I decided that I want to learn classical chess. Although I'm rated in the 1400's, I want to really gain a strong understanding of basic ideas and principles in chess and improve my tactical ability. Thus, I want to generally go for open games. I also don't want anything theory-heavy or complex. Just nice, simple, classical/traditional openings and/or openings that involve playing with the innitiative or defending against the innitiative that will are good for learning and also viable at the top level. So the opening repertoire I'm going with now is:
Versus Sicilian Defence: Alapin Variation
Versus 1...e5, Four Knights Game (regardless of 2...Nc6 or Petroff)
Versus French Defence: Tarrasch Variation which will either lead to the Rubinstein Variation or 3...Nf6, after which I'll try to get into the Nunn-Korchnoi Gambit
Versus Pirc/Scandinavian/Caro-Kann/Alekhine/Modern: I'll just play relatively main lines and/or develop by opening principles.
Versus King's Gambit: Decline with 2...Bc5 Versus Danish Gambit: Accept and defend the best I can (after I get destroyed, I'll probably look up how to do it) Versus Italian Game: Giuoco Piano Versus Scotch Game: Main Line with 2...Bc5 Versus Spanish Game/Ruy Lopez: Classical/Cordel Variation with 3...Bc5 Versus Ponziani: Dish out that relatively brief line I learned yesterday from the FCO so I don't get destroyed again Versus Four Knights Game: Play symmetrically and/or develop with opening principles
Versus 1.d4, TRADITIONAL QUEEN'S GAMBIT DECLINED - not the Lasker Variation, but the one where you fianchetto the light-square bishop.
Is this a good learning repertoire?