The first part of this blog explains the psychological aspects of chess in contrast to chess theory itself. I named this blog "Monopoly Chess," because the ideas explained in this blog teaches a player to be creative, highly intuitive, and logical while applying chess themes at the same time. Monopoly chess is a chess game that is played very much like the popular monopoly game with houses and hotels, and "collect $200.00 as you pass go." The similarites is the realestate that all the players are trying to monopolize before the competitor gets to do it first. There is a such thing as realestate in chess. In order to control and own territory on the chess board you must invest time into developing and building pieces on or around those squares you want to control. :
|Black knight||Na5, Nb5, or Nb6||attacks white knight on c4|
|Black pawn||pc5, or pe5||attacks white pawn on d4|
|Black pawn||pd5, or pf5||attacks white pawn on e4|
The table above shows a few key squares on which White likes to place his knight and his pawns. Black then places a knight and a couple of pawns on the appropriate squares to attack White's well-placed pieces. For example, in the top row of the chart above, it shows that White's knight on c4 is a key square and that it is considered a monopoly for White; but then follow the first column on the left of the chart down to where you see the box "Black Knight" listed, and next to that you will see the squares listed inside the cells to the right of it on which Black needs to place a knight to challenge the White knight on c4. Likewise, the 2nd row shows "pd4," a white pawn on d4 being a monopoly for White. Then follow the 1st column downward to where it shows "black pawn, pc5, or pe5," which are the square Black places his pawns to attack White's pawn on d4 and etc.
Below are games that I played and commented on for you showing you the monopoly squares that I was playing for and won over my opponents.
A player simply cannot move his queen too early without paying the penalty for it. Professional players in the chess arena don't do that against strong players. Below are 2 of the games that I on 2 different sites. In each game there is an illustration of the advantage that White got over his opponent because of his early queen move violation. I played White in both games. In the first game below, the name of the site is ChessCube. I will give you the link to the site later. In the second game below, I was playing White also, and in that game my opponent violated the chess opening rule again - not to develop the queen too early.
The ultimate chess strategy is to gain tempo by attacking the opposing forces possibly on every developing move to the center. The idea is to develop every one of your pieces with a potential threat to your opponent. A minority attack is illustrated in the following game that I played with the white pieces against poopy pants. Poopy pants allowed me to gain tempo by developing his queen too early. You cannot develop your queen too early against players who have an aggressive style of play like myself. Watch how many times I gained tempo by attacking my opponent's queen, and I
eventually won the game. I will present to you in this blog the weapons that a player needs to keep in his arsenal in order to win chess tournaments.
- Knights centered: Two minor pieces = a rook.
- Pawns advanced: Open up lines; pawns attack enemy forces.
- Bishops aimed: Do not block the bishop
- Kings stationed: The king is a fighting piece.
- center strong: control more space Any chess player from beginner to master will benefit from this blog. Chess basics is the ground for more advanced tactical operations. Every idea a player has must also be logically coherent in light of the assessment of chess theory.
Synopsis: See the game below. White's pressure in the center became even more exuberant after Black refused to retreat his queen to a safe square to continue with proper development.