Originally posted by ville75
I found this place(redhotpawn.com) few weeks ago and I think this is great place to learn and play this great game of chess! Thank you host !
I hope this thread-idea isin't already beat to dead, but as a new player I would like to hear good old players how to deal playing as a black. I usually play my games to the point: how Id like to say: ...[text shortened]... isint english.
Im ready for all challenges and learning this game,
Ville - from Finland
Welcome to the site- and your English is fine, and certainly better than my Finnish!
Your question is fundamentally significant with no easy answer. At the risk of overgeneralizing, some black openings are more geared towards equalizing, while others are less concerned about equality and more concerned about counterplay, and counterattacking in particular.
At the risk of severely overgeneralizing and in spite of many exceptions, 1. d4 d5 players and 1. e4 e5 players tend to be more focused on equalizing, while 1. d4 Nf6 or 1. e4 c5 players tend to focus more on counterplay opportunities.
(Marshall Attack and Queen's Indian players are rightfully rolling their eyes at me now, and for good reason!)
There are multiple approaches and lots of opinions, and the choice comes down to you more than the board, most of the time!
Personally, I've always preferred play and activity over equality, but that says more about me than the game.