Frequently asked questions : Learning, training and gaming
How should I divide my time between learning, training and gaming?
It is tough to give a general answer to this question. It depends on your level and what you want to achieve. But to give you an idea:
If you are completely new to chess, you start with the lessons in the Pawn, Knight and Bishop levels. You will learn the rules and practice your tactical skills. That way, you build a solid basis. You can alternate your lessons with fun games in the Arena. Chessity is adaptive, so you will always play games at your own level. In ‘training’, the Jumping Jack game is a good way to master the movements of the knight.
Somewhat advanced chess player
If you are somewhat advanced (from Bishop level onwards), it is good, in addition to the lessons, to play a lot of games (which you can do in the Arena, under ‘gaming’) and to learn from your mistakes.
The ‘training’ section offers various tactics trainers. This mixed assignments closely resemble actual chess game situations, making them ideal for training. They teach you tactical pattern recognition and search strategies. You also encounter these assignments in the gaming section.
In addition, it is very important to develop a good board vision, for which Chessity has develop the Routeplanner training games. If you practice theseregularly, your visualization skills will keep improving.
Advanced chess player
For advanced chess players, the lessons of the Rook and Queen levels are interesting. In addition, it is important to do a lot of tactical training. The chess puzzles in Chessity go up to the master level, so you can always train on your own level.
At this chess level, the Endgame trainers are also recommended.