How to get better at chess: advice for players of different levels

Lots of advice is the same for all players




Keep trying

Play people better than you


Know what the pieces are worth

Know how to set up the board at the start

Get your pieces out quickly

Get control of the centre

Take the White side if you can choose

Every piece matters

Don't be arrogant

Know all the openings

Endgames - finishing off

Try copying your opponent's moves -- that might make them annoyed and frustrated, then you can try your own moves

Try the Czech Knight Exercise

Any more? Any comments?