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#1    Thistle

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 05:08 PM

So....

Because I'm nosey, what kind of chess does everyone prefer to play?  I prefer live chess myself, not very good at keeping track of a game plan if I have to wait 24 hours for someone to move  laugh.gif plus I get bored waiting for a game to finish, I'd much rather just get on with it.

Also I thought we could pass on some tips to some of the less experienced players to help them improve their game altho obviously not anything that is going to affect a game in progress lol.

my tip for the day - never underestimate your pawns, every one of them is a potential queen.

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 05:14 PM

If its with a chess board, then live, but if its online then might as well have a big long think. Although it is annoying when you've got your opponent beaten yet they cling on to every last move they can make meaning the game goes on another day or two before you finally get the mate.


my tip for the day - After the Queen, the rook is the most powerful piece. Its suicide to give it up.


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Posted 13 March 2005 - 05:38 PM

QUOTE(Talon S. @ Mar 13 2005, 05:14 PM)
my tip for the day - After the Queen, the rook is the most powerful piece. Its suicide to give it up.

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And after those two, the pawn is the most powerful piece wink2.gif.
So if you lost both your queen and your rooks, be sure to have pawns lying around to get them into your enemy's base  thumbsup.gif .

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 06:37 PM

i think every piece is equally valuable-but i tend to favor the knight for its ability to jump-im curious if anyone here enjoys chess "variants" -im a big fan -most are just simple rule variations and other add features like new pieces or cards(like nightmare chess-which uses an 80 card deck of cards that are drawn for each turn and affect rules in different ways)--a good example of a rule variation type would be Hostage Chess
-here is an exaple of avariant that adds a new piece Gothic Chess
-heres a look at Knightmare Chess
and finally just so you will realize the depth of variety in chess "variants" here is a link to the official "variant" page with an uncountable number 0f variations-Chess Variants-some can be played on computers using the program on the variant page called "zillions of games"-some need to be played live--enjoy--im actually putting the finishing touches on my own variant and it rocks but i still need to copyright and patent the rules-its cool though

Edited by Sunofone, 13 March 2005 - 06:40 PM.

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 08:22 PM


My tip of the day...spray some deodrant on palms of hands to stop them sweating when playing Tal or Thistle.  grin2.gif


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Posted 13 March 2005 - 10:10 PM

Is there a player out there as bad as me!?

I thought i was good until i started playing all you... you Brits and Scots. What you practice everyday!? That's how you guys fight wars isn't it!!



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Posted 14 March 2005 - 12:32 AM

Your not that bad BS tongue.gif


Talon's tip of Monday: Keep knights to the centre of the board

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 12:52 AM

QUOTE(BurnSide @ Mar 13 2005, 04:10 PM)
Is there a player out there as bad as me!?

I thought i was good until i started playing all you... you Brits and Scots. What you practice everyday!? That's how you guys fight wars isn't it!!



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are you in the tourny? i am in the same boat as you-i was pretty confident in my abilities but these guys are tough! ill play you if your not in the tourny otherwise well probably play soon-talon is closing in on me

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 01:18 AM

I am in the torney yes.

So far, lost 5 practice games, and one torney game, soon to be two. laugh.gif


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Posted 14 March 2005 - 08:23 AM

QUOTE(BurnSide @ Mar 13 2005, 12:10 PM)
Is there a player out there as bad as me!?

I thought i was good until i started playing all you... you Brits and Scots. What you practice everyday!? That's how you guys fight wars isn't it!!



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I think I am. Dot beat me, and I think subby's about to beat me blink.gif

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 09:15 AM

I take that as a backhanded insult Janiel..... lol

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 09:19 AM

Incidently, Subtemperate and Janiel - there is an opening in the chess tournament for 1 or 2 new players, if either of you want to join in.


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Posted 14 March 2005 - 09:20 AM

Yeah ok....Im not good, but I suppose i should learn...lol

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 09:25 AM

Talon's been moaning at me to join up...I suppose I might....I'll give it a go if Janiel isn't interested.

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 09:32 AM

Ok sure Sera, I think I can actually add the three of you if Janiel wants to join aswell, there are two players who haven't played a single game who I'm probably going to remove from the list.





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