Free chess mentor

bundleofsmiles
Hey I’ve just recently started playing chess (basic level) and was looking for a mentor to teach and improve my chess play :) thank you in advance
notmtwain
bundleofsmiles wrote:
Hey I’ve just recently started playing chess (basic level) and was looking for a mentor to teach and improve my chess play :) thank you in advance

Chess Mentor is just the old name for the lessons here.

You want a free coach, which is hard to find. Coaches who have spent tens of thousands of hours training are unlikely to want to give up their time for free.

However, there is a lot of free instructional material here- in the lessons and articles.

http://chessuniversity.com/free-prodigy-program-live-classes-in-june-2018

Good luck.

IMBacon
bundleofsmiles wrote:
Hey I’ve just recently started playing chess (basic level) and was looking for a mentor to teach and improve my chess play :) thank you in advance

Opening Principles:

1. Control the center squares – d4-e4-d5-e5

2. Develop your minor pieces toward the center – piece activity is the key

3. Castle

4. Connect your rooks

Tactics...tactics...tactics...

 

Pre Move Checklist:

1. Make sure all your pieces are safe. 

2. Look for forcing move: Checks, captures, threats. You want to look at ALL forcing moves (even the bad ones) this will force you look at, and see the entire board. 

3. If there are no forcing moves, you then want to remove any of your opponent’s pieces from your side of the board. 

4. If your opponent doesn’t have any of his pieces on your side of the board, then you want to improve the position of your least active piece. 

5. After each move by your opponent, ask yourself: "What is my opponent trying to do?"

Roynoceros

I'm not that high rated but I can definitely help a new player gain a basic understanding of the game. Add me and I'll see what you need help with