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I am tired of getting slaughtered on ICC, and I don't learn theory well from books. Any ideas?
Peace,
Nate
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www.chess.fm has free chess video lectures. You may find Openings for Amateurs useful.


Regards,
Joey
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IMHO, (In my humble opinion), books aren't very good resources to use. I read something that said people that are good at solving chess problems, aren't too good at a full chess game. My suggestion is to just keep playing! Play against yourself (just don't take one side or another), play with your friends, play online ect. ect.

I love to play against myself. That is how I got to where I am right now (co-champion of my chess club). Normally what I do is I come out on one side with my standard move. Then on the other side I expirement. I do something different (sometimes very unorthodox) change something ect. Again, don't take one side or another.

Hope this helps.

Signed,
Lord Mactalon
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The best book I've checked out has been Logical Chess: Move by Move, by Chernev. Every move is explained, which helps a lot, especially openings. Chessmaster also has some illustrated games, move by move, narrated by the Bobby Fisher movie kid, I forget his name.
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Josh Waitzkin
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That do be him. He actually did turn into a pretty good chessplayer.
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You may want to check this book. It is a test to figure out what you need to work on. It's "Chess Exam and Training Guide" by Igor Khmelnitsky; see http://www.iamcoach.com/chess/chessexam.htm

I have used it and it's was well worth my while. BTW, Igor K. is a great coach if you are looking for one.

--gr00t
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I really like the game Chessmaster 9000 (not sure if there's a newer version out now). It has a bunch of tutorials, and different modes where you can receive criticism and suggestions from the computer when making a move. Plus, it has a wide range of skill levels to play and progress against. Josh Waitkins (sp?) is featured in the tutorials.
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