Learning to play chess in NYC
March 27, 2011 6:53 PM Subscribe
I live in New York and I want to learn to play chess. Can anyone recommend somewhere I can get lessons? General tips on learning to play would be great too.
posted by SpaceWarp13 to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (18 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I've always been interested in the game and I'd like to learn how to play. My dad tried to teach me at one point, but I suspect it was so he could beat me at it as he's a sore loser and knew he could beat a total novice. Ideally one day I'd like to be able to play him and I think it would make a nice surprise if the next time I see him I could beat him at it.
I've looked at the meetup groups but I'm not really sure where to start. Ideally I'd like to take some lessons/ find people to practice against, but I'm at a bit of a loss as to where to start. If anyone has any book recommendations or general tips that would be great too.