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Chess for the novice

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by BBW, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I am sure a bunch of you play chess. I never have and was thinking about trying to learn how, or maybe I should stick with backgammon, though it has been quite a while since I've played...

    Are there any good online sites or apps that any of you all might recommend? (I should have thought of this sooner since I've been suffering from "cabin fever".)
     
  2. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant SC Veteran

    364
    Dec 20, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    Guess?
    I use Chess Titans, BB and find it quite good. Not sure where I got it from though, I've had it for that long. I have a feeling my lad downloaded it from somewhere so a google search may provide the answer. :smile:

    D

    P.S - here ya go try this, I think it depends which version of windows you use though. http://chesstitansdownload.blogspot.co.uk/
     
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  3. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Bergman-style, BB, or are you more Bill'n'Ted about your games?
     
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  4. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Dig out the Thomas Crown Affair with McQueen - just right for cabin fever
     
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  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Dewi, I'm a Mac user so I will have to keep searching.

    Paul, I will have to ponder your question, as usual.*

    Red, I do know The Thomas Crown Affair. :drinks:

    *Ok, Paul, I had to look up who Bill n Ted were, as opposed to our BillN. Bergman is a little too dour for me during this winter of my discontent, so maybe Bill n Ted?
     
  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    BB, just look for chess apps for your ipad. Most of them will have some sort of basic tutorial mode that you can learn the basics from. And then just start at a really easy level and play until you can beat it pretty consistently and then move up a level or two...

    -Ray
     
  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I will check 'em out, Ray.
     
  8. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    am i the only one confused about a photographer with cabin fever?

    Bundle up and get out there and shoot! :tongue:
     
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  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I need a weather sealed camera!
     
  10. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    No you won't. OSX has a Chess app. Look in your Applications folder :)
     
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