11571 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Play lots of games. Analyse the games. Talk to stronger players. Read books. Tactic puzzles are a great training tool for all players, but IMO especially beginners. The nice thing about tactics is, as necessary as they are, you'll probably also see the most immediate improvement with them.
The games that count are long games, preferably over the board tournament games. You don't have to analyze every online game, but be sure to look over the ones that were particularly confusing or frustrating. Stronger players can give good insight into positions that may have taken you a long time to discover on your own.
As for the different aspects of the game. Tactics and endgames are very important. Strategy/middlegames are important too. However memorizing many opening moves is the least important by far, although this is a trap many new players fall into. It will not improve your game.
It sounds corny, but you get out of it what you put into it. If you do a little work every day then after many years you'll be really good, there is no magic bullet.
8/29/2015 - Green - Zhu, AZ Scholastic State Championship 2009
by BryanCFB a few minutes ago
What should I play against the Caro-Kann Panov-Botvinnik Attack?
by Fiveofswords a few minutes ago
What is your favorite chess song?
by uscftigerprowl 7 minutes ago
100 awkward moments in a game of chess
by Arjun316694 10 minutes ago
Learning 1...e5--Best way?
by Aquarius550 12 minutes ago
How to play the Sicilian Dragon For REAL
by Diakonia 16 minutes ago
Does anyone else consider themselves a reincarnation of a former chess player?
by twighead 23 minutes ago
Benoni system "Kasparov Gambit"
by Aquarius550 26 minutes ago
Best chess player
by joekool28 31 minutes ago
Colle System mainlines for Black, how did they become so, and are they the best?
by Dolphin27 31 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!