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  1. Standard member mipmcpt
    manchester clan
    12 Jun '06 11:20
    As a relative begginer,what do people cosider a good opening for black.
    I am more happy with my white opening,i cant seem to settle for black.

    thanks
  2. 12 Jun '06 12:32
    Caro-kann
  3. 12 Jun '06 13:00
    Originally posted by mipmcpt
    As a relative begginer,what do people cosider a good opening for black.
    I am more happy with my white opening,i cant seem to settle for black.

    thanks
    Kingside fianchetto systems (King's Indian, Pirc, Modern, semi-slav with g6, although not the Grunfeld.) They're not too trappy, the moves and ideas are interchangable, and you'll definitely reach move 10!
  4. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    12 Jun '06 13:07
    As a relative beginner I stick to e5, for a while anyway...
  5. 12 Jun '06 13:19
    Sicilian Najdorf
  6. 12 Jun '06 13:49
    Originally posted by Bedlam
    Sicilian Najdorf
    lol
  7. Standard member BillyVoltaire
    Achiever
    12 Jun '06 14:30
    Need more information: Do you like to attack, do you like to play positionally, what style do you play or wish to play?

    Look for openings that you can drive the positions, get in familiar situations for you: French, Caro-Kahn, Petroff, etc. Stay away from the Sicilian until you are really ready to devote a LOT of time to learning a LOT of opening theory.

    Billy Voltaire
  8. Standard member mipmcpt
    manchester clan
    12 Jun '06 15:03
    I like postional play the best,rather than straight away looking to attack.
  9. 12 Jun '06 15:40
    Scandinavian (Center-Counter) Defense. Easy to play, easy to learn, it contests the center immediately and ensures that black will have no great problems ahead. after 1. e4 d5 2. e4 takes d5, don't recapture with queen takes d5, play the Marshall variation, Knight-f6, you'll have a good game. It's a snap.
  10. 12 Jun '06 16:58
    Originally posted by mipmcpt
    I like postional play the best,rather than straight away looking to attack.
    Some openings are caro-can, french and petrof and ofcourse 1. ...e5 & 2. ...Nc6 (but you will play the opening that white choose).
    A way to study openings is to read from a book, and/or games from databases then play some friendly games (mabe with time limit-blitzs) with friends or againts PC to understand them and after to play them at tournamets.
    Sicilian is a way to play more sharply especially when you have to win, Dragon and Clasical are my favorites
  11. Standard member mipmcpt
    manchester clan
    12 Jun '06 19:10
    Thanks for your advice, i will try the Scandinavian defense and see how it goes!!
  12. 14 Jun '06 06:19
    Being a beginner 1 e4 'e5' works the best so I agree to who ever.
    For now!