"Darwin was the first to use data from nature to convince people that evolution is true, and his idea of natural selection was truly novel. It testifies to his genius that the concept of natural theology, accepted by most educated Westerners before 1859, was vanquished within only a few years by a single five-hundred-page book. On the Origin of Species turned the mysteries of life's diversity from mythology into genuine science." -- Jerry Coyne
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
8/9/2016: What I wrote at Lichess.org: https://en.lichess.org/forum/general-chess-discussion/i-dont-know-what-to-do-here?page=2
"Hello, I just started playing chess, and I find this game so fascinating. I don't know where to begin studying. I play just 1. e4 e5 and I usually lose."
Welcome to the most fantastic game ever invented. And congratulations for finding Lichess.org, the best place on the internet for playing chess.
How to improve your game? I suggest be lazy like I am. I just play games and whether I win or lose I study the lichess computer analysis to find out what I did wrong. Using this method I have been able to improve all 3 phases of my game, the opening, the middle game, and the ending.
Another idea is you could study the games of the strongest players here. Or you could just watch their games on Lichess TV. I suggest watch the slower time controls because there will be less mistakes.
Losing is not a bad thing because that's how you learn. However for some reason I prefer winning.
@avonm "i'd suggest a slower time control" I know, you're probably right, I will try out also slower time controls. Thanks for the reply @BobC Thanks for all the suggestions, man, you are awesome. I'll start playing also rated games now :D