Originally posted by avidechatteAside from having fun (which I seriously belive improves your performance in whatever you do)..
What are the five most important things to remember in a Chess Game?
Originally posted by Nordlys"Only the player with the initiative has the right to attack." - William Steinitz (1836-1900)
What do you mean by "the right to attack"?
Originally posted by davejacksYes, that's the idea, dave. That is the process of gaining advantages (eg. space, material). But after your pieces are on their best squares; and you are positionally sound when compared to your opponent, it can be said that you have the advantage -- that you have better chances. Then you launch an attack. I think that's what Lasker meant... that's when you have the right to attack.
That Lasker sounds like a nice bloke - talk about hitting a man when he's down ...
I don't claim to be a particularly good player but I think it's important to look at the squares - which squares would it be best to occupy and with which piece and then move towards doing that. Also look at which squares would be beneficial to your opponent and move to prevent him/her occupying them.