35 Vital Chess Principles | Opening, Middlegame, and Endgame Principles – Chess Strategy and Ideas

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Clear and easy to follow, WITH EXAMPLES – the top 35 chess principles that EVERY chess player needs to know. These chess principles cover the opening, middlegame and endgame. Chess opening principles are crucial to help you get off to a good start. Chess middlegame principles are vital throughout the game. Chess endgame principles are important to finish off the game properly. These chess principles will take your chess strategy to the next level. These chess concepts and ideas are crucial to how to improve at chess. One of the best ways to improve your chess strategy, is to learn these important chess principles. These chess strategies will help your chess rating grow very rapidly. These chess principles are beneficial to beginners, intermediate chess players and advanced chess players as well. There are some beginner chess principles, some intermediate chess principles, and some advanced chess principles.


  1. Thx for the table, in the end, I copy it and will mark each of it with a bit of time

  2. How is 17:05 checkmate? The black pawn can kill the knight in thag position. Am i wrong??

  3. I'm a hope-chess player hahah…now I see why I've lost 80% of times. Thanks! Super useful video β™₯

  4. 5:30 in I really feel it is ok to push a pawn up to defend each other considering the King is really the only thing defending all 3 pawns anyway. I have had the pawn in threat and had to push it ahead anyway MANY times in the past. but then again I have only played ranked players a couple times and the mindset of a jailhouse player is so different. I guess it could be compared to a Park Player???

  5. 16:00 Him explaining the "hope chess", and I was amazed how he was setting up diffrent check mates chances, I'd probably be check mated if someone did that trick on me πŸ˜‚

  6. How is 17:07 a checkmate!? The pawn can easily get rid off the knight and save the king , right?

  7. this was a great watch … i dont play much.. but will be helpful whenever i play next!

  8. w pointers just mated a dude in 4 straight after this (pause)

  9. I've been playing chess for my entire lifetime I can say that my greatest strength is that I never have a plan, strategy, or any knowledge of such, I'm assuming the upper echelon of the chest world would be familiar with all that but I believe that play extremely well into my unpredictability.
    I'm afraid to watch this because it might mess me up, somehow so I'm going to save it and maybe watch it someday. 😐🚩

  10. Your comment about the 'smother' checkmate appears inaccurate to me. Couldn't the pawn capture the knight, thus ending the "check"?

  11. We make the best CHESS Videos, but no one watches

  12. I have watched so many videos and i still havent managed to defeat Martin. I think chess isn't made for me.

  13. I appreciate all the chess wisdom and training you share.

  14. Amazing – thank you so much. Amazing how 18 minutes fly when you're watching a good teacher explaining things.

  15. Excellent video and one of the best that has helped me progress. Well done and thank you

  16. in principle 13, the reason for the trade is to force black to double their pawns

  17. also stockfish thinks the B for N trade is OKAY

  18. for principle 28, if Black trades bishops, white can attack Black's king

  19. Principal no 34 is hilarious πŸ˜‚

  20. Didsomeone already pick up that rule 34 was not a smothered check mate

  21. Principle 1: Control the center of the board.

    Principle 2: Develop your pieces quickly.

    Principle 3: Knights before bishops (when developing your pieces).

    Principle 4: Don't move the same piece twice in the opening.

    Principle 5: Don't bring out your queen too early.

    Principle 6: Castle before move ten.

    Principle 7: Connect your rooks.

    Principle 8: Rooks should go on open or half-open files.

    Principle 9: Knights on the rim are grim (keep knights towards the center).

    Principle 10: Try to avoid doubled pawns.

    Principle 11: Try to avoid isolated pawns.

    Principle 12: Try to avoid backward pawns.

    Principle 13: Don't trade a bishop for a knight without a good reason.

    Principle 14: Avoid moving pawns in front of your castled king.

    Principle 15: Don't open the center if your king is still in the center.

    Principle 16: Two minor pieces are generally better than a rook and a pawn.

    Principle 17: Three minor pieces are generally better than a queen.

    Principle 18: Rooks are very strong on the seventh rank.

    Principle 19: Doubled rooks on an open file are very strong.

    Principle 20: Bishops are better in open positions, knights are better in closed positions.

    Principle 21: The best way to deal with an attack on the flank is to counter-attack in the center.

    Principle 22: When you have an option to capture a piece with two different pawns, capture towards the center.

    Principle 23: In an endgame, the king is a valuable piece that must be used to help you win.

    Principle 24: Rooks should go behind passed pawns.

    Principle 25: Two connected passed pawns on the sixth rank will always beat a rook.

    Principle 26: Attack the base of a pawn chain.

    Principle 27: Knights are usually one of the best blockaders of pawns.

    Principle 28: If your position is cramped, try to trade pieces to open it up.

    Principle 29: When you're ahead in material, you want to trade pieces but not pawns.

    Principle 30: When you're behind in material, you want to trade pawns but not pieces.

    Principle 31: Opposite-colored bishop games are dangerous in the middlegame and drawish in the endgame.

  22. "Trade passive pieces for your opponent's active pieces" may have been missed.

  23. This was awesome I just had my first real game of chess and it told a story that makes sense

  24. The bishops are limited to literally half of the number of squares (light/dark) while the knight can can go on all squares (both) and control either light/dark at any given time. So tell me again how the bishop is better than a knight.. I always endeavor to trade a bishop for a knight because later in the game having a knight to a bishop is a massive advantage and often is the difference that wins me games. Thus, 2 knights against 1 knight+1 bishop is also an advantage because i can afford to trade knights while the opponent cannot afford to lose his last knight. You only need to position your pawns+pieces on opposite-coloured squares to their bishop and their bishop becomes utterly useless. Therefore, i totally disagree with you on this point.

  25. In this example, the problem wasn't moving one of the king's pawns. It was moving the wrong pawn. Moving h3 instead would prevent black's bishop pinning the knight to the queen. What's wrong with that?

  26. Why your dad left you to get the milk

  27. So nice video❀❀❀❀

  28. Just learning how to play chess. Thanks for the helpful video bro.

  29. The most important one which you missed is: Do not lose….. if you follow just this one your ranking will rise guaranteed.

  30. I haven’t played in a very very long time, so this was nicely presented and easy to follow. Thanks!

  31. Good ideas and to know when to break rules is a very good advise.

  32. He keeps saying to castle as much as possible. Is this really that good?

  33. Best tip: If you blunder queen then don’t quit game instead wait for opponent to blunder theirs πŸ˜‚

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