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  1. 13 Aug '10 02:45
    Hi all,

    I'm just wondering if there is a great *pdf or website to introduce a beginner to the game. I'm thinking of something like "The Way to Go" except pertaining to chess, not to go.

    Any thoughts?
  2. 13 Aug '10 09:15
    Originally posted by emperor31
    Hi all,

    I'm just wondering if there is a great *pdf or website to introduce a beginner to the game. I'm thinking of something like "The Way to Go" except pertaining to chess, not to go.

    Any thoughts?
    I assume it's not for you?

    There is so much out there,not sure what's best for a beginner.Perhaps this:
    http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/
    Go to the 'chess coaching' part

    This will certainly come in handy at some point:
    http://www.chesstactics.org/

    Other than that I don't know,just surf the net until you stumble on something good.

    toet.
  3. 15 Aug '10 05:52
    No it's not for me, I've been playing for a decade.

    I'll keep searching, but I still haven't come across anything that makes the game accessible without being overwhelming.

    I guess the fischer teaches chess book is the best I'm aware of.
  4. 15 Aug '10 05:54
    Get "Chess for dummies" or the "Idiots guide to chess"

    The titles may be insulting but he/she will learn a lot without getting too confused.
  5. 16 Aug '10 11:38 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by emperor31
    Hi all,

    I'm just wondering if there is a great *pdf or website to introduce a beginner to the game. I'm thinking of something like "The Way to Go" except pertaining to chess, not to go.

    Any thoughts?
    Although not pdf-based, here's a couple more possibilities:

    http://www.chesskids.com/

    http://www.princeton.edu/~jedwards/cif/chess.html