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  1. 08 Dec '06 18:57
    What are the five most important things to remember in a Chess Game?
  2. 08 Dec '06 19:09 / 2 edits
    1) im going to lose
    2) im going to lose in miserable fashion
    3) I have no reason to live after I have lost
    4) I suck
    5) I need beer
  3. 08 Dec '06 19:11
    Look at every single piece on the board.

    Visualize the movement of the pieces.

    Attack only when you have the right to attack.

    Fight for initiative and activity, then keep it.

    Ensure king safety.

    There are more then 5 things to remember!
  4. 08 Dec '06 19:33
    Originally posted by avidechatte
    What are the five most important things to remember in a Chess Game?
    1) Have fun, enjoy the game
    2) Take risk

    Um.....

    3) Buy Bedlam a top of the line DGT board
    4) Make extra room in the chimney for Santa....hes a little on the large side
    5) Have fun!
  5. Donation briancron
    nunquam perdo
    08 Dec '06 19:43
    Thank you thank you they are here all week.... Try the veal!

    ...

    It's much like first aid (stop the bleeding, start the breathing etc...)or Mazlow's Hiarchy of needs...

    1. Forced mates for either side
    a. all checks and captures
    2. Short term tactics on either side.
    3. Stategy
    a space
    b. piece placement (trade or not to trade)
    c. pawn structure


    Sorry I couldn't make it 5 things...

    After that you can decide based on the board what plan you should take and then do it.... Also, what your opponent should do and stop it.
  6. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    08 Dec '06 19:49
    1. The board.
    2. The pieces.
    3. Errrr...
    4. Other stuff.
    5. Me.
  7. 08 Dec '06 21:47
    Listed in Order of Importance

    1. Opponents threats
    2. Your threats
    3. Your weaknesses
    4. Opponents weaknesses
    5. Ways to strategically improve your position
  8. 08 Dec '06 21:53
    Originally posted by ChessJester
    Attack only when you have the right to attack.
    What do you mean by "the right to attack"?
  9. 08 Dec '06 22:20
    Originally posted by avidechatte
    What are the five most important things to remember in a Chess Game?
    Aside from having fun (which I seriously belive improves your performance in whatever you do)..

    1. You must have a plan
    2. Your opponent's possibilities/strategy
    3. Not moving too fast
    4. Balance of static/dynamic factors
    5. Fighting spirit (never give up, people hate it)
  10. 08 Dec '06 22:58
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    What do you mean by "the right to attack"?
    "Only the player with the initiative has the right to attack." - William Steinitz (1836-1900)

    Lasker said something like: The right to attack belongs only to that side which has a positional advantage, and this is not only a right, but also a duty, otherwise there is the risk of losing the advantage. The attack is to be directed against the weakest spot in the opposing position.
  11. 09 Dec '06 00:01
    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.
  12. 09 Dec '06 00:24
    Thankx some of you.
  13. Standard member RookRAK
    Out of drinks
    09 Dec '06 01:19
    Originally posted by avidechatte
    What are the five most important things to remember in a Chess Game?
    1) You don't talk about Fight Club
    2) You don't talk about Fight Club
  14. 09 Dec '06 02:05 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by davejacks
    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.
    Yes, 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.