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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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Shiva Prasanna (3 hours ago)
2:36 can anyone explain....
Shiva Prasanna (3 hours ago)
How can we move elephant and king at a time .. can elephant jump over the king???
Domingo Salandanan (1 day ago)
better retire.
Well said
King_ Chaorupter (5 days ago)
I dare you to throw you baby and protect your king
MeatKing Army (7 days ago)
This looks so hard idk how to play FREKIN chess
Dr hamdaan khan (11 days ago)
John brandon (12 days ago)
The king is like a baby 😂😂😂
darwin aj (13 days ago)
Yuri Savellano (13 days ago)
So helpful
endnote (14 days ago)
what if someone develops his pieces? do i have to make a supporter?
Singalong Monkey (14 days ago)
Battula Shankar (15 days ago)
How can a knight get in to the middle position
Quianchang Sangma (20 days ago)
My opponents can counter this move easily
Farzana Naheed (21 days ago)
You moved your king upto 2steps but king can move step by step
Lindsey Griffith (21 days ago)
the rook can’t even move that way?
ErrolApparel (21 days ago)
Memes 121 (28 days ago)
but what if my opponent moves their peices?
PandaGaming YT (30 days ago)
Hehe i remember when i learned chess (I,m ranked 13th place in sweden that is U12 if u count with FIDE rating)
Lieutenant Win (1 month ago)
Her-“ I like them working for me” Me-“slavery “
Irritable Jon Syndrome (1 month ago)
Good advice until she said to put your bishops out like that. Jesus lady. Its a good thing youre playing against helen keller or else youd be screwed.
The Truth Hurts (1 month ago)
You explained that as if the black-player would not move after your opening. It is not possible to open as easy as you showed.
Hey It'scarylle (1 month ago)
Golden moves
Minecraft Grimoire (1 month ago)
What if the opponent has a brain
Rajnish Kumar (1 month ago)
Thanks for amazing tips
Right on for ladies that play chess👑
Spudzsim (1 month ago)
Very helpful thxs
Dr. Frekorin (1 month ago)
Is this the golden move?
Jashua Alfaro (1 month ago)
sk Rafath666 (1 month ago)
This video is mainly for ameteurs and beginners I think
Enrique Chaparro (1 month ago)
Those are tips for principiants
kaz9781 (1 month ago)
I like chess and all, but i never understood how knights move so i stick to checkers much simpler
Bass Face (1 month ago)
Useful information , but sadly stuff I already know.
- Zage - (1 month ago)
Lady you're cheating! Your opponent is clearly AFK!!
Bhavani M (1 month ago)
Rebecca:The king is like a baby Me:What about the endgame Rebecca:Still Me:Oh my god
U know that black moves to right
Jack Ryan Ramos (2 months ago)
sed may barador is you are a pi
The Star Traveler (2 months ago)
Sweet thanks
GOPi MEHRA (2 months ago)
Alex P (2 months ago)
Take it off!
Tech Lovers (2 months ago)
baxtertothemax (2 months ago)
Step 4: mind control the other person so they don't move their pieces
Shoe Goo (2 months ago)
Your opening will always be different, depending on which defense the enemy is going for
Umbreon (2 months ago)
Omg I play 8th graders in my class who are a year older than me and I’ve won non-stop with this technique
LoliMaster 69 (2 months ago)
Ok control the center and protect the king got it now what do I do when the enemy chess pieces have guns? (Warhammer regicide)
lilbig Dawg (2 months ago)
Stick to the kitchen
Johnny Blaze (2 months ago)
R u single n wts the number? Id like a baby
Johnny Blaze (2 months ago)
Thank u ur awesome n good looking!
Lmao, I can see myself doing this and just all out building a house out of the pieces. Because SCREW PLAYING. *Imma protect the baby..*
Sting Rae (2 months ago)
My uncle said he would give me 100 dollars if I can beat him in chess, wish me luck!!
CHESS NOOB (2 months ago)
I can't beat my father but on easy level on computer I can beat it easier!!! Any tips to how I can be pro?
