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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:54 pm 
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How easy is it for an adult (in this case, me) to learn chess? never learnt as a child, and my DH made one disastrous attempt to teach me the rudiments, which culminated in us playing a game in which he beat me in about 5 moves (I was still unsure of what the actual aim was). He is a rubbish teacher, and I vowed never to play with him again. Still, can't have the children knowing something I don't (yet, I know that will come in time)- so what is my best bet at learning at mumble mumble years old? any advice welcomed.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:05 pm 
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Pretty sure you can learn online - try a well known search engine.

I myself play scrabble online which sounds sad but is actually a great deal of fun. :oops:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:06 pm 
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An App maybe?? You could keep it secret until you are good enough to beat DH. ;-)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:29 pm 
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I learnt at 42! If i can do it then anyone can (as I have a terrible memory!). Hubby also tried to teach me the basics but ended in near divorce - found a basic chess set and book for kids and went from there. My ds (7) and I play together now and are fairly evenly matched. You can practice against a computer program too. Almost ready to take on dh now! :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:07 pm 
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I love online Scrabble!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:29 pm 
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pheasantchick wrote:
I love online Scrabble!

I need another time-waster like I need a hole in the head, but a link would be greatly appreciated. I've been looking for a decent version for a while.

Please PM me if it is a commercial site, i.e. profit-making. I will post the link if I think we could still recommend it on here.

Thank you!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:11 pm 
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Thanks for the advice, I did have a quick google search last night, and already feel I can put my previous attempt behind me and actually learn to play chess. Also looked on Amazon- a mind blowing number of teach yourself chess books. As Nike would say I'm going to just do it!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:35 pm 
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DS has an electronic chess set that I bought quite cheaply some years ago. You can play at different levels against it - it tells you where to move it's pieces and beeps at you if you make a wrong move.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:52 pm 
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DS has chess on his DS! If you see what I mean :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:44 am 
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DH plays chess on his iPad, I think that's what he uses it for most. I bought a game for DDs consisting of a chess set and cards that tell you where to move, called something like No Stress Chess. They never took to the game much but DH did teach them the rudiments.


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