What You Should Always Do

What You Should Always Do

Learn the tricks that Masters use each game!

Have you ever wondered how masters and grandmasters got where they are now? Have you ever wondered why masters know what to do? Then this course is for you! Follow along with WGM Tatev Abrahamyan as she explains some of the best practices that top players follow. These practical tips can help you win and get to the next level. Start playing like a master today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Learn how to anticipate your opponent's ideas!
  • Learn how to handle your clock!
  • Learn when to sacrifice!
  • Learn calculation and planning techniques!
  • Learn how to get out of trouble in a rough game!

How To Think Like Your Opponent In Chess

How To Think Like Your Opponent In Chess

Is there one quick change you could make to your chess game to greatly improve your results? The answer is to simply try to think about the game from your opponent's point-of-view. Learn how to think about what your opponent is up to in this lesson.
17 min
5 Challenges
How To Take Your Time In Chess

How To Take Your Time In Chess

Time in chess has two meanings: the actual clock you must adhere to, and how quickly your pieces reach their intended destinations. In this lesson, learn how to take your time during an attack and not rush into a position too quickly.
16 min
5 Challenges
Don't Be Greedy In Chess

Don't Be Greedy In Chess

Material imbalances decide a lot of chess games, but you shouldn't go too far and be greedy at the cost of development or strategy. In this lesson, learn how to not overextend yourself chasing material gains.
17 min
5 Challenges
Why You Should Never Give Up In Chess

Why You Should Never Give Up In Chess

You can't win a game by resigning, and you shouldn't give up in chess when there is a chance your opponent will not convert the advantage. In this lesson, learn how to fight on against the odds and it may pay off.
17 min
5 Challenges
Think Before Taking A Draw In Chess

Think Before Taking A Draw In Chess

If you're in a position where you have much less risk than your opponent, you should think hard before accepting a draw. Learn how to evaluate your winning and losing chances in a position before splitting the point.
7 min
5 Challenges
How To Trust Your Chess Intuition

How To Trust Your Chess Intuition

As you grow as a chess player you will develop a sense of intuition over the chessboard. Learn how to trust this sense to be more aware of winning ideas using your pattern-recognition skills.
14 min
5 Challenges
Why You Should Always Have A Plan In Chess

Why You Should Always Have A Plan In Chess

In chess, you can't let up on a winning position, hoping to coast to a win. Learn why you need a plan to finish the game even when you're up huge material—or the tables can quickly be turned.
14 min
5 Challenges
Why You Should Always Pause To Calculate In Chess

Why You Should Always Pause To Calculate In Chess

Chess games often hinge on the results of a single move, so it's important to take your time to calculate during critical moments. Learn how to know when to take that extra step in calculation to check your tactics.
7 min
5 Challenges
Why You Should Muddy The Waters In Chess

Why You Should Muddy The Waters In Chess

When playing against a human opponent, sometimes it pays off to create uncertainty and complications on the chessboard. Learn how to muddy the waters the right way in this lesson, and you just might save a few games.
10 min
5 Challenges
Never Underestimate Your Opponent

Never Underestimate Your Opponent

The last thing you want to do in a chess game is underestimate your opponent. Learn how to always respect the position on the board to avoid danger in this lesson.
10 min
5 Challenges
Why You Should Study Master Games

Why You Should Study Master Games

Studying the games of chess masters is an important part of the improvement process in chess. Take the time to learn from the players who have gone before you to the peak of the chess world, and you might find more success in your own games.
10 min
5 Challenges
Why You Should Study Master Games: Capablanca vs Carlsen

Why You Should Study Master Games: Capablanca vs Carlsen

One more big reason you should study master games is how often the themes, strategies and tactics repeat themselves through the years over the chessboard. Compare these two brilliant games by Capablanca and Carlsen, 76 years apart.
10 min
5 Challenges

What You Should Always Do

Strategy
12 Lessons
149 Minutes
60 Challenges
Released September 23, 2019
2,125 Students