Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
It would really help if you knew HIS openings.
What does he play against 1.e4?
What does he play against 1.d4?
This way you can prepare a specific variation for him to walk right into.
If you don't know these things it is harder to prepare.
Against a young player, it is best to play closed less main line openings.
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These are just general guidelines.
THERE IS ALWAYS AN EXCEPTION.
I hope this helps.
Thank you for the advice. I'll keep them for Tue
Unfortunately, I don't know what opennings he uses. I think he's just several years older than me (I'm in my late 20s).
Since I don't know his opennings I thought KIA could be a good option, which could work against a variety of opennings by blacks. I havent really considered d4 too much, because I've mostly played e4 (approx in 85% of my games).