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  1. 01 Jan '07 03:09
    I'm just getting clobbered here by more advanced players. Is there an on line computer game that will give me like a tutorial on good openings (for example)?
  2. 01 Jan '07 04:28
    Originally posted by Savate
    I'm just getting clobbered here by more advanced players. Is there an on line computer game that will give me like a tutorial on good openings (for example)?
    I'm sure it's not the "opening" that gets you clobbered.
  3. 01 Jan '07 05:07
    Originally posted by krim
    I'm sure it's not the "opening" that gets you clobbered.
    Actually his openings really do need work, lots of work.
  4. 01 Jan '07 05:34
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    Actually his openings really do need work, lots of work.
    so do mine :'(
  5. 01 Jan '07 06:04
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    Actually his openings really do need work, lots of work.
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/gameanalysis/boardhistory.php?gameid=1330358

    I suppose I stand corrected. However, it's just basic chess intuition that prevents that kind of stuff, not knowledge of opening lines.
  6. 01 Jan '07 06:07
    Originally posted by krim
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/gameanalysis/boardhistory.php?gameid=1330358

    I suppose I stand corrected. However, it's just basic chess intuition that prevents that kind of stuff, not knowledge of opening lines.
    So I guess he could use both.
  7. 01 Jan '07 11:54
    Originally posted by Savate
    I'm just getting clobbered here by more advanced players. Is there an on line computer game that will give me like a tutorial on good openings (for example)?
    you may try http://www.eudesign.com/chessops/
  8. 01 Jan '07 12:22 / 1 edit
  9. 01 Jan '07 12:24
    Originally posted by Savate
    I'm just getting clobbered here by more advanced players. Is there an on line computer game that will give me like a tutorial on good openings (for example)?
    If you want to you can challenge me to an unrated game and I will talk you through the opening, but message me with your intended move first so I can tell you whether its a reasonable move or not (but you have to accept that I am not perfect so you will take on any faults in my play too)
  10. 01 Jan '07 12:51
    You've got to have plans in the opening. General rules for openings are, control of the centre, develop your pieces and castle.

    However when you make moves such as Be3 infact your blocking in pieces and making it harder to castle and moves such as g4 are juse giving away a pawn, weakening your pawns and allowing black to develop his pieces. So before you move any piece just ask yourself what is the point, can it be taken, is the piece I'm moving protecting something else etc etc

    It's a little hard to begin with, but you'll soon pick it up and begin to see more. Just use google and I'm sure you'll find some good tips

    http://chess.about.com/od/improveyouropenings/ss/ble50ndx.htm
  11. 01 Jan '07 13:17
    Perhaps someone should start a need help getting to 1200 thread as the starting point was need help getting to 1400 thread.
  12. 01 Jan '07 20:04
    opening sdon;t matter
  13. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    01 Jan '07 20:16
    Originally posted by Von Bardeleben
    opening sdon;t matter
    Opening maybe wasnt important in 18th century, but no in 21th
  14. 01 Jan '07 20:17
    Originally posted by Korch
    Opening maybe wasnt important in 18th century, but no in 21th
    only tactic matters the most
  15. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    01 Jan '07 20:25
    Originally posted by Von Bardeleben
    only tactic matters the most
    Have you ever heard about Philidor or Steinitz?