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1-Stop Place 2 Begin Learnin' Chess 3 R's 4 Free!

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  • 1-Stop Place 2 Begin Learnin' Chess 3 R's 4 Free!

    This wikipedia page should be quite helpful to any newbies and others intererested in chess. (I learnt about the word/concept "priyome" as it pertains to chess from this page.) From basic-basic stuff to stuff that ain't so basic.

    Outline of chess - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "They work at the pace of amnesia."--M. Bloch

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    Nice! Sticky, anyone?
    Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

    An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

    My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Skwerly View Post
      Nice! Sticky, anyone?
      I was impressed with it when I accidentally discovered it today. Thought it'd be perfect as a 1st stop for newbs. Great place to explore, learn basics, just get a glimpse of things one didn't know.
      "They work at the pace of amnesia."--M. Bloch

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Skwerly View Post
        Nice! Sticky, anyone?
        *By your command*
        1970's Cylon - By Your Command - YouTube
        Have you read the Forum rules?

        Queeg: Pawn to King Four. Holly: Horsie to King Bish Three.
        Rimmer: It's called a "knight," actually, Holly...
        Queeg: Knight to King Bishop three. Holly: Queen to Rook Eight. Checkmate.
        Queeg: That's an illegal move. Holly: Oh, sorry. Queens don't move like that. I was thinking of poker.
        Holly: Cleudo? You could be Colonel Mustard.
        Cat: If it's any help, I've been studying his tactics and there's a pattern emerging: Every time you make a move, he makes one too. *Winks to Holly*
        Holly: *Winks back* Thanks, Cat.
        --Red Dwarf

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        • #5
          LOL! Cheers.
          Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

          An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

          My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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          • #6
            Free online chess

            Sticky,
            Thanks for the Wikipedia post. Great info. Have you or anyone in this thread come across a free online chess program that explains and suggests moves and comments on moves made? There is a great pay-for-play instructional tool at chess.com. I would like to learn on an interactive online site that is free.
            Thanks,
            Scott

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            • #7
              Free and great rarely go hand in hand.
              Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

              An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

              My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ssurg1 View Post
                Sticky,
                Thanks for the Wikipedia post. Great info. Have you or anyone in this thread come across a free online chess program that explains and suggests moves and comments on moves made? There is a great pay-for-play instructional tool at chess.com. I would like to learn on an interactive online site that is free.
                Thanks,
                Scott
                This is "Sticky" (or "Icky" as Mrs. C. is prone to say..) I don't play computer chess, or use puter progs for anything other than reviewing pgn files, so I can't say.

                However, in a recent post in another thread (http://www.chessforums.org/general-c...ng-bike-3.html ) Malbase (a member here) has recommended CM ("ChessMaster") as a program, saying: "CM provides instructions even as you play against it."

                I believe there's time-limited demos of ChessMaster online. Whether they are full-featured, I don't know. Doubtless Malbase or someone else here can fill you in on the particulars.

                While you're searching for the right program, I'd suggest working tactics-puzzles with physical board and pieces--everything you encounter and learn doing that will only help you comprehend the chess-suggestions of the program you eventually decide upon that much better. It's not enough simply being told what the "right" move is by a program, one has to understand the reasonings behind the suggestion in order to employ it in one's own play when a pertinent occaision arises.
                "They work at the pace of amnesia."--M. Bloch

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                • #9
                  While I don't see the need for this to be stickied, I am happy it was. I normally avoid wikipedia articles, but I'll hop on the bandwagon and check this out. I'll edit this post when I finish skimming over the article.

                  Thanks!

                  Edit:
                  Just finished a quick look. A lot more detailed then I expected it to be. I'll have to finish it all another day. Thank you for the share!

                  P.S.
                  I'm assuming my post isn't considered grave-digging as this is a stickied thread.
                  Last edited by Transient; 04-22-2012, 07:19 PM.
                  Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
                  -John von Neumann

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Transient View Post
                    While I don't see the need for this to be stickied, I am happy it was. .
                    The "need" arose in context of many of us becoming increasingly dismayed by constantly having to answer the very same questions by platoons of new-comers. Every newb seemed to need answers to exactly the same things--perfectly understandable. Also perfectly debillitating after the 20th or so time one had to explain the same thing in two weeks.

                    There was discussion about someone formulating a Chess-FAQ for Newbs, but it appeared none of us had the spare hours in our lives to do so.

                    I found the wikipedia page, which seemed to provide satisfactory introduction to many answers of these frequently asked questions, and Perseus the moderator saw fit to "sticky" it.

                    Glad if its of some use to you
                    Last edited by Celadonite; 04-22-2012, 08:18 PM.
                    "They work at the pace of amnesia."--M. Bloch

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Transient View Post
                      While I don't see the need for this to be stickied, I am happy it was. I normally avoid wikipedia articles, but I'll hop on the bandwagon and check this out. I'll edit this post when I finish skimming over the article.
                      Hehe, we didn't see a need for it either. At some point though, the same kind of questions got hurled at us again and again. I stickied it by request.

                      It's actually a surprisingly large and informative wikipedia article; even I have found it useful on occasion and I've been playing for over 10 years now
                      Have you read the Forum rules?

                      Queeg: Pawn to King Four. Holly: Horsie to King Bish Three.
                      Rimmer: It's called a "knight," actually, Holly...
                      Queeg: Knight to King Bishop three. Holly: Queen to Rook Eight. Checkmate.
                      Queeg: That's an illegal move. Holly: Oh, sorry. Queens don't move like that. I was thinking of poker.
                      Holly: Cleudo? You could be Colonel Mustard.
                      Cat: If it's any help, I've been studying his tactics and there's a pattern emerging: Every time you make a move, he makes one too. *Winks to Holly*
                      Holly: *Winks back* Thanks, Cat.
                      --Red Dwarf

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