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  1. 01 Aug '11 12:57
    Hello!
    I am new to chess and just learned the rules on Wiki.
    How can I improve except playing games here?

    Thanks in forward
    Chessboy90
  2. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    01 Aug '11 13:43
    Originally posted by Chessboy90
    Hello!
    I am new to chess and just learned the rules on Wiki.
    How can I improve except playing games here?

    Thanks in forward
    Chessboy90
    You can't improve until you start. Play a game.
  3. 01 Aug '11 16:04
    Originally posted by Chessboy90
    Hello!
    I am new to chess and just learned the rules on Wiki.
    How can I improve except playing games here?

    Thanks in forward
    Chessboy90
    If you aren't ready to dive in, go to the Tournaments tab and watch some games. You can bookmark them and follow them from day to day. Pick one of them where there are frequent moves required. You can pick a game from the tournament's chart and use the back up arrow to get to its beginning and see how most people play to get their pieces developed and their king protected, and if you come across an end game, you can guess at how the mate will be delivered. In fact when you open up a tournament chart you can pick completed games and see how they ended.
  4. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    01 Aug '11 16:05
    The General forum isn't the best place to find help to improve your game.

    Ask your question in the Only Chess forum. You will find lots of very good experienced players willing to give you valuable advice on how to get better.

    The first answer you got was right. Play. Just make moves and enjoy the games. You will begin learning immediately.
  5. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    01 Aug '11 18:00
    Originally posted by Chessboy90
    Hello!
    I am new to chess and just learned the rules on Wiki.
    How can I improve except playing games here?

    Thanks in forward
    Chessboy90
    Join a clan. IVV is usually looking for new members.
  6. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    01 Aug '11 18:34
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    Join a clan. IVV is usually looking for new members.
    Thank you for your thoughtful advice. At least you didn't offer cynical destructive advice, like sending him to some clan filled with corrupt sandbagging engine using cheats, or worse.
  7. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    01 Aug '11 19:14
    Originally posted by coquette
    Thank you for your thoughtful advice. At least you didn't offer cynical destructive advice, like sending him to some clan filled with corrupt sandbagging engine using cheats, or worse.
    Who might you be referring to?
    Please tell us all so we can avoid the clan you speak of as well.
  8. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    01 Aug '11 20:05
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    Who might you be referring to?
    Please tell us all so we can avoid the clan you speak of as well.
    i'd rather not engage in that old game of name calling. he'll know who the #1 clan in that category is after he's been here a few short weeks, if not sooner.
  9. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    01 Aug '11 20:19
    Originally posted by coquette
    i'd rather not engage in that old game of name calling. he'll know who the #1 clan in that category is after he's been here a few short weeks, if not sooner.
    It is actually quite funny that you say you don't care to engage in name calling,
    yet it was YOU that brought it up. Why is that?

    Do you often say things you don't intend to?
  10. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    01 Aug '11 20:56 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by coquette
    Thank you for your thoughtful advice. At least you didn't offer cynical destructive advice, like sending him to some clan filled with corrupt sandbagging engine using cheats, or worse.
    Ahh, but he DID tell him to join IVV.
  11. 01 Aug '11 21:33
    Originally posted by Chessboy90
    Hello!
    I am new to chess and just learned the rules on Wiki.
    How can I improve except playing games here?

    Thanks in forward
    Chessboy90
    I have read there is some good stuff by Susan Polgar for beginners.
  12. 02 Aug '11 08:38 / 1 edit
    I think it is indeed a good idea to watch some games,
    joining a clan is definitely too early, there is no point of doing so.
    Is there any good youtube channel to learn chess by a master?

    EDIT: can someone move this topic to chess forums?