Beginning Chess Lessons: Part 2 : How to Develop a Chess Game

Beginning Chess Lessons: Part 2 : How to Develop a Chess Game


Development means getting your pieces out
and into good positions. It is again something which primarily occurs during the opening
phase of a game of chess and the concept is to quickly move your pieces towards the center
square or the center squares. These would be the center squares and it is believed in
chess that control of center is critical to controlling the game. You will hear the term
developmental moves. A developmental move is defined as moving a piece to a square on
which its mobility will be increased and from which its effectiveness in the game will be
greater.

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