Chess Links #2: The 64 Commandments of Chess
I wanted to post this link first, but found that I myself did not understand all the terminology, so I first posted a Link #1 to Chess Terminology.
OK, the link for today is The 64 Commandment's of Chess. I would appreciate if you discuss some of them with me via comments or messages. I will, as I go through the list, pose some questions here in cases where I don't fully understand.
31.In the opening, don't remove your Queen from play to "win" a pawn. What exactly is meant here? Exchanging the Queen, or parking her somewhere on the side of the board?
48. Is this not a repetition of half of 45?
49. I'm still not too sure of the difference between open and closed games. Hope I will learn as I go along!
55. To gain space, you usually have to sacrifice time. Why does this sound like something invented by Einstein? (Ha ha!)
60. What is meant by "the centre is blocked"?