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Analysis for AngusonAir!

Analysis for AngusonAir!

Apr 30, 2014, 7:21 AM 0

This was a game played between a friend fairly new to chess, where a few mistakes were made that shifted his White pieces from a fairly threatening position to one where Black had a clear advantage. Perhaps it is instructive for lower-level players too (~1000 - ~1200). 


A few principles explained in the game:

  • In the opening, develop your pieces towards the center. Try not to block the path of your two central pawns, so that they can both move early on. 
  • King safety is critical. If you castle your King to safety, don't move the pawns in front of him unless there is a good reason to do so. 
  • If you're down on material, try to avoid exchanging pieces. Simplifying the game only weakens your position. 


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