There are many ways to begin.
Kasparov Chess University is a place where you can begin and end up as a
Grandmaster. They will still have something interesting for you to learn!
Visit and download and Install InterWise Software : http://www.kasparovchess.com/kcunew/EN/kcu/demo_ins.htm
After you successfully install the software, download basic Student Tutorial
and Learn to Play - Chess Basics at : http://www.kasparovchess.com/kcunew/EN/kcu/p_frameset.html?allkcuCatalog();
After it is done please do not forget to visit: http://www.kasparovchess.com/kcunew/EN/kcu/demo.htm
To further advance your skills you may wish to subscribe to various courses
You may also visit various useful internet sites:
1. Visit http://www.chesspro.com/courses/ Excellent website. Reported broken link on 5th December 2001. It's worth trying your luck.
2. Visit 365 Chess Lessons
This may look like a great ocean of information. Do not
miss to download
Brilliant Ways To Checkmate
b) 1001 Combination
Also buy these books written by Fred Reinfeld. It can be bought from any
leading chess store. Whenever you are waiting, or travelling it is quite handy.
Most importantly they will form a very strong foundation for you to build your
3. Visit http://www.tim-mann.org/chess.html
Download free software that are quite powerful software like winboard
Interface and the compatible freeware chess engines that work with them. They
can also read your downloaded games in PGN (Portable Game Notation). They can
also connect you to internet chess servers.
combinations, practical endings, and annotated games
5. http://chessdoctor.com/. Reported broken link on 5th December 2001.
7. The list will go on for ever! And it is easy to lose your way!