openings for beginners

  • pmscarecrow
  • | 13 apr. 2009
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My name is Marc, and I've been playing chess for almost 40 years, and still on the learning curve.  You win some great games and you lose a whole bunch....

I've tried learning all the opening(a few moves) but my opponent knew the opening A To Z inside out and I would lose by not knowing the strategy, or the basic knowledge the why behind this opening... or the counter move or I would get behind in the development.

So I learned one opening for white and played it t'ill I knew the opening inside out, then did the same for black.  Now I was confident in the abilities and played a strong game, I lost some and won some but all in all was satisfied with my play.


Pick up a good opening book (modern chess openings)

Go to a site and play live chess (yahoo, or any other) none rated games 10 minutes max.

Practice those openings you have learned

Learn from your mistakes, make sure all you're pieces are active...

Read chess books, and play a chess program on your computer most will point out your mistakes....

Good luck and don't give up

your friend in chess

Marc J.


  • 9 maanden geleden



  • 14 maanden geleden


    I am a new comer of this .......thank u for good tips sir.....

  • 7 jaar geleden


    If i got upset after loosing a few games from blunders I would have stop playing

    40 years ago... your mind set should always be I'm going to do My best try not to think about loosing...

    Just try to play the best moves you can ( to your ability) also try to play in your level. That means beginner level play blizts at your level 1000-1299 max you will know when to up the level when your rating go up and stays at that rating then 

    try a hard rating level My blitz rating is always between 1400- 1650 and regular play rating 1899- 2050 it flots in there up and down I get about a string of 5 games then I loose a few some times blunders....

    We should play some blitzs put Me on your friends list I'm on a lot we can play some none rated games 20minutes I could point out your mistakes and help you

    also with some openings.

    Lets play soon you also should join a club MY group is the the dream team We need all levels of players it's good to be on a team i also do puzzle for the team,

    They come from books I could do them without a book but then  someone might analize them and maybe find faster way to check mate.....hahahaha

    M.j. today I'll be at home I'm on all the time you'll find Me here

  • 7 jaar geleden


    Marc, it get disappointed after doing some blunders n use 2 loose d game but now i will nt loose d hopes

  • 7 jaar geleden


    I'm just starting to try to learn openings. I'm losing a lot of games but I am learning from them. I'm also just starting to write comments. I recently purchased the Chess Openings for Black and White, Explained books and they are very helpful. Before that I was working with IM Silman's book, Reassess Your Chess which is also very helpful for understanding and actually applying the principles of strong chess play. Thanks for the tips and encouragement to keep working at improving.

  • 7 jaar geleden


    Hi guys

    something else join a group you can my group (the dream team).

    you're welcome to join we need  all levels from beginner to masters...

    I'm in charge of puzzles so come and visit please

    see you on the chess board (mention my name pmscarecrow as reference)

    your friend in chess


  • 7 jaar geleden


    My favorite opening is the sicilian dragon

  • 8 jaar geleden


    The basics,

    always try to control the center,knights come out before bishops.

    and don't take your Queen out to fast, Castle quickly(protect your King)

    look for weak areas to attack...

    be patient....

    have fun and don't get discouraged

  • 8 jaar geleden


    Hi To All beginners...

    Here's a few books that I found helpful Yasser Seirawan,  Openings, Tactics, Strategies, all three helped Me.

    Find a good chess program, Chess Master any edition,

    Schach training  this program is very good a little expensive but worth it.(150$)

    The trick is to study and put it in practice, also playing and learning by your mistakes...

    Read as many chess books as possible.

    have fun


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