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.

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  1. Really enjoyed the video. Thanks! Could you repeat principle 29 again 😀

  2. Magnus breaks all these rules in one game

  3. So beautiful, amazing, lovely, and wonderful. Much Blessings to you. ✝Thanks for sharing, Lord-Jesus-Christ com

  4. Wow I was skeptical about a Top 35 video but this was very amusing and helpful. I haven't even seen this guy play but I know he's good. I learned more in 20 minutes than all my games I've played. Thank you so much for the tips. They feel like secret weapons.

  5. Great video.Well explained.Thankyou bro.

  6. Following these principles
    Learning 3 opening for both sides
    not hanging pieces
    And practicing your tactics can alone help you get to 1600-1800

  7. Bringing a queen early is good, because you can disrupt the formation of how the opponent develops peaces – he starts to move his peaces in chase of the queen and leaves formations open. In this example NM was not retreating wisely. The other thing, you can win exactly because you dont move by the principles, as the opponent expects. And because if the opponent moves by principles, you know what to expect.

  8. I have a very specific reason for every chess move I’ve ever made…. Idk what else to do

  9. I basically agree with almost everything you are saying Jason, but I slightly disagree with the concept of never moving your pawns in front of your castled king. An occasional exception is when you are bringing a pawn to h3 or h6 to prevent further knight advances. Just don't overdo it.

  10. I always come to the comments to laugh hahahahah

  11. If you find a good move, find a better one.
    -Ruy Lopez

  12. I knew most of these from either general logic or years of playing, but there have still been a few that I have never considered before. Much obliged, Sir.

  13. Doubled rooks on one file supporting a pawn just won me a checkmate from the jaws of defeat! Thank you!

  14. When you are weak on one color of squares, you are really weak on both colors. (Bronstein, paraphrased)


    When a player has a losing position and is weak on one color, the opponent's breakthrough will come on the other color. (Neil McDonald, paraphrased)

    And I can't remember who said this – again, I paraphrase:

    When you have a choice of rook moves, consider carefully the plusses and minuses of each move. Once you come to a conclusion and have decided on moving a rook, move the other one instead.

  15. When you're down a rook and your opponent is two moves from promoting a pawn with check, hope chess is your only resource.

  16. I have realized, that the only hope for me is number 33

  17. 6? I was lead to believe that non-committal moves are best.

  18. If i ever beat magnus. Thats bcuz of this video🤌😌

  19. Ahh .. "Hope chess" – that warm blanket beginners live in 😂

  20. Principle #36: Never shake your opponent’s hand until the game is over

  21. Principle 36? Don't blindly follow the other principles. Recognize when you need to break the rules.

  22. #33 is weird. Don’t play “hope chess”?!
    A big part of chess is using the opponents mistakes. You always hope that your opponent doesn’t see different forks and so on. If you assume you always play (on any level) against a perfect playing computer, you could change to Backgammon instead. 😂
    The pilots often says: “Never assume, it makes an ASS of U and ME!
    What’s your FIDE rating?

  23. I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation. Thank you.

  24. 17:05 that's not a checkmate when the piece can be captured by the pawn 🤷‍♂️

  25. Chess is a brain game not a tricky
    And played by a on principlees

  26. U forgot principal #36…don't keep undefended any piece

  27. What about controlling either dark or light squares ?

  28. very informative vid! thanks

    as an aside, I'm a knight lover, and so I'm the idjit that will make a bishop knight trade every time.

  29. Your last one it was not a smooth check mate😂😂😂😂

  30. Just seeing this now – sharing with everyone I know. Was a 1650 player at 15 in 1990. You nailed a lot of good ones. Two I didn’t know. I think you need a follow up video with more of these. Call them bonus rules. I have a few.

    1) generally speaking, do not exchange a ‘good bishop’ for a bad bishop
    2) create open lanes for bishops to increase their value
    3) attack supported pawns with minority attack
    4) keep tempo, or fight to get it
    5) create space, when possible
    6) support all pieces, when possible. Don’t leave hanging pieces
    7) understand tactics like forks and pins

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