What Are Some Helpful Chess Tips?


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One helpful chess tip is to move the pawn in front of the king or queen as the first move. This allows an opening for your bishop and queen to move out. Another tip is to move your knights and bishop to the center, so they are ready to attack.

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Castle early to protect the king and position the rook to enter the game. Position pieces to attack the opponent's king and take any pieces that are unprotected. Try to move a pawn to the farthest row so that it can be exchanged for another queen. If swapping pieces, lose a piece according to the point system for equality. A queen is worth nine points, and a rook is worth five points. Bishops and knights are worth three points, and a pawn is one point. Concentrate on moves that will capture pieces or threaten the king. Don't leave any pieces unprotected.

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