Tips for Winning Chess Strategy
Winning Chess Strategy
by International Grandmaster Arthur Bisguier
Chess Strategy - Getting Started
Play chess! Chess is a game of strategy and tactics. Each player commands an army of 16 chessmen - pawns and other pieces (the King, Queen, Bishops, Knights, and Rooks).
A well-played chess game has three stages. In the chess opening, the players bring out their forces in preparation for combat. The middlegame begins as the chess players maneuver for position and carry out attacks and counterattacks. The final stage is the chess endgame when, with fewer pawns and pieces left on the board, it is safer for the Kings to come out and join the final battle.
As chess play proceeds, each chess player will capture some of the opponent's men; often, the capturing pieces are immediately recaptured. As long as the chess piece a player gives up is generally equal to the chess piece he gets in return, we say the players are exchanging. If you unintentionally place a chess piece where it can be captured without getting a chess piece of equal value in return, we say that you put that piece en prise. (This is a French term that literally means "in take.") Sometimes a chess player may place a piece en prise in order to trick an opponent. If the opponent captures the offered man, it may leave him open to attack.
Chess Strategy - Tips
It's time for you to take a look at these ten tips to help you learn some simple ways to win more games:
Don't rush when you play chess. Take your time and be sure to study the examples carefully. Then go out and practice - and have some fun!
Source: United States Chess Federation
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