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AtomicApplePi

I have just been struggling with both of these things especially attack. I need help when developing, where, and how to be more aggressive. 

ChessMasteryOfficial

Focus on developing your pieces harmoniously and quickly. Knights and bishops should be developed to active squares where they can influence the center and support your overall strategy.

Look for weaknesses in your opponent's position, such as undefended pieces, pawn weaknesses or an exposed king. These weaknesses can become targets for your aggressive play.

RockRat2008

As already said you need to focus on developing your pieces properly. You said you need help with the attack, but you can't attack unless your pieces developed properly to support your attack.
Have you studied openings? This will help show you how to develop pieces that support each other so when you get into the middle game and are ready to attack you're in a better position.

IamAdamRhys

It's not just mastering the openings the middle game is also important there are many different possibilities with the middle game each move in the middle game is very very important if you don't have a good middle game the odds of you winning will be low

RockRat2008

You're correct, it isn't just just the openings, you have to develop all aspects of the game. But if you get destroyed in the opening, before you get to the middle game, then your middle game and end game don't matter.

AtomicApplePi

what is a good solid opening for white and black?

tygxc

"I need help when developing"
Lasker formulated 4 common sense opening principles:

  1. Play only your e- and d-pawns.
  2. Develop your knights first, then your bishops.
  3. Do not play the same piece twice.
  4. Do not pin your opponent's king's knight with your queen's bishop before your opponent has castled O-O.
tygxc

@6

"what is a good solid opening for white and black?"
++ Simplest and best for beginners and world champions alike is
to defend 1 e4 e5 and 1 d4 d5 as black and to open 1 e4 as white.

AtomicApplePi

what you do then if they don't mirror you with the e pawn?

tygxc

@9

Popular alternatives are 1 e4 c5, 1 e4 e6, 1 e4 c6.
Just apply Lasker's 4 principles. On 1...e6 and 1...c6 you just play 2 d4 per principle #1.
On 1 e4 c5, 2 d4 is not as good as 2...cxd4 3 Qxd4 Nc6 forces you to break principle #3 and on 2...cxd4 3 Nf3 e5 black has won a pawn, as 4 Nxe5 Qa5+ loses a piece.
So on 1 e4 c5 play 2 Nf3 per principle #2 to prepare 3 d4 per principle #1.

AtomicApplePi

So I shouldn't study openings; like the nimzo Larsen or ruy Lopez?

RockRat2008

No one said you shouldn't study openings and questions like:
"What you dothen if they don't mirror you with the e pawn?" are covered in openings study. Most of them, even 10-20 minute opening overviews will cover most all of the common variations that are most commonly seen.
There is no "perfect answer" to 'if my opponent does this then I have to do that'. You have to learn the basic principles and then develop the skill to analyze the board so when your opponent makes a move you aren't expecting you can figure out what they are doing.
- Are they planning an unexpected attack you didn't see coming
- Did they just blunder a piece
- Are they setting a trap
- etc.
Look for Gotham chess on youtube and he has a bunch of 10 minute videos on chess opening that should be enlightening.

tygxc

@11

"So I shouldn't study openings" ++ That is right:
'just forget about the openings and spend all that time on the endings' - Capablanca

Mazetoskylo

What the heck "aggressive attack" means on the first place?

An attack is aggressive by definition. And an attack can objectively succeed only if you are sufficiently developed.