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Beginner? Don't use this opening - It's too theoretical! Better yet, don't learn any openings!

AguaLua
B1ZMARK wrote:
chamo2074 wrote:
B1ZMARK wrote:
royalknight101 wrote:

 

Hanging pieces and stuff... 

When I Was around 800-900 rated otb, I would always get a Italian game with all four knights out, bishop on c4-c5, or maybe pinning. I almost never hung pieces, but I would still lose games because I didn't understand, Oh, Nc3-e2-g3 is a thing. Oh, you can push h4 in these positions. I would always miss Bxf7 ideas, because, hey, I didn't know that the entire point of developing a bishop to c4 was to attack f7. 

Often times, I hear people say "just develop your pieces" but it doesn't work if you don't know why you develop them to that specific place.

Yes but again, what's the point of knowing that the Italian is e4 e5 Nf3 Nc6 Bc4, if you don't know why you're making the moves

Let's get a little deeper, what's the point of learning the Mieses Scotch endgame when you don't know how to punish off-beat lines by understanding because you aren't good enough to do so

Why would you be learning the mieses scotch endgame around 1300 level? Dude, stop giving extreme examples.

I know the Mieses Scotch and some people have accidentally played like all 10 moves of theory against me. Of course it's not practical at my level but damn is it fun.

B1ZMARK

lmao I never knew any scotch theory, I just knew i didn't like the position as either side

WhatDaFlufff1

Im a beginner I don't understand the terms but I understand the movements on the grid I usually start with pawn at A2 move up to A4.

AguaLua
B1ZMARK wrote:

lmao I never knew any scotch theory, I just knew i didn't like the position as either side

Yeah I've been enjoying the scotch as my main opening since I starting playing a couple months ago but I find the Ruy Lopez to be very interesting as of late.

JackRoach
WhatDaFlufff1 wrote:

Im a beginner I don't understand the terms but I understand the movements on the grid I usually start with pawn at A2 move up to A4.

Develop pieces naturally. Like this.

Except they position is kinda boring.

JackRoach

That*

epicusernamehere

My highest rating is 850 and I know theory to the English opening.

sholom90
WhatDaFlufff1 wrote:

Im a beginner I don't understand the terms but I understand the movements on the grid I usually start with pawn at A2 move up to A4.

You would benefit tremendously with just an 8 minute investment of your time by watching this video:

Chess Basics: Opening Principles

Magnus_Chase19
sholom90 wrote:
WhatDaFlufff1 wrote:

Im a beginner I don't understand the terms but I understand the movements on the grid I usually start with pawn at A2 move up to A4.

You would benefit tremendously with just an 8 minute investment of your time by watching this video:

Chess Basics: Opening Principles

can you stop advertising your yt channel

TheDeviantPrivet

bro its not his vid, it was a recommendation 

Magnus_Chase19

oh sorry ig

sholom90
TheDeviantPrivet wrote:

bro its not his vid, it was a recommendation 

Thanks.  I don't even know who does that video.  I just know that for those who don't have the time and/or resources and/or inclination to purchase Emms' Discovering Chess Openings (which would be my first recommendation) but they do have 8 minutes to spare in this age of shortened attention span, that this video covers the basic foundation of opening principles.

Kadenstarr

Why did I just read the entire thing in one sitting 

JackRoach
Kadenstarr wrote:

Why did I just read the entire thing in one sitting 

How long did it take you?

Kadenstarr

30 min 

Kadenstarr
Kadenstarr wrote:

30 min 

Nvm more like 15