|Standards of Chess Equipments for FIDE Tournaments|
50 Chess Games for Beginners - A series of interactive, annotated chess games to teach basic principles.
A.J.'s Beginner Chess Course - A tutorial for beginners.
Anticomputer Chess - Sick of getting beaten by your computer? Check out this page from Rafael Vasquez.
Barnet Chess Club Learning Center - Lots of great stuff. Excellent place.
Battle Royale - From the ChessBaseUSA site, this huge work ("part chess instruction, part historical novel") is a blow-by-blow account of the 1924 New York International Chess Tournament.
Basics Of Chess - Beginner, intermediate, and hopefully forthcoming advanced lessons and problems.
Checkmate - Has some good stuff for beginners to get started.
Chess Coaching Online - Tools to determine what ails your game, plus lessons, puzzles, etc.
Chess Corner - Offers a good tutorial for (absolute) beginners, and an introduction to the main tactical themes.
Chess Doctor - Free e-zine devoted to improving your chess (for beginners and intermediate players).
Chess Dominion - Has Java-based interactive tutorials that allow you to learn at your own pace.
Chess For Kids - This well-designed site featuring basic tutorials, puzzles, and tips was actually made BY kids.
Chess For Success - Dozens of free online lessons for the "advanced beginner" and up.
Chess Is Fun - Lessons from correspondence champion Jon Edwards.
chessKIDS Academy - Offering instruction (lots of it) specifically to help young kids learn chess.
Chess Kit - Site focusing on chess training with advice on analysis plus lessons in tactics and strategy.
Chessnia - Private coaching, instructive games & tests from IM Javier Gil.
Chessplayer - From IM Georgi Orlov. Has a few tutorials along with lots of other good content
Chess Rules - For beginners. How to play chess, graphically illustrated.
Chess Tactics - Neat page illustrating important tactical themes. (i.e. pins, skewers, double attack, sacrifices, etc.)
Chess Tactics Trainer - Easy to very hard tactical problems.
Chess Tips - A series of primers on the various phases of the game.
Chess Trainer - Indian site features combinations, practical endings, and annotated games.
Chess Visualization Training - Information & exercises to help train you to visualize/analyze chess positions in your head.
CLARC - Chess Learning Architecture. Interactive, on-line java environment being developed for chess analysis and study. At least, it WAS being developed.
Claude Kaber's Training Database - Claude is creating a tactics training database in Chessbase and PGN formats. It's quite good.
Nigel Davies (GM) - Training and articles from this British GM.
Mark Dvoretsky ("The Instructor" column) - Renowned chess trainer Mark Dvoretsky's column from Chess Cafe. This links to the latest column, but be sure to check out the archives as well.
DPT Chess - Basic introduction to the game and standard notation.
Duif's Place - Looking for a chess tutor? This is your first stop.
Ellensburg Chess Club - From basic principles to preparing for tournaments.
Exeter Chess Club Coaching Page - Excellent in-depth chess lessons to take you to an A player.
GM Chess - Has a number of free "lectures" to look at, with more forthcoming.
How To Improve Your Chess - No actual lessons here, but advice on what to do in a general way from NM Robert Snyder at the Chess for Juniors site.
Igncaio Marin's Chess Page - This page from Ignacio Marin offers some good advice on various topics.
Jim's Chess Strategy - Specifically, these are Jim's anti-computer chess strategies, with most of the advice being for when you are playing with the black pieces.
Loiodice's Chess Collection - Lots of studies and positions to help you improve. Check out the "Chess Study" and the problems section.
Logical Chess: Move By Move - Inspired by the Chernev book of the same name, games explained one move at a time (just a few).
Master Preparation: Lecture Summary - Lectures from a chess course. Worth checking out.
SmartChess Guide To Chess - Karpov and friends provide a tutorial for absolute beginners (i.e. how the pieces move), plus a list of "golden rules" for different parts of the game.
So You Wanna Learn How To Play Chess? - From soyouwanna.com, fairly silly introduction to the game for beginners.
So You Want To Play Chess? - Excellent page for beginners covers from how to play and all the basic tactical themes, well explained and illustrated.
Spraggett's Chess Wisdom - Pearls of knowledge collected for our enlightenment from GM Kevin Spraggett.
Tip of the Day - Have a chess tip from Tim Harding e-mailed to you daily.
Torr on Survey - What is the difference between a master and a patzer? Someone has taken a survey so you can do what the masters do.
U.S. Chess Improving Your Chess - Tips on improving and FAQ's for beginners from the USCF.
Visual Chess - Interesting approach to learning chess, based on Object-Oriented Learning.
Chess Academy - An all-in-one chess program, featuring excellent tutorials, a decent database module with very fast searching (huge game collection included), and chess engine. Reasonably priced.
Chess Assistant - The makers of the CA database have a whole line of high quality chess training/improvement programs, and add new titles frequently.
ChessBrain Edit - Takes your games, and annotates them by comparing them with master games & pre-calculated position evaluations stored on a CD.
Chess Mentor - A well-regarded software chess tutor. Download demo.
Chess Puzzles Series - Series of programs to improve your ability. For kids & adults. Many demos to download.
Chess Technologies - Training programs based on the "flashcard" technique. One program allows you to import positions of your choice for study.
Kortex Chess - A line of chess training / tutorial software.
Sir Arthur - A couple of games based on the movement of the Knight.
Zillions Of Games - Software package allowing you to create almost any board game and be playing against an AI (or human) opponent immediately. Comes with hundreds of games (including many chess variants) built in, and more can be downloaded from their web site as people create them.