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16 Feb 2013 10:40

auscyclefan94 wrote:Are we going to have a virtual forum game now?:o

:D
No, soon I won't be able to continue. I need a checkboard in front of me to play.
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 10:53

Sometimes I play on my phone. But I always lose against com on the easiest level.
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16 Feb 2013 11:47

I've played against my father a couple of times as a child, and once in a while in a free lesson in school.
My finest hour was exchanging a pawn for my opponent's queen (who played more seriously and more regularly) in one of those games in a 3- or 4-move gamble.

So most others would probably wipe the floor with me.
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16 Feb 2013 12:24

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


1. e4 c5 2. c3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. cxd4
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16 Feb 2013 12:28

Eshnar wrote::D
No, soon I won't be able to continue. I need a checkboard in front of me to play.



I have played whole games blindfold before but not for a long time. Not sure I could do it now.
Some players are able to do blindfold simuls. A simul is where a strong player takes on a number of weaker players, it can be quite a large number sometimes. I have seen GM Ian Rogers, formerly Australia's top player, now retired, give a blindfold simul against 5 players, quite amazing.
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16 Feb 2013 12:33

Mad Elephant Man wrote:I have played whole games blindfold before but not for a long time. Not sure I could do it now.
Some players are able to do blindfold simuls. A simul is where a strong player takes on a number of weaker players, it can be quite a large number sometimes. I have seen GM Ian Rogers, formerly Australia's top player, now retired, give a blindfold simul against 5 players, quite amazing.

I know, there are very good people out there :D
But I can't I'm afraid. I also realized I should have played 2. ...Nf6 instead of d6 :o
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 12:58

Eshnar wrote:I know, there are very good people out there :D
But I can't I'm afraid. I also realized I should have played 2. ...Nf6 instead of d6 :o


2... d6 is okay I think.
2.... Nf6 is certain okay as well.
2.... d5 is played alot.

But we can stop the game here. I should leave chess alone, it is not good for me.
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16 Feb 2013 13:03

Never played much before. Since the bar at my uni has a few sets kicking about, a standing weekly lunch date recently turned into a standing weekly lunch+chess date. She is currently trouncing me.
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16 Feb 2013 13:47

Caruut wrote:Never played much before. Since the bar at my uni has a few sets kicking about, a standing weekly lunch date recently turned into a standing weekly lunch+chess date. She is currently trouncing me.


Do you want to beat her?
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16 Feb 2013 13:50

I hate it.
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16 Feb 2013 21:42

I used to play in school but some of the guys there are total geniuses who have won this tournament and that tournament. Still I won my fair share of games, including some against some of the top chess players in the school. Had to stop when things got a bit too violent though.. Currently I just play sometimes just for fun.
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16 Feb 2013 21:46

Mad Elephant Man wrote:Do you want to beat her?


Yep. She knows I hate losing and does not miss the opportunity to stick the knife in.
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16 Feb 2013 21:53

Caruut wrote:Yep. She knows I hate losing and does not miss the opportunity to stick the knife in.


But if you beat here won't she stop playing.. and then.;)
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16 Feb 2013 21:54

I played consistently from childhood to graduate school, then let it lapse. It's in the list of things that I keep meaning to revive. I used to have a strong end and middle game but really had to study formal openings in order to advance.
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16 Feb 2013 22:18

Caruut wrote:Yep. She knows I hate losing and does not miss the opportunity to stick the knife in.

If you make a stalemate you have the perfect excuse for a rematch ;)
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17 Feb 2013 00:02

Caruut wrote:Yep. She knows I hate losing and does not miss the opportunity to stick the knife in.


Do you know chess notation? Eshnar and I were it using above.
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17 Feb 2013 21:57

aphronesis wrote:I played consistently from childhood to graduate school, then let it lapse. It's in the list of things that I keep meaning to revive. I used to have a strong end and middle game but really had to study formal openings in order to advance.


Flip, I hate it when people come up with the elaborate openings. Every single player I play against studies and use the openings and so I am left attempting to defend myself from them and learnings how to scramble to save yourself. Yet I still never use openings just out of a matter of principle. :o

I like to drag the games out, but my end game when it comes to the battle for pawns tends to be a bit poor.
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18 Feb 2013 03:50

A good knowledge of openings is a must if you play at a competitive level. Especially in games which have time controls.
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18 Feb 2013 05:59

The oldman loves e4 c5. Is there a a website where you can play chess online with another human beings or alien for that matter?
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18 Feb 2013 07:28

Zam_Olyas wrote:The oldman loves e4 c5. Is there a a website where you can play chess online with another human beings or alien for that matter?


Try FICS. (Best Free site)
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