openings for new players

DaBabysSideTing

The Grob isnt terrible if you know that Grob Spike attack thing, but if you don't know the weird attacking ideas behind it you're just weakening your kingside dramatically for no reason

icyboyyy

this is a line in the grob where you try to put pressure on the d5 pawn, opening the bishop's diagonal. it's sort of like a catalan, except a worse version of it.

 

Infinite_Blitz

yea lol you should stop playing the grob your way, if you want to play the grob then play it like this:

it's still really bad if black knows what he's doing, but since you aren't very high rated it might be good

 

Infinite_Blitz
DaBabysSideTing wrote:

The Grob isnt terrible if you know that Grob Spike attack thing, but if you don't know the weird attacking ideas behind it you're just weakening your kingside dramatically for no reason

you get a horrible position so black is clearly winning 

aditya0405

Wow nice!!

HelloWorld211
I think show them different openings, and let them figure out which one is best for them. Maybe play some games with them with different openings, show them the possibilities. No one opening is the best one.
KingMonkey400
HelloWorld211 wrote:
I think show them different openings, and let them figure out which one is best for them. Maybe play some games with them with different openings, show them the possibilities. No one opening is the best one.

While I agree, I do believe that the 1.d4 London System is the best opening for a beginner playing as white.  As an 1100 I still use the d4 London as my opening repertoire for white.  I also like to play caro kann and KID as black

DrewGainer

Yeah, you set up pretty much the same way every time. The ideas are simple and straightforward, good for beginners

DrewGainer

*referring to the London System

Zanoodle

How did a topic abt helping beginners with openings turn to a grob topic course lol. 

~Side note, I taught my friend the Vienna (poorly though as I do not know it well enough), The Italian, and the London for white.

~ For black I taught him KID and queen gambit. 

 

~ please if you are a beginner do not play grob, rub Lopez, or bird. These have a very high ceiling to master and play off of. If you are having fun ignore this, but if ur struggling, please switch to the stuff I recommended above.