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I'm 1520 fide and losing because the opening

  • #41

    While I think that it is extremely important to develop well from the opening, but if you don't play well tactically, or with a good strategy, once the opening is over, knowing an opening well, won't save you from losing. I personally think your tactical ability is lagging behind your rating range. I also don't recommend fast chess as means of exercise for learning. Rapid is as fast as I would go and truthfully recommend slower time controls for learning.

  • #42
    Lawkeito wrote:

    I followed until now the advice to avoid study specific opening because they are not suposed to have a big impact in my level.

    But when I face the taimanov sicilian, the french and the caro khan I end in a very dificulty situation in 6-9 moves, in pressure and, because of it, there are only tactics for the other player. I don't get any oportunity to attack, use my pieces and stuff like that.

    what opening books should I read in this level ?

    I'm thinking in "how to play the sicilian defence", "dismantling the sicilian" and "mastering the french".

    I stil didnt find any book that explain caro ideas.

    Seems to me that you need to improve your tactics if your in difficulties after 6-9 moves, doesn’t matter what opening you face. Books on openings won’t teach you this.

  • #43

    Its the same old game ...

  • #44

    Thank you for your tips, I started yesterday a new training in tactics with the step method. I will only study some ideas in the openings (and after the tactic training program) not concrete variants for now.

  • #45
    Lawkeito wrote:

    I followed until now the advice to avoid study specific opening because they are not suposed to have a big impact in my level.

    But when I face the taimanov sicilian, the french and the caro khan I end in a very dificulty situation in 6-9 moves, in pressure and, because of it, there are only tactics for the other player. I don't get any oportunity to attack, use my pieces and stuff like that.

    what opening books should I read in this level ?

    I'm thinking in "how to play the sicilian defence", "dismantling the sicilian" and "mastering the french".

    I stil didnt find any book that explain caro ideas.

    The games i looked at where you lost, have nothing to do with the opening.  Youre missing simple tactics, and hanging pieces.

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