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Good chess openings

  • #1

    I am really bad at chess openings what is the best one?Also could u guys tell me about the dragon pawn opening?

  • #2

    do you mean the sicilian dragon?

  • #3

    Ya i think i might of meant silicon dragon

  • #4

    There really isn't a "best" opening. It really just depends on what type of game you like to play. If you want one that is pretty simple to learn, I recommend the Four Knights Opening. Very basic and safe, allowing you to develop a decent, but sometimes dull, middlegame.

  • #5

    Openings don't ignore your opponent's moves. You can't just develop your pieces a certain way ignoring what your opponent is doing.

    Make threats and respond to your opponent's threats. Develop pieces where they do something (Bishops can pin Knights, control the center, defend, or protect the King from g2, Knights don't like to hang out on the side of the board, castle quickly, Rooks like to be on open files, etc.)

  • #6

    youtube has good videos on different openings.  I think the best is to decide on a few that work against what most of your opponents like to play.

  • #7

    but what about the one i showed at the top


  • #8

    Most of the time black will probably stop you from getting that configuration but you're already thinking correctly because in that diagram you control the center, connected the rooks, your king is safe, the pieces are geared towards the center, etc...basically you're following opening rules and that's good.

  • #9

    Dragon Pawn opening and Silicon Dragon :)

    For now i suggest you focus on tactics until youre at least 1400, preferably 1600. By that time you should have a better understanding of the significance of opening lines.

  • #10
    rishi12341 a écrit :

    but what about the one i showed at the top


    See post #5.

  • #11
    rishi12341 wrote:

    I am really bad at chess openings what is the best one?Also could u guys tell me about the dragon pawn opening?

    What you posted isn't an opening, which involves sequences of moves for both sides, but a "set-up" where you are trying to get the same formation irrespective of the opponent's moves.  That seldom works to your advantage since the opponent has the same size army as you!


    At your level, all you need to know about the openings is the basic principles of development (read the whole page).  Learn them, love them, live them.

    You lose games because you overlook simple tactical threats.  Experience and practice at tactics are what you need. 

  • #12

    Rishi, if you can reach the position in the diagram as white, you've won the opening. 

    See if you can find My System by Aron Nimzowitsch (also spelled Nimzovich in some books) in your local library. If you find it, study the first few chapters and try out what you've learned there!

    It's well worth the effort!

  • #13
    rishi12341 wrote:

    but what about the one i showed at the top


    What you listed up to has zero validity.  Black has to make moves as well, and I'm assuming Black didn't play 1...Nh6, 2...Ng8, 3...Nh6, 4...Ng8, etc.

    No one position can apply to all opening responses.

    For instance, you have e4 and d4 played by White.  Let's say you start with 1.e4.  After 1.e4 e6, or 1.e4 c6, or 1.e4 d6, or 1.e4 g6, etc, 2.d4 is best and recommended.

    After 1.e4 Nf6, I wouldn't recommend 2.d4.  1.e4 e5, 2.d4 isn't "bad" like 1.e4 Nf6 2.d4, but it's not even remotely close to being White's best 2nd move either.

  • #14

    I think it's good for a back rank mate. The troubles of this formation are twofold.

    1.    The center pawns are in the way.

    2.   I never castle. It could trap the king.

    Also, you have to consider that the black side has to move too.

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    ashton lee from florida!



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