I've been trying to get better at chess. Even a little better would be better than the level that I play. Stupid mistakes but all part and parcel of a beginners mind. It looks like chess takes time and study. No problem with that, but I just want some beginner paths to start out on.
I want to go a little beyond the training in Chessmaster and work through some paper
Although the PC is fine there is something about pushing wood that a PC doesn't replicate. You see different things when you actually play. Maybe I lend too much credence to osmosis
I've been looking through some books I saw in a Listmania!
on Amazon and they seem to be helping a little. I like the list just because the author has a lot of cheaper Dover editions old chess master stuff. Might be the wrong stuff for a beginner however (P.S - I've tried Pandolfini and the guy just bores me to death)
Here are a few that I have in the library:
Bobby Fisher teaches chess by Bobby Fisher
Chess Master vs Chess Amateur by Max Euwe
Art of the checkmate by Max Renaud
Lasker's Manual of Chess by Emmanuel Lasker
Any ideas on other books and activities? I'm not confident enough to play club chess (yet) but I plan on it once I get better.