Let me start this article with a question. What is the best chess strategy? Reading this, several important chess rules and principles would probably be floating around your head –control the center, develop minor pieces first, castle your king, open files for your rooks, and so on, right? Please, take a minute or two, and try to figure out the most important chess strategy, and only then continue reading. Done? Great, now continue reading!
Now that you have decided your answer for the best chess strategy, let me share with you some important information. Remember, in the previous article, I said that our new course will be dealing with the topic ‘key elements to victory’? It’s great that you still remember it –congratulations! 🙂
Our new course is titled “7 Keys to Victory”! Wondering who the author of the course is? Let me see if you’ve guessed it right…. you can find the author in the course’s e-cover below:
Yep, I’m the author of this course! 🙂 As you can see from the title of the course, I’ll be sharing with you 7 keys to victory in chess.
Do you remember the question I asked at the beginning of this article? I assume that you’ve selected some chess rule/principle as the best chess strategy. To help you evaluate your answer, and to help you learn and understand the best chess strategy, I’ve prepared a video lesson.
This lesson talks about one of the most universal strategic rules in chess – principle of the least active piece. You might have studied this principle in my past lessons, but it’s VERY important that I would highly recommend that you brush up your knowledge. Plus, it contains some really beautiful games, and one cool puzzle for you. Try it out! 🙂
You can download the PGNs of the games used in the video below:
Finally, have you found the winning continuation for White for the puzzle shown at the end of the video? 🙂 You can evaluate your answer with the PGN solution below:
P.S. Our site had some problems in the past few days – some blog-posts were not available. We’re sorry for any inconvenience cause. By the way, stay tuned, I’ll announce the release date of the course and more details soon.