humphreys wrote:Obviously you develop and protect your pieces. You can't protect a piece that isn't developed anyway, so it's clear development is primary.
Most openings develop pieces and protect them.
No great point having a protected piece that cannot move and has no part in your plan.
That's why it's such a great game. Depends on what one calls developed. Hard to move lost pieces...LOL
Ever play anyone ranked above 1500.....? being honest..actual 1500 ranked players never worry much about opening strategy they tend to counter punch. Developed pieces tend to be sacrificed by novice players, which in the end always proves fatal.
Obviously developed pieces are protected by pawns, yet pawns tend to hinder attack.
Most usually end with pawns and possible promotion. Better players with crush you quickly in any end game scenario such as that one.
Maybe we can dust off the rust and have a go.