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The only chess openings to learn and an idea for the Chess Perfect Black Opening

crok
Oct 20, 2013, 4:59 AM 4

There are only 2 openings in chess for players rated below 1600 or even 1800; they are 1.e4 or if u r playing Black 1... d5 no other opening exists nor need be studied. As i explain below 1.e4 gives White the best fastest killer opening, you cannot learn much more than 1.e4 since Black makes an 'unknown move' like 1... e6 or 1... c5 or something else, so you need to simply understand DEVELOPMENT not a set chess opening; (i explain why below). People can argue about this but it is simply irrefutable common-sense...

As Black you are 'responding' to any White first move and since u r already learning the King's pawn opening 1. e4 you are 'forced' to already learn a SECOND opening. So now u r super busy so as Black you need just one opening and that can only ever be 1... d5 since any other Black opening requires you to formulate a defense against 1.b3 or 1.c4 or 1. d4 or 1.e4 or 1. Nf3 or maybe something else. BUT as Black 1... d5 handles everything very well and very simply.

People will argue but 1.d5 is the simpliest STRONGEST Black response to ANYTHING White can play. Thus you learn your ONE BLACK opening and use it come rain or snow, you get good at it and your ratings climb...

The 'deieties' and 'lords or ladies' of chess use multiple openings but they are not chess mortals. They seek special advantages to gain a small edge over their enemy. "Normal" chess players simply need a solid proven White or Black opening that is easy to understand, fast to learn and get you fighting first up. Remember normal people (are busy people) hopefully they have 'jobs', families and homes to maintain; plus most normal people do not have specialist chess tutors...

People want an edge so they learn the Sicilian or Ruy but they are way way to complicated for lower rated players who need other chess learnings (see Below). These openings are used for the mistaken belief they give an edge people see the 'gods' of chess use them and get results so they think modern chess is all about "attacking" chess, they are wrong and misguided. Chess is about what you like to play and what your temperment allows you to become good at...

One of my ALL TIME worst pieces of advice in beginning chess is something i read frequently; and that is to find a chess "hero" and study their games. To my mind this is the terrible advice. For example i KNOW and it cannot be seriously refuted that the greatest chess player ever was TAL, that is beyond any reasonable doubt; i love his games but that does not mean my personality nor chess skills are even remotely like his. So for someone to love Fischer or Capablanca or Polgar these 'dieties' play games of chess for very different reasons than mere mortals do and usually for alternative considerations, so while i love all these players; how they play is simply beyond my understanding. For example Judit Polgar is well on public record of explaining her strategy for beating certain World Champions, without knowing WHY these 'gods' of chess decide on a game plan in each round of a tournament simply how can a 'mere-mortal' try and understand why they make the moves they do. So while i can look at these 'god-games' and appreciate the artisry i know i am wasting my time trying to model my chess play along these lines. Simply if your trying to understand and play like your chess hero then you are seriously wasting your chess study time; you need to find a realistic alternative motivation to stimulate your chess interests...

So learn 1.e4 or as Black 1...d5 and stick with it till oyur rating is 1800 or higher before you even think of anything else, because once you learn these systems well branching out to new openings will be a far easier thing to learn, I have written a simple 'common-sense' book on 1... d5 "hyBrid" opening that is simply the only Black opening you will ever ever need to 2200 rating or higher, it is proven and solid so send me a message for a copy :)

Openings are tricky, first the purpose of the opening is to DEVELOP your army better and faster than your enemy can. Since each army has 20 moves from the start position, people feel that KNOWING an opening can give u a huge game advantage, but this is simply very wrong...

Knowing an opening WELL such as a 'moves-list' is very bad chess. Unless your rated 1600 or better 1800...

Chess games are decided not in the openings but usually in the middle-game at lower ratings games. This is simply because a player rated 1800 or lower plays well until they drop a piece n get behind on material or position. Thus a player rated 1600 or 1800 loses because they blow the game with a Blunder. Thus lower rated players must ignore openings completely adn focus on three things, DEVELOPMENT, minimising errors and tactical ability.

I think e4 is the only place to start with chess, it is the easiest and most deadly dangerous way 2 battle in chess. Simply e4 kills in the fastest most effective way possible so low rated players "must" use e4 for 3 reasons...

e4 leads to less complicated open boards, e4 relys heavily on tactics that are easier to see in 'open' games, e4 games tend to be shorter duration; thus u win or lose faster than other openings like 1.Nf3 or 1. d4 or c4...

This way you get solid chess experience and get moving in oyur chess education and make less moves in a game so u r less likely to throw the game away in a blunder.

plus d4 tend to be longer complicated positional battles and certain openings very 'specialised' like the KiA and French. These openings are not hard to learn but they are "strategic" openings that require the user to understand board positions and "WHEN" is the exact time to launch their 'push'. This requires much experience and study which lower rated players simply cannot have due to the lack of good enemy players at lower ratings.

This means a lower rated player must become good at avoiding errors and blunders and good at tactics and planning. Thus they will improve and start getting good at understanding board positions and when might be a good time to use advanced openings like the French or KiA = Kings Indian Attack...

So unless your 1800 rating forget openings since u r simply wasting your chess study time. Please send me a 'message' and i will show you a simple book i have written about the greatest simpliest 'Hybrid' "Black" defense ever...

If u r curious message Crok...

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