How to win a chess tournament

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Winning Chess Tournaments For Juniors by Robert M. Snyder

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Chess Opening TRICKS to WIN More Games: Tennison Gambit: Secret Traps, Moves, Strategy & Ideas

A well-planned tournament chess strategy can have an incredible impact on the results of the tournament chess player. Contemplating and developing a refined approach to playing chess tournaments is critical to success, as you will surely fare better than the casual and uninformed chess player that simply arrives for round 1 and focuses only on the moves.
Robert M. Snyder

Practical Tournament Chess Strategy

I recently April , played in the Maryland Open chess tournament in the Under section. I played well and won the section with a score. Not bad for one weekend of fun! As I thought about the tournament over the past few weeks, I wondered why, even though I play in this tournament every year, I won the title in some years, but not others. Even though I had been successful in the past, and developed a theory about how to repeat it, I apparently did not take my own advice every year. Or maybe I did, and there are other factors at work in determining one's result.

Winning at chess on under level is not as hard as it sounds. Outcome of most games is decided by serious mistakes or blunders. If you want to consistently win at his level, there are certain rules you need to follow and skills you should master. Everything is much simpler. To win chess games you simply need to follow the ten tips given below. Indeed, you should have some idea of how to develop pieces.

2. How to win at chess: Castle early

Winning is not necessarily about playing the best moves. It is about defeating your opponent. In fact you may have played an awful game, and still won.

Here are 10 tips to get you started:. Each chess piece can move only a certain way. For instance, a pawn moves straight ahead but can only attack on an angle, one square at a time. The bishop moves at an angle but can move more than one square at a time. The rook castle can move only in a straight line but can go forward, back or to the side. The queen, the most powerful piece, can move in any direction for any number of squares, but not two directions in one move. And the king moves at a stately pace as a king should one square at a time in any direction.

This guide assumes you already know the basics of playing chess. If you are just starting, click here to read a guide for your first few games. The best strategy for getting better at chess is to solve tactics. You can do that by working through a book on tactics, or you can solve them online. There are patterns in chess that you'll see repeated, and studying tactics helps you become familiar with these patterns. Chess is absolutely a game of intelligence, but it also requires memory, hard work, and natural instinct. I think chess makes you smarter because it helps improve your decision-making skills.

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