pretty basic and obvious. Finally although my chess.com rating is well over 1400, I still believe the study plan for beginners is useful. I have studied things like transpositions for an indermediate level but this is not for this article.
I am planning to review all 50 games that I have played but for now here are my first 5. How well did I do in applying the principles of the opening? Please comment below.