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# Lesson 7 - Chess Game Phases: Exercises

Algebraic notation is used in this page. If you did not have the chance to complete lesson 6, I suggest you take some time to go though it in order to learn this notation.

I know, there was a lot of theory in this lesson...  but it would be great to evaluate your progress with the exercises.

## Questions

1. Take a chessboard and play through the proposed openings. In all openings, a player is breaking one of the opening principles. Identify the faulty player and the broken opening principle(s).

a)
 1. e4 h5 2. d4 b6 3. Be2 g6 4. Nf3 d5 5. e5 Bg4 6. O-O Nc6
the solution

b)
 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qe5+ 4. Be2 Bg4 5. d4 Qe6 6. f3 Bh5 7. Nh3 Bg6 8. Nf4 Qc8
the solution

c)
 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 h6 3. Bh4 g5 4. Bg3 Nc6 5. Nc3 d5 6. Nf3 Bf5 7. e3 e6 8. Bb5 Qd7 9. O-O O-O-O
the solution

2. Associate the statements below with its proper phase: opening, middlegame or endgame.
a) Strategy and tactics are the ABC of this phase.

b) This is the phase of the game requiring the most calculations.

c) Building a plan is the most important thing for this phase.

d) Pieces development and king safety are the principal objectives for this phase.

e) Kings and pawns are getting more active during this phase.