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  • #1



    I am a begginer (I play daily 2months) and very low rated player and I would like as probably every chess player to get better in chess.  I am crusing around 1080 rating points. Is there any practical way to get better without a teacher. I would love to get some good serious recommendations from you (much better players). Maybe some books that cover begginer stuff and a bridge to a more skillful player.

    Thank you!

  • #2

    Chess Fundamentals by Capablanca is excellent for beginner and intermediate players. Get the algebraic edition.

  • #3

    If you like playing video games, buy the video game Majestic Chess and finish its adventure.  It should help you.

  • #4

    Get The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess by GM Wolf. Hone your tactical skills by solving problems everyday. Get Winning Chess Tactics by Seirawan.

  • #5
  • #6

    To get better, you should get a coach to help figure out what best course of action is given your strengths and weaknesses. 

    I am a National Master with 10+ Years of Teaching Experience, available for private and group lessons. To learn more about my chess services and general chess news, see www.premierchess.com or


    Email me at erabin66@gmail.com or call (917)776-1306 today to set up a free 30 minute consultation or ask any questions.

  • #7

    Just start with endgames and tactics. No need for a personal chess trainer at that (our) rating. U' ve got everything u need on this site.

     Otherwise I'd say just play and  look afterwards where u went wrong.

    I'm not this much off corr. player but feel free to challenge me (unrated/rated) however u want to get more practice.

  • #8

    It all depends on your age. You can get to as high as 1800 ELO with hours of practice everyday provided you are not over the age of 15. If you are over the age of 15 you may take many many years to get to 1800 ELO


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