Chess learning isn’t a cake walk. The first few weeks of your or your child’s learning is the most pivotal part of the chess journey. Getting started on the right foot and finding success in chess early is the best way to strike a lifelong passion with the game. Accelerating your learning early is what chess coaches do best. We focus on what matters, and we make chess learning easier. And here’s how we do it.
The 80/20 Rule For Chess Learning
The 80/20 rule suggests that 80% of your improvement in chess comes from 20% of your effort. It’s so important to identify the most important areas to focus on, and allocate your time and effort accordingly. This approach to Chess Learning can save a lot of time and make the learning process much smoother. For every new player, that 20% will be different. For some focusing on enjoyment of the game will have huge improvements, for others it’s tactics. Our job is identifying where you or your child should be focusing, and helping you double down on the things that will make your chess learning more efficient.
Consistent practice is essential for improving in chess. And consistent practice is so much easier when it’s FUN! It is a game after all. We’re always focusing on keeping games fun. Group lessons are a great way to do this. Varying opponents and play styles will always keep you on your toes. We also recommend a variety of chess apps and games that vary your learning with puzzles, analysis, and wacky yet helpful variants.
Analyze Your Games
Analyzing your games is huge, and so difficult to do right without guidance. We all make mistakes, but it takes experience to realize what those mistakes were. That’s why analysis is so hard for someone new to chess. It’s a skill that needs to be taught. We love focusing on analysis. It’s a skill that will carry through game after game and empower you to improve. We’ve noticed that even though it can be difficult to analyze your own game, watching someone else play can make analysis that much easier. It’s a fun way to hone your chess analysis skills and make your own chess learning go smoother.
By focusing on the 80/20 rule, playing often, and analyzing your games, you can start your chess journey on the right foot. Remember, chess learning is a lifelong process, and there is always something new to learn. Join one of our unbeatable group lessons or private lessons by getting in touch with us here.