Winter Packet- COMPLETING THE OPENING- PART I

Nkonitshek83
Nkonitshek83
Dec 15, 2013, 3:24 PM |
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The below lesson is for students of KLA Chess Club

KLA Chess Club (Keiller Leadership Academy), is a Title I, K-8 Charter School located in southeast San Diego. Chess class has been implemented as an everyday, in school class for middle school students.

For more information about our school, visit or about the KLA Chess Club,

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*Students, use your board/pieces to go through the following exercises and record your answers on your answer sheet to turn in.

COMPLETING THE OPENING:


Review: 3 Golden Rules to Openings:

1. Pawn to Center (e4 or e5)

2. Pieces out (Knights then Bishops)

3. Get Castled!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Puzzle Number 1: Legall's Trap

See what happens when BLACK neglects basic principles of development. WRITE YOUR ANSWERS DOWN ON YOUR WORKSHEET.

This was just an example of poor development by Black... Keep it simple and don't try to win in the first 4 moves!!!Yell 

Puzzle 2: How should WHITE best continue?
How can white best continue its development? Write your answers on your answer sheet.

I know you've seen players try bizarre openings that don't quite follow these principles, but you will not win in the first few moves against a good opponent.
Example:
The following shows poor development for White and then losing a costly piece. See how below: