Lesson 8 The Game. Some Basics in the Opening.
In this lesson, both White and Black will be given general principles to follow. After each move, a reason for making that move will be made.
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1. e2-e4 e7-e5 3. f1-c4 f8-c5
Both White and Black are fighting Both White and Black are
for control of the center of the developing pieces. White can now
board. The center is like the hill Castle. Both are attacking the center
in a battlefield. and their opponents "f Pawn.
2. g1-f3 b8-c6 4. d2-d3 d7-d6
White attacks Blacks "e" Pawn Both White and Black are preparing
and Black defends it. Also, White to develop another piece off of their
and Black attack d4. back rank.
5. O-O g8-f6 7. f2xe3 O-O
Castles King side Castles King Side
White gets to safety behind his White captures the Bishop and opens
foot soldiers the Pawns. Black an important file for his Rook. Rooks
develops his second Knight like open files. The White Bishop is
to attack the center and clear for on a great diagonal. Bishops like Rooks
his castling. attack from great distances. Black has gotten
himself behind a safety barrier now too.
6. c1-e3 c5xe3
White develops his Bishop and
attacks Blacks Bishop. So, Black
Important Notes for Starting a Game
1. Fight for the Center with Pawns and Pieces.
2. Develop Knights and Bishops. Usually knights First.
3. Castle Your King to Safety.
4. Open up Files and Diagonals for your long distance pieces.
5. Develop your Queen after most or all of your other men have been moved.
6. Do Not move a piece more than one time early in the game.