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, 2019 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. May 26, 2019 at 21:12
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    Indeed that is the logical explanation as to why I was able to answer a question marked as "on hold." May 27, 2019 at 11:42

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