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acne 9 ( +1 | -1 )
opening(s) what opening(s) should i study first? i haven't studied any opening before.
brunetti 5 ( +1 | -1 )
1.e4 e5 The oldest one, the most instructive one, a "must".

Alex
acne 25 ( +1 | -1 )
thanks like the pinova gambit metioned by paulvalle in the thread below, there're different lines after these two moves right? then what should i study first among those lines after these two moves?
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onlyapawn 7 ( +1 | -1 )
epine dorsal...1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bf4...

At every move there are alternate variations...
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brunetti 8 ( +1 | -1 )
Pinova gambit is uncorrect, and hardly reccomended to a novice as an opening to study...
(OAP, typo, 3.Bc4)

Alex
onlyapawn 2 ( +1 | -1 )
when you get old this happens :) Thanks Alex
pamela024 132 ( +1 | -1 )
Indeed the place to start is 1. e4 e5 as Brunetti suggests. Perhaps the easiest, and one of the most instructive, of these is the Evans Gambit:
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bc4 Bc5
4. b4.
From there you can proceed systematically (other 3. Bc4 openings such as Two Knights' Defense and Giuoco Piano) or you can follow your theoretical interests (the latter is better). When it comes to very complex openings (Ruy Lopez, Sicilian and Queen's Gambit Declined) pick a few lines of each. Be sure you also study 1. d4, as you will need to be prepared for it as Black. The best way of studying openings is by getting a book on them, e.g., Modern Chess Openings ("MCO") by Nick de Firmian. And please try not to become lazy by consulting opening references when you play. Commit what you have learned to memory. In the long run you will be a better OTB player. Good luck! Oh, and I noticed you have a pretty good rating. That and your lack of opening preparation (and playing on GK where you run into uncommon openings) suggests real talent--and that you can't get in a book.

Brunetti, I have read that you are interested in getting better at English (laudable, especially because most English speakers have shamefully little interest in other languages) and I have noticed in several of your postings the word "uncorrect". The word you are looking for is: incorrect. To say the least there is no problem with your chess!
acne 9 ( +1 | -1 )
thank you onlyapawn, brunetti and pamela024 is there any database on the internet that i can find games about evans gambit?
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adrianallen 8 ( +1 | -1 )
I found this page ChessGames.com
You can search games by openings, players, etc. seemed pretty good to me.
acne 4 ( +1 | -1 )
thank you very much the website is very helpful and easy to use.
zdrak 21 ( +1 | -1 )
another database www.chesslab.com/PositionSearch.html

2 million games, searchable by position, player, rating, date, result, and what not ...
philaretus 21 ( +1 | -1 )
acne You need to learn just TWO moves to acquire a COMPLETE opening repertoire.

As white: 1.h4 (The Kadas Opening)

As black (against any opening move by white): 1...h5
This challenges 1.g4 or inhibits 2...g4, as the case may be.

Let us know how you get on!
acne 3 ( +1 | -1 )
thanks thanks zdrak and pilaretus
snyper 11 ( +1 | -1 )
my 2 cents If have read that gambit openings are the best if you want to begin studyin openings. dont ask me why
=)
atrifix 84 ( +1 | -1 )
I would advise that the opposite is true: be wary of all 'unique' openings, and especially gambit openings. Many openings either have a large degree of complexity, or are simply bad, and people have marketed these to the beginner for some unknown reason (Most 'winning with...' books). Study 'classical', main lines first, before attempting unique openings.
Also, before very much time at all has passed you will find that you have a style: types of positions you feel comfortable with, types of positions you would rather avoid, etc. After this you can begin to create a repertoire, which may involve gambits, 1. h4, the giuoco piano, or something completely of your own invention. Good luck.

Atrifix
philaretus 32 ( +1 | -1 )
acne Sit down quietly and listen. I didn't intend my advice to be taken seriously, as you appear to have done. (I don't know, maybe you don't, and you're just playing it deadpan). If you really follow my "advice", you'll soon have a rating of 0.

BTW, someone with a rating of 1592 after only 21 games can hardly be described as a "novice".
acne 3 ( +1 | -1 )
right now i'm having a game against 1.b4
lordoftherings 56 ( +1 | -1 )
i start... i started to chess with this opening...and i allways play the same ...but i changed surely some variation...
all my friends here saying that "1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4" is for the beginners...
im not with this idea..
true the beginners want won fast!!and try trips on f7 square..and choose this opening..how many matches i played with Bc4,Ng5..than Nf7 :) ..i didnot know troxler,guicio piono or evans but now i play with some theorical moves not for the trip...
finally i think the italian opening maybe is easy for beginners but there are many complications...
legion 8 ( +1 | -1 )
Acne... If your opening theory is SPOTTY the answer is PIMPLE. It all BOILS down to 1. e4........
fiancaro 2 ( +1 | -1 )
1.b4 my @$$ the refutation to 1.b4 is to out-flank him 1.b4?! a5!!
zdrak 25 ( +1 | -1 )
3.Bc4 "all my friends here saying that "1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4" is for the beginners...
im not with this idea.. "

Yes, this is the BEST opening for beginners to study - because it is sound, yet so rich with tactical ideas. However, it's good NOT ONLY for beginners ... some GMs play it too ...
mystical_elves 94 ( +1 | -1 )
What is with the memorizing? I am an average chess player and I don't want to offend anyone here or what so ever. I am just stating, about how to improve opening knowledge. My basic idea "people DON'T memorize chess moves". It is a must that people understand the ideas behind the opening. It is crucial and it will help people to forshadow and prepare themselves for end game. If people pratice enough and have enough experience they should know what type of opening to play and what type of middle game advantages they try to pull. These advantages gain from the middle game can lead into the end game (eg. capturing special squares). I am not trying to critize people's ideas or anything but truely to learn, you do not memorize openings. I am planning to purchase a book about the ideas behind the openings and advance my knowledge. I am only a student and hopefully with more time I can enhance my skills.
philaretus 7 ( +1 | -1 )
1...a5? is a poor reply.... .....to 1.b4. It just enables White to play 2.b5 without loss of tempo.
v_glorioso12 5 ( +1 | -1 )
just play the 4 knights game (1.e4 e5; 2.Nf3 Nc6; 3.Nc3 Nf6)
its simple enough for the beginner...