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Old January 4th 04, 06:15 PM
Mr Pounder
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I have just been bought my very first chess set.
I have absolutely no idea of how to play, but I am reading up on it.

Does anyone know of a website that can help me kick off with the game.



Old January 5th 04, 08:53 PM
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On Sun, 04 Jan 2004 17:15:24 GMT, "Mr Pounder" wrote:

Does anyone know of a website that can help me kick off with the

There are so many web sites devoted to chess. I just now typed "Chess
+ Tutorial" (without quotes) into a Google search, and several sites
with basic tutorials came up. Here's the first one, which looked
pretty interesting:


This was another page listed, and it contains many links to other
online tutorials, etc.:


Here's the original Google result page that contained both of the
links above:


Since I didn't learn chess from online tutorials, and I don't have
time at the moment to look closely at these, I can't recommend any
specific pages that I think would be particularly good, but I'm sure
you'll be able to find something that works for you.

Also...even as a very beginner, if you have a friend who would be
willing to help you by playing "teaching games" with you, offering
comments along the way, this is a wonderful way to learn. Finally,
there are computer chess programs, like the "Chessmaster" series,
with decent tutorials included.

Welcome to a lovely game! :-)

I may have to give up gainful employment for this game.
Chess set is sat there looking at me ............ if I could only find the

My PGP public key:



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