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.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Attack in Chess

In Chess, "Nothing triumphs like a coordinated attack".

To quote Wilhelm Steinitz,
"Only the player with the initiative has the right to attack."

"When you have an advantage, you are obliged to attack; otherwise you are endangered to lose the advantage."

- Randy Alstone @ Sa. Kannan.