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Written by Yury Markushin   
Wednesday, 07 October 2009 21:24

Are you just beginning to play chess and want to know why do you keep loosing these games to a player who is not even good? I will give you couple of vital suggestions and tips that will dramatically improve your chess playing strength.

Let's go over the most important concepts. The first stage of the complex game of chess called the opening. In the opening it is very important to develop chess pieces. That's what the opening is made for, to mobilize your chess army. Bishops should be placed on open diagonals, knights in the center and rooks on the open files. If you place chess pieces in this special order you make the task of your opponent to checkmate you a lot harder than if your pieces are poorly developed. There are also more opportunities to launch an attack and crush your opponent if pieces are placed effectively. It is also a very good idea to castle as early as possible since the pawns and rook are excellent guards for your king. It is a lot harder to checkmate castled king, remember that. The second stage of chess is called middle game.

The middle game is when the all action takes place. Pieces are developed and kings are usually castled. Look for forks, easy attacks and traps. If you don't see any tactics, go with strategy. Always have a plan. Remember, as one great chess master said: "Playing with a bad plan is much better than have no plan at all!" If castled opposite sides it is possible to launch the pawn attack on enemy king. If you have an advantage in pawns on one side of the board, do a pawn brake, supported by pieces. Remember, however, that attack in the center is usually stronger than flank attack.

If the game did not end in the middle game, but most of the pieces get exchanged the endgame time comes. Endgame is a stage of game in which there are only kings and pawns left. The main idea is to promote your pawn to a queen, getting the pawn to the opposite side of the board and preventing promotion of the opponent's pawn. After new queen is born, it should be no problem to win the game.

by Yury Markushin
this article was published by ezinearticles.com

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    -1 #4 Ryan 2012-08-12 21:40
    Interseting try and learn the 2,3 or 4 move check mate.....quite easy if you can listen to instructions easy... ;-)
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    +1 #3 debbie 2012-08-10 21:32
    oh sorry!
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    +1 #2 Aaron 2011-11-10 20:12
    Exactly what i was thinking :D!! :lol:
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    +4 #1 Courtney 2011-03-16 21:13
    Yes! This was very helpful but it would be nice to have some more explanation of the steps you take instead giving vague chess terms that I cannot understand. Thanks tho!
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