Keep these 10 tips in mind and you’ll be on your way towards winning your games of chess.
Pieces need room to move, and the center gives you the most flexibility of movement.
Develop Knights before Bishops –
Knights can’t protect your other pieces from the back rank.
Develop Bishops before Rooks –
Bishops need open diagonals to maximize their influence, and those diagonals can become cluttered in the opening.
Develop Rooks before the Queen –
Rooks are limited at the edges of the board, and the Queen is vulnerable at the center of a cluttered board.
Castle Early –
Castling helps bring one of your rooks towards the center of the board and helps protect your King
Protect your pieces –
If your opponent wants to capture a piece, make sure you can win the exchange.
Attack the same square with multiple pieces –
The more pieces you have that can attack a single square, the more defenders your opponent will have to commit to win the exchange. This creates openings for you on other parts of the board.
Create forks wherever possible –
Force your opponent to choose which piece to lose.
Create pins and skewers wherever possible –
Limit your opponents movement.
Develop your strategy with every move –
Always look for the move that helps your overall strategy, not just your immediate needs.