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I know the rules and played with my friends but without any knowledge of opening tactics etc. And all material I could find online was not in an ordered manner . So can you suggest some courses I can enroll myself online which cover the basics going all the way to the advanced level ?( I am an absolute beginner)

P.S.: Free resources would be more appreciable because I am just a student . Thanks

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The Elo rating system is quite simple in an essence, and functions as such: By beating a higher rated player, you accumulate more Elo rating points than if you were to beat a lower rated player. (Elo rating points basically measure your chess aptitude).

As for the other aspects that you have mentioned, I would recommend that you visit chess.com and lichess.com.

  • How'd you add an answer to a question marked as "on hold"? – D M May 26 at 20:39
  • @ D M I simply finished writing up my answer prior to the moment it was marked "on hold." That is not to say, for all those that may be mistaken, I wrote this 34 mins ago. In fact, I wrote it yesterday, but posted it today. – Quantum Entanglement May 26 at 21:12
  • The system autosaves it for you given that the page never refreshes. I think the logical explanation here is that since the page never refreshes the “on hold” info never gets through until the answer is posted. I suppose the moment when the answer is posted it temporarily overrides the “on hold” constraint that is in place. – Rewan Demontay May 26 at 22:07
  • Or that’s just what my illly-tech-educated brain thinks. – Rewan Demontay May 26 at 22:11
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    Indeed that is the logical explanation as to why I was able to answer a question marked as "on hold." – Quantum Entanglement May 27 at 11:42

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