Originally posted by lepomisThe King's Indian Attack isn't particualrly ambitioius, but it is an excellent opening if your goal in the opening merely to enter a playable middlegame.
Is the idea with this type of opening to lock up the middle, because that seems to happen often. I am new to chess and this is the only opening I have used. The responses I get from black are nothing like the GM games I have looked at... so they are not much help to me yet. I have been lucky with a few games, but I feel like I am always playing from behin ...[text shortened]... e play this type of openging much?
Of course It may just be that I dont play very well yet...
Originally posted by AThousandYoungI don't agree. Learn the basics first which means starting with the oldest and most honourable of them all - e4 and most notably the Ruy Lopez. Only then start looking for other repertoires. But then I'm a traditionalist 8-)
The KIA is the best opening for beginners because it's basic setup cannot be stopped and it can be played if you're Black as well against any of White's choices of openings.
Originally posted by buffalobillI most protest. Surely the Guico piano is more basic than the Roy?
I don't agree. Learn the basics first which means starting with the oldest and most honourable of them all - e4 and most notably the Ruy Lopez. Only then start looking for other repertoires. But then I'm a traditionalist 8-)
Originally posted by lepomisWith Ruy Lopez and the 3.Nf3 KG you are pretty much forced to learn book lines. With the 3.Bc4 KG, however, you do not necessarily need to learn book lines.
Thanks for all of the replys...
I usually do start with e4 just to hold off black overrunning the middle to fast. I can get castled ok I just have to play off of what black is doing. With one exeption when ,for some reason, I played h3 early... I think in that game I will not be able to get my king to a safe spot very easy.
When you guys play Ruy Lopez or kings gambit do you follow book lines pretty closely?