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How do I become a chess player?

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There should be some chess classes outside, perhaps you can consider joining some chess classes or even courses? Maybe you can also take part in some chess competitions as well. Jennifer H.

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Jayesh’s Answer

A very interesting question... Start learning and practicing the rules gradually. Here is how to...

Just play only with Pawns. Once you know how pawns move, include the horses too. After a few games, include the bishops too. And finally include the rooks. Include the queen and king at last after you are familiar with the moves of all other pieces.

Enjoy the game!

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Roger’s Answer

Hello Harish,

There are infinite ways to get you started in chess, however the one you should focus is, well..
Playing chess.

www.chess.com offers a free app to play short (10 min blitz games)

Find here tips from the world champion Magnus Carlsen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA8Scue28Ks


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Ramya’s Answer

Great!

1.To start with you can watch online videos which explain the basics and then move in to advanced videos .
2.Keep practising by having a chess board or through online apps since only practise can make you perfect .
3.You can read books also for inspiration:
https://www.chess.com/article/view/top-10-chess-books

Hope this helps.

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Bhaskar’s Answer

Apart from practicing and the ambition to become one, if you plan on making this a career, you will want to
1. Start taking part in tournaments, and play games with people of different skills.
2. Start plotting a path to get a chess rating. See http://aicf.in/rating-list/
3. Once you make a name for yourself, you can start getting endorsements and continue into ranked tournaments
4. During your journey in the above 3 steps you will find all the answers to your current questions and will find new questions and network with people that have your dream job.

All the best!

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Abhishek’s Answer

Great question. There are a lot of Introduction to Chess books/online resources that would be a good starting point. Below are a few things I did when I started playing chess (I started around 10 as well):

  1. Learn how the pieces move
  2. Start practicing games (you can play both sides by yourself) or play against the computer
  3. Learn from your mistakes and make notes
  4. Within months you should be able to get through the beginner level
  5. Move one step further and start learning the different opening, middle and end game strategies

Don't give up on learning chess - I truly believe that chess helps in logical and analytical thinking and you can apply the strategies you learn to life!


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Arpita A’s Answer

Hi Harish,

The only way to master something is by continuous practice by correcting the previous mistakes. So, the first step to be a chess player is to start playing it irrespective of whether you you win or not.

For Chess, all you need is to know the moves and then use the proper strategy. Also, please make sure that you would never step back even if you have to face any failure at that point of time.

Once you have good hold on moves, you can practice online/refer strategy making books and the 10min Biltz game.

All the Best!

Regards.

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Rahul’s Answer

  1. Watch youtube videos for chess for beginners, basic strategies for chess.
  2. Install the Chess game app in your phones (I prefer this because its easier to practice and you can select different skill levels.
  3. Trying regularly implementing the strategies you learn online and increase the computer skill level every 2 weeks.

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Bhaskar’s Answer

Apart from practicing and the ambition to become one, if you plan on making this a career, you will want to
1. Start taking part in tournaments, and play games with people of different skills.
2. Start plotting a path to get a chess rating. See http://aicf.in/rating-list/
3. Once you make a name for yourself, you can start getting endorsements and continue into ranked tournaments
4. During your journey in the above 3 steps you will find all the answers to your current questions and will find new questions and network with people that have your dream job.

All the best!

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