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February 14th, 2013
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Chess
Are there any free, or cheap, programs (for Windows) that teach Chess from the absolute beginning? - YB is finally getting interested. I suspect he'll take instruction from a computer better than he will from me.

We played Thud last weekend. I won both halves, but that's hardly surprising given how many board games I've played and how few he has.

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From:bopeepsheep
Date:February 14th, 2013 12:08 am (UTC)
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Chess.com has proved useful for reference; haven't tried their 'learn to play' lessons but they look good.
From:iuil
Date:February 14th, 2013 12:12 am (UTC)
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We've used chesskids.com with our older 2. It has a series of tutorials introducing each piece at a time so they don't get overwhelmed.

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From:oldbloke
Date:February 14th, 2013 12:38 am (UTC)
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Thanks for those suggestions
I just downloaded the free version of Fritz and it has a mode that gives suggestions for moves with its opinions of them, which might actually be enough. Except I need to get it an opening book and find the setting to make it play at beginner level
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