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  1. 03 Aug '10 05:33 / 1 edit
    Try to control the center with pawns.
    Don't move the same piece twice in the opening.
    Don't try to go on the attack before you are developed (Have your pieces out and king safe by castling.
    Dont' move the pawns in front of your king unless you are attacking.
    Attack when you have more pieces in an area than your opponent.
    Bishops on the same color as their center pawns are "bad" means less moble.
    Knights love outposts, an outpost is a square in your opponents territory that can't be chased away by a pawn.
    Look at all checks and captures every move.
    Loose pieces fall off means when there is an unprotected piece for you or your opponent you should look for tactics; skewers, forks and pins.
  2. 03 Aug '10 05:42
    cheers.
  3. 03 Aug '10 06:23
    Now I finally know why I am such a lousy player.... I always seem to find good reasons to break one or more of these rules
  4. 03 Aug '10 07:02
    Never take the b-pawn with your queen...
  5. 03 Aug '10 07:52
    When you've decided your move - look once more to avoid blunder moves.
  6. Standard member Mariska Angela
    Nyuszi, golyó!
    03 Aug '10 07:58
    Originally posted by DivGradCurl
    Never take the b-pawn with your queen...
    Excellent tip
  7. 03 Aug '10 08:19 / 1 edit
    Never taking the b- pawn with you Queen.

    I can show 115 RHP examples where Black has taken on b2 with his Queen
    and been mated the very next move.
    I have 60 where White took on b7 with the Queen and met the same fate.

    3 short examples, players info in the header.

    This is one of the shortest.



    Black perhaps saw the check but missed it was mate.



    Now one by White who had a choice of 3 good moves to stop
    the mate but dived for the b-pawn instead.

  8. 03 Aug '10 08:44
    Beginners tips:

    Someone will always check your own games to see if you follow your own advice!

    Advanced tips:

    Forget the beginners tips when it is correct to do so
  9. 03 Aug '10 09:39
    "Someone will always check your own games to see if you follow your own advice! "

    That was the first thing I did to see if I could have some simple fun.

    But the lad joined in Feb 09 and has only recently started 2 games.

    Looks like he has spent 18 months studying the games on RHP
    and is now ready for battle.

    Good luck to him - good advice too.

    But is he ever goes within 3 squares of a b-pawn with his Queen.......
  10. 03 Aug '10 10:13
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    When you've decided your move - look once more to avoid blunder moves.
    Find a really bad move and make you opponent do it.
  11. 03 Aug '10 15:43 / 1 edit
    Rofl, that first game is the "Raptor" from "How To Play Chess Like An Animal," Except no h4
  12. 03 Aug '10 15:48
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    "Someone will always check your own games to see if you follow your own advice! "

    That was the first thing I did to see if I could have some simple fun.

    But the lad joined in Feb 09 and has only recently started 2 games.

    Looks like he has spent 18 months studying the games on RHP
    and is now ready for battle.

    Good luck to him - good advice too.

    But is he ever goes within 3 squares of a b-pawn with his Queen.......
    The lad is a lady
  13. 03 Aug '10 16:00
    Knights love outposts, an outpost is a square in your opponents territory that can't be chased away by a pawn.




    According to the defintion given for an outpost, d5 is an outpost.
  14. 03 Aug '10 22:27
    Pawns can't move backwards.
  15. 03 Aug '10 23:18
    Turn the board to see the position from your opponents perspective