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hi my name is Rebecca taxman and I'm

with chess NYC and I'm gonna talk to you

today about the three principles to

opening strategy so when we get to the

game we're always like ah what do I do

there's so many pieces I don't know how

to start well I'm gonna give you three

steps that are gonna help you create a

strong confident opening first thing

that we need to understand is these four

Center squares these are considered our

super squares because this is where the

center of the board is the control

center for example if I have my knight

in the center of the board my knight can

control up to eight different squares

one two three four five six seven eight

we can see that this is a very strong

place for my knight if I have my knight

on the side of the board