Just a beginner? Don’t know how to start? No worries we have got you a good series of everything to make you a hustle free way towards a good chess player. But first take a look at this basic but very important chess tips which will be helping you in making your chess game more strong and effective.


Tip #1: Keep The Diagonals To Your King Closed

The fastest way to lose a game of 3-Check is early on the diagonals. There are many ways that opening up (or simply not closing them) the diagonals to your king can backfire, but the most dangerous diagonal, like classical chess, is the one guarded only by the king:

Of course, the Sicilian itself is not a bad choice at all for Black! In fact, it's the preferred choice by both MVL and FM Mike Klein (who might as well be a chess variants GM), but Black must play 2...e6 after 2.Bc4 to prevent the combination(refer to image 1)

Tip #2: Open Files, Too, Are Very Dangerous

Simply because it takes more effort to open files (requires pawn trades) than it does to open diagonals (just need bishops and queens to be developed) we do not rank open files as being quite as dangerous as open diagonals in 3-Check; however, this should not give you a false sense of security. Open files are the quickest way for a winning position to become a lost one in 3-Check!

Tip #3: Never Allow Consecutive Checks

It doesn't matter how much material you're gaining along the way, usually giving your opponent back-to-back checks against your king is the beginning of disaster. Now, that doesn't mean you should reason if you're ever down two checks to none, in fact, the opposite is true. Keep fighting!

Just because someone has more checks doesn't mean it's over, especially if they've given up too much material or initiative to get those random checks. They may not have a logical follow-up. 

It's the consecutive nature of checks that's the problem. The diagram above (image no 3)shines a good light on this: In the variation where Black captures on h7, the game is over immediately because the second check comes instantly, and White has gained the initiative; however, the variation where Black plays 1...Kh8, despite White getting a 2nd check rather quickly, took something away from White's attack to take this random, desperado-knight hopping checking approach. And in the final position, Black's pieces are starting to coordinate while White doesn't have a clear knockout third check.

Tip #4: A Queen Always Gets "Her Two"

The first lady always gets hers! I'll paint a picture for you: If the enemy queen gives a check (on either file, rank or diagonal) unless you can capture her on the spot, the next check is guaranteed.

How is that possible? Well, no matter where the king moves or who blocks the queen's threat, the queen can always sacrifice for the blocker or move herself close enough to the king to get her next check. So if that queen's first check was the opponent's second check in the game, you can resign on the spot.

Not true you say! Because you're smart, you thought about this in your head.

Actually, try to imagine it. You forgot one thing: checks can be blocked by checks too! Even if the king unleashes a discovery, why can't the queen then block the discovered check, giving her brilliant second check anyway?

The only scenario possible that doesn't allow this is a pinned queen to the king under discovered check, but if that were the case, why wasn't the queen taken on the first move instead of moving the queen?

Ok so this was all about the check chess tips for beginners do let us know what you feel on the same in your independent thought section down below!