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Chess! Do you play?

15 Feb 2013 22:43

Are there chess players in here?
Are you a professional?
Amateur?
Do you play only once per year?
This is the thread for you :)
We could also play against each other online! Or make a CN tournament :D

PS
I'm an amateur, lately I started studying some theory (never did before) but overall I suck. :p
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15 Feb 2013 23:54

I play on my iPhone and I have a really nice chess board at home which sadly does not get used.
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15 Feb 2013 23:56

I used to play a lot. Won a few tournaments. Have not played for a while.
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16 Feb 2013 01:17

I used to play tournaments, but have given up.

I play a little on the internet.
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16 Feb 2013 01:19

I played as a child, but have only used my chess skills on occasion as an adult.
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16 Feb 2013 02:55

1. e4




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16 Feb 2013 06:21

I like to play against my family/ friends but have never been in a tournament.

I like Sicilian Defence/ vary it a bit.
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16 Feb 2013 06:28

I Played for my school and University and have payed in an International Inter University championship. No ELO rating though. Haven't played for about 3 years now and is not up to date with any new openings.
However keen to start playing again.
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16 Feb 2013 08:46

I used to play quite a bit against my grandfather, but I sorta stopped when I grew older. Suppose my patience [SIZE="1"]or lack of same[/SIZE] sorta works against me...
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16 Feb 2013 09:39

My chess career ended after mom beat me several times at 6 or 7. :o :)
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16 Feb 2013 10:01

airstream wrote:My chess career ended after mom beat me several times at 6 or 7. :o :)


Coming from a former Soviet country, it would be surprising if you didn't know how to play.;)
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16 Feb 2013 10:08

Mad Elephant Man wrote:1. e4

1. ...c5

:)
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16 Feb 2013 10:11

the asian wrote:I Played for my school and University and have payed in an International Inter University championship.

:eek:
Never played in a live tournament. I play online in the blitz mode. Estimated fide elo 1700 (though chess sites tend to overestimate it a lot)
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16 Feb 2013 10:30

Eshnar wrote:1. ...c5

:)


1. e4 c5 2. c3 ...
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16 Feb 2013 10:30

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16 Feb 2013 10:33

Mad Elephant Man wrote:1. e4 c5 2. c3 ...

1. e4 c5 2. c3 d6
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16 Feb 2013 10:35

Eshnar wrote:1. e4 c5 2. c3 d6


1. e4 c5 2. c3 d6 3. d4
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16 Feb 2013 10:35

The Hitch wrote:I love chess but i have a very poor concentration span so ultimately my level is nowhere near where id like it to be.

That's my problem too. When I avoid making huge mistakes (such as leaving my queen exposed to an obvious attack :o ) I'm actually a very decent player.
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16 Feb 2013 10:36

Mad Elephant Man wrote:1. e4 c5 2. c3 d6 3. d4

1. e4 c5 2. c3 d6 3. d4 cxd4
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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16 Feb 2013 10:38

Eshnar wrote:1. e4 c5 2. c3 d6 3. d4 cxd4


Are we going to have a virtual forum game now?:o
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