The Road to Chess Improvement
Try Today's Chess Puzzle and win a prize!
Find out your chess strength with This month's Classic Game Test.
Check out our recommended books to improve your chess Book Reviews. Indludes:
My Great predecessors Kasparov Volumes 1 to 5. by Garry Kasparov, Everyman Chess, London 2003-6. Five volumes at £25.00 each.
- The Chigorin Defence According to Morozevich
by Alexander Morozevich & Vladimir Barsky (New in Chess, 2007) Chigorin Defence 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6 (fully revised English edition, Kania)
By Valeri Bronznik
Not every chess player can achieve master strength, but all chess players can improve. With this certain knowledge, we have created a website to help you do just that.
In the 21st century, many chess players have become totally immersed in the study of openings, endlessly processing database information on their laptop computers. Even with limitless time, we would doubt that this is the best way for most chess players to develop their potential. But let’s face it, most of us do not have the time or resources which are available to the professional.
Instead, we have focussed on three simple areas which, we believe, will yield dividends.
In one part, we look at tactics. This website will provide a daily problem which will test and improve your flair for combinations.
Another part will consist of multiple choice questions which will test your knowledge of various aspects of the game of chess. We will provide a new multiple choice problem each week.
Last, and perhaps most importantly, we will invite you to follow a classic game from the past, and guess the moves of one of the masters. You will be allocated points according to how successful you are. When you have completed the test, you will be able to calculate your score and make an estimate of your growing strength. This ‘Test Your Chess’ section will appear monthly.
Click on the links to take you to the relevant section.