TOP 3 Beginner Chess Strategies According To Anatoly Machulsky

Anatoly Machulsky

In chess, anyone who does not follow a particular strategy is destined for defeat. Every good chess player knows that by following an opening and after it, a specific approach will be able to achieve success, combining these strategies with their own style of play.

This time Anatoly Machulsky will show you the top 3 chess strategies for beginners, so that you can surprise your opponents on the board. 

They are straightforward to learn, and once you master them, you can make different combinations with them, and with this, make them advanced.

Develop parts quickly:

In chess, it is known as “developing the pieces” to the act of moving the pieces of more excellent value to key positions within the board.

The pieces that must be developed first are usually two central pawns (facing the king and queen), the knights, facing the bishop’s pawn on the first move, the bishops when the central pawns move to open the way, and the lady, although her movement should be somewhat discreet.

Finally, the rooks must move towards the center of the first line of the board and make the king castling. When the pieces finish developing, occupying essential squares on the board, the game will have started halfway through the game.

What should the pieces be developed for? So that they can have free movement and offensive capacity against the rival and defensive against an enemy attack. Nor should you forget that the pieces that you develop have to be protected by other pieces.

May each piece protect another?

In a war, the soldiers who go to the front must be covered by others who are behind them equipped with long-distance artillery as it happens in chess, the pieces that go to the front to try to win this “war” need to be covered by other pieces that stay in safe places.

In short, as a general rule, each piece should have another piece that protects it, but if it is a key piece or very well positioned, you will have to make at least two defend it.

Attack and defend with the same play:

A point that all the players who are on the way to becoming players with an intermediate knowledge in chess dominate are that of “attacking while defending” and it is stated that when your opponent attacks you, you respond with a move that defends the piece. 

So far, everything normal; however, it will also be necessary that with the same movement, you create an imminent or prompt threat to the enemy.

With this, we do not mean that you always have to threaten one of his pieces, but you can create opportunities for checkmate, profit in terms of position or perhaps also material profit in the future.

A perfect example of this, according to Anatoly Machulsky, would be a bishop threatening a knight and the knight, to save himself from that threat, jumps to a square in which the bishop is now threatened.

Do not exchange higher-value parts for lower value parts:

This advice is necessary to name it since many players do not skimp when exchanging high-value pieces for medium value pieces, which will significantly affect the development of the game for the person making this change, making their defeat almost sure.

You must know the value of the pieces to exchange pieces for others that have a similar amount or even a higher cost if the opportunity is given, the amount of each one is as follows:

  • Pawn: 1 point
  • Horse: 3 pts
  • Bishop: 3 ½ sts
  • Rook: 5 pts
  • Queen: 9 pts
  • King: infinite points

As you will see, the king does not have a score assigned as it cannot be exchanged for other pieces. The queen to be worth 9 points should not be exchanged for another piece that is not a queen, although you will win if you exchange it for two rooks (10 pts).

These were some chess strategies for beginners with which you will improve your game a lot from the moment you apply them, soon we will be sharing with you strategies of medium and high complexity.

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