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Saragossa
27-11-2008, 08:50 PM
This thread is for little tips and tricks you pick up along the way.
It dosen't matter how patzerish they are just as long as they are sensible.
I'll post up one in a sec.

Miranda
27-11-2008, 08:51 PM
Uh... the 4-move checkmate always works well when you're a little kid?

Space_Dude
27-11-2008, 08:53 PM
DO NOT: Get ur queen out too soon
underestimate ur opponent
get mad cause u lost

Do : castle soon as possible
Develop ur pieces before trading
Keep a straight face

Saragossa
27-11-2008, 08:53 PM
white here can force a passed pawn by 1.g3 hxg3 2.f3! and white queens first.

I did have a diagram here.

http://www.jinchess.com/chessboard/?p=-------------------------------------PPP-------------ppp--------

Space_Dude
27-11-2008, 08:54 PM
Uh... the 4-move checkmate always works well when you're a little kid?
Not very fair and does not improve ur chess skills so i dont recommmend it

Miranda
27-11-2008, 08:54 PM
Before you play a new opening in a tournament, practice it online first!

(well, I know this is common sense, but I had to learn my lesson the hard way!)

Space_Dude
27-11-2008, 08:57 PM
Before you play a new opening in a tournament, practice it online first!

(well, I know this is common sense, but I had to learn my lesson the hard way!)
I didn't (lucky me)

Saragossa
27-11-2008, 09:05 PM
In this position (or with a bishops pawn I'll show why later) White can't actually win because every time he is actually forced behind his pawn it's stalemate.
http://www.jinchess.com/chessboard/?p=-k------p---------------------K-------------Q-------------------

Space_Dude
27-11-2008, 09:38 PM
In this position (or with a bishops pawn I'll show why later) White can't actually win because every time he is actually forced behind his pawn it's stalemate.
http://www.jinchess.com/chessboard/?p=-k------p---------------------K-------------Q-------------------
white can use the king to easily trap the king and check mate

Saragossa
27-11-2008, 09:45 PM
black is about to promote.

Space_Dude
27-11-2008, 09:47 PM
black is about to promote.
Oh, just relised that black goes that way

Miranda
27-11-2008, 09:47 PM
Why not Qd8+?

Saragossa
27-11-2008, 09:47 PM
1...Kb7

Miranda
27-11-2008, 09:49 PM
Then just bring the king round....

Miranda
27-11-2008, 09:50 PM
I'm too lazy to work this out. I'll take your word for it!

Space_Dude
27-11-2008, 09:50 PM
Eventually it will be draw by either stalemate or 50 move repetition

Saragossa
27-11-2008, 09:51 PM
Then just bring the king round....

I promote to a queen.

Miranda
27-11-2008, 09:54 PM
I take the queen...?

Saragossa
27-11-2008, 09:57 PM
KxQ draw.

Miranda
27-11-2008, 09:59 PM
KxQ draw.
Ah.
Okey dokey then :)

Space_Dude
27-11-2008, 10:03 PM
so .5-.5

James Peirce
06-03-2013, 11:48 AM
One of the best tips i ever heard is what they call the "secret to chess."
After your opponent makes a move before u do anything else have a look at what squares that move just left behind. It could be quite a significant hole in their position that you can exploit.

Adamski
09-03-2013, 10:37 AM
One of the best tips i ever heard is what they call the "secret to chess."
After your opponent makes a move before u do anything else have a look at what squares that move just left behind. It could be quite a significant hole in their position that you can exploit.
I like that. Too often I forget to consider that aspect.

Saragossa
09-03-2013, 11:09 AM
I remember watching Josh Waitzkin's lectures on Chess master, after every move he'd say, 'Now, what has he left behind'. I find myself saying that to my students a lot. I also get them to play tic-tac-toe without paper.

James Peirce
10-03-2013, 03:41 PM
i have chessmaster as well, it really helped improve my play

TehLolzCatzKing
15-10-2014, 09:07 AM
Play the King's gambit