12786 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Move the pawn two spaces above the king.
Move any pieces that control the center and not the side.
There is no set way to open the game. If you are a beginner then keep it simple till your knowledge grows. just follow some basic guidelines. Get some control in the center, develop your pieces, Keep the king safe.
I find it's best to shake your opponent's hand and offer a pregame greeting. What happens on the board after that usually isn't best by any standard, unless your name happens to be Kramnik, Anand, or Kasparov.
I'll change my name, then.
I believe it is better if you're playing white because you have a many choices, but if you play black it's always tricky if your opponent is smarter and fast in development.
The best way to start a chess game is...
Nice Evilgeri, I think you put it well.
I thought the best way to open a chess game was to carefully opn the box and slide everything out so you didn't ruin the styrofoam it was packed in??? I know, bad joke. I think the best way to open is whatever lines play the game you like to play, either positional or tactical, and make sure to develop pices as has been said before instead of quick attacks that lose tempo.
HeavyArtillery, please, PLEASE tell me thats sarcasm!
Nope. According to Silman the best way to open a chess game is to create favorable imbalances. If you just develop your pieces may not fit into a plan.
There are a range of powerful openings, the main thing to do is capture the centre of the board.If you do that in the opening, you will have a huge positional advantage later in the game.
any pawn around the queen is a decent start I think, then I usually try to open up the bishups and get knights in the action too.
If you do, can I have your old one?
According to chess person99, the best opening is A3... (groan)
Develop, develop, develop!
Quit now, once you start you will have to play for the rest of your life....probably to late bummer.
right because then you prevent the four move checkmate
Is chess still evolving?
by Another-Life a few minutes ago
Drawn by agreement rules?
by Strangemover 3 minutes ago
Your games shallowly and pessimistically analyzed by some guy.
by P_or 4 minutes ago
How can I have stopped 2. Qh5
by pfren 6 minutes ago
Suggest a Topic for my Blog!
by andyquibler 7 minutes ago
Draw in one
by Arisktotle 10 minutes ago
Good chess books for beginners and beyond
by RussBell 11 minutes ago
I want to say
by kaynight 14 minutes ago
5/31/2016 - Jonathan Tejeda, Benedito amador Dom Rep 2001
by movetonothing 18 minutes ago
Is chess a sport? Ending the debate
by chessfan999 21 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!