Monday, April 11, 2016

Space in Chess

In Chess, having adequate space for your pieces to move freely is a necessary thing. Without enough space, maneuvering is a distant dream or at least a futile play.

Space is what ensures that one individual piece does not interfere with the function of another piece. Incidentally, more space for you translates to less space for your opponent's army.

"Space advantage facilitates ease of play."


- Randy Alstone @ Sa. Kannan.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Mistakes in Chess Endings

In Chess, it is impossible to 'play God' in Endings. When the material is equal and minimum, a slight mistake can deter the expected result of the game.

When you try to outsmart your opponent, be sure that you are not getting outsmarted instead.


- Randy Alstone @ Sa. Kannan.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Better Mindset in Chess

In Chess, Openings are simple enough, that you can manage without much preparation.

But with preparation, you can dictate the course of the game or at least acquire a better mind-set, which would serve you greater in the middle-game and so forth.


- Randy Alstone @ Sa. Kannan.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Quick Mate in Chess

In Chess, to beat your opponent convincingly/quickly gives you Bliss. Your opponent, though, might not enjoy it as much.

"Mating the opponent's king quickly is the secret wish of every chess player."


- Randy Alstone @ Sa. Kannan.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Opening Trap in Chess

In Chess, falling into an opening trap is like handing over the point to your opponent without any competition.

A valorous struggle after that might yield something, but being thorough in the opening ideas is a better way to equip oneself.


- Randy Alstone @ Sa. Kannan.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Piece Placement in Chess

In Chess, activating your pieces is important. Just as quality is preferred over quantity, active pieces are better to play with than badly placed pieces.

"Material Advantage won't do you any good if your pieces aren't active enough."


- Randy Alstone @ Sa. Kannan.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Dare to Win in Chess

In Chess, agreeing to a draw offer from your opponent when there are tons of ways the game can proceed is like judging a book by its cover.

"Read the Book. Play the Game. Dare to Win."


- Randy Alstone @ Sa. Kannan.