These tips will help you in devising a strategy, even, in complex board situations:
✓ Control the center prior to initiating attacks on the wing.
✓ Avoid locking your bishops behind your own pawns.
✓ If you have less space, try to exchange pieces of equal value.
✓ If your opponent launches a flank attack, strike back in the center.
✓ Keep the king away from the center until the endgame.