Chess for Beginners

An Instructional Website,

Created by: Koco Budo

Getting Better at Chess

Knowing the rules and basic strategies is only the beginning - there is so much to learn in chess that you can never learn it all in a lifetime! To improve you need to do three things:

  1. Play Just keep playing! Play as much as possible. You should learn from each game – those you win and those you lose.

  2. Study If you really want to improve quickly then pick up a [recommended chess book]. There are also many resources on to help you study and improve.

  3. Have fun, Don’t get discouraged if you don’t win all of your games right away. Everyone loses – even world champions. As long as you continue to have fun and learn from the games you lose then you can enjoy chess forever!

image showing the creator of this Website

Hello, my name is Koco, and I am an instructional designer who enjoys making engaging learning experiences that solve real world problems. In my spare time, I enjoy teaching and playing chess. If you have any questions feel free to contact me below

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Chess Quote of the Day: "Chess doesn't drive people mad, it keeps mad people sane"-Bill Hartston