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#76    thebarman

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 07:09 PM

Erm....what happended Saru, you had me on the run? You were there for the kill!

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 07:21 PM

Well all I can say is that it has a very peculiar sense of what constitutes a draw.  hmm.gif

Good game anyways  thumbsup.gif


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Posted 02 March 2005 - 09:04 PM

So if I can avoid Talon long enough the screwy computer will call it a draw? grin2.gif

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 09:07 PM

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So if I can avoid Talon long enough the screwy computer will call it a draw?


yeah, I think its a 100 move limit on Hotpawn

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 09:24 AM

QUOTE(SaRuMaN @ Mar 2 2005, 07:21 PM)
Well all I can say is that it has a very peculiar sense of what constitutes a draw.  hmm.gif

Good game anyways  thumbsup.gif

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Oh I thought you'd claimed a draw after getting bored of chasing my king round the board for 5 days! That's wierd I read the site rules I didn't see anything about the site forcing a draw on you.

Anyway well played SaRuMaN, however it would have done my ego a lot more if I'd perhaps played my first game in over 10 years against someone further down the scale. I look forward to a rematch when I've remembered a little more...

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 11:31 AM

I think my mistake was to let you get into a position where your king wasn't in check, but none of your pieces could move - which the game automatically classes as a stalemate.

I'll have to watch out for that in future  laugh.gif


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Posted 03 March 2005 - 11:57 AM

QUOTE(SaRuMaN @ Mar 3 2005, 11:31 AM)
I think my mistake was to let you get into a position where your king wasn't in check, but none of your pieces could move - which the game automatically classes as a stalemate.

I'll have to watch out for that in future  laugh.gif

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Ahh of course, so it was a legitamate draw after all even though you had taken all but my King and two pawns, sweet I fully expected to lose that one  thumbsup.gif

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 11:58 AM

S'ok barmannie, im gonna whoop ur lil bitty butt just now  wub.gif


EDIT:- Ho Hum   hmm.gif   blink.gif  He beat me

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 09:34 PM

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Oh I thought you'd claimed a draw after getting bored of chasing my king round the board for 5 days!


LOL laugh.gif

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 11:01 PM

Wahhhh!!!!! crying.gif  Wahhhh!  Talon beat me!  The big meaniehead! angry.gif  Waaaaahhhhhhh!!!! crying.gif

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 04:56 AM

I just checked a book on chess out of the library and noticed that there's a rule in it that "when a game reaches the same position three times with the same player on move the game is a draw".  Just thought I'd toss that out as another possibility as to why Barman and Saruman's match was called (though, of course, if Saru had Barman pinned but not in check, that's listed in my book as a stalemate).

BTW, is there any difference between a draw and a stalemate?  And, if not, why do they have different names for them? hmm.gif

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 09:36 AM

QUOTE(Elfstone810 @ Mar 4 2005, 04:56 AM)
BTW, is there any difference between a draw and a stalemate?  And, if not, why do they have different names for them? hmm.gif

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I don't know for sure, so don't quote me on this but I would think a draw is offered and accepted willingly, while a stalemate is something you end up in unintentionally.

That's my theory, correct me if I'm wrong  thumbsup.gif

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 01:01 PM

Sorry about this people but I'm out of this for 10 days. I'm off down south on a shooting cadre.

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 01:09 PM

Ok thanks for letting us know - you might want to make sure your current games are all finished before you go if you have time, as some of them will time out by default before you get back - the time limit is 10 days exactly on RHP.


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Posted 04 March 2005 - 07:43 PM

Well done Talon, couldn't stop you getting your queen back which was what finished me off.

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