The House of Chess blog — better your chess

How to get started in chess

Posted by Roline Pretorius on

Starting out in chess can feel pretty lonely. You might even think that you're the only one who's wondering how to get better faster. You need to know that you're not alone and that almost all players struggle through the early years. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix but here are five great ways to help you.

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Better your chess by doing these five things

Posted by Roline Pretorius on

With the Candidates Tournament 2018 currently underway in Germany, you have to wonder what makes these players so good. The tournament is an eight-player double round-robin, and the winner earns the right to challenge Magnus Carlsen in the World Chess Championship 2018 for the title. While we can't all be as good as Magnus, we can improve our game. Here are five things you can do to better your chess.

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Five tips to recover from a tough tournament

Posted by Roline Pretorius on

It happens to everyone. You go into a tournament well prepared and think you might strike gold, but then something happens to throw you off. You get off to a bad start and never recover, leaving you feeling worthless and defeated.

Thankfully, it's not the end of the world. And you can still bounce back in the next event. Here are four tips to recover from a disastrous tournament.

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