Q+A for beginners(and everyone else)

rychessmaster1

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rychessmaster1
IMBacon wrote:

Im a aggressively tactical player.  What opening should i play?

A couple options

1. The Sicilian(literally any variation, white or black). The sicilian is full of tactical options and quite often has opposite side castling which leads to many tactics. The most tactical variations are the Dragon, Grand Prix, and Najdorf.

2. The French Poisoned Pawn Variation(either side). The French Poisoned Pawn Variation, reached by 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4, is a very tactical position. Both sides often sacrifice many pawns in this line for the initiative, and there are so many tactics in this variation.

3. King's Indian Mar De Plata Variation(either side). This variation of the King's Indian Defense is Chaotic. White plays on the Queenside, Black on the kingside. The tactics usually are on the black side, with pawn sacrifices on g3 and bishop sacrifices on h3, but white also has his queenside tactics.

ZO0Q

Question:  In chess books and magazines I read about weakness on the dark squares or light squares.  What do they mean by these weaknesses?  And why does it matter?

rychessmaster1
ZO0Q wrote:

Question:  In chess books and magazines I read about weakness on the dark squares or light squares.  What do they mean by these weaknesses?  And why does it matter?

The weakness on the light squares and dark squares means that you leave your squares undefended. This can often makes for outposts for the opponents pieces, which can lead to trouble for you. For example.

 

rychessmaster1
Play_e5 wrote:

Are you really asking things? LOL

He only responded once and it's nonsense

1 answer per question

I'm 2100 OTB dude, 

rychessmaster1
Just leave
bong711

In some middle game position, I can't find a good move. Is my startegy of playing a "waiting move" acceptable? I simply move my king.

rychessmaster1
Ok, to be more specific
You ask CHESS questions, I give answers
rychessmaster1
#11
A waiting move isn’t always a bad idea. My preference would be to move a pawn instead of a king, but if you don’t see anything immediate in the position, a waiting move is perfectly fine
rychessmaster1
#13
Report them to a chess moderator. Like @erik or @david
rychessmaster1

Gtg, will answer those two questions later 

rychessmaster1

Where did that guy go?

rychessmaster1
MagnutsCarleson wrote:
rychessmaster1 wrote:

Where did that guy go?

Hopefully gone, because if not hes going to be muted.

No, the other guy

bong711

@MagnutsCarleson Would you answer for OP while he is away?

little_guinea_pig

How do I become a GM in 1 week?

 

bong711

While beginners aren't posting. Which black gambit is sound? Latvian or Elephant gambit?

bong711

Elephant Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d5

Latvian Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5

rychessmaster1
MagnutsCarleson wrote:

 

DAT IS ME OPENING

rychessmaster1
bong711 wrote:

While beginners aren't posting. Which black gambit is sound? Latvian or Elephant gambit?

Neither are sound, but Latvian is more sound

little_guinea_pig

Is anyone going to answer my question? How do you become a GM in 1 week?