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Old 09-13-2006, 01:49 PM   #1
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question for chess enthusiasts

My daughter has decided to join the Chess Club at school (not something I encouraged, trust me). Anyway, neither of her parents are particularly good chess players, so we don't have much wisdom to impart. If there are any chess enthusiasts here, could someone suggest a child-safe chess site that might be useful?

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Old 09-14-2006, 04:34 AM   #2
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I don't claim to play chess, I know the rules and the pieces but the strategy escapes me.

This is a good site for kids though.
http://www.chesskids.com/
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:56 AM   #3
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I thought you said cheese.

Then I was disappointed.
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:52 AM   #4
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I thought it said chest, and I wasn't going to look.
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Old 09-14-2006, 10:33 AM   #5
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not something I encouraged, trust me
why on god's green earth wouldn't you? is there a chess-related disease going around that i haven't heard of yet?
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p.s. rather than a site, you might be better off with a CD rom chess game that has rules and strategies and a better AI opponent.
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Old 09-15-2006, 12:55 AM   #7
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I had Chessmaster 2000 for the Atari ST, and I can't imagine it's gotten any better, has it?

The chess club supplies a lot of tutorial info, basically homework. I just wanted a reliable kids' site in case we run into any questions that a parent or the information provided doesn't answer. I don't think she'd be keen on playing chess online... not when Kitten Cannon is out there. So thanks for the link, Odbe; I'll look.

As for me not encouraging it: this is a kid who has taken violin for the last few years (again, her idea, not mine), chose spectacles just like her screen idol's (Adam from "Mythbusters"), and has now joined the chess club. That's all fine, but I always feel somewhat defensive, figuring others will typecast me as an intense flash-card wielder or something... instead of the laid-back, earth motherish dame I really am.
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Old 09-15-2006, 01:37 AM   #8
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... this is a kid who has taken violin for the last few years (again, her idea, not mine)...
I dragged my poor mother to the music shoppe when I was just a little one, saying I wanted to play the violin. When we got there and I saw the violins, I said no, not those. Turns out what I thought was a violin was a bass cello, which was twice my size!!! Needless to say, I got the violin.
But I digress! Sounds like you are giving your little one the freedom to explore just about anything (within reason, I am sure), and that sounds great to me.
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That's all fine, but I always feel somewhat defensive, figuring others will typecast me as an intense flash-card wielder or something... instead of the laid-back, earth motherish dame I really am.
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As for me not encouraging it: this is a kid who has taken violin for the last few years (again, her idea, not mine), chose spectacles just like her screen idol's (Adam from "Mythbusters"), and has now joined the chess club. That's all fine, but I always feel somewhat defensive, figuring others will typecast me as an intense flash-card wielder or something... instead of the laid-back, earth motherish dame I really am.
i'd call all of that a ringing endorsement for the quality of upbringing she's had so far. you've raised a child of substance and originality. thank god she's not a purse-loving, shoe-worshiping, "don't ask me, i'm just a girl, let's go shopping tee-hee" kind of girl.
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Old 09-15-2006, 11:44 AM   #11
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Just lucky. Her father donated good genes. Anyway, that site is perfect. I might learn a thing or two.
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