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Thirty Rules of Chess

Thirty Rules of Chess
OPEN with a CENTER PAWN. DEVELOP with threats. KNIGHTS before BISHOPS. DON'T move the same piece twice. Make as FEW PAWN MOVES as possible in the opening. DON'T bring out your QUEEN too early. For a sacrificed pawn you must: a) GAIN THREE TEMPI, b) DEFLECT the enemy QUEEN, c) PREVENT CASTLING, d) BUILD UP a strong attack. Have all your moves fit into definite plans. To win WITHOUT PAWNS, you must be at least a ROOK or TWO MINOR PIECES ahead (two knights excepted).

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