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3 Basic Opening Strategy Principles | Chess

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Feeling like a Pawn? Learn how to play like a King: Logical Chess: Move By Move: Every Move Explained: http://amzn.to/1Mi41cA My 60 Memorable Games Paperback: http://amzn.to/1G0y1IB Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess Mass Market: http://amzn.to/1R1DJua Complete Book of Chess Strategy: Grandmaster Techniques from A to Z: http://amzn.to/1htal3R Watch more How to Play Chess videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/514261-3-Basic-Opening-Strategy-Principles-Chess Hi my name is Rebecca Taxmen and I'm with Chess NYC. I'm going to talk to you today about the three principles to opening strategy. So when we get to the game we're always like, 'Uh, what do I do? There's so many pieces. I don't know how to start." Well I'm going to give you three steps that are going to help you create a strong, confident opening. First thing that we need to understand is these four center squares. These are considered a super square because this is where the center of the board is, the control center. For example, if I have my knight in the center of the board, my knight can control up to eight different squares, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. We can see that this is a very strong place for my knight. If I have my knight on the side of the board it can only control up to four squares, 1, 2, 3, 4. Therefore, my knight is stronger in the center whereas most pieces are stronger in the center of the board. So at the beginning of the game you want to think about center control. First thing we can try and do is get our pawns into the center. Very important to try to get our pawns to control the center. The next important step that we want to focus on is piece development. Now I like to think about my pieces as they are working for me. I want to give my pieces a job. If they're sitting back here they're not happy and they're not doing anything. So my next step is to bring my pieces out and have them working for me. Usually we bring out the knights before the bishops. So I can bring my knight to F-3 and my other knight to C-3 and then I'm bringing them towards the center. Notice how I did not bring my knight to H-3, that would not be a good choice. Towards the center. Next, I want to bring my bishops out, again towards the center controlling the center squares. The next step that we always want to consider is king safety, very important. I like to consider the king like a baby. The reason I consider the king a baby is because we always want to protect our babies just like we always want to protect our king. Therefore, the best way to protect your king at the beginning of the game is to castle. Now we have two places, two ways that we can castle. You can either castle on the king's side or on the queen's side. Right away I can see that I can castle on the king's side. To castle I move my king two spaces and then bring my rook to the other side and now my king is stuck behind a little fortress or, to keep with the theme of a baby, a crib and it is protected and safe. Just to review, the three important principles are controlling the center, piece development, and king safety. Those are the three things that we can do at the beginning of the game to go into the middle game confidently.
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That ain’t a good tactic if my queen was next to your king guarded with a rook it would be check mate
It's not an battle field idiot
Makran Post (17 days ago)
Good lesson
ruchi thakore (18 days ago)
It's highly helpful
ruchi thakore (18 days ago)
I win with this
Roddy Dykes (20 days ago)
Thanks meg
ramesh kumar (23 days ago)
kamaran wriya (26 days ago)
hi there... i have 2 doughters 8 and 6 years old.they play chess good, my problme is they get tired from game very soon and leaving the game without any reasons.. what should i do to encourage they to keep play
ash plays (1 month ago)
Golden moves
Abolarinwa OLuwarotimi (1 month ago)
Chess is the best game
Christopher Brown (1 month ago)
very good for people who play marbles
Daniel Flores (1 month ago)
She has some tiny hands even for a girl.
Soorya sunil Soorya (1 month ago)
luis pacheco (1 month ago)
She should be making me a sandwich. Not teaching me chess smh
SAVAGEgaming !!!! (1 month ago)
I think that is more than 3 steps
nika kobiashvili (1 month ago)
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UClyP8Oq8HX5OCEQX7Yv3X3g .Please help me and subscribe to the channel. Thanks.
tipiforcornholio (1 month ago)
i start losing when i put it on intermediate
Tong Daniel (1 month ago)
Never do Queen side castling. From experience, I lost in all games where I made the queen side move
Christina B (1 month ago)
Mr. RC (1 month ago)
Your opening is based off what your opponent does.
