Chess For Novices - A Guide for Fresh Beginners and Aspiring Novices

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The Road to Chess Improvement

If you're looking to do some serious chess improvement, you've come to the right place. We have 3 levels of improvement plans, each designed for a different level of experience.

Beginners with little to no experience should start here: Chess for New Beginners.

Novices who know the rules and have some playing experience should start here: Becoming a Competant Chess Novice.

Players with moderate experience who are looking to get into competitive or tournament chess should start here: Becoming a Strong Chess Tournament Player.

Our Chess Book Recommendations

A simple search on Amazon will turn up literally thousands of chess book results. Sifting through this rabble can be challenging for even experienced players - let along beginners and novices! We've put together our short list on The Best Chess Books for Beginners and Novices in order to simplify the situation.

Chess Improvement - Table of Contents
Beginner Level
Novice Level - Board Vision - Part 2
Tournament Level - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Thought Process
Best Books for Novices - Part 2 - Part 3