How to Study Chess For Beginners and Intermediates
Welcome future Grandmaster, today we are going to talk about how to study chess in the optimal way to improve your chess level.
There are many players who are just starting or players who have been playing for a while, but want to improve their chess level even more, so here we bring you a guide of what steps to follow and how to study chess.
Part of our study in chess has to go hand in hand with our training routine that we have. Of those things we do continuously to improve our skills.
It should be clarified that training is not just playing every day for a few hours.
When we talk about training, we talk about the fact that thanks to a methodology we concentrate on improving a particular skill. Like, for example, improving our openings, endgames, tactics, strategy, our thinking algorithm. Etc.
How to train and study chess
Study Chess For begginers in chess
First let's see how you should train chess if you are a player who has been playing chess for a short time or who is just starting to enter this wonderful world.
The main thing is tactics, you have to learn and train the tactical issues, such as the pincho, the fork, the doublete, it is also necessary to know the mate figures, such as the mate de astasia, the mate de boden, Back Rank Mate, etc.
It is very important to know the tactical issues, as many games are won or lost because a player saw one of these issues or because a player overlooked one of these tactical issues.
Also watch broadcasts of tournaments where professional players like Hikaru Nakamura, Magnus Carlsen, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Ding Liren play or watch videos about past players like Bobby Fischer, Anatoly Karpov, Mikhail Botvinnik, Mikhail Tal, Garry Kasparov, José Raúl Capablanca all of them with a unique style, and look for which is the style that catches your attention or which style of play you like the most. This is to have a reference of which openings to play and which opening variations to play.
To get started in chess a good idea is to copy from the professional players while you are learning and understanding chess. Once you have been playing chess for a while and know all the basics it is time to start looking for your own style.
And of course play games in person and online to test all the things you are learning. Don't worry if you lose a lot of games, it's totally normal. Now you are in a process of discovering chess, no matter the result.
Study Chess For intermediates in chess
Now let's look at how you should study chess if you are a more experienced player (a club player), you already have your openings defined, a more or less defined style of play (our style always changes throughout our career) and above all you have some idea of what things you do well playing chess and what you are failing at or what is more difficult for you when playing a game, such as endgames, strategy, tactics, etc.
Knowing what your strengths and weaknesses are is very important, because in order to see lasting and faster results, these are the points to which you should dedicate your time and effort.
First your strengths, you have to keep improving what you do best so that it remains a strength, this could be that you are very good tactically, that you understand and know a lot about endgames, you know a lot about opening theory, etc.
And train your weaknesses, so that they are no longer a weak point that your opponents can exploit.
Teaching our brain to study chess.
By training in this way concentrating only on these two things you can get results 100% focused on what you need, the other standard trainings where you train one day openings, the other day endgames, then game analysis and so every day something different, but the problem with this type of training is that it is very inefficient for our brain.
Studies done on our brains tell us that the more concentrated the information we put into our brain, the better and more efficient it is. On the other hand, when we put in a little bit of everything, it only ends up turning into dirty information that bounces around in our head.
The only thing we should always be doing in chess is tactics, this is what keeps us in shape (like when we go to the gym to take care of our physical condition).
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