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We all suck when we start... say that to capablanca. He beat the champion of Cuba when he was 12 or 13.
So then, some 8-9 years after he learnt the rules.
It means he had an early start.
yer; put me name down on the list ( i suck at chess )
if you believe you can, you will succeed.
if you believe you can't...you will succeed.
He who sucks but does not know he sucks, sucks.
But he who sucks and knows he sucks is wise.
A wise sucker.
You just have to keep on suckin til you do suck-ceed!
big people are big suckers of the past
I started about 9 months ago. I managed to get through that god-awful period at the start where you lose EVERYTHING out of pure curiosity, and now that I'm (more or less!) past it it gets a lot easier. Do as many tactics puzzles as you can - I cannot emphasize that enough.
I would suggest looking at the rules and understanding them by heart. Chess.com has a great article ("Rules and Basics" in the category "Learn") Learn tactics (Forks, Pins, etc.), opening basics (develop pieces, control center, etc.), and don't hang pieces. Before you make a move, you absolutely have to think what your opponent can do. Last but not least, practicing those ideas in games will help!
His profile say the OP logged in yesterday, but he hasn't played or posted in three years.
it would be too bad if he gave up on chess... maybe he can try again!
I try to be optimistic...
He only played two games on here.
he says he keeps coming back,so what he comes loosers then quits,then comes back,over and over.perhaps if he just sticks with it he mite learn something wich will make him a better player,but if he comes loosers and quits maybe he should just quit for good.
I wrote a I suck post based on this post some time ago, but actually for a different reason. Oh, most comments are right on, and "Upgrayedd", is being very modest/humble in his comment, very mature way to look at the whole picture of one playing the game.
I feel once you become an addicted chess player, and that means at any level, win and loses have some symbolism, but you gain an appreciation of how complex games can become, especially at the 2000 and plus level. How often have you gone over a GM match and you see a move, like why did he not take that piece, it was free to take? Then if they do not give an explanation, you go to bed thinking, why did he not take that piece?? You stay up all night sweating tossing and turning!lolo
Then you realize you need to understand the game more, to gain a fuller enjoyment, but then you also realize you limited out and will never see the whole picture with out captions, thats where the "Isuck" comes in.
So now when I come across an over looked capture, or a weird move, I say to myself, they are lucky I was not playing, I would have taken that piece and never make such a weird move! lolo As I lose the game if I were playing!!
YEP HAVE TO AGREE WITH THAT,
There is always the role of loser in any game. Without losers, there cant be Fischer or Tal, we losers play an exceptionally important part in this life. So if you lose, well, keep losing, you are making a better life for someone else.
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