Primary Bases

T F the student has familiarized himself with the foregoing principles and positions, thus learning how to handle the several individual pieces in the opening of a game, he is now prepared to enter upon a consideration of the scientific methods of developing all the pieces, regarded both individually and collectively, and with reference to their mutual interdependence. When, in the actual play of a game, all' the pieces have been thus developed, the student has reached the limit of what the art...

Pawn Positions

T N the establishment of a strong position the Ps are perhaps the most important of all the pieces. They serve at first as the fortifications in whose embrasures and behind whose sheltering walls the other pieces are deployed and later they are brought into use as active agents and formidable participants in the contest. Naturally, therefore, in the theory of minor tactics, the Ps are first to be considered and, with the aid of the board and pieces, which the learner is again urged most...