Online Chess Class: The Best Way to Improve Chess Skills

Mar 4th 2015 at 10:22 PM

Chess is largely a thinking game, which is why serious players who want to improve their game and maximize their performance should take the time to study and learn different tactics and strategies in order to keep the game in their favor, no matter what moves their opponent throws at them. Studying games of and with grandmasters is one of the best ways to learn advanced tactics and improve your game. This said, applying moves and techniques is far from simply watching games unfold—you need to immerse yourself in the game.

Because a game of chess is largely about stimulating your ability to determine any and all possible outcomes of the game and your skills in strategically placing chess pieces in order to gain advantage, you need an avenue where you can actually learn these skills instead of simply reading theories and principles and watching game plays. These training practices are great, but they might not good enough if you want to really master the game. Online chess classes and coaching sessions not only provide you with great programs to follow, but allow you the freedom to learn chess and improve your skills in the comfort of your own home.

Good online chess classes and trainings provide a good community where you can meet with and learn from the best minds and the most talented chess masters who can help you enhance your understanding of the game and the way you manage your pieces to gain advantage over the toughest of opponents.

Find an online chess community that can provide you with a comprehensive chess program and good training and study materials so you can get your desired training at the most convenient time, place, and pace. Here are some things you should look for in a good online chess school:

  • Excellent coaches and mentors who will be willing to spend long hours helping you find and improve your game
  • Lessons and trainings that are tailor made to your training needs
  • Good practice games
  • Freedom to set a comfortable schedule
  • Lessons on basic game rules, chess openings, attack and defense strategies, weak points, common mistakes, tricky techniques, and different areas of improvement

Find a chess school that offers professional and hands-on coaching in addition to digital learning materials to make sure that you are getting the most out of the time you spend with each session.

About the author:


Albert Fishman has been involved in teaching chess since 1996 and is part of the IchessU coaching staff.

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