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hagar 18 ( +1 | -1 )
what to do ? after like 8 or 9 opening moves , especially when there is nothing off the board and there are no screaming weaknesses in the opposite position. i'am lost what should i do ?
premium_steve 2 ( +1 | -1 )
!!! fork his rooks!!! Nc7!
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raimon 81 ( +1 | -1 )
After 8 or 9 moves there is plenty to do!
rooks are strongest when they are doubled on open files or both on the 7th rank - can you hatch a plan that will achieve that?
can you trick your opponent into thinking you are planning to win some pawns on the queenside, when all along you are setting your pieces up to switch to a kingside attack much faster than your opponent can switch his defenders?
Or alternatively can you suck your opponent into attacking kingside so that you can counterattack in the centre?
In other words use your judgement to access what the position requires and form a plan that will achieve a set goal or objective.
Positional judgement is one of a chess players greatest assets and is achieved by calmly weighing up the pro & cons and then coming to a realistic decision.
Easy isn't it!
brobishkin 47 ( +1 | -1 )
What to do... This is where the hard part comes to play... The haqrdest part in chess is formulating a plan... But the plan starts with the opening... That is why one should understand the strengths and weaknesses of various openings, be them closed, open, or semi-open positions...

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indiana-jay 49 ( +1 | -1 )

Letting your mind thinking "I don't know what to do" will make you play so badly. Of course you know there are many plans to choose, you just need to make up your mind as simply as thinking "Allright, I'll make him desperate by failing all his plans".

Being "blank" without plan will make you be impatient and become careless. If you noticed, it is interesting enough that "patient" is more meaningful to highly rated players than to novices.