10 most common mistakes beginners

Many beginners don’t understand why they lose in chess. Below are the most common mistakes beginners. They may seem obvious to more experienced players, but those who are making the first steps is to reflect on each item.

1) the neglect of the development of the figures

This applies, particularly to the opening. Beginners love to “fight” one piece, especially the Queen. They think if they make moves, only the strongest figure, it will lead to success. This opinion is fundamentally wrong. In chess, like any war, you can win only if mobilized the entire army. One is a warrior. Another reason why beginners do not play all the pieces – simply did not remember who as he walks. Of course, not make sense to play with a full set of figures, not yet discovered all the rules of chess.
2) Ignoring the bundles
Somehow, the beginners often don’t notice that the enemy could attack the associated figure and win it. Sometimes I do forget about a bunch and go to a related figure, losing more valuable.
3) the Formation of weak pawns
Pawns do not go back. Far-advanced pawn can be not only a strength but also a weakness, if she strongly pulled away from the “collective.” Moreover, the weak field is formed around the pawns. One should clearly weigh the pros and cons of each move of a pawn, otherwise you can very quickly weaken its position for the invasion of the enemy pieces.
4) Complete disregard for pawns
Sometimes beginners on the contrary stubbornly make moves pawns, playing only pieces. Perhaps they think that since a pawn is the weakest combat unit, and walk it optional. Again, need to use the whole army. The pawns just have to go in the forefront, as light infantry. This will force enemy pieces to retreat, as they are more valuable than pawns. But about point 3, it should be remembered.
5) The Passion for material conquest
Of course, the superiority in a number of pieces and pawns is a great start towards success. But we should not forget that the main goal of chess is still king. So the material for the material is wrong. Besides, one should always remember that the opponent can sacrifice a piece or pawn to lure into a trap. Some of the debuts of the attack victims can be conducted generally with the first moves. A vivid example – the king’s gambit. And in more peaceful at first glance, basis there are options, when one side begins to attack without regard to the material balance, for example, as in the classical system of the king’s Indian defense.

6) Pointless moves
Beginners often go without a specific plan, just to go. This is wrong. Every move must have a purpose. You should be able to answer the following question yourself: “why should I go there?”. It is better to make a move with a wrong goal than no goal.
7) Excessive desire for the exchanges
Beginners love to “eat” figures just. They even understand that when you exchange (that is, where the Board disappear equivalent figures) the material equilibrium is not disturbed, but the temptation is great. But every exchange can bring both benefits and troubles. For example, to exchange their passive shape on an active piece of your opponent is beneficial, but not Vice versa. Sometimes beginners in their quest to capture even agree to give more valuable piece for a less valuable fighting unit of the opponent. It is obvious that the success of the party, playing this way, can not count. Read about the relative value of the pieces is possible here.
8) disregard for the safety of his king
The goal in chess is to checkmate the opponent’s king. But one should not forget about their monarch, because the enemy’s goal is the same. So don’t forget to do a reshuffle is on the flank of the king is usually safer than in the center. Ensure that in the event of a possible attack near the own king’s defence. Also do not move without the need for the pawns, protecting your most important figure.
9) ignoring the plans of the opponent
This is one of the biggest mistakes in chess, and what separates strong players from the weak. After each move, before you start to calculate your brilliant ideas, you have to ask yourself “why did he go there?”. And only by answering this question, start thinking on their own, adjusting the calculation accordingly.
10) Lack of concentration
A lot of parties playing just because of carelessness. A huge advantage is the one who is always focused on the party. All the blunders of pieces and pawns occur from that player in some time relaxing. If you want to win, it is worth the effort to more closely monitor the party.
If you are a beginner, be sure not to make mistakes in their games, and game progress will not keep itself waiting.