chess instructions for advanced
chess instructions to become a master
Are you ranked as an advanced or an expert in chess ...and want to know how to become a chess master? If so you have come to the right place and we are happy to have you here with us. We offer you the best instructions to become a chess master or even more. The work behind these instructions took a long time and required us an extensive evaluation of chess books and methods of chess study. We are proud of the result of our work and we feel it will most certainly help you very much. Therefore, seriously think of our chess instructions as the tool to wield TO BECOME a CHESS MASTER.
Chess Instructions for the Openings
To become chess master, you have to master the openings. The opening preparation will additionally include a part with a thorough preparation for the middlegame. You will have to study the strategic and tactical possibilities of every type of position that arises from the opening variations you play. For Black, we recommend to choose 2 systems against 1.e4 and one or two systems against 1.d4 that also met 1.c4 and 1.Nf3. You must have one main system and then another just to "surprise" or vary from time to time.
For White, the best way is to have one single and very strong system against every of Black's possible defences. Why a single system? Because Black has many possible responses and you will have no time to prepare for more main opening lines. Moreover, after each tournament, you will have to analyze your games, and the conclusions drawn from the opening analysis should be put in practice at the next tournament.
Other instructions for the openings are to avoid choosing simple or rare systems. At this stage of preparation, you must understand many types of positions, so choose strong variations with many possibilities and plans at hand!
Now, how do you prepare?
Our method of opening preparation:
This method helps you not only in learning openings, but also in positional understanding and appreciating the tactical possibilities of the resulting positions! This is very important. So, do not think that too much time is devoted to the openings, because in the meantime you also learn strategy and tactics which are related to what you actually play.We recommend you to get a material with a lot of annotations and Opening System as how a chess master should play:
Chess Instructions for the Strategy
Our chess instructions on openings are also excellent for the strategy of your next games. We advised you to go through the games without annotations and write down a list of questions. After that you have to study in great depth the same game, annotated at this time. With this method, you will improve your strategic approach of the positions you will really play.
There are some very good strategy books for advanced-expert level and we recommend you to study them. We made a list with only the top ones, and still it would be extraordinary if you could read them all. In fact, we do recommend to STUDY them. (Read at the bottom of this page what the meaning of "study" is and follow those chess instructions!)
Chess Instructions for the Tactics
You have to calculate rapidly and precisely! This is necessary to be able to win against masters!
Try to find a quite time during the day when nothing disturb you and you are not tired. Sit down in front of your chess set and concentrate on the tactics and complicate positions. Begin this training with some simple exercises, then pass on to more complex tactical problems and finally completely analyze a sharp game on your own. The sharp game that you pick for analysis should have a complex middlegame or early endgame that has many strategic and tactical possibilities that usually arises from open games. This is very helpful in learning how to calculate correctly and mature your tactical skills.
Begin the analysis of tactical positions, first searching for all the moves that seem good. Then for every move you selected, repeat the previous step: search for the best moves of your imaginary opponent. Doing so, you will make a tree of the variations that are worthy of being notated. This method will help you to think in an organized manner. What and how many moves you choose for your "tree" is up to your initial intuition. However, the more you practice with this method, the more your intuition will mature.
The following books are highly recommended:
Chess Instructions for the Endgames
At your level, we believe that you know the basics of endgame playing. If you do not and you think that you must
improve in this field, read the chess instructions for the intermediates, too.
This book is highly recommended not just for the endgames, but for the tactical thinking too. You must think and annotate every variation on your own and only then look at Dvoretsky's solution. This book and the method will for sure help you very much.
other chess instructions
How to STUDY - chess instructions: Analyze on your own all key-positions for some minutes and write down your position's evaluation, the plan and the move you would play, the opponent's counter play, and some variations if necessary. Only then look at the author's annotations. This is the key to your improvement and, sincerely, it is not quite easy. Find the correct way in our 13-month course for advanced.
If you follow exactly all these chess instructions, you have assured your qualification for an international (FIDE) category, not just for a national master. :)