Say I am playing a computer and all my openings eventually result in the AI setting up a combo and then taking apart my "defenses," getting behind the front lines, threatening my king, and generally putting me on the run for the remainder of the game. So I go to this place:http://chesstempo.com/chess-openings.html
and try one of the openings, but the AI does not act like a chess master or otherwise skilled human player. And after 2 moves nothing is going according to plan.
And suppose I have actually managed to reach the end stage of an opening. then what? Do they, by definition, put me at some kind of advantage? Where do these openings come from in the first place?
Obviously I need more foresight, but i'm finding it difficult to guess what the other player's intentions are with each move they make. Even more so to mount my own attack without being paralyzed by the fear of the enemy encroaching on my space.