Learn Chess – Strategy

Chess strategy is simply the act of thinking ahead and planning your moves. In a well thought out strategy, every move is planned in advance and no move is made simply for short term gain. For example, unlike checkers, if a player exposes a piece to attack you are under no obligation to take that piece if it does not advance your strategic position. Strategy can be divided into three distinct goals, each played at different times within a chess game. They are:

The opening game. The opening game starts with the very first move and aims to progress the game quickly to a point where major pieces are protected and you have strategic advantage such as the protected acquisition of the middle board. The opening game normally consists of a memorized strategies called chess openings. The strategies must be adapted as the opponent plays their moves. Therefore there are hundreds (if not thousands) of chess openings that may be memorized and played. Recognizing the opportunity for enacting a rehearsed or memorized chess opening is key to winning the opening game.
The middle game. The middle game starts at the completion of the opening game (of course), which is normally about 10 turns in. The aim of the middle game is to gain material advantage by taking your opponents pieces. This is normally achieved through use of tactics. The middle game is also the time where strategy is enacted to progress the game to the end game. The player with the highest material advantage is not always the winner, and therefore pieces should only be taken if they bring the game closer to the end game.
The end game. The end game is where the king is directly under attack in order to bring about checkmate or stalemate if checkmate is not possible. The end game may also include tactics or strategies designed to allow pawn promotion.

Within each game, there are number of well known strategies that may be played to achieve each goal. Common strategies are learned from researching tournaments or other players at which point they enter the public domain and may therefore be used by other players. There are many online databases and video resources detailing thousands of known strategies. As a player becomes better at chess, they will acquire more strategies for use within the game.

Amongst other things, rehearsed strategies can be used for:

Breaking down an opponents defenses.
Bringing about checkmate.
Overcoming an attack.
Launching an attack.

How to Study and Choose a Language Learning Strategy

A language learning strategy isn’t a plan. Rather, it’s a specific method you can use to acquire different elements of the target language.

There are many strategies out there. Activities like using flash cards, training with a software for foreign languages or role-playing with fellow students are all examples of language training strategies.

As you may have guessed, you can employ as many strategies as you like in your own learning efforts. In fact, most experts recommended adopting at least a few of them in your arsenal. Doing so will help keep you from getting bored, as well as allow you to experience the whole breadth of the language learning spectrum.

Choosing Strategies For Yourself

1. Evaluate the current strategies you use. Which ones work well? Which ones don’t?

2. Identify new strategies. See what other people are doing for their language training and jot down specific strategies they’re using. The more they have in common with your current effective strategies, the better the likelihood you’ll take well to them.

3. Classify strategies according to three groups:

Memorizing. All strategies designed to facilitate memorization of both vocabulary and grammar rules fall here.
Fluency. Those designed to aid in expressing your thoughts clearly and accurately go here.
Social. These are strategies that get you accustomed to using the language in interaction with other people.

4. Test them. Gauge how each one works for you. Ideally, you’d like to keep a maximum of two or three strategies for each of those aspects as a way to vary your lessons without overwhelming yourself.

10 Strategy Design Goals

Your idea is fabulous and you want to make progress on it but you need a strategy to execute your vision as it relates to long-term success or it needs to be reevaluated to ensure that it is on course. Strategy is, “a careful plan or method for achieving a particular goal usually over a long period of time,” per Merriam-Webster dictionary. However, we need a functional definition as it relates to your companies vision and goals. Therefore, I would say that strategy is, “the intent to act, the volition to act, and the design to achieve plans of action as they relate to the direction and future of your business.” Strategy development is a long-term process that is evolutionary and it should be evaluated yearly, quarterly, and more if conditions warrant a strategy session.

We will evaluate briefly the ten major areas of strategy creation as they relate to you achieving your goal. These ten areas will be listed and broken down to help you evaluate and reevaluate your current position in strategy design. They will be listed logically as they relate to an idea in your head and build upon that. In addition, the creation of a strategy is not a single day event. It takes time to gather what you know is needed and what you find is needed once you begin. We begin at the beginning. You should at this point have a vision and goals developed to help guide your organization in fulfilling its purpose.

Products/Services Offered

Your product or service is what you offer the world to add value to the lives of others. This can be either qualitative or quantitative but you should be aware at this point. Ask these questions and others that help define this category well.

What product or service do we sell or plan to sell?
What does it look like?
What is the outcome of its use?
How do we update our products/ service to stay competitive?

For instance as a consultant my product/service is the ability to improve my clients condition based on over a decade of experience helping organizations professionally. This relates to you because you have to list your products and services that are offered in there fine detail. They must but listed in a way to allow rapid access to the information for future needs as the strategy secession progress.

Customer/User Groups

You have to serve by helping customers or clients in some way. Your invention, technology, pastry, picture, music or designs have to connect with others. Asking ourselves a few questions clarifies that for future understanding.

Who is buying our product or service?
What organizations are buying our service?
Who uses it regularly?
How do we expand the diversity of the group?

Your target customer is the person you have identified as the one who is most likely to purchase your products, according to Entrepreneur.com. This is a specific person, who is elated to use your product/service when needed or desired. Be very narrow in your description here, as it will provide clarity. Examples would include specific age, specific education, and specific income. These identifiers are so spot-on that a picture could be painted of the individual without negating the various individualities of who uses your service.

Market Served

This is an expansion of the above and is a broader category of client or customer base. This will be larger demographics through a range and not specific. Each product or service may cater to different aspects of the market served and they should be listed in conjunction with your product/service. Target market should also list the reason why these specific customers are likely to buy. In addition, this information will help in creating a primary component of your marketing plan.


