Playing in tournaments can be fun (and even more fun when you win a game!). But it is the work you put in before playing matches that will improve your chess.

The good news is that training can be, and should be, fun. If you’re not sure where to begin, then we have some suggestions which may help you. And even better news is that there is a huge amount of information and training resources available to you for free!

Different people learn in different ways. And we know that everyone learns at different speeds. You’ll need to find out what works best for you.

We do recommend joining There is a free basic membership, with premium features available for a fee.

We will add training resources here, so please check back on a regular basis.



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