The beginner’s guide

Different tutorials and tips for beginners.

What is notation in chess? (a quick and thorough guide)

What are the coordinates?

What do Bd2, Kg1, Ne4, Rxd8, Qe6+ and h6 have in common? No, it’s not some war code telling you when to strike… They are all chess moves! To answer the question “What is notation in chess?”, we will have to look at some basics first, then get into the “advanced” stuff. I say “advanced”, …

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Learn to play chess for beginners (and a game showing how to)

Active king in the endgame

In this article I will be showing you how to get to next step, beyond the absolute beginner level to just the beginner level. I covered all the basics in a previous post, and now it’s time to take the next step. Let’s learn to play chess for beginners! The opening The game is about …

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How to play chess for kids (where to and how to)

Your little one has shown interest for the fine…great…fabulous…SPECTACULAR game of chess! Now you need to find out how to saturate their needs… Welcome to the (chess) jungle! (at least many of my older readers would get that reference…)   What does your child want? First off, let’s have a look at what your little …

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Chess board – which one says “Me!” || [Products from The Chess Store]

If you want to make me happy, you can buy a chess article through one of the links provided in this article! Today we will have a look at what every – I mean EVERY – chess player should have: A chess board, pieces and a clock! If you’ve read through my other pretty mediocre content …

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Chess training – why playing alone isn’t enough

Work towards a goal

This article will try to give you some insight into a chessplayer’s everyday reality, and why playing tons of games simply won’t make you the best player you could be. And that’s what we want, isn’t it? “Be the best version of yourself”  is a well-known saying, and that’s the version I will try to …

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