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Posted: 6/10/2003 8:30:50 PM EDT
I have become addicted to the game in the last month or so. Ever since I got out of school this year, I can't stop playing, and worse, can't stop buying books. So far I have 17 books, a greek styled board, a Mark of Westminster 3" set, and have almost completed a birch/white pine chess table. I spend several hours a day over at www.redhotpawn.com Anyone else addicted to the 64 squares? tony
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 8:37:21 PM EDT
Funny with all the computer games that come and go, Chess has withstood the test of time. I was looking at a chess game at Target one night and my daughter who was 6 at the time asked me what was that and how to play it. So we bought it. Now at 10 years of age she practically beats everyone who plays her in just a few moves. Yes, the game is VERY addictive and exercises the mind. What funny is that I am starting to see more kids getting into it.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 8:38:30 PM EDT
I have always enjoyed a game shared over a beer, but DAYYYYYYuuuummmm son, you got issues with it. [:P]
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 8:59:40 PM EDT
Not really. But man, it's exciting when you can see a checkmate, especially against a better player. One of my super-smart friends is a chess geek. Has a $120 timer and everything. Beating him was an incredible thrill, especially because of the tantrum he threw.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 9:06:12 PM EDT
I use to play pretty seriously back in the 70's and 80's. Made a fair bit of cash winning class tournaments and hustling blitz players, but when my rating went over 2200 it was either get serious about the game and really study, or just play for fun. There's just so far that a really strong tactical game will get you [;)] So I gave up the serious stuff and probably only play a couple of games a year now.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 9:10:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hexagram13: Anyone play chess?
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Nearly every evening. In between waiting for my opponent to move I read this BB.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 9:29:06 PM EDT
nimzovitch fan here. even though he never seriously challenged for the world championship, he was the profoundest chess mind in history.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 9:35:29 PM EDT
I was reading a little history on Nimzo tonight. Apparently Alekhine was afraid of his game and refused to play him. Some believe he could have beaten Alekhine and Capa. I bought 'My System' and "Chess Praxis" on eBay, but haven't started studying them. I am reading "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess" and "Russian Chess" by Pandolfini right now. And, yes, I do have a problem. AILapua, Where do you play?
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 9:39:30 PM EDT
used to play cassualy havent played in a long time. Its fun but im not very good.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 9:43:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hexagram13: AILapua, Where do you play?
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GameKnot.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 10:03:04 PM EDT
E2-E4
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 10:05:58 PM EDT
e5
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 10:08:52 PM EDT
Does anyone knows where to get a 3-D chess set?
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 10:08:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2003 10:10:41 PM EDT by The_Macallan]
Originally Posted By raven: Not really. But man, it's exciting when you can see a checkmate, especially against a better player.
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Damn straight. It's an even more of an adrenaline rush to work your way out of a bad position and then win against a better player. Chess is literally mental warfare. You know it was a good game when you're exhausted afterwards.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 10:17:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hexagram13: e5
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G1-F3
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 10:19:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR18: Does anyone knows where to get a 3-D chess set?
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I have a cheap 3-D setup, bought it about 100 years ago it seems. I only used it a few times, which also seems like a 100 years ago.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 10:29:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Merril_B:
Originally Posted By Hexagram13: e5
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G1-F3
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Nc6
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 10:31:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR18: Does anyone knows where to get a 3-D chess set?
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Do you mean a regular set or one of those tridimensional Star Trek things? If you mean a regular set, I would try eBay. You can pick up a good set fairly cheap. I bought my 3" Mark of Westminster for $115 including shipping which I think was a good deal. tony
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 10:33:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hexagram13:
Originally Posted By Merril_B:
Originally Posted By Hexagram13: e5
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G1-F3
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Nc6
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G2-G3 (My notation's better than your notation [:p] )
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 10:37:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hexagram13: one of those tridimensional Star Trek things?
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That is the one to which I was referring.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 10:39:41 PM EDT
I have a nice set my uncle and aunt gave me one year as well as a more conventional 'regulation' set. Still, I don't play nearly enough.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 10:41:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Merril_B:
Originally Posted By Hexagram13:
Originally Posted By Merril_B:
Originally Posted By Hexagram13: e5
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G1-F3
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Nc6
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G2-G3 (My notation's better than your notation [:p] )
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Hey now, I am using USCF notation! :) d6 or d7-d6
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 10:45:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hexagram13:
Originally Posted By Merril_B:
Originally Posted By Hexagram13:
Originally Posted By Merril_B:
Originally Posted By Hexagram13: e5
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G1-F3
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Nc6
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G2-G3 (My notation's better than your notation [:p] )
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Hey now, I am using USCF notation! :) d6 or d7-d6
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LOL! c2-c3 Humor me here with this line of play i'm taking. I'm fooling around with a variation on something. Been playing it for the last month or so, and still working out the bugs, but it's solid..
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 10:56:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Merril_B:
Originally Posted By Hexagram13:
Originally Posted By Merril_B:
Originally Posted By Hexagram13:
Originally Posted By Merril_B:
Originally Posted By Hexagram13: e5
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G1-F3
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Nc6
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G2-G3 (My notation's better than your notation [:p] )
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Hey now, I am using USCF notation! :) d6 or d7-d6
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LOL! c2-c3
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g7-f6 Nf6 I am still pretty new and only play very traditional lines.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 10:59:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2003 11:00:39 PM EDT by Merril_B]
Originally Posted By Hexagram13:
e5
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G1-F3
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Nc6
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G2-G3 (My notation's better than your notation [:p] )
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Hey now, I am using USCF notation! :) d6 or d7-d6
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LOL! c2-c3
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g7-f6 Nf6 I am still pretty new and only play very traditional lines.
