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Why Opening Chess Moves Are So Important

By Edited May 14, 2015 1 0

Even though the chess is thousands of years old, new techniques and strategies are still being redefined. One of the most popular subjects for chess aficionados is the opening game. The study of opening moves in chess is as old as the game of chess is, yet more research and in-depth analyzation involving computers has shown new opening chess move strategies that were not widely used before. Another side benefit is that this makes the game of chess more interesting for the hardcore players because many of the opening move strategies that these players were bright up with and took as gospel have turned out to maybe not be as efficient of methods as previously believed.

If you are a newer chess player and understand the basic game play of chess then you will often want to take your level of play to a higher level. One of the most important ways to increase your level of play is by learning different strategies of the opening game. The opening game is the most important part of any chess player’s arsenal. Without good opening play strategy then you will not even have a chance to put pressure eon your opponent during the middle and end game. In order to win the endgame of chess you need to have a great chess openings strategy.

There are numerous different strategies to opening chess play, but the most common strategies involves quickly getting many of your pieces moved on the board and set-up for an assault on your opponent. By getting your pieces moved out quickly from their starting positions you will be in position to attack your opponent and put pressure on them much sooner in the game. Out of all the various opening move strategies, rapid deployment of pieces for a quicker attack tend to be the most popular. Although there are many ways to go about this, you may be forced at anytime to change strategies, especially if your opponent is using a drastically different opening move strategy such as piece swapping early.

If you are not a very highly ranked player than your opponent may take advantage of that by giving his Queen up for your Queen. The mire skilled player will happily swap his Queen for his opponents Queen because newer players often rely too much on the Queen. A skilled player on the hand can outplay the inexperienced player much easier if neither of them have a Queen.

A skilled player will also try to manipulate his opening moves to get less powerful pieces to be swapped with more powerful pieces. If his opponent his weaker and plays with the Rooks much better than the Knights than the more experienced player will try to perform a pieces swap by attacking and taking the weaker opponents Rook in exchange for the more powerful players bishop or Knight.

There are numerous books dedicated to opening Chess moves and I highly recommend you find one and study it in-depth. This will take your Chess skill to a much higher level.

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