Are you new in Chess?
If you are new listen to me on this tip. This might sound a little silly if you are an adult, but sign up for Chesskid.com. There they have great puzzles, lessons, quizzes, games, and videos. All to learn how to play Chess. Go through the lessons, take the quizzes, play the games, do the puzzles, and watch the videos. Then play a real chess game against a computer or another person. Have a friend or a family member who knows how to play Chess help you and guide you through it. When you feel you know how to play good start playing real games without help or guidance.
Now you know how to get started.