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  • #1
    hello. I'm a beginner. please help me. i love chess but i can't planing for my move in the game.
  • #2

    The question is too open ended. Here's some stuff people do to get better though:

    Read books, watch videos, play long serious games, do analysis, look at GM games, drill tactics, drill openings, drill endgames.

  • #3

    Mahya2000 wrote:

    hello. I'm a beginner. please help me. i love chess but i can't planing for my move in the game.

    I'm a newbie as well. someone here suggested I to to cheesables.com. you will learn what to move and why it is the right move.
  • #4
    TimmInMinn wrote:
    Mahya2000 wrote:

    hello. I'm a beginner. please help me. i love chess but i can't planing for my move in the game.

    I'm a newbie as well. someone here suggested I to to cheesables.com. you will learn what to move and why it is the right move.

    Did someone say cheese?

  • #5

    Possibly of interest:
    Simple Attacking Plans by Fred Wilson (2012)
    https://web.archive.org/web/20140708090402/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review874.pdf
    http://dev.jeremysilman.com/shop/pc/Simple-Attacking-Plans-77p3731.htm
    Logical Chess: Move by Move by Irving Chernev (1957)
    https://web.archive.org/web/20140708104437/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/logichess.pdf
    The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played by Irving Chernev (1965)
    https://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/tag/most-instructive-games-of-chess-ever-played/
    Winning Chess by Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld (1949)
    https://web.archive.org/web/20140708093415/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review919.pdf
    Back to Basics: Tactics by Dan Heisman (2007)
    https://web.archive.org/web/20140708233537/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review585.pdf

    https://www.chess.com/article/view/book-review-back-to-basics-tactics
    Discovering Chess Openings by GM John Emms (2006)
    https://web.archive.org/web/20140627114655/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hansen91.pdf
    Openings for Amateurs by Pete Tamburro (2014)
    http://kenilworthian.blogspot.com/2014/05/review-of-pete-tamburros-openings-for.html
    https://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/tag/openings-for-amateurs/
    https://www.mongoosepress.com/catalog/excerpts/openings_amateurs.pdf
    Chess Endgames for Kids by Karsten Müller (2015)
    https://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/tag/chess-endgames-for-kids/
    http://www.gambitbooks.com/pdfs/Chess_Endgames_for_Kids.pdf
    A Guide to Chess Improvement by Dan Heisman (2010)
    https://web.archive.org/web/20140708105628/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review781.pdf
    Seirawan stuff:
    http://seagaard.dk/review/eng/bo_beginner/ev_winning_chess.asp?KATID=BO&ID=BO-Beginner
    https://web.archive.org/web/20140708092617/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review560.pdf
    https://www.chess.com/article/view/book-review-winning-chess-endings
    https://web.archive.org/web/20140627132508/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hansen173.pdf
    http://www.nystar.com/tamarkin/review1.htm

  • #6

    Playing chess isn't easy. There are lots of choices, especially at the start of the game.

    Here are some ideas that might make it a bit easier.

    First, take your time to think about the moves. Playing 15 minute or longer games might be best when starting out.

    When opening a game, usually want to start with center pawns. They control center squares and can let bishops out later.

    Then getting knights out early often a good idea. They can help protect pawns and control other center squares.

    Also getting king side pieces out early is good so you can castle. Though sometimes might want to castle queen side, then getting those pieces out early might be better.

    When beginning in chess, thinking more defense is often better than thinking attack. As you get more experience and better, then your attacks will be more powerful and you will already have a good defense to stop your opponent.

    Here are some common openings. Might want to look at each move and see how it relates to center square control, getting pieces (knight and bishop) out, and king safety with castling. Good luck with your chess and let me know if I can help.

     

  • #7

    Don’t worry about being new as you could always use the lessons online and playing games against the computer gradually building your way up. After that then you are ready for a tournament(rated).

     

    hope that helped you!happy.png 

  • #8
    Mahya2000 wrote:
    hello. I'm a beginner. please help me. i love chess but i can't planing for my move in the game.

    Well, you're starting out on the right foot.  Instead of wasting your time reading a good introductory chess book, you ask for help in forum.  No doubt many grandmasters will tell you that the advice they received in forums made a  positive difference in their chess careers.  

  • #9
    Mahya2000 wrote:
    hello. I'm a beginner. please help me. i love chess but i can't planing for my move in the game.

    Judging by your language, you're also a beginner on capitalization. Not being rude, but formal practice is crucial at young age.

  • #10
    FBloggs wrote:
    Mahya2000 wrote:
    hello. I'm a beginner. please help me. i love chess but i can't planing for my move in the game.

