New to Chess ( <1000), Beginner (1000-1400)
I have played chess over the board in tournaments and matches for more than thirty years. I have won prices in a number of weekend congresses and I have frequently played for club 1st teams and I have represented both Kent and Surrey. I have taught chess in schools and given private tuition. I believe learning the principles behind the theory is the way to improve rather than reams of opening analysis and also connecting opening positions with the middlegame and endgame. You have to put in the work though!