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Old 01-31-2020, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by NAF1138 View Post
As it stands, I ignored all the good advice to have novices ignore openings ...
Nobody should ignore openings! (As a strong player once said to me "Every game has an opening" )

Originally Posted by NAF1138 View Post
... and I learned three openings but only the first several moves of each.
By all means know the first few moves (It's unlikely there will be a surprise that early), but don't play them automatically. Keep thinking about what is happening ... and of course:

- develop your pieces
- control the centre
- make your king safe

As Dead Cat remarked, what is your opening v 1. d4?