main goal of the first ten moves is to get
all your pieces ready. This means to put them where they belong. Get the
attacking pieces ready to attack. Get the supporting
pieces into good supporting squares. Hide the king.
Of course, the pawn structure will make some squares better than others. The things to notice about this diagram are these:
You must develop quickly. If you waste time, a good opponent will get ahead of you. And the person who develops the quickest can usually win. So what does this mean for you in the first ten moves? It means:
Develop knights and bishops
first. Then castle. Get the queen to the second rank. Then move the rooks
to good supporting squares. Once you've done these things, you are through
the opening and into the middle game.