"When you see a good move look for a better one."
"When your rooks talk you will never get checkmated"
(in other words get your pieces developed and your rooks in the game)
Middle game Books
OnLine sites are a great resource . You can play against other players all around the world. You can play with time limits that you choose. You can have increment, this is where time is added to your clock for each move that you and your opponent make, this way you are unlikely to run out of time. You can also control for the ratings of the players you play. That is for example you can post a game request called a seek for players rated between 1200 to 1600 and with a time control for example 15 minutes with 15 second increment. The last good thing about these sites is, they have tactics and checkmate problems, videos and other features, Here are some sites in my order of preference:
- Lichess ( free )
- Chess Tempo ( free )
- Idea chess ( free ) (tactics & mate problems you can choose 1,2,3,4 movers)
- Internet Chess Club (ICC) This is a pay site has great videos and features and other benefits. The ICC is the strongest site if you want to improve this is your site)
- Chess Cube (free) mostly speed chess
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