43 ( +1 | -1 ) Confusion about openings?I'm a little confused as to how openings names actually work? What I mean is, everytime I see someone describe an opening it always has their opponents move after their own? So my question is as long as you make the required moves have you played that opening, or, do you have to rely on the correct response from your opponent to have successfully played it? Think I worded that right. Thanks in advance:)
18 ( +1 | -1 ) A parcticular openingconsists of a specified series of moves, both White and Black. So, you can't determine in advance what opening you will play, because it depends by both players.
24 ( +1 | -1 ) The second is as important as the first...Well put Brunetti... Couldn't have said it better... But there is always hope someone will follow the lines of play you're hoping to achive... Doesn't that follow under the line of psychological warfare of chess?...
29 ( +1 | -1 ) Another angleThere seem to be some openings that are described solely by White's first move. For instance, 1.b4 is always regarded as the Orang-Utang, no matter what Black replies. This could help to account for the curious hold they have on some players.