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How to get better without a chess coach


  • 18 months ago · Quote · #1

    livluvrok

    I really wanna get better, but I can't afford a chess coach. Any ideas of how I can improve my game?

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #2

    livluvrok

    Thanks!!

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #3

    Shivsky

    Adding to paulgottlieb's excellent suggestions => If you have a good chess club within your city/town,  visit it often, challenge all strong players regularly (try to get a game with them) and play local tournaments OFTEN!   In most cities, you often find good players who literally give you free lessons when you ask them to post-mortem review/go over a game you played with them.  

    I've always noticed that when we start out, we more often pay attention and remember the things we should NOT be doing ... and less on what we should be doing.  That's why sponging from players at clubs works so well :)

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #4

    Annabella1

    Enjoy playing.....relax....you will learn the more you play .....and  I agree with besovalltime

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #5

    livluvrok

    Good to know! for all of those comments :) thanks for helping me out guys!!

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #6

    linuxblue1

    Borrow a book by Jacob Aagaard from your local library.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #8

    livluvrok

    I joined :)

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #9

    Mandy711

    linuxblue1 wrote:

    Borrow a book by Jacob Aagaard from your local library.

    This is an excellent advice. If his books are not available, try John Nunn. He authored dozens of chess books aimed at intermediate players like you.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #10

    livluvrok

    Great! I'll look into both those authors :)

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #12

    livluvrok

    Cool, thanks


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