Getting started with the Coaching stuff

You're going to find the coaching materials on this site a bit tricky if you don't know how to play chess or how to read chess moves. After that, you can find things suitable for different levels of player, about chess , the middlegame (both and ) and , about chess history and , chess , and . There is also a lot about and the business of , and a bit about chess . There is also a guide to levels, ratings and grades. Everything else is either of interest or possibly of interest to .

If you're not sure where to start, try and decide what class of player you are, what you want to work on, whether and about the middlegame (both and ) and about , and then consult the index of materials for different levels of player by topic to find something that might be relevant.

If you're still not sure, I have some more direct advice aimed at the junior chess squad, whom I have worked alongside through triumph and disaster for many years. The advice, which has hardly changed in all this time, may be summarised as:

You might also find some pointers if you give yourself a player's MOT and learn the ABC of chess