Originally posted by sydsad
I think studies of Chess Openings is something for very advanced players. How should a Advanced beginner approach Openings ("in a non-study fashion"?
1. Always play the same stuff
2. Try different mainstream openings
I almost all of my games I have used something remotly similar to "Good Ol' Ruy". It is probably time to try something different but I c ...[text shortened]... uld expect from different opening approaches?
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I've learned a little about openings, and hopefully this will help.
If 1.d4 d5 and the usual reply is c4. Reply with 2. e6, and your done... what I mean is, you can more or less, at least a beginner level, "play it by ear.
If 1. e4 c5 This definitely requires some study. However, you can try the play it by ear method with development, and you should be OK.
If 1. c4 e5 and good ol' play it by ear.
When I say play it by ear, I mean just follow openings principles, development,central control, king safety, etc.
As white, I prefer 1.d4 If Nf6 then 2. c4 and play it by ear.
1. d4 d5 2. c4 and if he takes then e3.
I don't use this and did actually do a little opening study,but if your looking to spend study time elsewhere, I would recommend this. Your rating is 400 points higher than mine, so I don't know if this will be any help...