"Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast." -- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.

Chess Tips

MIDDLEGAME TIPS:

* When playing weaker players, don't go for the throat, don't try to bamboozle your opponent in a complex position (you might get lost too!); instead, play steadily and wait for a mistake - in fact, don't try to jump all over their first mistake, you can wait for another mistake to turn up. If your opponent is only a bit weaker than you, you may need to mix things up a bit, but generally the message is 'steady does it'.