How to win a chess tournament

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Winning Chess Tournaments For Juniors by Robert M. Snyder

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How to Win at Chess – 10 Key Tips to Follow

This guide assumes you already know the basics of playing chess. If you are just starting, click here to read a guide for your first few games. The best strategy for getting better at chess is to solve tactics. You can do that by working through a book on tactics, or you can solve them online. There are patterns in chess that you'll see repeated, and studying tactics helps you become familiar with these patterns. Chess is absolutely a game of intelligence, but it also requires memory, hard work, and natural instinct. I think chess makes you smarter because it helps improve your decision-making skills.

Winning at chess on under level is not as hard as it sounds. Outcome of most games is decided by serious mistakes or blunders. If you want to consistently win at his level, there are certain rules you need to follow and skills you should master. Everything is much simpler. To win chess games you simply need to follow the ten tips given below.


I recently April , played in the Maryland Open chess tournament in the Under section., A well-planned tournament chess strategy can have an incredible impact on the results of the tournament chess player. Contemplating and developing a refined approach to playing chess tournaments is critical to success, as you will surely fare better than the casual and uninformed chess player that simply arrives for round 1 and focuses only on the moves.

Here are 10 tips to get you started:. 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. 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.

Winning is not necessarily about playing the best moves. It is about defeating your opponent. In fact you may have played an awful game, and still won. If for example one plays for king attacks in all games, then one's positional understanding is not likely to improve very quickly. The advice in this section really has to be qualified by the position, and other factors, eg the clock, the opponent, etc. Winning is results focused, as opposed to methods focused.


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