How to get good at chess
Start to set out the pawns, then add the pieces. Understand how a pair of bishops can dominate the board, or how rooks can take pawns in an endgame.
Once you know the basics, start using computers and online resources to play and analyse games. Don't just play against the computer - find human opponents online or in person.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
Chess is more familiar than you think.
Chess either gets you hooked or makes you avoid it because it is not played enough.
The number of different possible positions on the board adds up to 10 to the power of 120. The numbers of the pieces involved are frequently quoted and always unimaginable.
But chess is a game of logical consequences and sly entrapment. It is a magnetic field of forces that are charged with energy. It is an endless pursuit that gives it an edge.
Chess first originated in its early form more than 1,500 years ago in India or China, but the modern variant has been around since the 15th century.
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Whether in chess or life, don't be fooled by what's on the surface. The best approach is to have a framework in place to trim the fat and focus on what matters. Ask enough pointed questions to lead you to clear answers.
In chess, students learn famous patterns and tactics. If an opponent does one thing, you are expected to react with another.
While it is good to recognize appropriate cues and employ the tactics you have learned, sometimes it is good to look towards where you want to end up and fill the gaps in a new way rather than using the past to move in a predictable direction.