cmsMaster: Rated? Again I just began playing Chess; I'm not even entirely sure how ratings work yet. Trying to find my way here, and joined this site to perhaps help me a bit, hopefully. What rating does one start at, anyway?
YUG0slav: Thanks for the link; that is very helpful. How on earth do you learn how to analyze all these openings? There are so many, one can't possibly know the best response to all of them.
I'm trying to learn more by playing against a Chess engine right now.
Here's an example of a game I just played against it.
[Event "Casual Game"]
[White "Olivares, Brandon"]
[Black "KChess Elite 4"]
[Opening "Bishop's opening: Ponziani gambit"]
[Annotator "Olivares, Brandon"]
[EventDate " . . "]
1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d4 Nxe4 4. Bf4 Bc5 5. dxc5 exf4 6. Nc3 Nxc5 7. Nf3 O-O
8. O-O Nc6 9. b4 Kh8 10. bxc5 d6 11. cxd6 Nd4 12. Nxd4 cxd6 13. f3 Qb6 14. Nd5
Qc5 15. g3 Re8 16. Nxf4 Re3 17. c3 Qxc4 18. Nf5 Bxf5 19. Ng2 Rd3 20. Qb1 Qc5+
21. Kh1 Qe5 22. f4 Qxc3 23. Qxb7 Be6 24. Qe7 Rd2 25. Qxd6 Qa5 26. Qxe6 Re8 27.
Qxf7 Qa3 28. Qxe8+ Qf8 29. Qxf8# 1-0
I do have the game set for beginner though, so keep that in mind; last time I had it to a higher setting, it nearly killed me. I'm just trying to learn by seeing what stupid moves I make or trying to strategize a bit, which is a bit difficult.
Remember that when I say I'm new to Chess, I mean 8 days kind of new.
But I really want to become good at it.