Originally posted by meshackla
I am new to playing chess, but I know what every piece does. I need to have some stragedy ideas or anything at all would be helpful. I have playes 7 different games with my dad and nothing I do seems to work, I mean I know that he is good, but i would like to beat him just once!
Really, you need to learn the game. Nothing a person can say in this thread is going to help, you need to learn it.
If you learn all this info, you are going to get a LOT better. Learn it all, don't just read quick through it... you need to learn it all.
It's going to take you years to catch up with your dad, unless he's never studied anything on the subject of chess. We don't know how strong your dad is at chess. All you can do is get as strong as you can.
This will also help you with the chess tactics someone else posted here.