Are you ready to climb the online chess mountain? This is the age of mass multimedia. The emergence of the world wide web has changed our lives in more ways than we could ever imagine. We can get connected with people who share our interests, people we never would have come into contact with before. We can play players from all over the world in real time.
Technological advances have revived my involvement in chess. I've played thousands and thousands of games over the last few years. Blitz games, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes usually. I also play longer games allowing 3 days per move. You have to take more care in those ones. Mistakes are punished ruthlessly.
Don't sweat it if you have never played chess before and don't know how. Some people think that it looks like a very complicated game compared to say draughts or checkers. But it's really not. It only takes about 20 minutes or half an hour to learn the basics. Learn the official chess rules here in no time at all.
My greatest challenge in chess has been breaking new ground with my playing strength. I have discovered that unless you're some kind of child prodigy, you can't expect to get stronger by simply playing game after game. You will reach a certain level and then if you wish to rise higher you must roll up the sleeves and work at it.
But let's face it. Getting stuck in and wading through oceans of chess theory is tedious, time consuming work. Not everyone is up for the soul destroying, morale sapping, grueling task of studying chess. Most people have a ton of other things going on in their lives. They just don't have the time. But don't worry. I will trawl through all of the theory and filter out the nuggets from the noise. I will package the research for you so that you can consume vast swathes of chess gold in a fraction of the time. I will give you back days, weeks and months of your life. You can watch your rating soar and have lots of spare time to spend on other things.
Lapoc is more or less my findings on my own journey to improve my game and grow my chess strength. I have sliced and diced the basics of chess strategy so that you can sink your teeth into the important material straight away. You don't want to lose ages on every little thing. You can find every chess opening in the encyclopedia of chess openings right here, again packaged for your convenience. You can pit your wits against thousands of opponents on a top class online chess interface. As a chess gladiator on the make you want a fighting arena to do justice to your brilliant strategy and fantastic combinations. Mastermind your greatest chess victories here at Lapoc.
Of course to help you on your way I will tell you everything I know on advanced strategy in the endgame, middlegame and openings. A little preparation goes a long way and a few tricks to add to your arsenal won't do any harm either. Catch your opponent off guard with a cleverly laid trap in the form of a gambit.
You don't realize the subtle principles you can learn from medieval chess masters, gifted past masters from the last century and a half and the world chess champions. Their games are priceless gems that will help you strengthen your game.
Chess history is a deeply interesting topic. The story of how this game was carried on trade routes by land and by sea is as much a story of human history. The game split into many chess variants as it spread across Asia, North Africa and Europe.
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