Originally posted by ShevlinYes. Start with the basic book openings. Very basic, ie first 5 moves. At least that will start your pawns and knights on the best squares. After that don't worry. You'll wind up in chaos regardless until you understand chess tactics and strategy.
ok, well you have probably heard this a million times but here goes,
As a beginner, should i try book openings, or just play my own game? I have tried several times for standard openings, but I always get put off by the opposing player and end up in chaos!
I have heard some people spend years 'studying' openings to no avail as such, am I wasting my time?
Originally posted by 7ate91.f3 e5 2.Kf2!!!!!!!
A royal pawn up two,
Knights to the middle,
Queen forward a little,
Rooks to the centre,
can't remember, but it was something like that.
Originally posted by 7ate9Controlling the center with your king is much cooler. Of course, you'd have to be a total BA to even try it. Look left.
lol, i'll have a look at your one later.
..... the poem i gave is the first opening i learnt, which i found really good as it shows a lot about chess. putting the major pieces in places they are ready to be used and controling the centre with your pawns. all vital aspects for beginning chess players.
Originally posted by kmac27hmm, that may be my problem, I have literally memorised some openings, but as soon as I have to deviate from this anything can happen. I get the feeling sometimes, when playing stronger more experienced players, they get frustrated if you do not follow a strategy.
start with book openings, but don't just learn the lines of the opening that is pointless. if you know an opening but dont know much about the strategy behind it then you'll do bad regardless of the opening. learn if this opening has a plan for a wing attack or do your bring your rooks up the center to open the board with attacking chances.