How to choose opening?

Hello Everyone!

The topic I would like to discuss today is an opening choice. What do you think, how should person choose an opening? Which are key factors? Personal characteristics, coach advise , or something else?
Please, feel free to share your thoughts. 

Sriram M

Sriram M 1 week ago

I read somewhere that until 2000 ELO, one should play openings that are attacking in nature or lead to more dynamic play but after that one must study openings based on the pawn structure one is comfortable in playing.

Interesting Opinion!

I am more thinking that opening choice is probably a matter of taste. Some people like attacking active positions, some prefer a little bit quite and positional play. Seems like rating is not so important, and personal characteristics makes more sense.

Brad Pevehouse

Brad Pevehouse 1 week ago

What if you like both?

Good Question!

Anyway you are going to face all type of positions, as even sharpest lines have continuations were it's gonna be more positional battle. 

But being able to play in both styles is giving a great possibility to have larger opening background!