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Learn How to Play Chess

Learn what every chess master knows.

Online lessons tailored to teach you the most important winning skills. From beginner to master.

Logically, you will find the best chess books in our Logical Chess Bookshelf.

Learn what you can from the Best Games of the best players.

Try this 5-piece Endgame Explorer. You can use the FEN generated on this page as input.

Tactics!

The most effective way to improve your chess skill is to practice solving chess puzzles quickly and accurately.

A chess combination or tactic is a thread of moves that begins with a sacrifice and ends with a positive result. The positive result is usually a decisive material advantage, but can also be a decisive positional advantage. The Encyclopedia of Chess Middlegames categorizes chess combinations in 16 types. You can find examples of all these types of combinations served by our sister site Logical Checks. The website is designed to help you develop this most important chess skill.



A man ceases to be a beginner in chess and becomes a master when he has learned that he is going to be a beginner all his life.

R. G. Collingwood (1889-1943) The New Leviathan (1942)