7722 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!
Just discovered a fantastic instructional video which I'm using to re-inforce/re-learn the principles.
I suggest you look at the series of videos on this website by Daniel Rensch. Here's the link to the 2nd in the series. Very very good!!!
I have no hesitating to assure this will improve your game.
macer i bet you can't get to 1800 by playing computer1
pretty sure midnight was asking how to get better at chess. midnight: learn tactics, stop playing blitz
true, but OP only wanted to get above 1200. And of course studying tactics and becoming genuinely better at chess is the best way to do that, but playing the computer is a much easier and quicker way to artificially increase your rating.
Play a lot. On the 1000-1100 level you have to play and play. Remember hanging pieces!
12/6/2013 - Mate in 8
by thedragon21 3 minutes ago
what the #$%^was he playing and how did he win?
by badger_song 9 minutes ago
cant unusual openings be used to fox stronger opponents more often than not?
by kohai 11 minutes ago
12/5/2013 - Too Many Attackers, Too Little Defenders
by mehrdad-shirzad 12 minutes ago
Chess Is Garbage, Here Are My Own Openings
by ifoody 19 minutes ago
Carlsen is mediocre - my analyses
by badger_song 21 minutes ago
by Rsava 27 minutes ago
Alekhine's Defense Brilliancy - destroyed a guy in only 7 moves :O
by Keichuu 30 minutes ago
Pawn Promotion Bug
by CRShelton 34 minutes ago
BUG: Pawn killing my other peice when moving in a different way.
by ndxKing03 36 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!