Controlling Mind Game
Read the Player
Chess involves a mind game where the player must figure out the opponent's move and it's reason. Then he must find an answer to it so that he may have the upper hand in the game. One has to judge why the move was made and what impact it will have on the game.
And the same when you make a move, make the most positive move possible that keeps you in a safe situation offending the opponent. Note that you should keep even a pawn in safe condition so that you may not lose it.
Have a clear plan to execute that is very difficult for the opponent to get through and make moves relative to that. In cases of worst situations lose the piece that has less power than the other, always be on the safer side and attack the opponent through positional moves.
Always have a control on the center of the chess board. This helps you to conquer other pieces easily and effectively without any damage being done to your side and always keep your King safe and secure. Provide maximum coverage to it so that you may not lose the game.
Use the time effectively not that if you think more you can win you have to act in a tactful manner and always be alert in noting the proceedings of the game so that you may not lose concentration in moves of the game.