Monday, October 24, 2005

Opening Study

An often debated topic among the Knights is when one should start focusing on their opening repertoire and how much time they should devote to it. A key question to consider is how much of a relationship is there between your rating and the state of your opening repertoire. Consider Ted Wong's experience:

For the past five years (2000 to 2005), my chess ranking has stopped rising. It just keep decreasing, I simply play too badly. Sometimes I play irregular chess openings and got punished. Recently I tried e4 c5 Ke2! and f3 e5 Kf2! in two tournament games.

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