It’s the season of “New Year, New Me”, and everyone is possessed by an optimistic and hopeful spirit. From weight loss to getting a PhD, the New Year’s goal list overwhelmingly contains all kinds of wishes and dreams.
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Chess players have their own special list for the chess resolutions of the year, but for those still figuring out their next steps, we’re here to help!
Solve at least 1 tactic problem per day
Tactics sharpen your mind and make you more efficient and accurate in a chess game. One tactic a day is 365 tactics by the end of the year!
Become an expert in the pawn endgame
Pawn endgames are fundamental to understanding any endgame. They also give you the flexibility to evaluate any possibility of moving from the middlegame to a pawn endgame.
Finally learn how to checkmate with bishop and knight
Although it is an elementary endgame, the bishop and knight checkmate have their complexity and should be studied seriously. Spend the necessary time not only learning it, but also being able to do it under 90”!
What could be better than learning from and connecting with the most brilliant chess minds? World Chess gives you the opportunity to participate in a series of monthly masterclasses and Q&A sessions with the world’s best grandmasters.
Read at least 6 new chess books
Chess books are a great source of information and are certainly very important for chess players of all levels. Books not only give you knowledge, but also guide you to apply it in your own games.
Make chess friends who will hold you accountable for your chess goals
Chess has tons of enthusiasts and friends of the sport. Find your own chess goals, discuss with them, learn and play together, making it easier to achieve your chess goals. Join our community and start connecting!
Get or increase your online rating
The FIDE online rating is just like a regular FIDE rating, but online! To get and improve it, you don’t need to travel around the world and participate in official offline tournaments. Instead, you play online and participate in FOA Rated online tournaments and earn online titles recognized by FIDE.
Get your online title and share your story
FOA gives you the opportunity to become a Grandmaster online! You get your FΟΑ ID and compete against other members around the world. When you get a title, you get to share your story with our entire community.
Learn a new opening with white and black
There are many players who are so obsessed with openings that they rely on them for their entire training to study them. Actually, grandmasters don’t recommend this unless you’ve reached a certain level.
Play and analyze
Playing without analyzing can turn out to be a huge waste of learning opportunities. Play online at FIDE Online Arena and practice.
Watch every major tournament
2022 has some big events not to be missed. Tata Steel 2022, Grand Prix Series, the Candidates and much more will be broadcast on https://chessarena.com/broadcasts. Don’t miss them because they will teach you how elite players think!
Happy New Year from all the World Chess and FIDE Online Arena team