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Curious about the game of chess? Maybe you found a retro game owned by your parents or grandparents and you are mesmerised by the checkerboard and all the cool playing pieces. Let's learn a bit more and find out how to play this game!
The best way to learn how to play a complex game like chess is with classes or a private tutor. A crash course isn't really going to get you far in the game as there's so much to learn - from the different pieces to the many strategies.
No matter how much of a natural you are at strategic play, chess is not a game that you can pick up a piece of and just try to play. Everybody has to study the game of chess to some extent and spend time learning the names of the pieces, rules and strategies not to mention practising with an opponent as much as possible to keep building and improving. Of course, you can teach yourself some basics using tutorials and guides online, but there's nothing quite like being taught by a person who can advise you on the psychological elements of a game like chess. Humans certainly have an advantage over a computer for learning chess!
Chess classes are available in the city for children and adults across the board, even those with a rating of less than 1200 (which means they are novices). You can find out how the rating system works in our How To Play Chess section below.
Pick a professional coach to help you learn chess the correct way. Superprof will help you to find the most relevant tutor: we put together all the chess teachers in Coventry and the surrounding areas. You can sort them easily using the website's filter features, then when you've narrowed down your criteria you can read each tutor's biography to find out a bit more about them and their teaching methods to see if they're the right match for you. Your private chess tutor will have had significant experience in the game and will be able to offer you their wisdom on the subject.
Whether working with your tutor remotely at home or face to face in a classroom, really make the most of having a qualified tutor in Coventry help you to plan your moves and strategies. Ask them to show you different openings, different game plans and more. With a tutor, you can improve your performance, boost your confidence, refine your strategy and learn about the next steps for you from an experienced chess guide.
The rules of chess are far too advanced to simply offer a summarised breakdown of play. However, the basic details surrounding the game are that it is played on a square board comprising of 64 squares in a 8x8 grid formation. One player controls the 16 white pieces and the other the 16 black pieces, of which there are one king, one queen, two knights, two rooks, two bishops and eight pawns, and the objective is to checkmate the opponent's king. The game can end in several different ways, including in a draw.
On average, each game of chess lasts between 10 and 60 minutes. A rating system is used in chess to estimate the strength of each player based on their previous performance, which goes from below 1200 (novice) to over 2700 (super grandmaster).
Coventry, like many cities, has a range of chess academies and clubs which shows just how popular the game still is today. Chess, although it has undergone a few changes, has remained relatively untouched since it was invented hundreds of years ago. Isn't it fascinating to know that people were playing the same game centuries ago in Coventry that you are now?
There is even a weekly chess club at Coventry University for members - costing just £4 a year!
Chess has been around for over 1500 years according to experts, but a lot has changed over its history. The game is thought to have originated in India, before spreading throughout the world with a number of variants. The first glimpse of chess as a modern sport was in a competition in London in 1851 and, since then, the number of matches has significantly grown.
Magnus Carlsen of Norway, 29, is the reigning world chess champion, awarded in 2020 by the World Chess Federation FIDE.
You can find out what classes and groups are available in your local area of Coventry by visiting your local library, checking out noticeboards in shops and advertisements in magazines or newspapers. What's more, you can use the Internet and social media sites to look for suitable classes near you and to find yourself a private tutor, if you prefer a one to one experience. With Superprof, you can learn about chess and how to play the game with the help of a professional chess player or someone with vast knowledge of the sport.
Private chess lessons in Coventry are an effective way to learn to play chess fast. There are a handful of chess tutors covering the area who can teach beginners through to highly rated players, and while there may be but few of them they are highly trained in their niche area. The tutors can come to your house or they might have a suitable room set up at their place. Failing that, you can also learn online by using the advanced tools and apps at your disposal thanks to the modern Internet. Chess lessons in Coventry start at £15 per hour.
There are plenty of different types of tutors: students looking to earn some extra cash, hobbyists, qualified teachers, competition winners etc. Private tutorials are the best way to learn how to play chess.
The cost of chess lessons in Coventry is around £14.
Tutors rates will vary depending on:
97% of our private teachers on Superprof give the first class for free.
Chess has become extremely popular over the last few years. In 2020 especially, Chess was for many a popular pastime. In addition, the release of the Netflix series 'The Queen's Gambit' fueled the nation's desire to learn how to play Chess like the pros!
Playing chess is a favourite pastime for many people and offers a number of benefits. Did you know that learning how to play chess aids brain development and improves hand-eye coordination?
In addition, people who play a lot of chess have highly developed thinking abilities and also strong memory skills.
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Use the search engine to find your chess teacher from among 3 private teachers in Coventry.
In Coventry and the surrounding areas, there are 3 chess teachers available to offer courses
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