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 Basic Strategies And Tactics On Chess 
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Basic Strategies And Tactics On Chess
by: Robert Michael

Improving your Chess Strategy

Chess is a game about strategy and tactics above all. Each player commands an army of 16 chess pieces. In the opening, the players bring up their forces as they prepare for battle. Players maneuver for strategic positions and carry out attacks and counterattacks in the middle game. During the endgame is when, with fewer pawns and pieces left on the board, it's finally safe for kings to come out and join the combat. Here are some ways to improve your chess strategy.

1. Plan. Your chess pieces need to work in harmony as a team with you as a coach. You need to work all your pieces together so that their strengths support one another. Your opponent will have an easy time defending themselves if your strategy appears to be haphazard.

2. Know what each piece is worth. Consider the value of your pieces when thinking about giving up pieces for some of your opponents. The player who has the most pieces of great value usually has a significant advantage.

3. Consider your opponents move. Every time your opponent moves stop to consider what might be their strategy. Ask yourself why that move was chosen. Are one of your pieces in danger?

4. Develop quickly and well. One most important elements of chassis timing. Your pieces should be ready for action and then they will be able to quickly control the course of the game. You need to be able to get your pieces into key strategic positions as quickly as possible.

5. Keep your king save at all times. The object of this game is to capture the opponent's king. If you forget this you have lost.

6. Make the best possible move by asking yourself a few questions. Will I improve my position by making this move? Will this move put my pieces in danger?

7. If it is a pawn you are about to move consider if you can keep it protected from attack.

8. If it is another piece consider whether the enemy can drive it away.

9. Be alert. Once you've reached a good strategic position in the game do not relax. Be on the lookout for your opponents threats.

10. Know when to trade pieces. The best time to trade pieces is when you can capture pieces that are worth more than the one you will be giving up.

11. Think about the endgame. You should remember that every time you make a move it might affect your chances in the endgame.

12. Control the center. The player who controls the four squares that are in the middle of the board will have a better game in many cases the victory.

Use these tips to help you improve your chess strategy. Now go practice and have fun.

About The Author
Robert Michael is a writer for Ray Chess which is an excellent place to find chess links, resources and articles. For more information go to:

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