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#136    Elfstone810

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 11:15 PM

Anyone know any GOOD strategy sites or books?  I've been reading one I found at the local library called Beginner's Chess Course, but it's been really annoying me and I just figured out why.  They'll set up a scenario and then show you how white beats black, but black always makes stupid moves that leave an opening!  The author even writes things like, "n3h-4f!  What was black thinking?!?"  It's like, Chess 101:  How to Beat Dumb Guys.

I'm thinking a better book would show you each player making the best possible move and then explain how you decide what your options are to counter it.

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 02:27 AM

Just thought I'd drop into the thread and mention that I am also a member of the Chess Site and would gladly take on anyone who wishes a game.

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 11:08 PM

Wah!  Burnsey, please go put me out of my misery! crying.gif  I just cut my own throat and I know it.  I realized it right after I hit move. crying.gif

(And it's not like he really needed my help anyway! tongue.gif)

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 11:12 PM

On the contrary, that's a fine move, theres no where i can move that Knight without it getting taken now.

However, i'd probably be more concerned with protecting your King. devil.gif


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Posted 14 April 2005 - 05:16 AM

I was having a drama queen moment.  I forgot I still had a rook I could move down to protect my king.  See, you went and captured my poor queen and now I'm all rattled! crying.gif

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 01:03 PM

hahah! fret not, there are still many ways to win!


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Posted 15 April 2005 - 05:39 AM

I dreamed about this game today! hmm.gif  I had to substitute in a kindergarten class and I'm not good at waking up early, so I stayed up all night.  By the time I got home I was just about able to make it to the bed before I zonked, so I didn't come online first and check my chess games.  I dreamed about this game!  Only the parking lot at the school became the chess board and all the pieces were teachers and students and buses and things.  Weird!

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 01:23 PM

hahah that's great! Although i do think you're playing to much chess, or getting a little to stressed out about it, if you're actually dreaming about the games. laugh.gif


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Posted 15 April 2005 - 02:40 PM

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Although i do think you're playing to much chess, or getting a little to stressed out about it, if you're actually dreaming about the games. 


I used to have dreams about chess when this tournment started.... now all I have is dreams about Sailor Moon.... hmmm

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 03:56 PM

*lip trembles*
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you are cruel bardude!

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 11:04 PM

The teacher all the kids were scared of was your (evil) queen. wink2.gif



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Posted 16 April 2005 - 03:55 AM

Holy..... I just saw I only have 2 more games other then the one I am playing against Gollum to go.....

I am back to losing again sad.gif

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 07:30 AM

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I am back to losing again 
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Hey, Subby!  Wanna play some more? devil.gif

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 09:39 AM

Go right ahead... I think ive played a total of 60 games since I joined up th site.....

Another loss Id pretend not to notice, a win i'd rub in like it was sun tan lotion.... wink2.gif

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 08:32 PM

I've said it before and I'll say it again:

Subby's evil!

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