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Depends a bit on your level. Assuming you are rather a beginner player, the best way to improve is by studying tactics/solving tactics puzzles. You can do this on many websites, which is quicker … than doing it from a book and also most websites will present you puzzles suited to your level. For a beginner I find chesstempo.com quite useful because after you solve a puzzle (or after you fail to …
answered Mar 4 '17 by user1583209
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want to resign earlier (assuming you have a lost position) instead of fighting till the bitter end. On the other hand, for a beginner player you can learn how to convert an advantage if you do not … is too weak to reliably convert his advantage in a normal position (playing a beginner you might still want to continue with a queen down or so, while playing a GM in most cases they will squeeze out …
answered Apr 11 '17 by user1583209
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what kind of player you are. BTW, I don't think there are really beginner or advanced openings. When I started to learn chess I was playing the Italian, which you could call "beginner" opening, because …
answered Nov 7 '16 by user1583209
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The position is lost since you lose a piece for at most a pawn and no real compensation if black knows what to do. For the best possible move in such situation you could consult a computer which woul …
answered Feb 6 '18 by user1583209
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I used to play the Stonewall with white (which is not really a good opening) and the KID with black, even at rating around 2200. My main motivation was laziness, as you can to some extend play more or …
answered Jun 23 '17 by user1583209
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From your question it seems to me that you should focus on learning general opening principles (control the center, develop pieces, don't move the same piece twice, castle...), study tactics and learn …
answered Apr 27 '17 by user1583209
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The normal way for white to play the Sicilian is to push d4 early which after the exchange cxd4 will lead to very interesting open and tactical positions. There is a large body of theory related to t …
answered May 3 '17 by user1583209
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anybody else's) games to the database. how a beginner use a database? You don't, really. As a beginner you should focus on learning general principles of playing chess and studying tactics. You don't …
answered Apr 25 '17 by user1583209
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I am teaching chess to beginners and am looking for recommended games to be discussed/analyzed together. So the games should be relatively simple, short and ideally focus on one main theme (e.g. mati …
asked Oct 16 '18 by user1583209
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). IMO there is so much free material for beginners out there that I'd rather invest the money in a good book or for joining a chess club than paying for some website. Once you are beyond the beginner
answered Aug 25 by user1583209
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. However I would argue against the usefulness of a tool that you describe for the following reason. If I play chess (and I presume most other players beyond beginner level as well), I do not scan the …
answered Feb 14 '18 by user1583209
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As pointed out by Glorfindel, these are evaluations, which tell you who the engine thinks is better. A positive score means white is better, a negative black is better and values around zero mean that …
answered Apr 6 '17 by user1583209
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What is your level? For an absolute beginner learning general opening principles (fight for the centre, develop minor pieces, castle for king safety...), tactic training and paying attention not to … breaks, exchanging bad bishops and keeping the good one, typical regrouping manoeuvres, etc Opening theory can be very complex. For a beginner I recommend to start with the main line and not too deep …
answered Nov 17 '16 by user1583209
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There are all kind of endgames, so it is a bit difficult to generalize, but still there are a few things that are relevant in many cases. Just like in the middle game you can evaluate the position ba …
answered Dec 24 '17 by user1583209
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If you are playing online you should already have an online rating which should be enough to track your progress. As far as I can see, the website you list tries to give an estimate based on how well …
answered Nov 17 '16 by user1583209

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