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How to Win at Chess

Watch more How to Play Chess videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to win at chess using the basic techniques and strategies in the steps below. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Develop all your pieces Develop all of your pieces at the start of the chess game by moving them onto the best squares. Don't just focus on one piece. Tip Consult a reference book or DVD, or the _Encyclopedia of Chess Openings_, to learn more about opening moves in chess. Step 2: Protect pieces Protect a piece from your opponent by waiting before you move pieces to the other side of the chess board. Don't move pieces past the first 4 rows of squares on your side of the board until you have a clear idea of your plan of attack. Step 3: Play broadly Cover all your bases and control the central squares by playing your pieces broadly across the whole board. Step 4: Castle Protect your king. Castle early on in the game. Tip Castle on the king side, as the queen side is more vulnerable. Move the king two squares towards the rook, and the rook two squares the opposite way. Step 5: Hold on to knights Hold on to your knights in the first rounds of the game. Tip Knights are more important than bishops at the beginning of a game. Step 6: Attack when ready Attack your opponent only when you are ready to deal with their counterattack. Step 7: Use pawns to block Use pawns to block your enemy, and to defend more important pieces when they are in danger. Step 8: Wait to use the queen Wait until the right time to bring out the queen. The queen will tend to draw a lot of attention from most opponents, so don't move the piece until you are confident that you know how you are going to use it. Step 9: Have a plan Have a plan. Have a goal you want each piece to accomplish, and move each one according to that plan to win the game. Did You Know? Chess is believed to have originated in India as far back as 600 BCE.
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