my question can be seen in the title. I used to play chess competitively in my teenager-years and would like to come back to it now. The important stuff is still in my head and I am not doing too bad when playing rapid online, but my opening-knowledge has been erased nearly entirely. I am going to play a local tournament soon and would like to learn some openings at least on the surface, so what's a good way to do so?

  • What did you play in these teenager years?
    – Annatar
    Commented May 21, 2019 at 14:14
  • I mainly played French opening, Sicilian and Wolga gambit against d4, and 1.e4 2.Lc4 with white
    – Daniel
    Commented May 21, 2019 at 14:17
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    @Daniel There's a lot of content out there. You can browse an opening tree based on lines you still remember and brush up on some basic move order, e.g. lichess opening explorer. There are also a ton of video series out there, both on youtube and other places like the chess24 series. On the other hand, try to focus more on remember/learning how to reason about openings, as opposed to memorizing entire move orders, see for instance the discussions here.
    – Ellie
    Commented May 21, 2019 at 14:40
  • The best way to learning at your skill level is not learning it at all
    – David
    Commented May 21, 2019 at 18:20


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