Megha Sakpal (1 month ago)
Very good
peaceful breeze (2 months ago)
I’m getting so happy learning this
Sweervo The Plug (2 months ago)
Lee Ann de Leon (2 months ago)
In the example of the castle and the king- are you allowed to cross pieces like that? Or does the castle have to move around the king?
Ahmed Abdirahman (2 months ago)
Was playing chess for 5 years after this video i tried her tips done the most beautiful game in whole those years
Laura Sanchez (2 months ago)
I think she forgot that your opponent can also move their pieces and take your pieces at any time
Tracer God (2 months ago)
I feel like that’s wasting a lot of moves blindly and not any planning for what the opponent might do
Alaa Yar (2 months ago)
Nice moves 😊
SheStillRuns (2 months ago)
All very good in theory.
Pratima Kumbhar (2 months ago)
You are best
Norma Leane (2 months ago)
I thought that the knight is the only one who can jump over pieces not the castle like the crib stratagey
TATENDA Y GATSI (2 months ago)
Thanx bb
JD LaMaT (3 months ago)
What if they move first in super square?
nahush plays (3 months ago)
And what do I do if my opponent has a brain?
Ed Ford (3 months ago)
The king can cause all kinds of havoc later in the game... not like a baby.
sarbast com (3 months ago)
who want to learn chess subscribe me
Sidewalk 5828 (3 months ago)
This is the best opening strategy video I’ve found on YT so far, and I’ve looked at SEVERAL already!!! I don’t mean to be a d*ckhead, however to improve the video I recommend to add text over it and to slow it down a bit...
BernardSandler (3 months ago)
I thought this did a really good job of describing basic strategic principles. Made total sense for someone who has really not thought in these terms before.
Got it! But what if I have a opponent?
Nathan Naidoo (3 months ago)
Sooooooo helpful😁
Jeffery Randall (3 months ago)
I like to capture pawns ♟ this way. 2 white pawns go twords the Center squares then I move 2 more pawns but 1 for each one. They capture my pawn diagonal but I do inpassing.
2:17 *castles* *gets checkmated on the next move* Pikachu clueless face
Krishnadas TR (4 months ago)
Thanks very much
Logang4life (4 months ago)
0:15 😂😂😂 thats meeee!
bhanu kaushik (4 months ago)
I love u
bigbad123321 (4 months ago)
3 min video and I already feel like I'm a better chess player. Nice video
Ahmad ibrahim (4 months ago)
You sound so sweet and caring I wanna hug you.
David Adz (4 months ago)
ryan i will defeat u
Prem Singh Dalal (4 months ago)
yeet or get yeeted (4 months ago)
I like her voice its sounds nice and like meg's from family guy😂
35 05 (4 months ago)
This lady is an awesome educator. I spent this entire week looking for videos to help me improve my chess skills and answer to questions and all the other videos I've seen consists of guys simply reciting what pieces are moving (which is perfectly visible on the screen already) and I was constantly thinking "well, why?! How?! Which piece?! Then what?!" and here it is! She answered a lot of my questions and perfectly explained WHY we decide to move the pieces to where they go in this 3 minutes. The only thing I needed to get creative to complement the vid was thinking of the king as a type of animal. My parental instincts are very weak but I'm very protective of animals. Thank you the lady who explained in this video. It helped me a ton. Cheers!
Rebecca Zhou (4 months ago)
Yowatsapp 05 (4 months ago)
I've been playing chess for 4 years now and this has me triggered
Sourabh Pawar (4 months ago)
Good but knly when you r playing alone..
ESPANISH TROLL (4 months ago)
1. Control the Center (or always move a piece there because you can basically move more than any squares in the chess board) 2. Give other pieces a purpose 3. Keep the King safe
Michael Pisciarino (4 months ago)
(1) 4 center squares 0:29 Center Control (2) Piece development 1:20 (3) Protect your King by castling 2:18
Brynnjolf Thorleifur (4 months ago)
Anyone else get a Dora the explorer vine?
