Chess: starting position and 4 pillars of the openings

Chess: starting position and 4 pillars of the openings

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Chess: starting position and 4 pillars of the openings - In my article "Chess game and its benefits"We discovered why playing chess, as well as being fun and socializing, is an excellent gym for our brain.
We then learned from my article on Chess rules that the game (the game) takes place on a square chessboard made up of 64 squares, on which the two players (colors) move some figures (or pieces) with the aim of creating on the chessboard that particular situation called "checkmate" which causes the immediate conclusion of the game and the announcement of a winner.

But how are the figures maneuvered? Beyond the mere movement of each single piece, are there any criteria that I have to follow during the game to try to checkmate?
Of course! The pieces should not be moved randomly, but according to a logic that is intrinsic to the simple rules of the game and that we must try to understand better. The age-old charm of the game lies in the fact that even complex situations develop from this initial simplicity and that players of any level derive great enjoyment from discovering a solution.
Let's take for example the initial position of the chess pieces which you find depicted in the diagram below:

The starting position of the pieces in the game of chess

If the chessboard on which the players will compete has numbers and letters to indicate the individual houses, the starting position of the chess pieces predicts that white has the square a1 in the lower left and black has the square h8 in the lower left.

The starting position in chess. White moves.

White in chess has the honor and the burden of the first move. Mumble ... Mumble are already in trouble because I can choose between twenty initial moves: in fact I can move (or, as they say, push) each of the eight pawns by one or two steps (and these already make 16 moves) or one of the two horses each of which can move into two squares. So four moves of knight plus sixteen of pawn is twenty.

What could be a good move? And why? Is there a better one?

If I have no reference I can find a reason of my own that makes me prefer, for example, the push of the pawn a2 in a4 rather than Cf1-h3 or even e2-e4 and play it accordingly, but not knowing the intrinsic logic of the game, in fact I would move to case. Today, being able to access books and / or chess sites very easily, it is advisable, to save time, to consult them to get an initial idea of ​​how it would be appropriate to play and therefore better set the opening of the game.

Personal experience is undoubtedly what makes us progress and avoid making mistakes, but creating it takes a lot of time and many, but many mistakes.

At least initially we therefore take advantage of the experience of a more experienced player, of a site or a book that shows us how to set up the game. We will see that not all moves are 'good', but some are certainly preferable to others. A few tips are enough to set up a match well. By doing a search you will find that moves like d2-d4 or e2-e4 enjoy the preference of the vast majority of players, giving rise to numerous'openings'with original names, sometimes exotic, but always very mysterious, almost magical for non-followers of the noble game: Spanish opening, the Italian, the piano game, the Sicilian, the gambetto (what is it: stuff you eat? effects it is like this :-)), the Tarrasch variant of the French Defense, East Indian and so on.

In fact all of these openings they respond to several specific game objectives that are good to understand. There are thousands of books that explain this or that opening and in truth they are not all good, but we as absolute beginners can at least initially avoid buying a book that we would not even know how to use at best.

We can avoid the study of openings simply by referring to four principles, which I call “the 4 Pillars of the Wisdom of Openings”: these are four basic strategic principles which, if well understood, will allow you to play any opening without fear.

THE 4 Pillars of the Wisdom of the Openings I'm:

  1. Physical conquest of the Center
  2. Rapid part development
  3. Careful movement of pedestrians
  4. Security of the King.

We will explore these 4 principles in depth in the near future in order to understand their meaning and use them to the fullest.

by Andrea Gori

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