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:
   a) Find the most aggressive available move (50%);
   b) Bring up the most new force (25%);
   c) Try to conform to the 30 rules of chess (12.5%);
   d) Try to get better control over the center (12.5%).

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 checks (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 King.
   Next, try all captures (same routine)
   Next, look at all checks in two.
   Finally, calculate all captures in two.

6. If there are no good tactics, then bring up more force.

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