Playing Like a Professional

Mar 8, 2013, 1:07 PM |

Strategies to Advance Your Rank and Game

By Caleb Roberts(a.k.a. AurumSpiral1235813)

As you all should very well know, chess is a game of strategy. It is for this reason that you should follow these 3 strategies in order to outwit you opponent so that you may advance in your rank and game.

Firstly and probably most importantly, you must decieve your opponent into believing what is not so. That's right, Sun Tzu's The Art of War applies here. If one of your power pieces is vurnerable, trick your opponent into thinking that it would be to risky to take it from you. If you see that one of your opponent's pieces is vurnerable to attack, trick your opponent into believing that you are not going after it; better yet, trick your opponent into believing that you do not even realize that it is vurnerable. At no point should you make it easy for your opponent to see where his vurnerabilities are.

Secondly, never, under any circumstance, move your king into any of the four corner squares. Only rookies do this, unaware that they trap themselves by doing so(it usually takes about three moves for them to realize that they have, but by then it is too late).

Finally, make it as hard as possible for your opponent to make a move that will not cost him/her one of his/her pieces. This shows your opponent that you are a force to be reckoned with as well as showing him/her that this isn't your fist chess game. In addition to this, it helps you leap forward in rank and be well known in the chess community.

In conclusion, the use of deceit, spatial awarenes, and striking fear into your opponent, will ultimately advance your rank and game.