SummaryThere are useful opening 'rules' (really, guidelines) which should be known and adopted at least until you know better. Sadly, even strict obedience to the rules can lead to trouble, so you have to learn some specific opening lines. You don't have to know every opening, but you need at least one system for White and a couple as Black. Which ones you choose depends on your style and your appetite for study.
It's useful to review and rehearse the
Charlie KeenI don't have notes but I do have this very nifty slideshow.
I can't show you the square, because it's not on the usual 8x8 grid system, but I can show you that it is there.
Jonathan had a frustrating game recently, where his hopes of an interesting game with chances to win came to nothing. Have a play through this one and have see what you think.
With hindsight, the various exchanges and the symmetrical pawn formation with likely further exchanges of Rooks were strong drawing factors. So we can suggest:
I am a fan of your site. It helped me getting started with openings. In return I put the Italian game for you in chessbase format. For me when i see things happening on the board it always help, so i thougth maybe that will help others too.Thanks a million Robert!
My motivation: I like to help youre concept (site) to get better/easier and help others in having more fun in chess. Make it reachable and not for the money.
Original handout: http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/content/italian-game-beginners
I got a very nice letter from Trefor too.
P.S. I expect that link will contain more recent news at some point, let me know if it stops working.
P.P.S. Games added
P.P.P.S. Report stolen and appended
Simon has made some extremely nifty improvements to the PalView system. Please give it a whirl:
If I don't hear about any problems, I'll make it the default viewer.