Originally posted by Kevin Mcfarland
Hi I have fifty dollars to spend on ? something chess? a book,program or subcription to a web site? where could I best spend this money to get the most learning from it. Thanks in advance Kevin
Looking at your rating I would go with either a chess program, dvd, or a book.
I would chose one of the chessmaster 9000 or I recommend CM10000 if your computer can handle it.
There are at least 30 lectures on there, explaining the games.
Tutorials, puzzles, you can play vs the computer, you can make tournaments in there, play simulation games, blindfold etc...
Fritz is better for game analysing and db use, but CM has more learning features for chessplayers. the only thing I use fritz for is to analyse my game.
While I still watch the CM lectures, and learn from them. And I also set up tournaments vs computer personalities and see how I do.
so CM is my choice if you got $50 to spend.