Frequently asked questions about Chess
Is it easy to learn Chess?
Chess is an intellectual and strategic sport that depends on study, analysis, concentration and patience. Therefore, learning Chess does not only mean knowing the rules, knowing the pieces and the moves - it also means developing the necessary skills to be a good player.
So, learning the rules can be easy. What’s more complex is improving the reasoning and skills, which can take some years of study and practice.
How to learn to play Chess alone step by step?
It is possible to learn to play Chess by yourself through online courses, which teach you step by step, from explanations about the board, the pieces and the rules, to the main strategies and tactics of the game.
When you learn the fundamentals, you can practice alone in specific Chess applications such as Chess Free, Chess Live, Master Chess and Chess - Play and Learn. Some of them are focused on the game, others on learning.
How long does it take to learn Chess?
Just as playing Chess requires attention and patience, learning Chess also requires the same attention and patience. You will need a lot of study to understand the strategies and possibilities of moves and a lot of practice to improve your skills.
Then you can take quick online courses to learn the rules and fundamentals. But you will become an expert in the game only after many moves and a few years of experience.
Where should I start to learn Chess?
The first steps to learn how to play Chess are in the rules of the game and the moves of the pieces on the board. This is the basics, which you can learn in Chess courses for beginners over the Internet, as well as practice in specific applications.
Then, you can advance in knowledge and improve your level of play, with tactics, special moves, principles of openings and endings and, of course, the checkmate. Advanced online courses also address this, but to become a professional you also need a lot of practice.