Blog - Violet Crown Chess


How can beginners improve?

So you’ve just learned how chess pieces move and are fascinated by the game. Now are ready to level up. But you don’t know what steps to take, and how to improve as a beginner? 


There’s a lot of information available on the internet. It can be very overwhelming, and you might end up feeling confused. 


But in reality, there are very few things you should be focused on to improve as a chess beginner. This is exactly what we’ve covered in the article. 


Apart from that, there’s one thing that’s a no-brainer for professionals, which most beginners take too casually. What’s that? 

Keep reading to find out!


5 Reasons Why You Need a Good Chess Set

A chess set can not only help you improve, but it can also serve as the first inspiration to take up the game. But most importantly, it makes the game a lot more fun to play. 

In this article, we will share 5 reasons why a chess set is so important. Also, we'll share a few interesting stories on how some chess legends were inspired to play by their family chess set.


How to setup a chessboard?

Before you learn how to play, you must know how to set up a chessboard. Every traditional chess game starts from the same position and it’s import to get it right!

In your chess set, there are 32 pieces on the board - 16 pieces on each side. Some sets have extra queens for each color. You can set those aside for now. They are used in cases during game play where a pawn reaches the last rank and promotes to a queen when another queen is already on the board.