To play a good opening, you must do a good development. The development
can be summarized by the following phrase : " The strategic advance
of the troops(pieces) to the front line." For the next four sessions
we will study two openings, the first one is the most widely used openings
of al times, it is a classical one that shows how an opening that follows
the opening principles should look like and another opening that that
will show what should not be done in the opening, we go from one extreme
to another to show an opening that is probably as close to perfect as
there will ever be and one that is far away from perfect. We will only
look into the major lines of the openings because there are thousands
of variants to each openings and each variant creates another opening.
The idea here is to perhaps show you that the study of the openings
is possible and useful. There are thousands of possible openings and
it is impossible to know them all, that is why one should always follow
the opening principles. The serious player should however try and learn
the most widely used ones.