Today's chess player can access extensive chess book, magazine and video resources to learn more about this complex game. 

Many successful tournament players and coaches over a long period of time have contributed their knowledge and tips from actual game situations for players at all levels covering a wide variety of topics.

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Chess puzzles / exercises

Chess Exam & Training Guide

Igor Khmelnitsky (2004)

Do not be overly concerned if you couldn't do a particular problem. You must, however, give your full efforts on every question. 

Please read the questions carefully since, in some cases, there might be more than one good answer. The difference in points awarded for the best and a good answer is quite significant.
I recommend spending no more than 20 minutes on each diagram. Use the chessboard or work directly from the diagram in the book. If using the board, do not move the pieces.

Avoid guessing since, in the long run, incorrect reasoning is preferred to making your choice without one at all. In some cases, if you missed some of the critical issues, you are awarded fewer points than the maximum of 5, even if you selected the best choice.

Read  the book - 320 pages

Chess tips

7 Steps to Better Chess

Eric Schiller (2010)

Chess is a game where winning is a result of a mistake. If you don't make a mistake, you can 't lose . ln most games, both sides make a number of errors and the one who makes the last big mistake -leading to checkmate -loses . All chessplayers make mistakes .

Even the great World Champions have managed to play some dreadful moves. Beginners naturally make a lot of mistakes, even accidentally losing pieces, but can often survive or even prevail, with a little help from the opponent. When facing stronger opposition, however, even a small error can lead to defeat. To make progress as a player, your number one task is to eliminate , or at least limit, your mistakes. 

This book aims to investigate how bad moves can push past all the superior alternatives, and often lead to defeat. We'll look at typical mistakes as seen in my own games , hoping that you will learn from them and be able to avoid them in your own games. Many of these lessons were painful to me as a player. In most cases , I've been able to understand why the errors were made .

Read   the book - 196 pages