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Hi, let me introduce myself. My name is Terrance and I am a 22 year old canadian. I got into chess after watching a movie that inpired me to buy my own hand carved cherry wood board and play other chess enthusiasts online (almost daily). I had an instant obsession with the game when I was reunited with it just several months ago and I am now hoping to become a master chess player one day.
I made this thread to gather advice from others on how I can become better. I do not know how to read the algebraic equations of chess and that is something that I was also want to learn and any links to online tutorials, books or general advice would be greatly appreciated.
or we have an article on this:
Hey, I too am just getting back into the game. I found the "chess for dummies" book laying around at a friend's and it turned out to be very informative from a fundamental standpoint: the value of material, space, developement, etc.
It also points out important openings, endgames, patterns, and many other details that i havent gotten to a high enough level to use yet.
A very easy read, by a reputable chess player, that i would recommend to any beginner.
If you want to learn how to play Chess the right way I recommend you take the time to study the the elements and the endgame first before anything else the opening and the middle game must be be studied in relation to the endgame and I belive it's far easier for someone just starting out to learn what to do with just a few pieces than 32. The best modern book for your money is Silmans complete endgame course he divided the sections of the book according to rating so for 1100 rated Players there is a section for them what they need to know as a Player gets stronger there are sections appropriate for their level.
You want to get better? study tactics! You can't go wrong by studying the positions in a book like 1001 Brilliant combinations and Chess Sacrifices and 1001 Brilliant Checkmates.
Yes, I plan on getting some books from the library after I am finished reading several books I borrowed last week.
Thanks to everyone for posting.
I have read the algebraic chess notations page on wikipedia and understand it completely. I am sure it will help me understand the books that I was looking into getting last week.
it's also important to eat well and exercise and oh yeah don't stay out too late. otherwise you'll never win at chess. ever.
Does anyone else have any favorite techniques
<revolver> Like anything else that is taught to others there is a basic foundation of principles that must be learnt.
What'sthe movie name :D. I'm also a movie funn (all movies not only chess ones )and if u want to improve u can learn much from this site or u can buy books, chess programs, or just to play it. Try play with youreselfe when none wants to play .
saw that one, good psichological movie
Here is a clip where Jack Green talks about chess if anyone is interested