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D2-D4
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:02:44 PM EDT
e4 e5 G1-F3 Nc6 G2-G3 d6 or d7-d6[/quote] c2-c3 g7-f6 or Nf6 D2-D4 e5xd4
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:03:52 PM EDT
Haven't played for awhile but the other day I was looking at this: [img]http://www.hydeparkchess.com/images/Marble/Grn_Bd_617.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:14:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2003 11:15:27 PM EDT by Merril_B]
Originally Posted By Hexagram13: e4 e5 G1-F3 Nc6 G2-G3 d6 or d7-d6 c2-c3 g7-f6 or Nf6 D2-D4 e5xd4
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C3XD4
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:14:59 PM EDT
Once I solve the equation of chess and figure out a winning strategy, then I will be able to win every time. Not even that Kasperov guy or IBM will be able to beat me. Kind of like how you can force a tie every game in Tic Tac Toe, except hopefully I will be forcing wins.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:19:06 PM EDT
e4 e5 G1-F3 Nc6 G2-G3 d6 or d7-d6 c2-c3 g7-f6 or Nf6 D2-D4 e5xd4 C3XD4 f6xe4 or Nxe4
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:22:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hexagram13: e4 e5 G1-F3 Nc6 G2-G3 d6 or d7-d6 c2-c3 g7-f6 or Nf6 D2-D4 e5xd4 C3XD4 f6xe4 or Nxe4
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D1-E2
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:24:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Merril_B:
Originally Posted By Hexagram13: e4 e5 G1-F3 Nc6 G2-G3 d6 or d7-d6 c2-c3 g7-f6 or Nf6 D2-D4 e5xd4 C3XD4 f6xe4 or Nxe4
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D1-E2
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d6-d5 or d5
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:26:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hexagram13:
Originally Posted By Merril_B:
Originally Posted By Hexagram13: e4 e5 G1-F3 Nc6 G2-G3 d6 or d7-d6 c2-c3 g7-f6 or Nf6 D2-D4 e5xd4 C3XD4 f6xe4 or Nxe4
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D1-E2
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d6-d5 or d5
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B1-C3
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:30:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Merril_B:
Originally Posted By Hexagram13:
Originally Posted By Merril_B:
Originally Posted By Hexagram13: e4 e5 G1-F3 Nc6 G2-G3 d6 or d7-d6 c2-c3 g7-f6 or Nf6 D2-D4 e5xd4 C3XD4 f6xe4 or Nxe4
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D1-E2
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d6-d5 or d5
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B1-C3
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c6-b4 or Nb4
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:31:26 PM EDT
I'm too stupid and have too short of an attention span to play chess. Hell, I can't even play RTS games on the computer.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:37:13 PM EDT
Personally, I am not all that into it. It is however, one of the great board games in the world! Chess Go Backgammon Shogi(Japanese chess...if you like chess...believe me..you will LOVE Shogi!) Zhag Qi(I think that's the spelling)-Chinese chess The games of Kings and Generals
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:37:58 PM EDT
c3Xe4
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:40:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Merril_B: c3Xe4
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d5xe4
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:41:56 PM EDT
E2XE4 (+)
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:44:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Merril_B: E2XE4 (+)
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f8-e7 or Be7
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:47:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hexagram13:
Originally Posted By Merril_B: E2XE4 (+)
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f8-e7 or Be7
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C1-D2
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:51:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Merril_B:
Originally Posted By Hexagram13:
Originally Posted By Merril_B: E2XE4 (+)
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f8-e7 or Be7
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C1-D2
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b4-d5 or Nd5
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:55:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hexagram13:
Originally Posted By Merril_B:
Originally Posted By Hexagram13:
Originally Posted By Merril_B: E2XE4 (+)
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f8-e7 or Be7
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C1-D2
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b4-d5 or Nd5
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F1-G2
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:57:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Merril_B:
Originally Posted By Hexagram13:
Originally Posted By Merril_B:
Originally Posted By Hexagram13:
Originally Posted By Merril_B: E2XE4 (+)
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f8-e7 or Be7
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C1-D2
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b4-d5 or Nd5
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F1-G2
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O-O
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 12:02:26 AM EDT
I personally prefer GO (I dont play it enough to be very good though). It is hard to get sombody to play it face to face. I have found a few computer versions but the AI is usually real easy or freaking slow as heck.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 12:04:07 AM EDT
A1-C1
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 12:05:29 AM EDT
Try Go. It's thinking man's chess. Or so I hear. I suck at both. But I love to play.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 12:08:35 AM EDT
I was a founding member of the chess club in High School. Very little chess was played and the big reason I spent all my lunches there was a girl. How bout that for weird?
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 12:26:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Merril_B: A1-C1
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e7-b4 Bb4
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 12:30:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By fearlessrogue: I was a founding member of the chess club in High School. Very little chess was played and the big reason I spent all my lunches there was a girl. How bout that for weird?
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Here is wierd: I learned to play (and was pretty good) when I was 6 years old. I quit playing when I was 10. Now I don't even remember how to play, and the one time I tried, I couldn't even focus on it, too involved.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 12:55:15 AM EDT
Did you smoke much crack?
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