Middle Game Practice

Middle Game Practice

Jun 3, 2015, 7:39 AM |

The following is for the students of KLA Chess Club, based out of Keiller Leadership Academy, a title 1 school located in southeast San Diego, CA.

Today, our focus will be on the middle game. The following is based on the blog by Yury Markushin, "7 Most Important Middlegame Principles". 

For each of the following, scenarios, write down the best move.

1. Centralize your pieces

2. Trade flank pawns for central pawns
3. Avoid pawn weaknesses: Double or isolated pawns
4. Avoid weaknesses/ Attack weak squares
5. Block isolated pawns: Use the knight
6. Use rooks to occuyp open files
7. Activate the bishop pair