of chess may keep the following points in mind during their chess opening
Never move the same piece
twice, either in same direction or back and forth
Moving a piece twice only
signifies that you have wasted one move. The wasted move could have been
used for achieving a better position on the board..
Typically, in the
starting position, only the pawns and the knights can be moved. All
other pieces are blocked. If you advance your pawn by one of two
squares, mobility of bishop increases.
Move pawn first and
follow it up with knight
Pawn movement unlocks the
pieces at the back. Knight gives good positional power, if planned
Choose between open, semi
open or closed game
The option you choose in
chess opening moves should depend on the risk you are prepared to take
in the game.
Open games that expose more diagonals can be risky as the opponent can
attack easily, unless you are careful.
Closed games with fewer diagonal openings developed, are less risky.
This results in more moves to develop the game.
Semi-open is the intermediate between the two and new players generally
prefer this option during their chess opening moves.
Develop rook and bishop
Bishop and rook in
combination can help to control horizontal, vertical and diagonal
squares on the board.
expose queen too early in the game
Avoid exposing your queen
during chess opening as your opponent may threaten your queen though his
In such a situation, your concentration turns to protecting your queen
rather than making chess opening more effective.