Chess is a game of tactics and strategies. Both the players get an army of 16 each, including pawns, rooks, knights, bishops, the queen and the king.
As there are many different tactical patterns and chess strategies, a chess game is divided into three stages. The first is the opening when the players spread their forces for combat. Next, is the middle game in which players move their army to attack and counterattack. Last, is the end game in which the game comes to an end, and there are only a few pieces and pawns left on the board, and the kings are safe to be a part of the final countdown.
Let us have a look at some of the most useful strategies for each of these three stages.
While there are many ways to open a game, the fundamentals of all the opening strategies are almost similar. Some of the things that you should keep in mind in the beginning are-
When you are at the middle stage of the game, some great strategies can give you the upper hand. Some of them are-
The end game stage is the most complex for most of us, especially as a beginner. You can use the below-mentioned strategies to avoid making mistakes in the endgame.
Use these tips next time you play a game of chess to increase the chances of winning. While they cannot be excelled at once, practice them on a regular basis to get used to them and become a better player.
About the Author:
Albert Fishman has been involved in teaching chess since 1996 and is part of the IchessU coaching staff. IchessU is the best online chess school and their coaches are titled masters and grandmasters. Their students enjoy private or group chess lessons in our online chess club.