How did you guys learn chess

KingSullian

I wonder if chess players look down on checker players... I never have but can see that happening,, Kinda' like current flow in a diode.. Forward and reverse bias from an EE perspective. 

JustinBiebersFarts

My mom tried to teach me, but I could only really absorb the basics when I was a kid and she really just liked wiping the floor with me back then without going into why I wasn't playing very well.  I've seen her play on this site before.  She generally wins some and loses some.  She's hovering somewhere around 1500 or so now and I'd like to be able to beat her sometime in her lifetime.  

Carpe_noctum

Found a book, read it, and searched it up online. EZ AS THAT

Schachkopp50

Well, the basic rules have been told to me by a friend in a holiday camp when I was a pupil (and christian boyscout). Later on, we played in our club evenings but without having had lessons. Me, I solved the weekly tactic puzzle in the weekend newspaper which my dad regularly was reading. In school there were only two or three serious chessplayers in my class/neighbourclass. All in all, this was no real learning or studying, and most of the rare opponents where better than me, so I lost the motivation. When I was about 16, I stopped playing chess at all cause of started a vocational training in an apprenticeship. But nearly on my 50th birthday, I rediscovered playing chess on my PC (Win7) and since then I practise and play seriously...

Kuroishikei

basic rules from my dad - since then I'm on self-learn-mode

jr212

I learned chess in 15' during a pause in school.

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marvhin_1983

The moves was taught by my brother. I learned chess by playing. I don't know the coordinates. I learned the coordinates when I started playing chess online. Then, I've got chess softwares/programs and chess ebooks. Right now, I am a better chess player than before.

Randumbz

I joined this site a few years ago and I play for periods of 2 or 3 weeks every year

sadkid2008

I never did

KingSullian
fatpig1399 wrote:

I was molested as a child. A bad, bad man would force me to drink malt liquor then do unspeakables with a mini horse. However, after each session we’d play chess. He was a grandmaster or some shit I think. 

LOL!  I bishop taught me!

KingSullian
fatpig1399 wrote:

I was molested as a child. A bad, bad man would force me to drink malt liquor then do unspeakables with a mini horse. However, after each session we’d play chess. He was a grandmaster or some shit I think. 

LOL!  I bishop taught me!

julaa1995
My boyfriend is teaching me chess😊
Hans2014

 https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/what-is-your-story-how-did-you-start-playing-chess-what-have-you-and-are-you-doing-in-chess

elky_plays_chess

I started learning during childhood on my own with old Czech chess books, which was a way for me relax and sort of get away from a number of nonsense. Never really with too ambitious but I fell in love instantly. 

Mize_8519
I played chess with my grandma as a kid and then stopped playing for years. I started playing agian recently and wish I never would of stopped as a child
Preggo_Basashi
Pseudonym34 wrote:

It was a really weird thing.  I learned from my Aunt's husband's brother in law.

The funny thing about your aunt's husband's brother in law is that could also mean your dad tongue.png

Preggo_Basashi

My dad taught me the rules. He didn't know en passant. Pretty sure he knew the other rules though. He had the book Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess which is a collection of mate in 1 and 2 puzzles. I solved some positions out of that.

 

I didn't actually become interested until age 18 though, and didn't go to a tournament until age 21.