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Reply #10 - 02/22/15 at 01:13:48
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There are plenty of free opening articles at the Kenilworth Chess Club site:
http://www.kenilworthchessclub.org/articles/
  
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Reply #9 - 12/09/14 at 14:51:17
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plenty of online free searchable databases iirc.

used to use chesslab.com years ago, not sure if still going, there must be other ones also
  
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Reply #8 - 11/29/14 at 19:29:49
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Watch this videos and learn from them they are free
https://www.youtube.com/user/STLChessClub

There are lots of  free vdos that are good too on youtube...
I also have a channel if you like u could see this sample video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efuGOF4c3Qc&list=PLRvjzw7wv5X4CihL6EMwnNXyaIXkR6...
  
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Reply #7 - 11/28/14 at 18:01:57
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Speaking of the library, another possibility is interlibrary loan -- I've borrowed a number of chess books that way.

  
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Reply #6 - 11/28/14 at 17:35:34
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You can find a lot of great books at the library.  Not the latest opening theory, but old and modern classics like My System, Reassess Your Chess, those kinds of things.  If you want free resources see what books you can get from your library.

Of course now you can also check out electronic copies from most libraries onto your tablet, making things even easier.
  
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Re: Free Material
Reply #5 - 11/25/14 at 09:14:56
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One of the best ways to improve at your level is play through annotated games by GMs or by other strong titled players. In some sites like chess.com or some blogs you can find free material.

And there is also youtube videos. I reccomend A LOT visiting the channel of the Saint Louis Chess Club. Lots of lectures by GM, very instructive. And free.

And do tactics and tactics... and more tactics.

Good luck.
  
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Re: Free Material
Reply #4 - 11/24/14 at 13:46:48
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dfan wrote on 11/24/14 at 01:46:56:
The best free resource that I can think of (and one of the best resources of any cost) is the adaptive tactics problems at chesstempo.com.


I have played around with Chesstempo some but just now registered.  It does have some great material and problems here.  Thanks!
  
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Re: Free Material
Reply #3 - 11/24/14 at 13:45:30
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Jupp53 wrote on 11/24/14 at 00:40:13:
What are your thoughts posting this in this subforum?

And around 1400 - something basic like Reuben Fine or newer the Fundamental Chess Openings will do. Train endings and tactics first and go over the games you play with your opponent and someone stronger if at hand.

I admit the two books are no free material. Maybe someone can hint at some free. But life is to short to work with third or second class stuff. Really.


The subforum so far has been very helpful.  I agree good info is usually not free!
  
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Re: Free Material
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The best free resource that I can think of (and one of the best resources of any cost) is the adaptive tactics problems at chesstempo.com.
  
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Re: Free Material
Reply #1 - 11/24/14 at 00:40:13
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What are your thoughts posting this in this subforum?

And around 1400 - something basic like Reuben Fine or newer the Fundamental Chess Openings will do. Train endings and tactics first and go over the games you play with your opponent and someone stronger if at hand.

I admit the two books are no free material. Maybe someone can hint at some free. But life is to short to work with third or second class stuff. Really.
  

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Free Material
11/24/14 at 00:10:27
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Hello, I am pretty new to this forum. I have been playing chess for over 10 years without any real lessons.  I am looking for some free material to get me started.

I usually open with e4.  I play around 1400 online though I do not have an official rating just yet.  Probably sooner than later I will play in a tourney for a rating.

Thanks for any help.
  
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