naraicjul wrote: »
How much study time is needed to improve?
For someone who plays casually with a 2000 rating in Lichess, how much work involved to get to 2100?
1. Make sure all your pieces are safe.
2. Look for forcing move: Checks, captures, threats. You want to look at ALL forcing moves (even the bad ones) this will force you look at and see the entire board.
3. If there are no forcing moves, you then want to remove any of your opponent’s pieces from your side of the board.
4. If your opponent doesn’t have any of his pieces on your side of the board, then you want to improve the position of your least active piece.
5. After each move by your opponent, ask yourself: "What is my opponent trying to do?"
17larsson wrote: »
What is the best way to learn chess?
I'm mid thirties and have never played competitively but since watching it on Channel 4 back in the day with Carol Vorderman I've always loved it, and played it with family, but never delved deep into it.
I know nothing about opening moves or any kind of tactics but I'd love to get to a level where I could go to a tournament and not completely embarrass myself. I know this would take years but how best to go about learning. One to one with a teacher? Books? Online lessons?
Any suggestions would be much appreciated
Retd.LoyolaCpt wrote: »
@cdeb, would it make some sense to update the sticky note with a name such as "Recommendations: learning links, playing apps, and other chess info" instead of "new in chess..".