Keep these 10 tips in mind and youll 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.
Knights cant protect your other pieces from the back rank.
Bishops need open diagonals to maximize their influence, and those diagonals can become cluttered in the opening.
Rooks are limited at the edges of the board, and the Queen is vulnerable at the center of a cluttered board.
Castling helps bring one of your rooks towards the center of the board and helps protect your King
If your opponent wants to capture a piece, make sure you can win the exchange.
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.
Force your opponent to choose which piece to lose.
Limit your opponents movement.
Always look for the move that helps your overall strategy, not just your immediate needs.