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View Poll Results: At what age did you learn how to play chess ?

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  • 4

    2 3.64%
  • 5

    7 12.73%
  • 6

    5 9.09%
  • 7

    6 10.91%
  • 8

    4 7.27%
  • 9

    1 1.82%
  • 10

    4 7.27%
  • 11

    3 5.45%
  • 12

    4 7.27%
  • 13

    0 0%
  • 14

    2 3.64%
  • 15

    1 1.82%
  • 16

    1 1.82%
  • 17

    0 0%
  • 18

    0 0%
  • 19

    0 0%
  • 20+

    1 1.82%
  • I don't know how to play chess

    11 20.00%
  • I can't remember to be honest

    3 5.45%
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    I learned when I was in second grade...so I was probably around eight.
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    I learnt it two times.
    First time I was around 6 or something... My father taught me a variant where check was enough to win. I remember checkmating my father on a big outside chess board; the pieces were almost as tall as me.
    I forgot about it.
    I learnt it again when I was around 16. I still can't play it well - I prefer games with simpler rules.

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    Have yet to learn to play chess, although it is much more likely I never will. Never interested me enough to even read the rules.

    I know there's something called check which is, surprisingly, often followed by a checkmate. Which always annoyed me, if you put someone in check, and can't see they can put you in checkmate, you shouldn't be playing chess. But what do I know, don't even know what check and checkmate are.

    So basicly, I know everything hollywood teaches you about chess.

    I never cared much about any boardgame.I played monopoly once or twice. And stratego a few times, that's about it.
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    no idea, but i was very young for sure
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    I leaned how to play chess when I was 14 years, two years ago when I joined the chess Club of my school.

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    hehe...I've been taught several times. Then I play half-heartedly for a little while, and forget again. I'm not sure how old I was the first time I tried, probably eight or something? The sad thing is, my dad is a former chess champion (not Grand Master or anything...though he did get to play Bobby Fischer once...but he was provincial champion in Canada a couple of times). His daughter is USELESS. Frankly, I was never even that good at stuff like checkers. My mind does not work in that strategic games way. Even with card games, especially when I was younger, friends would explain a game to me and they'd be like "Ok, so you do this, this and this, and the point is this! Let's go!" Then I would say "can you explain that all again...very slowly...and demonstrate at the same time" and they would look at me like "aren't you supposed to be smart?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    Have yet to learn to play chess, although it is much more likely I never will. Never interested me enough to even read the rules.

    I know there's something called check which is, surprisingly, often followed by a checkmate. Which always annoyed me, if you put someone in check, and can't see they can put you in checkmate, you shouldn't be playing chess. But what do I know, don't even know what check and checkmate are.

    So basicly, I know everything hollywood teaches you about chess.

    I never cared much about any boardgame.I played monopoly once or twice. And stratego a few times, that's about it.
    Constantly checking the other person can be a fun and annoying tactic, because it forces them to move something. >_>

    Think I dabbled with it when I was around 10? I think the HAX of the 4 checkmate move got me hooked on the game, since I liked having tricks up my sleeves. Course after a while it stopped working, when people could see the trick easily, which forced me to play properly.

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    LOL.

    In Kindergarten, I had a rich friend who used to invite me over to his mansion. We'd play chess all of the time in his dungeon. It was amazing, because he had a huge long table with a throne-like chair at the end, and we'd take turns sitting in it.

    But after I moved away, I didn't play chess anymore.

    Now, 11 years later, I've began to pick it up again.
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    Possibly thanks to this thread, but I can't remember, the subject of chess came up at friend's house several days ago and the next day someone brought a board round and they all tried to teach me. Now I'm reading up on it myself. So my answer is no longer true, I'm learning aged 20+, though perhaps only because this thread put the thought in my mind.

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