Originally posted by greenpawn34
I see the word 'beginners' in the title of the thread.
Yet after 10 posts I see nothing for a beginner but confusion.
[fen]rnbqkb1r/pp2pppp/5n2/2pp4/3P4/2N2N2/PPP1PPPP/R1BQKB1R w KQkq - 0 4[/fen]"....and Black is in good shape."
Good Intentions Mr Mac but you fall into the same trap that have
caught a lot of modern writers.
They assume the re PPP/R1BR2K1 w - - 0 14[/fen]
The final trick based on a simple Queen fork is a bonus.
well I guess that will be that then!
actually greenpawn i have had some good feedback because of this post, for it
seems to me that we should be thinking about our moves from the very first
instead of aping moves made by Kasparov or Fischer on some database and a
simple strategic goal of two pawns in the centre ( so called flank pawns are included
for they directly influence the centre) would be quite helpful in avoiding all manner
of errors, which i tried to illustrate from a game against a beginner. It is not
enough to say just develop and attack, its too vague, we need something a little
more tangible. Even you yourself follow this principle when you play the Latvian
, two adjacent pawns on e5 and f5. Not only that it seems to me to form a kind of
universal system, so that when we meet unusual openings, we shall not be
surprised but can use strategy to formulate at least a reasoned try.
Take for example 1.f4, white if he could would like to establish two adjacent pawns
on f4 and e4, therefore we try to prevent this, how?, well by guarding the e4
square, we are presented with various moves, ...Nf6, ...d5 or the highly original
...f5, thus from the very first move we are reasoning and formulating a plan, well
ok, some might say why reinvent the wheel, but we need some basis on which to
hinge our thoughts otherwise they dissipate into nothingness and we make pointless
i really thought you would like the idea because it is anti opening book
memorisation, which itself is not chess , but memorisation.