So, I haven't done a chess post for a while (sorry!) , but here's a new one!
So, I started taking chess lessons before I made this blog, and one chess strategy I have found very useful is the Scotch Game. This strategy allows White (hopefully you) to get a Queen and a pawn in White's center squares. So, this is literally how it goes:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4
and it should get you to the picture above. This is normally followed by:
3. ... exd4 4. Nxd4 Nxd4 5. Qxd4
and White gains control of the center. Once this happens, Black has almost no way to get a grip on the center, and they fall behind in development. (For you beginning chess players/fans, the moves were Algebraic Chess Notation.)
Chess fans, I know this was a short post, but I hope you use this well against your opponents! (Just hope they don't know the Scandinavian Defense [1. e4 d5] or the Sicilian Defense [1. e4 c5]!)
See you soon!