An instructive game

Jan 3, 2008, 8:14 PM |

This game is fraught with blunders on both sides, but I think it provides numerous lessons from which to learn.


1) In the opening try not to move any piece more than once. Doing so is a good way to gain a space advantage, but comes at the cost of losing the time advantage and you may find your opponent fully deployed while you’ve been busy overextending your pawns.

2) Work to keep your bishops open. A bishop staring down a long, open diagonal is much more dangerous than a bishop hiding behind a pawn.

3) The king is the most important piece in the game! If you don’t protect him you will lose. While you must constantly be working to checkmate your opponent, if you don’t take time to protect the king you’re opponent will checkmate you first