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  1. Los Angeles
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    How can a self taught, middle aged guy break through and understand the game better? Anything from advice to resources is appreciated.
  2. SubscriberFMF
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    13 Jul '16 01:58
    Originally posted by Jerrard
    How can a self taught, middle aged guy break through and understand the game better? Anything from advice to resources is appreciated.
    Does the advice we give you have to be about chess?
  3. SubscriberKewpie
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    13 Jul '16 02:49
    Originally posted by Jerrard
    How can a self taught, middle aged guy break through and understand the game better? Anything from advice to resources is appreciated.
    Asking this question in the Only Chess forum might have got you something useful.
    Asking this question in the General forum is tantamount to putting your head on a chopping block. 🙂
  4. Subscriberlemondrop
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    13 Jul '16 02:58
    take it to the clan forum
    the're the sweetest bunch of people ever over there
    will gladly help
  5. SubscriberFMF
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    13 Jul '16 03:33
    Originally posted by Jerrard
    How can a self taught, middle aged guy break through and understand the game better? Anything from advice to resources is appreciated.
    Can we give you advice about your head and chopping blocks?
  6. Standard memberSeitse
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    13 Jul '16 05:04
    Originally posted by Jerrard
    How can a self taught, middle aged guy break through and understand the game better? Anything from advice to resources is appreciated.
    Ignore these idiots, Jerrard. Go to www.eudesign.com/chessops and
    learn openings. Make sure to read explanations about how each move
    differs from the other.
  7. Subscribermoonbus
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    13 Jul '16 05:34
    https://bookmate.com/books/Qs9dAgx8

    When you're done with that, get back to us (and post at the Chess forum).

    Cheers,
    moonbus
  8. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    13 Jul '16 08:00
    Originally posted by moonbus
    https://bookmate.com/books/Qs9dAgx8

    When you're done with that, get back to us (and post at the Chess forum).

    Cheers,
    moonbus
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  9. Unknown Territories
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    13 Jul '16 15:23
    Originally posted by FMF
    Does the advice we give you have to be about chess?
    Study my games when I cared.
    They were actually quite interesting and inventive.
    These days, might as well be playing checkers.
  10. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    13 Jul '16 17:46
    Originally posted by Jerrard
    How can a self taught, middle aged guy break through and understand the game better? Anything from advice to resources is appreciated.
    Send a PM @greenpawn34, our resident chess blogger. I'm sure he can help.
  11. Subscribermoonbus
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    Seitse ("I forgot the words..." )

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  12. Washington State
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    14 Jul '16 06:29
    I think you will break through. It took me a while to get good, I just kinda floundered for a while. Try new things in having fun in you'll start seeing more
    Maybe do some research on basic chess strategy?
    I did that when I was learning and it helped. I got a little booklet it would try different tactics from it as well. Eventually trying new things in playing, things can together. I'm still learning of course. Have fun
  13. SubscriberSuzianne
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    15 Jul '16 10:12
    Originally posted by Jerrard
    How can a self taught, middle aged guy break through and understand the game better? Anything from advice to resources is appreciated.
    The best chess advice I ever got was from an old man in the park, playing chess and taking on all comers.

    I asked him, "What's your best chess advice?"

    He pondered that a moment, and then he just said, "Shut up and play."
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