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Q: improve chess game ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: improve chess game
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: richardgruis-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 16 Dec 2005 23:20 PST
Expires: 15 Jan 2006 23:20 PST
Question ID: 606769
how can i best improve my chess game ]besides playing more]as a 61 yo
average player,ie kasparov[cd]beats me in 30  moves
Subject: Re: improve chess game
Answered By: webadept-ga on 17 Dec 2005 08:24 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

Learning the tactics is a basic; knowing the difference between a pin
and skewer for example, and when to use a discovered attack, rather
than overloading.

And while the Queen's Gambit and the King's Gambit, with the Sicilian
Defences are common, there are many other openings. Spending time with
each of them to find out why they are not as "commonly" used, and
being able to recognize them when they are being played is also a good

Chess Problems are good to keep on you, so that you can work through
them during the day. While chess problems rarely have anything to do
with real play, they are chess, and do require creative thinking to
work though them successfully.

Also Proof games are often problem like (they are problems of another
sort) and often improve the ability to see more than the center of

Mastering the art of chess is learning to see beyond our plans, and
into the actions and plans of our opponent. If yo are still worried
about your own moves, then try to keep in  mind that there is another
player at te board. Stage one play is playing against yourself. You
are thinking about your own moves, even though your plans are based on
the relative position of the other player's position. Stage two
playing is when you are able to see through your opponents eyes and
feel his struggle. Stage three, or grand master level is when there
are no boards any longer.

Thinkquest has a huge library with online tutoring for learning and
mastering the game of chess. 
(Just type Chess into the Search field)

thanks, and happy holidays

richardgruis-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
excellent!Fast and succinct and helpfuk,thanks much

Subject: Re: improve chess game
From: eliteskillsdotcom-ga on 12 Jan 2006 13:45 PST

play online at, yahoo has also.

The best way is to play long games and analyze games with software
like GNU chess , arena, or commercial programs like shredder,
fritz, and the chessmaster series. provides puzzles and grandmaster games you can review.

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