Technology is how you use information to create and maintain a competitive advantage. The planning associated with this is a tie in for numerous other aspects of your organizations success. Technology is used in commerce, in design, and much more. Your organization marketing will also take into account the use of technology to deliver your value proposition.

How is technology changing that we can grasp early?
What changes in technology make it more affordable to deliver our goods?

Use technology as a multiplier of your organizations success. Evaluate what you have been using and determine if it needs to be upgraded, eliminated, or in line with current competitors use.

Production capability

Creating knowledge, a teddy bear, a balloon, a house all have production element that deals with methodologies useful to arriving at a final product.

How will we create our product?
How will we produce the intellectual capital for our services?
What needs to change to produce of product/service faster?
What needs to change to produce our product/service less expensively?

Evaluating production on a constant basis ensures costs are controlled, quality is maintained, and your customers/clients are happy. I would remind you that, quality in gets quality out. This has been how Apple, Inc has maintained lead over its competitors. Production can be done with a planned ramp up to the best quality. Plan to find the most expensive means of production first, then scale it back your companies’ production budget.

Natural/Human Resources

The ability to create tangible or intangible goods and services are always acquired in there rawest form. Whether it is raw intellect, precise hands, or machines, they will need to be accounted for. A few examples to ask of the executive leadership team deal with the following questions:

What is our companies’ raw material needs to produce goods or services?
Who is needed to create the value in our goods or services?
What automated systems can create this value?

This subset deals with elements that are inputs to production and delivery. This group must be managed to ensure it is efficient, effective, and motivated. In addition, the natural resources have to be measured per there influence to the environment and there frequency of price change.

Methods of Sale

This can be an extensive list of varying options but they will deal with financing on store credit (Macy’s Credit, Home Depot, Dillard’s, etc.), third-party credit (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, etc.), cash or other arrangements. Cash will be king but credit cards speed up payments. Ensure you have both options.

What impact does our method of sales have on future profits/returns?
How will we accept payment?
What needs to change in the future to increase revenue from sales?

Ensuring that this subset is managed well will provide the resources, data, and fuel to innovate internally with information based on the organizations initiatives.

Method of Distribution

Moving goods from manufacture, to warehousing, storage, and in store handling, etc. is a sophisticated dance of timing.

How will the product/service be delivered through manufacturing, shipping, retail options, shipping again, and varying other combinations?
What are retail distribution options?

These questions ask a lot out of a leader but being stretched is why you are here. “How will item p get to y and both be happy?” This is a measure of logistic sophistication and there can be multiple routes. The best choice is better than the perfect choice. There should always be a balance between quality and cost. Erring on the side of higher cost to ensure quality is delivered.


This micro strategy subset deals with using past data of the size and speed of growth of your organization and comparing it to where you would like to go.

What is our target in growth?
Have we prepared for a boom in our business?
How will we know we are on the right path?

These question deals with the future as well as benchmarking the present state. Thru analysis of vital KPI’s we would compare your organization to your peers so we can ensure that your leadership is thinking of growth.

What is the most useful size?

This deals with people, facilities, customer base served by projection, and more.


This is where all the hard work pays off for shareholders in for profit organizations; in addition to where nonprofits determine where they can return more to the individuals that are served.

Where do we reinvest the profits?
What expansions can be completed now?
What needs to be saved?

The likely outcome of a for-profit venture is a profit if you plan for success and are vigilant in guarding and executing your plans. In addition, non-profits can benefit from strategy planning to enable an orderly creation of the means to return funds, goods, services, etc to the recipients.

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Trading Strategy Design – Choose Trading Time Frame

After making the decision on what type of market you will trade as I talked about in a previous article, you now come to the making decision as what time frame you will trade. This decision is also an important one when you are designing a trading strategy.

Firstly, you have to decide decide whether you will trade intra-day or not. If you trade intra-day, you will become a day-trader that means trading full time. It may be possible to trade intra-day while yiu have a day job but it is very difficult. So, I would not recommend that you to trade intra-day unless you can devote your full attention to trading.

Generally, most people want to trade only part time and still hold down a day job. Therefore, it is better to trade daily or weekly charts. Since you will only be able to look at the market after hours so you have to take this into account when you do your strategy design.

The designed strategy should not require checking the market during the day. However, I believe that the more bars you can trade, the more money you can potentially make. That means trading intra-day is potentially more profitable as there are more bars condensed into a unit of time.

For example, in a period of month, there are 280 bars in 30-minute charts, 20 bars in daily charts, 4 bars in weekly charts and only 1 bar in monthly charts. So, there is potentially more money in the 30-minute charts than the daily charts, potentially more money in the daily charts than the weekly charts, and potentially more money in the daily charts than the monthly charts.

Then, to make $10,000, it should take less time on the 30-minute chart than the daily chart, weekly and monthly chart. When trend trading on 30-minute charts, you may trade through 5 or 10 days of directionless market before the relatively big move occurs while on a daily chart, the chop may last six months or longer, and on the weekly charts the sideways market could last for years.

In addition, the risk per trade is generally greater when you trade with the longer time frames. Most entries and exit orders are based on market action. Since we usually put an exit order below the low of the previous bar, this could be 30 points on a 30-minute chart, 500 points on a daily chart and 1500 points on a weekly chart. The difference in risk is substantial, but the reward should be proportionally as large.

There are no right answers in choosing the time frame. It depends on a personal decision. And you have to make this decision before you start looking for indicators, as the choice of indicators is influenced by the time frame selection.

Taro is an experience trader who trades in stocks, futures, forex. He strongly focuses on technical analysis, trading systems and money management.