How to Play
Basic Strategies
Advanced Tactics
Opening Book
Chess Puzzles
Tournament Play
Annotated Games
About our site

Basic Strategies

Welcome to Basic Strategies! In this section, we'll tell you how to improve your game, starting with basic principles that you'll want to keep in mind when playing. Then, we provide tips on how to take the advantage of a better position through to a checkmate. The sections that are covered here are listed below. Click here to begin.

Piece Value
The Pin
The Fork
The Skewer
Discovered Attack
Discovered Check
Double Check
Annotated Game: Part One
Annotated Game: Part Two