• Step-by-step learning method
  • Suitable for both beginners and advanced players
  • Workbooks available for extra exercises

Basics of chess for beginners

Learning chess in a structured way is very important if you want to keep increasing your chess rating. Starting with the basic principles of chess and gradually expanding your knowledge and understanding of the game is key to keep improving in the future. As a beginner, you have to build experience with various game situations and tactical positions. Thinking ahead is also an important skill to master when you want to climb the chess rating ladder. For over 23 years, we have developed chess books for beginners to learn chess in an effective and structured way.

Basic chess moves for beginners who want to increase their rating

Chess does not have basic moves for beginners. However, chess does have basic subjects and tactics you should master in the early stages of your development. Of course, every chess player starts at the very beginning. To make our chess curriculum successful, we have developed an extensive step-by-step method and elaborated this in both the workbooks 'basic' and workbooks 'plus'. By means of various game situations, visualization and puzzles, you will train to anticipate different tactics and principles in future games. In other words, you will be able to think ahead and take advantage of bad moves of your opponent. The basics of chess can be learned in Step 1.

Chess books with any level of difficulty

Besides chess books for beginners, we also provide books for advanced players. Our workbooks contain exercises for chess players with a rating up to 2100. Discover our effective learning methods and order the chess book with the right level online. You can also make use of our puzzle corner to learn many more extra chess tactics.

About us

The company Chess-Steps is responsible for distributing and promoting the brand Chess-Steps, also known as 'The Steps Method' or 'de Stappenmethode'.


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