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  1. 30 Jan '07 00:39
    What are some that are easy to learn that are good no matter how your opponents respond?
  2. 30 Jan '07 00:46
    Originally posted by deeploser
    What are some that are easy to learn that are good no matter how your opponents respond?
    For White I'd say the Colle and KIA. Not much to think about until move seven or so. These openings are a little slow I suppose. For black maybe the Scandinavian but watch out for 1) e4 d5 2) d4 It really depends on your style though.
  3. Standard member Dies Irae
    I Love U
    30 Jan '07 00:49
    It helps to learn opening concepts if you are a noob

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    Develop pieces fast as possible

    Take control of center

    Try not to create weaknesses in your position (such as hemmed in bishops, backward pawns, weak spaces infront of your king)

    Keep your king safe and castle the first chance it is appropriate.
  4. 30 Jan '07 00:52
    Originally posted by deeploser
    What are some that are easy to learn that are good no matter how your opponents respond?
    I've been playing the London System as White for over twenty years. My current USCF rating is 1804. My peak published rating was 2002.

    You can play the following moves against almost any Black defnese:

    1 d4
    2 Nf3
    3 Bf4
    4 e3
    5 Bd3 (or Be2)
    6 O-O
    7 Nbd2

    Sometimes you'll have to play h3 to give the bishop a flight square on h2.

    Hope that helps you with the White pieces.

    As for Black (ugh!). I've been playing chess for almost forty years and I still don't have a clue as to how to play Black. I've tried everything without noteable success. Good luck!
  5. 30 Jan '07 01:13
    I have a couple of games where I'm trying the sicilan for 1.e4 and for 1.d4 I'm trying Nf6. No clue if I like either. For white I've been mostly playing 1.e4 2.Nf3 3.Bc4.
  6. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    30 Jan '07 01:15
    you'll be fine with those choices.