Are you serious about improving your chess? Do you want to be a better chess player?
Do you want to want to win more games? Do you want a higher chess rating? If so, improving your game is precisely the business of chessfox.com.
You may be good enough to beat most family and friends around, or you may even be a reasonable club player but somehow you’re stuck on how to raise the bar to the next level. Then chessfox.com is the answer.
What is Chessfox.com all about?
There is a trick to it. Chessfox.com offers effective and significant improvement of chess playing strength because the training material focuses on specifically exercising core skills in a targeted results-orientated program. It is very different from run of the mill chess training courses. It’s not just loads and loads of random puzzles and endless and aimless exercises. Rather, it is a systematic approach that focuses on identifying and improving core skills and the logical thinking processes required to bring them together in creating a formidable chess playing machine. Is that not the space you want to be in?!
It is simple and it works – guaranteed.
Current chess “training” practices
Most chess books and videos give you (great amounts of) knowledge but hardly teach you how to think. The result is that you increase your knowledge but once you start playing, you don’t know how to apply it.
In all my training materials I aim to keep these potential pitfalls in mind and create learning materials and exercises that draw from the positive aspects whilst avoiding the downsides.
The value of effective exercises
When you walk past a coffee table and your eye catches a tempting a chess puzzle “white to play and win in 3” or “black to play and win” are you keen to give it a go? Is it going to improve your chess? Well, of course it is fun so don’t stop doing those puzzles, and don’t stop those casual games against friend and family either, but don’t really count it as part of your training towards becoming an improved and strong player!
For exercises to make a player skillful, the exercises need to emulate the situations one faces in the real games. In real games there is no one to tell you that on the board there now happens to be a position of “white to play and win in three”. Why then should you train that way?
Obviously there is some benefit to be gained in doing those puzzles but the real benefit comes when you have acquired skills that will help you to recognize such opportunities without a tip-off that it is in fact there – you just need to find it!
Interestingly, why are there no or hardly any exercises saying: “black to play and restrict white’s plan”? Sure you want to win, but preventing your opponent from achieving their goals is the other side of the same coin.
The Chessfox.com system
Let’s get straight to the point: to be a good chess player requires specific skills and knowing how to use them. To improve your chess, to become a better player requires better skills – it really goes without saying! But knowing what those skills are only takes you halfway there – knowing how to acquire those skills, and acquiring them, that is what you really need!
What this website offers is to provide a systematic training program to master the 7 basic skills and an 8th all important one of “logical thinking” to bring it all together.