Hi this is Sarvesh Pimpalkar! And my friend here, Rahul Patil, is going to explain the opening principles of chess Here you go Rahul !
So Hi! I’m going to explain the basic opening principles before explaining the opening principles we should know which are the major pieces and which are the minor pieces so, the King and Queen are considered to be the
major pieces as also the Rooks, Bishops and Knights are the minor pieces So the first opening principle is
always controlling the center now the first question will be what is
center? Center consists of these four squares and the conrtol over these squares is very important in order to balance the game very well.
So how to control the center? The first two obvious moves that we can see are either this or this.
Now as you can see, these two are controlling these four squares one, two, three and four All these squares are being controlled by just two Pawns So this is the ideal opening center for white. Now, after this what can we do?
The thing that we have to take care about is We have to always develop our minor pieces before the major pieces in this case Rooks cannot be developed but Bishops and Knights can be So what to develop first?
So any of the Bishops or the Knights can be developed first. But, Bishops or Knights should always
be taken towards the center, not towards the fringe of the board So that is going to be accomplished by playing such moves rather than putting the Knights on the fringes like this Now, he knights here and here can be compared together Knight at F3 or Knight at A3 This is not doing any good thing near the center It’s just controlling this square, but the knight here is supporting this Pawn here. So this structure is much more coherent than staying on the fringes. And then we can have the same moves such as Castling which develops the Rooks and we can take the major pieces out and this will be very balanced position when we are not taking any risks while developing any pieces and, we are having a safe and balanced game Thank you!