Chess is among the few games that do not discriminate between people. A chess match can be played between opponents regardless of age, gender, color or creed. In many ways, it reflects the true essence of humanity even as two people compete to gain the upper hand. Chess does not care if you are powerful or weak. The great leveler of human nature is a humbling reminder that talent and qualities matter more than the confines dreamed up by those too nearsighted to see the truth. The only thing that matters is skill – the skill to anticipate your opponent’s moves or bear the loss.
In every game, basics matter a lot, and same applies to chess. If your openings are not sorted, then no amount of tactics and strategies can help you make a comeback. Some basics about chess openings are mentioned here that can be useful in making yourself perfect in chess openings.
Learn the Principles: If you are new to chess, it is better to memorize all the principles of opening a game. One of the basic principles of opening a game in chess is to develop your pieces on the chessboard. It means that you have to position your pieces as fast as possible so that you can secure many positions on the board. After that, you should see that your minor pieces such as pawns, knights, and bishops move forward first. Do not be in a hurry to open your ‘big guys’ first. Another important thing is to develop the pieces in coordination with each other. This can open so many opportunities for you in the middle-game.
Use those Principles in the Game: When you have a clear understanding of the opening principles of the game, you should try to implement them in the game. Most of the players try different openings and tactics for the different stages of the game when they sit down to evaluate their performance after a game. This helps them to find out the strategies that work best for them and also identify the mistakes to avoid in the future.
Learn Some Professional Openings: Experienced players have a specific set of openings that they use interchangeably in different games. Their list of openings automatically grows as they gain more knowledge and experience. You should also develop a unique style of opening the game. That will help you choosing the openings better.