DailyExploitsOfRoblox (5 months ago)
This opening is the only thing i use it helps me win alot
Ajay deshmukh (5 months ago)
Very nice video
Puting Patata (5 months ago)
the first one is called ten golden moves (that my teammates thought me how)
Damin Patel (5 months ago)
You are not teaching baby gro up
Hossain Dipto (5 months ago)
fetus (5 months ago)
Thank you I’m in a very intense chess gamr
TECHMAX ULTRA (5 months ago)
The king is used to provoke checkmate but falling into the trap you would've made you move only one piece consecutively checking , and thus a higher chance to win because you would have developed all the minor pieces ,and a single piece cannot handle that , who is the baby now?
Phillip Kosetatino (5 months ago)
Shes sounds like megan from family guy
Jay Yap (5 months ago)
Instead of pretending it's a baby pretend its that d
Prince Jakey (5 months ago)
What she said on 0:14 was so ACCURATE though!!! 😂😂😂😂
ayy lmfao (5 months ago)
They took my bishop, when I tried to do this strategy. PLEASE GIVE ME A REFUND.
mrferny55 (5 months ago)
You're actually inting, Ben.
mjshikeli (6 months ago)
Good to remember, did not notice it.
FAYETTEVILLE GLORY!!!! (6 months ago)
I tried this with a chess app and it crashed #epicgamermoment
padma priya (6 months ago)
Thanks for giving a heads up for a chess tournament
Neeraj Sapkale (6 months ago)
Moti je to hmko bhi pta hai
Ozzie Jim (6 months ago)
I've played chess all my life, this has been very to helpful. "Who wants to play chess kids?"
TheDarkGrenadeX (6 months ago)
I will destroy my dad now
Dennis S (6 months ago)
The castle seems like a great idea
Tadas Zareckis (6 months ago)
Totally out dated !!!!! Does not work
Abhinav Gupta (6 months ago)
She is like nursery teacher.
Kush Upadhyay (6 months ago)
best technique ever
Matt F. (6 months ago)
I love when people castle early. I usually win 2 moves later. Granted, I'm not that good, nor would my opponent be.
Pheonix (6 months ago)
Dont move both pawns to center. It makes a bishop and knight checm repeat check until they take queen easy
Queen of BTS 9208 (6 months ago)
Knight moves to opposite color for simply understanding
Shubham Srivastava (7 months ago)
Why do we call it knight in chess why not horse? 🤔
ron garcia (7 months ago)
Great video
yavuz1 (7 months ago)
Thank you very much Rebecca, very useful
Echo Xiao (7 months ago)
What the heck
rahul juneja (7 months ago)
But,by that I will win. I want opponent to win. What should I do to make opponent win the match ?
Shiva Prasanna (7 months ago)
2:36 can anyone explain....
Shiva Prasanna (7 months ago)
How can we move elephant and king at a time .. can elephant jump over the king???
Domingo Salandanan (7 months ago)
better retire.
karthikeya velineni (7 months ago)
Well said
King_ Chaorupter (7 months ago)
I dare you to throw you baby and protect your king
Sheikh Shahroz Traders (7 months ago)
MeatKing Army (7 months ago)
This looks so hard idk how to play FREKIN chess
Dr hamdaan khan (7 months ago)
Ali Mutahir (7 months ago)
The king is like a baby 😂😂😂
darwin aj (7 months ago)
Yuri Savellano (7 months ago)
So helpful
uwuKevin (7 months ago)
what if someone develops his pieces? do i have to make a supporter?
Singalong Monkey (7 months ago)
Battula Shankar (7 months ago)
How can a knight get in to the middle position
Quianchang Sangma (8 months ago)
My opponents can counter this move easily

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