Chess Development "Bits 'n' Pieces":
Part of the Beginner's Chess Guide (Section 2)

Chess Development
"Bits 'n' Pieces"
[Development]


Development

Development usually refers to the arrangement of a player's army, in the Opening phase of a game.

From the very first move, both players, if they're wise students of the game, will seek to develop their army, BEFORE launching any sustained attacks, so the pieces are rearranged into positions that make best use of their specific talents.

If you only develop your Pawns and leave the development of your heavy-duty pieces to many moves later, it could put you in serious trouble, if your opponent can spot weaknesses to exploit (as seen in the above clip).

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