In my past articles "Three Key Ways to Improve at Chess (part 1)" and "Part 2" I listed the three key methods of improvement that all chess players striving to get better should focus on:
1. Take in as much information about chess as possible (Le... | Read More
In my past article "Three Key Ways to Improve at Chess (part 1)" I listed the three key methods of improvement that all chess players striving to get better should focus on:
Take in as much information about chess as possible (Learning)
Have a pl... | Read More
Recently I've received a lot of emails from prospective students who ask me “How do I get better at chess?” In my opinion, there are three important methods of improvement that I feel are key to everyone's growth as chess players. This articl... | Read More
This article is particularly aimed beginners however this common mistake of "hope chess" will rear it's ugly head at almost every level.
We'll work our way from beginner to master exploring how this mistake appears on multiple levels.
Part I foc... | Read More
Continuando con el tema iniciado en un artículo anterior sigo con la idea de recomendar más textos, sobre todo pensando en principiantes y aquellos que recién se inician en el estudio del deporte ciencia.
Conversando acerca de qué libros leer... | Read More
En el siguiente post quiero recomendar algunos libros que me parecen esenciales para cualquier persona que quiera dar sus primeros pasos en el ajedrez.
El primer libro que quiero mencionar se llama "Fundamentos del Ajedrez" de José Raúl Capablan... | Read More
Originally written for http://stuscorner.wordpress.com
In today’s ( simple ) lesson we will deal with a long-term planning, logical thinking, and understanding.
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e6 7.f3 b5 8.Qd2 Nbd7 9.g4 ( ... | Read More
Este artículo va destinado a todos aquellos jugadores, de todo el mundo y, de todos los niveles, sobre, lo que el ajedrez implica y lo que el ajedrez es, desde mi más humilde percepción.
Querría contaros mis inicios en el ajedrez (tranqui... | Read More
Excerpt I just wrote for Chess Juniors and beginners for smartdolphins.net
Follow The Yellow Brick Road-Article 3 for Juniors /beginners by FM John Curtis The Wizard of Oz movie (1939) is a cinematic classic full of vitality which has... | Read More
This article is the first of three I have designed for chess coaches to use in their lessons! Enjoy!
One of the most crucial skills your students need for success in scholastic chess is the ability to win once he/she has obtained a large materia... | Read More
Hello again coaches! If you haven't read Part 1, please go here.
Here you find part two of the three part series of lessons on exploiting a material advantage in chess. Like I said in part one, this is one of the most imporant skills for the you... | Read More
Today will be the third part of my series on converting a material advantage. In the first one, we looked at how to teach a lesson about winning when you are a queen up. In the second, we saw a lesson about winning with an extra rook... | Read More
Checkmate with the King and Rook, by Mrs Jessica Prescott
Hi everyone! Now that you have all completed the King and Queen checkmate Dance, you are ready to learn the king and rook checkmate. It's amazing that all you need is one king and one... | Read More
Checkmate with Two Bishops, by Mrs Jessica Prescott
Hi everyone! It's Miss Jessica again. Ready for another mate? You can now checkmate with a king and a queen, a king and a rook, and I'm pretty sure you can do two rooks alone by yourself.
So... | Read More
This article is designed for beginner chess players -- by Mrs Jessica Prescott
The queen is the most powerful piece on the board -- the king is the most important -- but the queen is more powerful than anybody. She can move in 8 different direc... | Read More
This article is by WIM Alexey Root.
The Garden Song begins, "Inch by inch, row by row. Gonna make this garden grow. All it takes is a rake and a hoe." In the two-rook checkmate, one rook is the rake, one is the hoe. And soon the garden will... | Read More
Top Ten Rules to the Endgame!
For a lot of beginner level chess players, the endgame can be a difficult challenge. Many of my early games ended in checkmate in the middlegame, so I did not have a lot of early experience playing endgame... | Read More
Top Ten Rules to the Opening!
There are many rules and principles for the three different stages of a chess game, but the focus of this article is how to "get out of the gates" in a hurry!
Rule #1 - Develop Your Pieces!
Development means "... | Read More
Last time we looked at the main lines, now we'll look at the other options, starting with the Lolli Attack, which is an improved form of the Fried Liver.
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When starting out in chess most games begin 1.e4 e5 and the Two Knights Defense is most often seen, hoping for the dreaded Fried Liver AttACK. That is actually not the best way to play for White, as we will see in the next article. Let's start, ho... | Read More