If you are reading this, you are probably one of those players who wish to become a better chess player and to win games (or at least not to lose). I’m sure that there is no need to tell you that becoming a better chess player is a huge job, which requires many things such as:
Desire (you really must want to become a better chess player, no matter what it takes )
Time (you must have a free time for your chess education)
Appropriate Training Program (it’s a lot better to have some training program than none, if you’re serious about chess)
Money (it is useful to have some sort of recourses you can invest to hire a coach, buy books and other chess supplies)
I have written a How to get better at chess: a guide for all levels a while ago and have received quite a few responses. I want to say a couple of words about that article. First of all, it is impossible to write a precise guide for each rating level, especially for a player rated below 1000. The reason is that it’s difficult to distinguish between different studying guidelines for players rated say 500 and 800, that’s why I have combined all players below 1000 into one, a single section in my new guide.
What exactly to do in order to improve my chess? It is a common question I hear from different players all around, including my page on Facebook and Twitter.
I already gave an outline how to get better at chess, you may want to review it before reading further.
In this article, I will suggest the list of things you need to take care of in order to quickly and effectively improve your game and gain elo points.
As we all know, the ultimate goal of chess is to deliver a checkmate. Fortunately not all checkmates in chess are as complicated as the one discussed here. Today we’ll focus on 13 most common checkmates in chess.
You should always look to setup one while playing a game and also be aware of these structures in order to avoid nasty surprises prepared by your opponents.
By looking at this positions you will learn basic checkmating patterns and will train your ming to create and find similar position in your own games.
Here is a list of 7 mistakes most commonly seen on the amateur level. Many chess players just do not realize why they keep losing these games. The answer is simple. These players keep making the same mistakes over and over again, in every single game they play. How many games could have been won by avoiding these simple mistakes most people make? Take a look at the list and you will avoid these blunders!
Here are some essential chess tricks and tips that will help you understand the game of chess better:
- In the opening look for a pawn move first, then for a knight move, then for a bishop move, then for a rook move (or castle), and finally for a queen move.
- Do not move the same piece move then once in the opening if you do not have a very good reason for it (such as material gains).
- Do not accept many pawn sacrifices during the opening, especially playing black. Otherwise, you can get a couple of extra pawns, but also get checkmated quickly because of your underdeveloped pieces. Remember, the main purpose of “opening” is to develop pieces quickly and efficiently.
Chess is a complex game. Not regarding the moves but regarding the strategies, one needs to opt for winning. From the basic rules to advanced tactics, theory and opening and ending moves, the entire game of chess is subjected to a lot of patience and concentration. Practicing meditation alongside learning to play chess is thus a vital part. And it is important to know the following before starting the actual tutorial.