Forums

Need help with beginner’s strategy

BusyDara
Like, I know how to play, but sometimes it feels like I’m just improvising.

Would anyone be willing to teach me? 😍
KxKmate
There’s a professional coaches page you can find under coaches. Looks like you’re playing blitz only, have you tried Daily chess? Could give you time to think through positions.
KMWS

You played 1 blitz game ?

zaynalyasrii
Let’s be friends and play more
KeSetoKaiba
BusyDara wrote:
Like, I know how to play, but sometimes it feels like I’m just improvising.

Would anyone be willing to teach me? 😍

You must not have been improvising too long on chess.com since your account is only 18 hours old grin.png

Here are some good places to get started:

https://www.chess.com/learn-how-to-play-chess 

https://www.chess.com/blog/KeSetoKaiba/opening-principles-again 

RussBell

Improving Your Chess - Resources for Beginners and Beyond...

https://www.chess.com/blog/RussBell/improving-your-chess-resources-for-beginners-and-beyond

laurengoodkindchess

Hi BusyDara!

My name is Lauren Goodkind and I’m a respected  chess coach based in California: www.ChessByLauren.com.  

 

I have experience teaching chess to adults and kids for the last nine years.  I am available to teach you.   

BusyDara
I have another account but my ratings are extremely low.
tygxc

Most important is to check your intended move is no blunder before you play it.
This little bit of mental discipline is enough to propel you to 1500.

MarkGrubb

Hi. In terms of strategy, for a beginner it's useful to think about a game as having three phases, the Opening, Middlegame, and Endgame (not all games get as far as the endgame, often you can checkmate your opponent in the middlegame). These three phases have different aims and principles. You could start be googling 'Opening Principles' to find some useful sites and videos that explain what you should be doing in the opening. Then practice applying these principles in your actual games. It will help you improve. Good luck.