    Well, you're starting out on the right foot.  Instead of wasting your time reading a good introductory chess book, you ask for help in forum.  No doubt many grandmasters will tell you that the advice they received in forums made a  positive difference in their chess careers.  

    Don't listen to this FOOL

    It's obvious he is a bitter fool and knows nothing of life. 

    You may receive the best advice of your life here. Or it may come from a monk underground. Or your lover may scream it during copulation. But this fool - will only sell you his apathy and loss of zest for life. A useless token. 

  • #11

    A day or so ago, another beginner player also asked for help, and was too focused on openings and I cut-and-pasted my reply from that thread in the next paragraph.  You ask about planning and for that I like Fred Wilson's Simple Attacking Plans, which begins with four straightforward rules and demonstrates them with example games, and Michael Song's and Razvan Preotu's The Chess Attacker's Handbook, which also demonstrates each principle with a game but follows with example problems involving that principle after each game,

     

    You need to study tactics the most!  Trust me on this: I'm not a great player but I coached 700-1400 high school players to 3 consecutive county championships in my state's best-chess county and 3 consecutive State Scholastic Tournament team trophies.

    We studied mostly tactics, but also basic endgames (Basic Mates, Principle of the Opposition, Rule of the Square, etc.), positional features to exploit (a good list is here: (https://chesstempo.com/positional-motifs.html), and a few uncomplicated openings - not memorizing long lists of variations but playing according to the ideas behind the openings - from which clear middlegame plans can be put together.  For example, as White we played 1 e4 and against 1...e5 we played the Bishop's Opening (2 Bc4, 3 d3, then often 4 Nc3 5 f4), trying to castle Q-side and then Pawn Storm Black's K-side castle. Against the Sicilian Defense we concentrated on controlling the crucial d5 square when it was practical.  Against the French or Caro-Kann we played the straightforward Advance Variations and tried to make sure Black couldn't profit by playing ...c5.

    As Black we played either the open 1 e4 e5 King's Pawn games or the French or Caro-Kann Defenses against 1 e4 and the Caro's cousin Slav Defense against 1 d4, where getting in ...c5 when possible begins a Q-side counter attack.

    SIMPLE CHESS, ATTACKING OR THREATENING WHENEVER POSSIBLE AND POINTING ALL THE PIECES YOU CAN AT THE ENEMY KING!

    Your 11 Tactics Trainer problems attempted in 3 years indicates you're not spending time studying tactics and patterns unless, like me, you do also tactics at places like chesstempo.

    New openings are fun to explore but they won't improve your chess game like a better recognition of tactics patterns will.  They are the main tools of chess and if you can NOT tell the difference between a Skewer and an X-ray Attack or a Dovetail Mate vs a Swallow's Tail Mate or explain the difference in how the two Bishops are used in Boden's Mate compared to the Two Bishops Mate, then you are working without a complete toolkit.

    Memorize the Tactical Motifs on these two pages and try to solve at least a few tactics problems each day if you have the time.  After you solve the problems, identify which tactics were used by name: that will put a "hook" in your brain from which you can quickly retrieve the information in the future. I do a few tactics problems as a warmup before I look at my daily games each day.

    Here are the sites - memorize the names and process/patterns of the tactics:

    https://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-tactics--definitions-and-examples

    https://chesstempo.com/tactical-motifs.html

  • #12

    You've got some great advice here.

    As said above tactics.png Tactics: https://www.chess.com/tactics

    Don't get time pressured, just concentrate on getting them right.

    Learn your lessons.png Lessons:

    https://www.chess.com/lessons

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  • #15

    don't get too deeply involved in the game - it will drive you insane - relax, have fun, and don't give up

  • #16

    get better at tactics. solve tactics for your level. follow the general opening principles.

  • #17
    Keyboard-Warrior wrote:

    I am girl from Egypt.

    And I'm I-don't-give-a-crap. Nobody wants gender, and gender doesn't contribute to anything here. 

  • #18
    darthion wrote:
    Keyboard-Warrior wrote:

    I am girl from Egypt.

    And I'm I-don't-give-a-crap. Nobody wants gender, and gender doesn't contribute to anything here. 

    Virgin

  • #19
    twighead wrote:
    darthion wrote:
    Keyboard-Warrior wrote:

    I am girl from Egypt.

    And I'm I-don't-give-a-crap. Nobody wants gender, and gender doesn't contribute to anything here. 

    Virgin

    What, you claim that I can't get a girlfriend? WELL YOU ARE absolutely right 'cause I don't have those in my area.

    You won't get one either

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