Opening Principles

Opening Principles

Learn the correct way to play the first moves of the game! 

Are you tired of not knowing what to do in the opening? Have you ever felt like you were behind from the very first move? Then this course is for you! By learning these important opening principles you will start playing the first moves of the game confidently!

Here is what you will learn:

  • The different phases of the game and how they are connected
  • How to protect your king
  • The importance of controlling the center
  • How to develop your pieces!

Control the Center

Put your pieces in the ideal position to control the most important part of the board - the center.
5 min
5 Challenges

Develop Your Pieces

Take control of the game by developing your pieces rapidly to squares where they control the center.
7 min
5 Challenges

Protect Your King

Usually the best way to secure your king is to castle.
5 min
5 Challenges

Active Pieces

An active piece has the potential to make many moves. The best way to get pieces active is to move them towards the center of the board.
7 min
5 Challenges

Your Opponent's Move

It’s important to pay attention to what your opponent is trying to do each turn. Watch the video to learn more about what to watch for.
8 min
5 Challenges

Phases of the Game

Chess games typically feature three phases, the opening, the middlegame and the endgame. Watch the video to learn what to focus on during each phase.
2 min
6 Challenges

Opening Principles

6 Lessons
34 Minutes
31 Challenges
Released December 27, 2018