11018 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!
I really wanna get better, but I can't afford a chess coach. Any ideas of how I can improve my game?
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 :)
Enjoy playing.....relax....you will learn the more you play .....and I agree with besovalltime
Good to know! for all of those comments :) thanks for helping me out guys!!
Borrow a book by Jacob Aagaard from your local library.
Try my free video lessons course. I explain how I became a NM by picking out what worked best for me to maximize your time invested. Lesson001 lays out the basics, my other videos reinforce everything...I sent you a group invlte, to my video lessons group but you aren't accepting them. (We have over 1,000 members, biggest and best coaching group on site. Plenty of resources in group forums.) Click my profile, see the "about me" tab for my homepage with the videos and group link. Save your money, learn what to study most and what to wait on.
I joined :)
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.
Great! I'll look into both those authors :)
yeah, use the library before you spend any money. That's what I did when I was a kid.....
ღ OFFICIAL 2014 Chess.com Awards ღ
by ConnorMacleod_151 a few minutes ago
The truth about Dr. Frank Brady and Fischer
by robbie_1969 a few minutes ago
Organised Drinking Session in a Brewery
by kco a few minutes ago
semi-beginner--feeling lost & intimidated
by chester6 2 minutes ago
by BJH2013 2 minutes ago
If You Could, What Would You Name Your Chess Pieces?
by MuhammadAreez10 6 minutes ago
12/20/2014 - Kornflit - Huker, corr 1965
by paddayyayalangi 6 minutes ago
by macer75 6 minutes ago
The 10 Greatest ROMANTIC chess players
by SHIVAMSRI 7 minutes ago
Why is the most powerful, versatile and indispensable chess piece a woman?
by kleelof 9 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 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!