Castling is one of those moves that often confuses people, there are in fact three ways to achieve castling. The first is long (that’s when you castle with the Queen’s side rook), the second is short (King’s side) and the third is artificial (which isn’t really castling but it’s where you end up with the […]
Opening is arguably the most essential phase of any chess game, whether you’re using a well rehearsed strategy, or trying something new, its important to carefully think through and practice this phase of the game to ensure your success. My advice – keep a folding chess board at hand and play whenever you can.
When you’re playing a game of chess there are certain strategies available to you as a player that enable you to force your opponent to do something other than they wish to do. This is what’s known as tactical play and there are 3 key components to a tactical game that enable the best players […]
One of the hardest things to do in Chess is to choose an opening, particularly when you’re unfamiliar with your opponents strengths and weaknesses. There are literally thousands of possible combinations of move – only 3 physical moves into the game. However, not all of these choices are created equal. So we’ve got a quick […]