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★★★The 30 rules of Chess★★★

★★★The 30 rules of Chess★★★

matt10121012
Mar 23, 2013, 3:41 PM 0

OPENING RULES

1. Open with a center pawn
2. Develop with threats
3. Play Knights before bishops
4. Castle as soon as possible
5. Avoid developing the queen too early
6. Do not move the same piece twice without a good reason
7. Use your minor pieces to fight for the center
8. Maintain at least one pawn in the center
9. Make as few pawn moves as possible
10. Avoid sacrificing without a clear and adequate reason

 

MIDDLEGAME RULES

1. All of your moves must fit into a plan suggested by a weakness in the position
2. Combinations are based on double attacks
3. When ahead material, exchange pieces (especially queens) but not pawns
4. Avoid serious pawn structure weaknesses
5. In cramped positions, free yourself by trading pieces
6. Do not bring your king out with your opponent’s queen on the board
7. If your opponent has one or more exposed pieces, look for a combination
8. In superior positions, attack the enemy king by opening lines for your pieces
9. In even positions, coordinate the action of all of your pieces
10. In inferior positions, the best defense is a counter-attack (if possible)

ENDGAME RULES

1. The king must be active in the end game
2. Avoid passive pieces that merely defend (i.e. activate rook)
3. Passes pawns must be pushed
4. The easiest endgame to win are pure pawn endings with extra  pawn(s)
5. When ahead material, exchange pieces but not pawns
6. Do not place your pawns on the same colour squares as your bishop
7. Bishops are superior to knights when there are pawns on both sides of the board
8. Rooks belong behind passed pawns
9. A rook on the seventh rank is usually worth a pawn
10. Blockade passed pawns using the king

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