Opening play. Part I
I want today explain my thinking process during opening.
There three steps in this stage:
I. Develop Knights and Bishops (sometimes one bishop is OK too)
II. Make sure King is safe.
III. Connect the Rooks.
Simple, logic, and... still so hard in the same time.
Where to placed a pieces? Close to the center! (e4, d4, e5 and d5 squares) Why? When piece "watch" the center then "looks" for more squares.
Knights are good example. From e5 white controls 8 squares, from h6 only 4. Simple math.
Try develop as quick as possible every piece from first rank. Why? Chess is a "team" game, you need everyone to work together.
So why this is so hard?! In chess there is many exceptions...
See you in part II!