10 Tips to Become a Chess Champ
If you want to be a chess champ, it’ll take lots of learning and lots of practicing. Here are 10 tips to get you started:
LEARN THE CHESS MOVES
Each chess piece can move only a certain way. For instance, a pawn moves straight ahead but can only attack on an angle, one square at a time. A knight’s move is L-shaped. The bishop moves at an angle but can move more than one square at a time. The rook (castle) can move only in a straight line but can go forward, back or to the side. The queen, the most powerful piece, can move in any direction for any number of squares, but not two directions in one move. And the king moves at a stately pace — as a king should — one square at a time in any direction on the chess board.
OPEN WITH A PAWN
Move the pawn in front of either the king or queen two squares forward. (Only on its opening move can a pawn move two squares.) This opens pathways for your bishops and queen to enter the game. They move on an angle and can’t get out onto the field of battle if pawns are in the way.
GET THE KNIGHTS AND BISHOPS OUT
Before you move your queen, rooks or king, move your knights and bishops toward the center of the chess board. You want to get these pieces out from behind the pawns so they can attack.
WATCH YOUR BACK!
And front! When it’s your turn, always think to yourself, “What did my opponent’s last move do? What is he up to?” Is he laying traps to capture your pieces? Then decide on your own plan. Always look at all your possibilities. Look at moves that would capture your opponent’s men or threaten his king first. But always double-check your moves before you play them. Ask yourself, “Does my move leave something unprotected?”
DON’T WASTE TIME
Don’t make too many moves with your pawns or try to pick off your opponent’s pawns.
Castling is a move that allows you to move your king to safety and bring your rook into play. Once all the squares between your rook and the king are unoccupied you can move the king two squares toward the rook while the rook moves to the square on the the king’s other side. If your opponent neglects to castle, you might be able to launch an attack on his king. This is the only chess move in which more than one piece may be moved in a turn.
ATTACK IN THE “MIDDLEGAME”
After you’ve brought all your knights and bishops into the game and castled (these moves are your “opening”), the middlegame begins. In the middlegame, always be on the lookout for ways to capture your opponent’s men. Take any chess piece that your opponent doesn’t protect. But look at what will happen to your piece if you take his — will you get picked off? Always be looking for ways to move lots of your men into position to attack the enemy king.
LOSE PIECES WISELY
You’ll take some of your opponent’s pieces. Some of your pieces will be taken. You must figure out what is and isn’t a good swap in chess. Use these points to figure out whether you’re making a good move if you’re going to lose one of them:
- Queen: 9 points
- Rook: 5 points
- Bishop: 3 points
- Knight: 3 points
- Pawn: 1 point
So is it a good idea to lose a bishop to save a pawn? No!
DON’T PLAY TOO FAST
If you see a good move, sit on your hands and look for a better one. Patient thinking is the key to chess success.
WIN THE ENDGAME
After you and your opponent swap pieces and you’re down to just a few men, the endgame begins. Now the pawns become more important. If you can advance a pawn to the farthest row away from you, that pawn becomes a queen. A big success! Let your king attack, too, as long as he stays out of reach of your opponent’s remaining pieces — especially the queen — and does not let himself to be checked.
Your king is said to be in check when your opponent threatens to use one of his pieces to capture the king on his next move. If your king is checked and you have no way to remove the threat — it can’t run away, you can’t capture the opposing piece that has him in check and you can’t block the check by moving one of your own pieces — the game is lost. Checkmate! If you checkmate your opponent before he checkmates you, then you win!
these tips are useful
these are very common.
Chess game requires a very big amount of Patience. Think positive is an advantage.
Thanks i really appreciate from now on im gonna be a chese champ
i cant win at tournament in computer can you teach me how
I liked the tricks you used.I will win with my friends.
Good tips buddy
I won every game I played after I read these amazing tips
I won every game I played after I read these amazing tips
All great tactics but you need to know your opponent.
IM BAD AT CHESS AND CURRENTLY HAVE THE LOWEST SCORE WHICH IS SAD BECAUSE YOUNGER KIDS ARE BEATING ME, HELP IS NEEDED AND FAST!!!!!!!
Perfect I Really Believe I’d Win This Year’s Contest
I liked the advice’s which u gave me. Thnx a lot.I hope I would win the match tommorow which I m going to play
These are only 9 tips
Excellent, invaluable for the beginner, and a great perspective for the experienced player, it’s always good to listen to others, never know what you might learn!
It really good moves
thank you so much
we should also have a will power test on the board.
I wish to one day rule the chess scene, chess is my life and i have devoted every inch of my body to it. I play chess religiously and believe that a person’s value isn’t based on wealth, status, gender, ethnicity, etc – it’s by their skill in chess.
Uh, dude, i think you gotta chill
human vs computer is also a good way to become chess champ
im always careful while playing a chess game but they still win me at last….anything else am still missing ???
Advice please 😓
Thank you I am from India and i am on National level .You could add a lot more to it
Learn Tactics and positional play. That is the only real way to get better.
they more careful than you. you have to be trained your brain
A Dawg I think you should learn your opponents
Thank you for making this organization.This will help me in next year’s contest!!!😃😃😃😃😃Nice work!👍👍👍
I am a chess champion
A Very very thanks to u
Nice tips .I can use it to my advantage
Good tips. Tips needs to trap opponent without his knowledge
This all is known. Improve the stuff.
Seems insifficient to win games.What i think if i know three potential steps its always easy to win.
this might help for playing this game
I dont believe in castling😂
These tips might help me to improve so thanks
I have a high IQ than my junior brother, but he always beats me in the game…. WHY?
Because he knows more about chess than you
Very nice tips to become a winner in the game
Its not only about being smart. You need to be careful and patient as well.
that is how a computer plays but just noticed it now after u have mentioned it, it always makes those castling moves n checking it’s king becomes a hustle
This is not tactics it is basics of the chess
Nice and good ideas
These are basics
How can i make a trap that they can’t see
You can first move to elephant in front of your king then take other elephant and move it again front
the elephant is the bishop for those of you who didnt know!!
What happens if a you cant move any of your pieces?
It is called a stalemate (a tie pretty much) So nobody wins the game.
I just start learning chess but i think i learned alot so farr..
Learning too much is dangerious son
I am not the attacker i am defender i always defend the opponent attack but i always checkmate from the opponet so what should i do please tell me. any one.??😦😦
Try using a different tactic, and look for openings to attack without a risk – that should fit a defender’s tastes.
Add…….AFTER determining that none of your pieces are at risk o being taken, don’t make a move umtil you have considered at least 3 moved
Defending is one of the knowledge you must have, but also you must know how to plan on checkmating your opponent. Think before you move some pieces and block your opponent where u think he plans to do.
use attacking as a defense
Practice attacking. use forks pins and skewers
I’m already good at chess, but these tips might help me improve.
i guess i am good too, but i always loose. although, i doo beat my friends now and then with an okay strategy.