Best Opening Moves in Chess for Beginners

Once Martin Luther King Jr. said that "Take the first step in faith; you don't have to see the whole staircase". The same thing applies to chess as well. The first moves of a chess game are always as important to turn the game towards you.

At some point in time, all chess players were amateurs to understand that whenever a player makes a move, they are stepping on the path towards winning or losing the game.

After analyzing and understanding better ways to start the game, here are a few likely best openings moves can be used by a beginner in chess:

  1. Ruy Lopez: The Ruy Lopez is also called the "Spanish" opening". This is an old opening move; it is named after Rodrigo (Ruy) Lopez de Segura, a 16th Century Spanish priest, and chess enthusiast who analyzed this opening in his book "Book of the Liberal Invention and Art of the Game of Chess"(Libro de la Invencion Liberal y Arte del Juego del Axedrez). The starting position of the Ruy Lopez is reached after the following moves: 1. e4, e5; 2. Nf3, Nc6; and 3. Bb5. There are many variations to choose from in the Ruy Lopez Opening for both white and black sides.

  2. Giuoco Pianissimo: This Italian Game is called "the quietest game". This is possibly one of the oldest chess openings as it was formed around the 16th Century. Alterations in this Italian game include the Hungarian defense and the two knights defense. This opening also is considerably famous amongst club players but it's still used at all levels of games. This Italian Game is easy to learn and also for the playmaking. The starting position of the Guioco Pianissimo is reached after the following moves: 1. e4, e5; 2. Nf3, Nc6; and 3. Bc4. This Italian game usually begins a little aggressively that is why it will be fun to play.

  3. French Defense: The French Defense is one of the common trusted openings in chess for beginners as well as the grandmasters. Black allows White to have more extra control over the center square, and ultimately, Black's queen Bishop usually becomes trapped and ineffective, and it's called the "French Bishop". This game has several variations like the exchange variation, advance variation, Tarrasch variation, Winawer variation, and classical variation. The starting position of the French defense is the following moves: 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5.
  4. Caro-Kann Defense:  This opening is almost like the French defense but Black goes to eliminate one of White's central pawns and can get his pieces developed. That is an extra benefit you can get over the French Defense. The main position of the Caro-Kann is 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4.
  5. Sicilian Defense: The Sicilian defense is very popular, especially at the master levels of chess. Black immediately attacks and fights particularly of the center square. Anyway, this game heads to a complicated and dangerous contest where both sides can play for a win. There are many different variations of this game, each of which leads to different types of positions, they are the Closed Sicilian, Classical Sicilian, Dragon variation((1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6)), and Najdorf variation (1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6).

 

It’s important to understand that using a proper opening move can boost your chance of winning. It is also crucial for getting power over certain important parts of the board particularly the center squares. Using a compact opening move can help you improve your game and build your confidence in the early stage of the game.


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