I decided to pick up chess at a semi mature age ”closer to 30 than to 25 (42yo!)” since I am a boardgame geek and since I like to solve problems. This site will be the starting point for my chess studies or to be more precise: My humble attempts to give the ol’ brain some exercise.
I ordered some books today which I hope will come in handy:
”Guide to Good Chess” by Purdy
”Learn Chess Tactics” by John Nunn
“Chess Tactics” by Littlewood
Chess Master vs. Chess Amateur – Euwe
”Simple Chess” by Emms
As soon as I have got 20+ games under my belt I will focus on tournaments and reduce my game load.
I might join some clan if I can overcome (as Croucho Marx) the fear of joining an organization that would let me in!