12746 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?
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!
What should I do to get better ive done all the basics what next
Well, there is a lot. Some of the basics I'm trying to work on are board visualization. If I say c5 g7 b3 do you immediately know what color squares those are? Without looking at a board, what is the quickest way to move a knight from e1 to b8? Stuff like that.
black, black, white. e1-d3-c5-d7-b8
And I totally agree. Try blindfold as well
How does knowing any of this stuff actually help unless you're playing blind?
It helps because every move (pretty much) you need to visualize your move, then his possible response and so on. you need to see the board without moving anything, just doing it all in your head. You have to know what squares are what colors, or your analysis will be off. Lot's of reasons, and if you google 'chess board visualization' you'll get some reasons.
don't do anything.
Where to find rules re tournaments
by HappyUngulate a few minutes ago
What is the lamest game or setup position you can think of.
by BigDoggProblem 4 minutes ago
what do play against 1.e4 d5
by ilikecapablanca 5 minutes ago
Crazy Move in Grunfeld! How to beat this annoying line?
by GeorgeBlackChess123 7 minutes ago
Who is better Paul Morphy or Magnus Carlsen
by batgirl 9 minutes ago
Another French Fry Please.
by batgirl 12 minutes ago
Accuracy of ratings
by jefffalcone 12 minutes ago
by Rumo75 18 minutes ago
Rare Gambit in the Sicilian
by Hadron 19 minutes ago
12/10/2013 - Easterwood-Williams 2004
by Bryan681972 20 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2013 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!