Want to learn chess? Here is a great guide.
Free Online Tutorials / Instruction / Analysis
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.
Chess Corner – Offers a good tutorial for (absolute) beginners, and an introduction to the main tactical themes.
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 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.
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.
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.
Hard Chess – Columns by Mark Morss [no longer being produced] from the Correspondence Chess Place site focusing on analysis of specific situations.
Kasparov Chess – Has quite a few instructional articles scattered around the site. The problem is it will probably take longer to find them than to read them.
Larry Evans Articles – Some old instructional articles from Chess Life by IM Larry Evans.
Master Preparation: Lecture Summary – Lectures from a chess course. Worth checking out.
So You Wanna Learn How To Play Chess? – From soyouwanna.com, fairly silly introduction to the game for beginners.
U.S. Chess Learn Chess Video – Videos that covers basics like castling, En passant and the rules.
Paid / Private Lessons & Consultation
Chess Aid – Providing a panel of GM’s & IM’s to give you lessons, analyze your games, or even play you themselves. You provide the membership fee.
Dan Heisman – USCF National Master Dan Heisman offers public and private lessons for children and adults.
GM Chess – Get personalized help from GMs — led by Alexander Khalifman.
Igor Khmelnitsky (IM) – Offers chess coaching services. Find your skill level with his chess evaluation test (free download).
Midwest Chess Academy – Professional instructors offer on-line chess lessons for a fee.
Ziane Chess Academy – National Master Noureddine Ziane is a childrens’ chess coach and chess camp organizer. (Texas, USA)