The Chess Time Principle:
Part of the Beginner's Chess Guide (Section 2)

The Chess Time Principle


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The principle about Time, which this guide covers, is not directly about Chess Clocks ...

In an indirect, round-about sort of way, the Time principle can aid Tournament play and/or conditions, when you're having to complete a set number of moves and finish your game within a given time-frame.

Chess Time Principle - Graphic

Actually, the Time principle's main focus is on Development ...

Or, to be more specific, on how efficient a player is in developing their army - especially during the Opening phase ...

The Principle of Time Index

Work your way through the following articles, to get a better understanding of the Chess Time Principle ...
  1. Good Development Can Gain a Time Advantage (page 1)
    A player who has an advantage in Time has developed his material more quickly, so they're able to reach a specific area of the Board before their opponent can mobilize their own troops, to that same region. That's the crux of Good Development.

  2. Gambit Openings Can Speed Up Development (page 2)
    A Gambit Opening is a sequence, whereby a player deliberately seeks to sacrifice one of their Chess pieces ... If all goes to plan, the result of an opponent "Accepting" your Gambit offering, should be your side, somehow, benefiting by having better-placed material in a specific region of the Board.

  3. How to Use a Time Advantage (page 3)
    Includes a video clip ... watch it to see a short sequence and see an example of how you might make use of a Time Advantage.



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