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  1. Subscribersonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    slatington, pa, usa
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    06 Jun '19 21:33
    @very-rusty said
    I don't know the answer to that....I played some in my teens...didn't play for decades, then got back into it in 1993 year after I quit drinking the year before. I joined a chess club and my over the board rating got up to 1669. It is not near that now, but have had some issues along the way which could be a factor in that. I never was one for studying much. Just have a co ...[text shortened]... iment and try new things, have some fun with the game. I find it very relaxing playing chess.

    -VR
    Are there chess pubs where you live?
  2. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
    Court Jester
    lacking discretion
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    07 Jun '19 01:05
    @chessbeer said
    can I expect any results?
    The beer says "probably not".

    Do you want to work at getting better, or do you play for fun?
  3. Subscribermoonbus
    Uber-Nerd
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    07 Jun '19 02:51
    @eladar said
    @moonbus

    Well perhaps it is just to understand the game better.
    One very good way to do that is by playing stronger players, but not so much stronger that you don’t understand what they are doing. 200-300 rating points above your own rating is a good range.
  4. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
    Court Jester
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    07 Jun '19 02:54
    @moonbus

    This is excellent advice.
  5. Joined
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    07 Jun '19 03:34
    @moonbus

    I set for 50 below me as min with no max in open invites. Maybe I will set some 100 to 30p points above me.

    You play people stronger than you to learn, weaker than you to give back.
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