Becoming a great chess player is a journey. And as is the case with any truly great game, understanding the rules is just the first step.
The second, we'd venture to say, is being able to identify, understand, and fix your mistakes. Fortunately, there are a few elementary (and easily corrected) blunders that nearly all beginner players fall into at some point. Dodge them, and grand mastery -- or, at any rate, a much better standard of play -- is just around the corner.
Here are seven of the most common.Read More »from Beginner chess mistakes to avoid