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Winning Strategies for Chess Players at the Beginner’s Level

By Cody Subscribe to RSS | March 13th 2012 | Views:
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Chess is a brainy game played between two players on a square-checked board. The squares are arranged on an 8X8 grid and are alternatively black and white in color. The game is popularly played in tournaments, clubs, and online. Chess is the perfect game for people who like to give more work to their mind than their body. Chess is fun to play even at home. For ardent fans of the game, here are a few useful strategies that you may keep in mind while playing to help you beat your opponent with ease.

Whether you are playing a game with your friend or brother or someone at the tournament level, be sure to identify his or her weakness in the game. This is the first step in planning how to win a chess game. That is how you set the trap for your opponent. This needs careful analyzing skills for sure. You can start by keenly watching how your opponent handles his pawn and the powers like knight, bishop and rook. As you play take notes of the movements. Thus, after the game gets over you can take some time to analyze your opponent’s game. Then you can think of alternative moves and play on your own or with the help of a computer.

After you have identified the weakness of your opponent, the next aim is to fix the weakness. And be sure to identify your weaknesses and strengths as well. While you identify your own weakness, make sure you learn some important knight strategies to make your game stronger. The best players in the world are so good only because they are masters when it comes to using their knights in the middle game as well as the end game. The knight comes in handy even during the initial stages of the game especially at a time when the board is filled with pawns when other powers of yours are not able to break into the opponent’s territory.

After you have practiced the above three steps, the next thing you may do is try and attack the opponent’s weakened areas. And always make use of the pawn to attack the opponent’s piece. The pawn is the most troublesome of the lot when it comes to attacking and defending a territory. In general, if you are playing with white pieces, it would be good to go all-out from the very first move. Attacking wins you more games than defending. And when you are playing with black piece, it would be good to set a solid foundation before switching gears and going on the attacking mode.

Talking about defense, one simple yet beneficial strategy to win a game is to make your opponent go on the defensive mode. If you have adopted the above steps then you will be able to adapt this strategy with ease. The more pressure you put on your opponent, the tougher life becomes for him or her. The more aggressive you play, the more is the chance for the opponent to falter. For every pawn or piece he loses while defending, the game will slowly start drifting in your favor. As a general tip, I would advise the beginners to learn by watching the tournament matches that you can see in sports channels using any of the popular cable services such as the one powered by Charter Cable.

The final and most important strategy to win a chess game for beginners is to attack the weak pawns. When you are on the attacking mode, your opponent’s focus will be on protecting his king’s side. At this time, you can slowly set traps and nip his weak pawns. This will be a confidence denting move for your opponent. Make sure you put these strategies into practice from the next time you start playing. Over a period of time, you will get accustomed to it and gradually you will be able to step up the level of your game.

Cody - About Author:
Cody is a freelance writer and blogger. He writes on a wide range of topics encompassing entertainment, technology, environment, health, and self improvement. He plays chess in his free time and likes watching chess games on his cable TV connection powered by Charter Cable.

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