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Created on February 8, 2011 |
5668 Votes | 62 Comments
Playing more games and coaching too!! You can't turn down good advice from a good chess player!
Analysing your own games.
Everything at chess.com
Analyzing games...., but note really master games
I've learned a lot from free online chess educational websites. Instructors often write articles that can be useful in eradicating you mistakes.
trial and err, definitely.
Practice makes perfect,but no one is perfect.
i think having a chess coach, which of course should be at least 2100. should help you improve your play and having played games preferably at long time controls, which would be used to analyze your mistakes.
I think that I learn more from computers than books and even more by playing the game.
playing games and reading books
Like many other competitive games, losing and knowing why you lost and not making the same mistake again in the future is the best way to get better. Although looking at other sources is not a bad idea either, you learn stuff like en passant or why you should not promote to queen in certain situations.
The "best" way is definitely playing the game yourself, the "fastest" way is coaching, and the "easiest" way is computer assistance.
Chess.com in general. (Really.)
I don't care what anyone says, no amount of studying or self-analyzing will help me if I'm making 1-3 move blunders. Until I can play and practice tactics until I quit making stupid mistakes every game, all of the knowledge in the world can't help me.
i agree with cdir, when i practice tactics my chess improves the most. Granted, I'm in the 1400s, so most of my games are decided by a huge tactical error(s) on the part of me or my opponent. I find that I can win many games by just focusing on playing defense and NOT LOSING, which isn't taught in chess books and computers; they always teach you, be agressive, find the BEST move, etc....but often when i do that I open myself up and get too thin. play your opponent, not the board.
Tactics, tactics, tactics. Not really covered in the options, but the most important method for improvement for anybody under 2000.
For me it is a combination of playing as much as possible and watching games with analysis.
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