Discussion- What Type of Openings Should One Play to Best Improve?

1e4_0-1

I always play the King's Indian and Caro kann no matter what, and I have good results.

SNUDOO
1e4_0-1 wrote:

choose one opening and stick with it for at least a year

well I already failed then.

Pawned064
1e4_0-1 wrote:

I always play the King's Indian and Caro kann no matter what, and I have good results.

Me = Kings gambit and Sicilian.

IAmPomi

I like being a varied player, who can play attacking or defensive at the same time. So I try to play openings that do not fit my style of play, so I can adapt to them, and become more varied and adaptive. It also makes me a bit sorpresive.

Jenium

I think at the beginner - intermediate level there is no style, just lack of knowledge. Being a "tactician" is usually a euphemism for "knowing less about strategy". So #2 is the better approach for improving.

Pawned064
Jenium wrote:

I think at the beginner - intermediate level there is no style, just lack of knowledge. Being a "tactician" is usually a euphemism for "knowing less about strategy". So #2 is the better approach for improving.

Why do you look like @Blueemu's alt?

IAmPomi

I guess... because of his/her pfp?

Pawned064
IAmPomi wrote:

I guess... because of his/her pfp?

The style of writing matches.

CupEnd

I like to expose my opponent's weak points, that is why I play the Italian Game to attack f7 as white. And I like to let white control the center, and then attack it all out, why I play the Sicilian Defense. 

CupEnd
1e4_0-1 wrote:

I always play the King's Indian and Caro kann no matter what, and I have good results.

The Caro-Kann is not good because after 2. d4 d5, I can choose not to take on d5, and play something like Nc3 or Bd3. Overall, you take away the best development square for the b8-knight, so it will have trouble getting into the game. It will take time to move the knight to d7 and then to a central square.