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This article is written by Ross Venhuizen, our CMO at Aimchess. Ross began his chess journey two years ago and is now rated ~2100 on

One of the most common questions I see from new chess players is “how do I get better at chess?”. Once beginners are familiar with the basics of the game — how the board is set up and how to move your pieces — most quickly realize just how complicated chess is. It can be difficult to know where to even start when looking to improve your chess rating.

As a relatively new player…

“I am convinced, the way one plays chess always reflects the player’s personality. If something defines his character, then it will also define his way of playing.” — Vladimir Kramnik.

Sooner or later, every player faces an obstacle to his or her chess progress. To overcome this challenge players often turn to established resources to help them grow:

  • Chess books
  • Tactics training
  • Studying the games of masters
  • Learning opening traps
  • etc


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