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The game of chess belongs to eveyone, and offers endless free chess enjoyment to chess players from every walk of life. Our "royal game" is an important part of world culture and has been shown to develop valuable mental skills and character traits. At ChessCentral we encourage all new chess players to improve and learn more about the game of chess, knowing that their pleasure and understanding of chess games will increase with every new insight into chess tactics and chess strategy. That's why ChessCentral offers so much free chess instruction, like our giant chess KnowledgeBase and this Free Chess Area. No tricks or chess traps here - log in to see more free chess downloads, free chess software and more! By simply becoming a valued ChessCentral Member you'll have enough free chess downloads, chess software and more at your fingertips to satisfy any chess player. Enjoy!

Tips for Chess Beginners
Here we have a series of chess improvement articles written by acclaimed author Bill Wall. Bill earlier put together a list of chess principles found to be a great source of advice for quick chess improvement and learning which chess moves to make. Now Bill has enlarged and expanded each chess principle with savvy "how-to" tips and tricks for all your chess moves, so you can achieve success in chess and improve quickly and easily - only a knowledge of chess notation is needed (click here). If you're a chess beginner then help is standing by and ready to get you playing better chess!

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Chess E-Book Samples
Many great chess books from Everyman are now available as chess e-books for download - order and get delivery in moments! Here we have several samples from their catalog, but readers can choose a chess opening e-book or chess endgame e-book for download or even chess download e-books by Garry Kasparov. All feature the cutting edge benefits of chess e-books for download: they're like paper books...only better!

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Review Your Chess Games
Here you'll find an excellent article by Mark Goodwin showing how blitz chess (chess games played at fast time controls) can be a useful tool in improving "board sight" and tactical prowess in your own chess games, as well as getting you comfortable in a chess opening that you want to learn. Many helpful tips are offered of value to chess players of any level - great chess training tips!

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The Fighting King in Chess
The chess principles that guided Steinitz in his games and writing well known by today's chess players. Steinitz's ideas about doubled pawns, the isolated d-pawn, and pawn islands ("groups," he called them) are now basic to our understanding of chess. Accumulating small advantages, maintaining balance in the game, and patient maneuvering for position have all been accepted and refined by succeeding generations of chess Grandmasters. But the most fundamental chess principle held by Steinitz concerns the King's role in chess play, and here his teaching remains largely untested by modern chess players.

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Free Chess E-Books
At ChessCentral you'll find new and interesting chess downloads and e-book titles released regularly. Try one. Begin building your own digital library of high-quality chess e-books and articles today, by becoming a ChessCentral Member. Then see this page to check out our growing list of chess downloads and e-books. Now chess opening manuals, chess tournament books, even past classics can be presented with fully integrated text and graphics. No more fumbling to find a page or setting up the chess board - your interactive chess game is a click away!

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The Value of Chess Pieces
Here is a free chess article that answers an important qustion for both beginner and more advanced chess players - exactly what is the worth of each chess piece and what is its relative value to other chess pieces? After reading this important article you'll never have to wonder who came out ahead after that last exchange of chessmen. This simple subject can be quite complicated!

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Free Chess Videos
Modern chess technology at its finest! Here you can relax and watch chess videos on subjects that rang from getting the most out of your chess playing software to chess opening analysis and commentary on famous chess games. Chess lessons, tips and advice on video - now it's easy to see why chess DVDs are so popular!

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Free Chess Opening Theory
In today's age of powerful chess software programs we often find that old and fogotten chess opening ideas can be re-tooled and adjusted to serve as surprise weapons for modern tournament chess players. Chess moves from the past, dusty and discarded, are often found to contain hidden resources when examined in the light to today's chess computers. One such "lost variation" can be found in From's Gambit, a violent reply to Bird's Opening.

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Become a ChessCentral Member
Free chess downloads, chess articles, chess software, chess e-books, chess art and more - what could be better? We are constantly expanding our collection of free chess goodies, so check back often. Meanwhile, remember that as a ChessCentral Member you'll have access to much more free chess material, geared for players of all levels. Whether a chess beginner or a chess Master there is a world of free chess instruction and entertainment available here, so join the Free Chess Area today!