The opening is considered the first few rounds of play where the two players maneuver and place their pieces in strategic positions. This is a very important aspect of the game because a good opening set up will later facilitate your defensive and offensive efforts. The only way to improve in this field is experience. We will only give you a brief view of some favorite setups. Perhaps you will scheme up a few of your own setups as you become a better player.
1. Forward the Elephant
This opening starts with pushing an elephant into the middle front of the board (M3f5), protecting many vital areas at once.
2. Pointing the Way
This opening is aggressive and starts with moving the pawns forward (P3f1) for an attack.
3. Forward Cannons
This is the most common opening in beginners and is also often used by professionals. This opening starts with moving the Cannon to the center of the board (C2h5).
(This is the initial arrangement of all pieces.)