I am looking for help please 😓


Anyone know any strategy with the black pieces. I look better for my plays 🙂

Sicilian Dragon, French Defense, those r some to try
My favorite is the Scandinavian defense. It has its vulnerabilities like every strategy, but once you get the hang of it it’s a lot of fun. I play it all the time so if you look at my games, you’ll see the strategy in all my black piece games. I should try out some other strategies, because I understand it improves your game overall to learn more than a couple strategies.

If you look at my very last two games, the previous game I was white and got slaughtered, but then in my next game I was black and I won handily, with plenty of time to spare. That’s because I’ve really become fluent at the Scandinavian defense. The one piece you really need to watch for is the black pawn on C6. You have to be very careful to defend it; as you will see, I was careful to do that early on. That’s also very vulnerable to white’s bishop and horse doing a fork. So get the black fun to C6 early on.

Two games earlier I stumbled as black. You really have to have your wits about you, but that’s always the case in Chess.
The phrase, ”So get the black fun to C6 early on.” should read, “so get the black pawn to C6 early on.”

Okay, I would suggest the Sicilian, If you are not familiar with it, watch this video (its very powerful and is what I play all the time)


If you can master the ability to see all the posibilities what your opponents next moves are and defend you'll do fine...


Go classical.

Just message me and I will give you some tips to help

Perhaps it would be a good idea to start with Discovering Chess Openings, a book about opening principles.

Here are some books that set out to help the reader to choose specific openings:

First Steps: 1 e4 e5


First Steps: Queen's Gambit


Be sure to try to use the openings in games in between sessions of learning. Most of the time, one faces a position with no knowledge of a specific move indicated in a book. One has to accept that as part of chess, and think of opening knowledge as a sometimes helpful aid. After a game, it makes sense to try to look up the moves in a book and see if it has some indication of how one might have played better in the opening. Many opening books are part explanation and part reference material. The reference material is included in the text with the idea that one mostly skips it on a first reading, and looks at an individual item when it applies to a game that one has just played. Resist the temptation to try to turn a book into a mass memorization project. There are many important subjects that one should not neglect because of too much time on opening study.
"... Overall, I would advise most players to stick to a fairly limited range of openings, and not to worry about learning too much by heart. ..." - FM Steve Giddins (2008)
"... I feel that the main reasons to buy an opening book are to give a good overview of the opening, and to explain general plans and ideas. ..." - GM John Nunn (2006)
"... If the book contains illustrative games, it is worth playing these over first ..." - GM John Nunn (2006)
"... the average player only needs to know a limited amount about the openings he plays. Providing he understands the main aims of the opening, a few typical plans and a handful of basic variations, that is enough. ..." - FM Steve Giddins (2008)
"... Everyman Chess has started a new series aimed at those who want to understand the basics of an opening, i.e., the not-yet-so-strong players. ... I imagine [there] will be a long series based on the premise of bringing the basic ideas of an opening to the reader through plenty of introductory text, game annotations, hints, plans and much more. ..." - FM Carsten Hansen (2002)
"The way I suggest you study this book is to play through the main games once, relatively quickly, and then start playing the variation in actual games. Playing an opening in real games is of vital importance - without this kind of live practice it is impossible to get a 'feel' for the kind of game it leads to. There is time enough later for involvement with the details, after playing your games it is good to look up the line." - GM Nigel Davies (2005)
"... Review each of your games, identifying opening (and other) mistakes with the goal of not repeatedly making the same mistake. ... It is especially critical not to continually fall into opening traps – or even lines that result in difficult positions ..." - NM Dan Heisman (2007)

I am losing every match I play and I will accept any advice to help me control the center better. Please help😅

"... for those that want to be as good as they can be, they'll have to work hard.
Play opponents who are better than you … Learn basic endgames. Create a simple opening repertoire (understanding the moves are far more important than memorizing them). Study tactics. And pick up tons of patterns. That’s the drumbeat of success. ..." - IM Jeremy Silman (December 27, 2018)



"... In order to maximize the benefits of [theory and practice], these two should be approached in a balanced manner. ... Play as many slow games (60 5 or preferably slower) as possible, ... The other side of improvement is theory. ... This can be reading books, taking lessons, watching videos, doing problems on software, etc. ..." - NM Dan Heisman (2002)
"... If it’s instruction, you look for an author that addresses players at your level (buying something that’s too advanced won’t help you at all). This means that a classic book that is revered by many people might not be useful for you. ..." - IM Jeremy Silman (2015)
Here are some reading possibilities that I often mention:
Simple Attacking Plans by Fred Wilson (2012)
Logical Chess: Move by Move by Irving Chernev (1957)
The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played by Irving Chernev (1965)
Winning Chess by Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld (1948)
Back to Basics: Tactics by Dan Heisman (2007)
Discovering Chess Openings by GM John Emms (2006)
Openings for Amateurs by Pete Tamburro (2014)

Chess Endgames for Kids by Karsten Müller (2015)
A Guide to Chess Improvement by Dan Heisman (2010)
Studying Chess Made Easy by Andrew Soltis (2009)
Seirawan stuff:





Old benoni defense. Not a lot of player of your rank know this opening and its pretty good when you study it 😁


Old benoni defense. Not a lot of player of your rank know this opening and its pretty good when you study it 😁