Whitcomb Chess Castle

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The opening of chess is the time to develop knights and bishops. Although ones king is not usually in danger early in the game, castling often is best done before the middle game begins. What pieces should be brought out first? Many of the first few moves are often one of two types of development: bringing knights towards the center of the board or moving pawns that open up avenues for bishops.