Strong Pawns Pawns that work well together are called strong pawns. They are hard to attack and easy to defend. You should try to make your pawns strong, and try not to make the opponent’s pawns strong. Strong pawns usually become stronger in the endgame.
Opening pawn centers arise as both players develop their pieces and fight for control of the center. The center pawns form a framework or structure around which the pieces move. It is important to understand the different types of pawn centers that can occur, and how to play them. The pawn center determines the style […]
Pawn Maneuvers Pawns are the weakest pieces on the chess board. They are slow moving and unable to retreat because they cannot move backward. They can be easy to attack and difficult to defend. It is no wonder that many beginners completely ignore their pawns and concentrate on their more valuable pieces. Yet, pawns are […]
It is easier to checkmate with two rooks than with one rook. Therefore, this endgame is harder than the king and two rooks versus king endgame. However, if you follow the three steps for this endgame, you will always be able to get checkmate.
This is the most common endgame in chess. It usually comes about when you promote a pawn to a queen, and then you have to checkmate the opponent to win the game. The best way to do this is to follow the three steps for this endgame. You will be able to force the opponent […]
The midgame is the most complicated and difficult part of a chess game. All of the pieces are in play, and there are complex maneuvers and tactical battles. The game sometimes ends in the midgame. There are three main strategies for playing the midgame. 1) Attack: To win a chess game you must attack. If […]
Tactics are moves that help you win pieces. When you win pieces, you gain points and take the lead in material. When you take the lead in material, you have a better chance to win the game. Tactics also make immediate threats to gain advantage. Sometimes, just the threat to use tactics can improve your […]
The endgame is the final phase of a chess game. It may seem easy since there are very few pieces left, but often it is not. Some of the most difficult play in chess comes in the endgame. Good endgame technique is the sign of a strong chess player. In the endgame, most of the […]
A chess game begins with the opening. The opening is the first ten to fifteen moves. Get off to a good start and you will have a good game. Get off to a bad start and you will have a bad game. There are three strategies you should use to begin your games. These strategies […]