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    How to improve opening

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    What can I do to improve my opening game?
    Any suggestion would be appreciated.
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    Knight of Elegance Aliasniamor's Avatar
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    Well I'm no expert when it comes to openings but I work with "patches". What this means is that whenever I lose a game, I check if it was because of the opening or not. If it was then I check where I went wrong and how to correct that wrong. There are usually many ways and I chose the one that seems to suit my "style" better or that appeals more to me. I hardly read any opening books but I've done some studies for openings where I focus on one particular line. E.g. let's say I'm gonna play some 2000 player and I know he plays Bg5 on the Nf3 gruenfeld (i.e. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bg5), then I'll check the database and the computers ideas after that one and once I've found a appealing move I'll check the variations that come after it and the ideas behind the moves.

    I hope I could help !

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    Study the concept behind each opening. Why do you do what you do. Why do you target the f7 pawn in the italian game, why the white bishop is so important, why do you fianchentto you bishop in the king's indian defense, study the main lines. These all help improve dramatically.

    I'd recommend sticking to one or two opening at first. Simple ones like Ruy Lopez and Giuoco Piano for white and Berline Defense for black.

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    Well I'm no expert when it comes to openings but I work with "patches". What this means is that whenever I lose a game, I check if it was because of the opening or not. If it was then I check where I went wrong and how to correct that wrong. There are usually many ways and I chose the one that seems to suit my "style" better or that appeals more to me. I hardly read any opening books but I've done some studies for openings where I focus on one particular line. E.g. let's say I'm gonna play some 2000 player and I know he plays Bg5 on the Nf3 gruenfeld (i.e. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bg5), then I'll check the database and the computers ideas after that one and once I've found a appealing move I'll check the variations that come after it and the ideas behind the moves.

    I hope I could help !
    It helps alot, no wonder you always dominate during openings.
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