We introduce you to our resources for learning chess. Feel free to click on the pertinent section in order to access the content: initiation, classics, multimedia and advice. If you wish to, you can also go directly to the post of your interest. On the left side you can explore our categories; on the right you will see the most recent posts. For a more integral learning, it's advisable to combine different methods. We hope you have a productive experience!
Explore the History of Chess!
Learn chess! Multimedia resources
Learn chess! Expert advice
Quick guide to learn chess
1. Learn chess from the experts
It is well-known that the advice of masters can be very beneficial in one's beginnings. However, even advanced players may benefit from the feedback and the expertise of their colleagues. Nevertheless, don't limit yourself to following guidelines. Experiment and try your own ideas. Trust but verify!
2. Use a variety of resources to learn chess
Utilize physical materials as well as virtual ones: videos, software, online resources etc. In chess, like in other disciplines, the learning is more enjoyable and memorable when it's multisensory. In addition, exposing yourself to different media offers you different perspectives and relatable elements. In other words, the more complete and diverse the experience is, the better!
3. Study the classics of chess
Like any other intellectual discipline, chess has experimented a cultural evolution. Ideas, styles and methods did not come out of thin air. Future generations have the privilege to benefit from all this cultural heritage. On top of that, the ideas from our ancestors get to us well-selected, distilled and improved. There is no better way to learn!
4. Master the fundamentals
Es casi imposible exagerar la importancia de una buena base en ajedrez. Algunos maestros incluso bromean diciendo que en ajedrez gana el que mejor se sabe las reglas. El ajedrez es un juego de lógica. Por lo tanto, al igual que las matemáticas, en ajedrez las conclusiones se construyen de ideas más simples. Trata de entender a fondo los conceptos más simples.
5. Not only study, also train!
It is natural to think that being chess and intellectual activity, one makes progress by studying. Actually, competitive chess is an ability! You will need more and more practice along with your learning. Work on mastering basic tactics, endgames, strategic concepts, and practice your openings repertoire. Trabaja en dominar bien las tácticas básicas, finales, conceptos estratégicos, y practica tu repertorio de aperturas.
6. Enjoy the process
According to Magnus Carlsen, the current Chess World Champion, this is the most important. Chess is a game, and as such it must be enjoyed. Moreover, enjoyment promotes motivation, and this contributes to perseverence. Chess is a complicated game, and mastery comes with time. The path is long, so enjoy it!