Ajit Saroj (2 months ago)
hey Rebecca taxman I challenge uh in chess can uh beat me ??!
FBI Agent 911 (2 months ago)
Why tf are you comparing the king to a baby, I killed two rooks in one game using only king.
VonyBoy Villaver (2 months ago)
The first time i saw this vid i said "this is what i always do if i only have fun with chess (the time that sometimes idc about winning or losing)"
#PLAY HARD (2 months ago)
ymaan cali (2 months ago)
You guys should make howcast drawing
Guia ll ModLand (2 months ago)
It actually works OH MY GOOOD
capz celle (2 months ago)
Lol...in makes u open alot of gambits
Zayn Ambrose (2 months ago)
She is gorgeous! Who is she?? 😍💖
THE BRAVADO SHOW (2 months ago)
Modern Chess (2 months ago)
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Daryl Noguera (2 months ago)
not helpful
Tripti Kaur Dhaunsi (2 months ago)
The opponent captured my both bishops😂😂😭😭
Tripti Kaur Dhaunsi (2 months ago)
They said three in the title 😑
jakob matiwos (2 months ago)
nice one
akkster90 (2 months ago)
Maybe we play chess differently in the UK but we were always told the king can only move 1 square at a time? And no 2 pieces could simultaneously swap places??? Tbf Iam a novice player.
ÅŁPHÅ PRÎMÊ (3 months ago)
This is how I learn with out an opponent
Sean Alex (3 months ago)
What if your opponent watched this too?
milksquud (3 months ago)
This girl has no idea what she's talking about
Rezumike Tamisuki (3 months ago)
Baby king.
Suvarna Malavade (3 months ago)
you are the best Thank you
Suvarna Malavade (3 months ago)
Arinomacaroni 123 (3 months ago)
I got a chess ad at the start of the video😰
JoshuaMrRandom!!! (3 months ago)
More like 10 golden moves
V a l n s k y (3 months ago)
wow your so coool ! thank you!!!!!!!
tractricoid 2746 (3 months ago)
He knew no fear.
Lul Gta (3 months ago)
A room can’t hop pawns.... rook
Mark Francis (3 months ago)
Good common sense. cheers.
Quade Engelbrecht (3 months ago)
Chehak Rehal (3 months ago)
Anyone can win with an opponent
Aquality (3 months ago)
Bishops don't have to be in the center to be strong and control the center. Fianchettoing at the beginning is just as good.
Cheesy Pickle (3 months ago)
King can only move one space a turn and second you can’t jump your own pieces
PRASHANT WAGADRE (3 months ago)
i like that tricks... but on these positions for bishops are not safe by opposite pawns
1:14 and how to counter them? (huhhhh oldest trick)horse in C 6 or 3
Milostar123 (3 months ago)
One small question. What if the opponent moves his pieces?
Layieba Ali Sha (3 months ago)
Can u please show this by using both black and white at the same time. Its confusing
naga naga (3 months ago)
Thanks it use for my competition
Elias Alves (3 months ago)
joukcrew03 (3 months ago)
Why is the queen so powerful, not the king. Did a feminist create this game?
VAISHALI ZAGADE (3 months ago)
Gayathri Janapati (4 months ago)
Pieces development is very important. Thanks for this video.
Elsa Stark (4 months ago)
Omg thank you!! I was not aware of controlling the center. Can’t wait to play again armed with this knowledge!
Gamingwithjack (4 months ago)
Putting the night in center of the board is a weak move because you could easily move a Pon up and threaten it witch would let you have the advantage because they would have to move back
Raghu Sirsi (4 months ago)
Chetali Sharma (4 months ago)
Very nice video ,thank you
Jose Maciel Leon (4 months ago)
i thought u can only castle on the kings side?
Tejas Haldankar (4 months ago)
Good openings
Gaurav Dhungel (4 months ago)
What if I have an opponent ?
Clara Nencu (4 months ago)
super good tips; thanks

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