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    Getting back into it

    Hey guys, looking to get back into chess. Quick background but i'm 18 at the moment but when i was around 11-12 i used to do very well in quite a few tournaments and usually played respectably against state champs and the national champ of my age. Anyway i used to have a decent attacking game but as i had to vs stronger players i had to be more defensive until my game was entirely defensive which by nature i was horrible at. After primary school and at about 13 i just completely stopped playing. Anyway fast forward to now and have played for a few weeks online etc and at the moment i just play a horrible defensive game and can't really attack anymore.

    I've played quite a bit in the last couple weeks but not seeming to improve at all. Anyone know any material online i can lookup or anyone want to have a quick couple games with me and let me know what my problem is. (i REALLY REALLY suck now so keep that in mind)..

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    Maybe you could post the PGN notation of a couple of your games here and get some tips that way.
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    There are a few threads on this board under the Coaching forum that could assist. E.g suggestions of good books.
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    Chess.com has just recently updated and now boasts an interesting chess course of chess mentor/ articles to study for improvement.
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    CC Grandmaster Adamski's Avatar
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    chess.com is actually a pretty good site to play on too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by road runner
    Maybe you could post the PGN notation of a couple of your games here and get some tips that way.
    Very good idea. Of course, when I saw the thread title, I thought you were in your 40s or over It's actually quite normal to start off as a wild attacker, then find that these attacks don't work against stronger opponents.

    It would be good to play through well-annotated games of the great players.
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