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    • How Many Groups?

      After a month, I've had several invitations to join groups.  I feel like it would be fun and educational and that I'd meet more people.  Question:  Am I betraying my loyalty by joining a second group?  Is this frowned upon by others in the co... | Read More

      • Assured
      • | Jan 22, 2012
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    • Completion of My First Month

      Well I have completed my first month of online chess.  It's been a blast!  I've chatted with new friends and truly appreciate the UNRATED GAME.    It's given me some time to relearn fundamentals.  The training is awesome.  Can you imagine my... | Read More

      • Assured
      • | Jan 22, 2012
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      • | 2 comments
    • For enjoyment

      Since most recently returning to chess after many years, I am learning all over again.  Amazingly, I realize I am having a blast playing non-rated games.  That's right, playing for the joy and companionship is another reward of the game.  At th... | Read More

      • Assured
      • | Jan 5, 2012
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    • My first game in over 10 years

      I can't believe the thrill and fear I felt starting this game with my son.  Fully expecting to lose, the game turned when he made a mistake and he lost his castle and queen in my clumsy trap.  I look forward to years of online chess with my numb... | Read More

      • Assured
      • | Dec 20, 2011
      • | 518 views
      • | 3 comments