Ought I to do this?

Jun 18, 2010, 4:38 PM |

I don't have any use for a blog right now.  I do have something else I want to do, so instead I'm just going use the blog to post my idea.  Sorry if this new blog entries draws any attention to itself.  That is not my intention.  If you're looking for a real blog entry-- move along there's nothing to see here.


I like openings.  I like gaining an understanding of what each opening's deal is-- in theory anyway.  There are a lot of openings, and I can't pretend to have played them all.  That said, I get toasted in the opening pretty easily.  I clearly have a comfort zone and get lost and in trouble when outside of it.  I save myself in the ending sometimes.  I don't pretend the opening is all there is, but I find opening pretty fascinating.


So, I've participated in a bunch of groups, some I love some I can't wait to leave.  I've thought about what function a group serves-- and for each person that function is different.  For me, everything here at chess.com starts and ends with learning more about how to play this game.


So, I'm thinking about starting a rather small group, the purpose of the group would be to survey every opening from A00 Amar Opening: Gent Gambit

 1.Nh3 d5 2.g3 e5 3.f4 Bxh3 4.Bxh3 exf4 5.O-O fxg3 6.hxg3, to C41 Philidor Defense: Morphy Gambit  1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 using the easily accessible means we have here at chess.com. 


I think for me the key to getting anything out of this place is the quality I put into it.  So, I try to be an active member of any group I'm in.  If the group is inactive then that activity turns out to be pretty much wasted effort.  So, I'm thinking about starting a group that does this and that encourages frequenent contributions from its members.


Maybe that exists already.  If so, then I'm probably just going to retrace their steps. 


So anyway, I'm thinking about starting a group that goes in order-- some how, the "how" I ain't figured out yet-- through the openings.  Talking about what its deal is and maybe playing some vote chess and then a tournament on it, summarizing the results and then moving on.


I'm probably going to invite my friends and people that are all like "active".  I want to keep it small and encourage activity from the members. 


so if this sounds like a good idea, holla back.  I'll probably ask people to read this as my way if inviting them to join the group.  I've not done this nor started nor ran a group, so the fact that I don't know what I'm taking about might be obvious.


See, like I said: nothing to see here, move along.


thanks for reading.