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I'm such a noob when it comes to chess. It's a fun game, but I lack the training and experience to really be competitive. I hate having 2000 years of catching up to do when it comes to strategy, and question whether I actually have enough time to pick it up well enough to truly enjoy it.
Welcome to the Wasatch Woodpushers (WWP)! Since you live in Utah I approved your membership. Our first meeting was in Granite (mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon) on February 29, 1976. For 30 years we met in person as an over the board club. We are now mainly an online chess.com club.
another good tip i was told is.if you find a good move.then look for a better one dont just move what you see straight away unless it is obivious
Great tips & example, Jenubis. ^Thank You!
~Remember these tips~
1. Knights before Bishops. - Means develop knights before the bishops as it is crucial for controlling the center.
2. A Knight on the rim is grim. - I think I've told you this one before. Try your best to avoid situations where this is your only fall-back move. You'll be shocked at the improvement your game will have.
~Personal Experience~ These are tips I've used to help me simplify thinking in a game based on personal experience. If they don't help you, don't worry about using them. But if you're ever playing and you are pressed for time, these will help you by narrowing your thought process down.
1. If an opponent's knight is looking scary, check the two pieces you think he may fork. If they are on different colored squares, he can't fork them! Because a knight can only attack one color at a time.
2. If your opponent's knight is on a black square, he is attacking a white square and vice versa. Use this near the endgame with a bunch of knights so you know when to move your king to a certain color.
Let me know if you've noticed any help in developing your pieces after reading those first two tips. Then I'll help you some more.
I believe you already have a great sense of attack. No doubt that you do, but noticing some of your games you seem to overlook the smallest of mistakes when it comes to defense. You're like I used to be, and a bunch of other chess players who have a good grasp on strategy; you get the enemy king into your sight, and you see nothing but red!
Here is a game I managed to turn around because I deflected every single attack my o
As you can see, you can play defensive and still win, and you can have the strongest attack and still lose.
I'll post another comment with just some small tips I want you to put to use in your games for awhile.
I can help you out, actually. If you want, I'll show you some pretty advanced tactics, I'll give you a Chessmaster program I got for free and you can learn from Mr. Josh Waitzkin himself. I'll teach you the terminology too!
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