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  1. 16 Apr '10 12:49
    Developing quickly in the opening is not a leisurely activity.
    Its more than simply moving a new piece into the centre every move.

    Chess is a fight right from the start.

    Look for tactics or combinations that don`t win you any material but instead result in you being ahead in development.

    Try to force yourself to be ahead in development by forcing means.
    For example sacrifice material in order to be ahead in development.
  2. 16 Apr '10 14:48
    Oops I spelled Daily wrong.

    Correction....Daley chess thought
  3. 16 Apr '10 15:40
    that's a relief
  4. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    16 Apr '10 17:20
    Originally posted by National Master Dale
    Developing quickly in the opening is not a leisurely activity.
    Its more than simply moving a new piece into the centre every move.

    Chess is a fight right from the start.

    Look for tactics or combinations that don`t win you any material but instead result in you being ahead in development.

    Try to force yourself to be ahead in development by forcing means.
    For example sacrifice material in order to be ahead in development.
    I like to sacrifice development in order to be ahead in material.
  5. 16 Apr '10 19:28
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    I like to sacrifice development in order to be ahead in material.
    Your not actually winning material, you're just borrowing it. Eventually, you'll have to return it, and probably with interest!
  6. 16 Apr '10 19:38
    Originally posted by Artardo
    Your not actually winning material, you're just borrowing it. Eventually, you'll have to return it, and probably with interest!
    By that logic, then gambits must be the best openings

    I think you need to find a balance between materialism and development, because if you take either to the extreme, you will lose games.
  7. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    16 Apr '10 19:45
    Originally posted by Artardo
    Your not actually winning material, you're just borrowing it. Eventually, you'll have to return it, and probably with interest!
    Whatever you say, 'tardo.
  8. 16 Apr '10 20:23 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by KnightStalker47
    By that logic, then gambits must be the best openings
    That would depend on how good you are at debt collection. I personally don't play many gambits, because my debt collecting abilities absolutely suck
  9. 16 Apr '10 21:07
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    I like to sacrifice development in order to be ahead in material.
    I sacrifice everything to win

    Time, social life, babies...
  10. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    18 Apr '10 11:59
    Originally posted by National Master Dale
    Developing quickly in the opening is not a leisurely activity.
    Its more than simply moving a new piece into the centre every move.

    Chess is a fight right from the start.

    Look for tactics or combinations that don`t win you any material but instead result in you being ahead in development.

    Try to force yourself to be ahead in development by forcing means.
    For example sacrifice material in order to be ahead in development.
    At least you make more sense than cheater 1
  11. 18 Apr '10 12:58
    One point of material advantage is exactly the same worth as one point of strategic advantage.

    I gladly sac my queen to have a sure mate in sight.
    But I also gladly let my opponent sac antyhing that is unsound.
  12. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    18 Apr '10 18:20
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    One point of material advantage is exactly the same worth as one point of strategic advantage.

    I gladly sac my queen to have a sure mate in sight.
    But I also gladly let my opponent sac antyhing that is unsound.
    how does one obtain a point of strategic advantage?
  13. 18 Apr '10 18:27
    Originally posted by wormwood
    how does one obtain a point of strategic advantage?
    Never mind that... I'm still trying to figure out how he'd refuse to let his opponent sac something that's sound.
  14. 18 Apr '10 19:22
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    Never mind that... I'm still trying to figure out how he'd refuse to let his opponent sac something that's sound.
    we have so much to learn
  15. 18 Apr '10 19:57
    Originally posted by wormwood
    how does one obtain a point of strategic advantage?
    Material is easy to give points to. (Pawn=1p, Rook=5p etc...)
    It's harder to put points to strategical advantages. Like if I can destroy his kings pawn-protection, what will that be worth? A pawn? Or two?
    Material isn't everything, there are other advantages too.