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Questions relating to the first few moves in a game

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Besides what Andrew had mentioned, I would also recommend looking into: Von Henning Schara Gambit Tarrasch Defense
answered Jun 7 '12 by xaisoft
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Regarding ECO, According to Josip Asik, the CEO of ChessInformant: In general, your analysis could be implemented in the ECO series. It would be useful to a to see samples of your work and to let …
answered Dec 7 '12 by xaisoft
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Two Sicilian variations that don't have an early d4 are: Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack (B51) [FEN ""] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation (B31) [FEN ""] 1. e4 c …
answered Feb 21 '13 by xaisoft
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After [FEN ""] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nxe5?! Nxe5 5. d4 Nc6 6. d5 Instead of moving the c6 Knight, black should continue with Jan Pinski's 6...Bb4. Black will just give away the c6 kni …
answered Dec 5 '12 by xaisoft
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Chessgames.com is an excellent website to view statistics on opening moves and analyze games overall. …
answered May 13 '12 by xaisoft
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tried to play this opening every chance I get (well mostly every chance)? I don't believe it used as much on the professional stage, but more at an amateur or club-level. I have noted a few things … while playing: Since it is not played often, you can definitely catch someone off guard and this is especially good if someone does know the opening and does not know what the correct response …
answered Jul 27 '12 by xaisoft
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I think a good approach to this is to see what pieces most likely move first. Central pawns normally always come out. The bishops and knights come out early If you castle early, one of the rooks pl …
answered May 17 '12 by xaisoft
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I believe your understanding is correct. I will paraphrase Dan Heisman in one of his videos on the ICC: The word Tabiya means standard opening moves. These are moves that are usually made very … quickly in an opening before it starts to branch out into side variations. A Tabiya varies from opening to opening and how far it goes varies. For example, the Marshall Attack Tabiya goes 17 moves and …
answered Mar 7 '13 by xaisoft
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Latvian Gambit (ECO: C40) [FEN ""] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5
answered May 2 '12 by xaisoft
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Develop your pieces, not Pawns Try not to move the same piece more than once in an opening unless you really need to. Gain control of the center Castle your king Develop/Connect your rooks Don't move too fast or you will blunder. Take your time and view the whole board. …
answered May 2 '12 by xaisoft
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To me it looks like you need to focus on the opening principles instead of particular openings. Openings will come in time, but if you stick to the fundamental opening principles, you will actually … find yourself naturally playing openings without even thinking of it. Some opening principles include: Control the center Develop your pieces (Knights, Bishops, etc) Castle early (this should …
answered Feb 6 '13 by xaisoft
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This whole sequence is bad for white. The minor pieces are stronger at such an early stage of the game. White has virtually no development, while black now has more development and tempo. Almost an …
answered Dec 5 '12 by xaisoft
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You want to get the rooks connected and you want to put them on open files.
answered May 16 '12 by xaisoft
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The Cochrane Gambit sacrifies his Knight for a few things: He sacrifies the Knight for 2 pawns After Kxf7, Black loses castling rights and is dangerously in the center. Blacks King-side is basically …
answered Mar 13 '13 by xaisoft
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I think you are taking it too far, at least in the beginning. You should move 1 or 2 pawns at most in the beginning, but get some major pieces out for control of the center such as your knights and b …
answered May 8 '12 by xaisoft

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