1. Memorize the 30 rules of chess until they are in your subconscious.
2. Bring both center pawns two steps forward. Mobilize pieces on the castling flank. Castle. Mobilize other flank. Connect your rooks and place one on an open or half-open file.
3. Identify opponent's threat; focus only on size of threat. Now try to
threaten something bigger or at least the same size, in this order:
4. For each candidate move, calculate three half-moves ahead + two more for evaluating that position. (Practice solving diagrams)
5. How to find the best move after you've tried twice based on natural
instinct and experience. Starting with the biggest piece, examine all check
(first forward, then laterally, then to the rear) Next, do the same with
lesser pieces in order of rank, i.e., Q, R, B, N, pawns and, lastly, the
6. If there are no good tactics, then bring up more force.
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