Chess Strategies Guide
[Index, Section 3: Studying the Pieces]

Chess Strategies Guide
Index, Section 3: Studying the Pieces

Chess Strategies Guide TeaserSection 3, of the Chess Strategies Guide, focuses on Studying the Pieces: looking at understanding their Best Positions, Strengths, Weaknesses, etc.

In this section, issues surrounding the Pieces have been grouped into specific categories:

  • Minor Pieces (Knights & Bishops)
  • Major Pieces (Rooks & Queens)
  • The Kings

Minor Pieces

Chess Strategies Guide - Studying the Pieces - Minor Pieces

The Knights and Bishops are collectively known as the Minor Pieces. In general, they are more powerful than Pawns, but less powerful than Rooks and Queens (the Major Pieces).

In this section, we look at structures concerning the Minor Pieces ...

Topics include:

  • Strong Outpost Station
  • Bishop-pair
  • Bishop vs. Knight
  • Bad Bishop
More

Major Pieces

Chess Strategies Guide - Studying the Pieces - Major Pieces

The Rooks and Queens are collectively known as the Major Pieces. In general, they are more powerful than the Pawns, and the individual Minor Pieces (Knights & Bishops).

In this section, we look at structures concerning the Major Pieces ...

Topics include:

  • Rooks on the 7th Rank
  • Half-Open File
  • Control of a Useful Open File
More

The Kings

Chess Strategies Guide - Studying the Pieces - The Kings

The Kings must remain tucked away for most of the game, while everything kicks-off across the middle of the board between selected Major and Minor Pieces, plus the Pawns.

It's only when things settle down (towards the Endgame phase) that the Kings get to show their strengths (such as guiding a Pawn to Promotion).

Stuff concerning the Kings will be looked at in this section ...

Topics include:

  • Better King Position
  • King Held in Center
More


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