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Thistle

laugh.gif @ Burnside, Go get 'em !

Lottie, Byuu and Barman? I started practice games with you too original.gif

Grrrrr @ the 6 game limit lol

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Talon
ok well I just got well and truly beaten to a pulp by Talon

To be fair you were slaughtering me last night, if we hadn't called a break for the night you would have killed me right there and then. You were really strong.

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Kismit

I've played chess against Thistle twice before, my pride is still hurting sad.gif.

Go gettem hun.

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Saru
Sorry for the resign Saru.

I felt my play was getting a little embarrasing.

Not at all, it was a good game. thumbsup.gif

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gollum

Thistle, if I'm not mistaken, I believe I've just taken your queen for a horsey thing.... oh yeh a knight. yes.gif

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thebarman

Challenge accepted from SaRuMaN & Thistle, although I must warn you I only access a computer at work so it may occasionally be a while between moves, I'll do my best though thumbsup.gif

Edit: Is it just me or does anyone else get really nervous when playing SaRuMaN?

Dammit, shouldn't give away my fear wacko.gif

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Thistle
Thistle, if I'm not mistaken, I believe I've just taken your queen for a horsey thing.... oh yeh a knight. yes.gif

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No you're quite right Gollum, and unless I'm mistaken I now have your Queen pinned in a very very tight poky wee corner lol

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Edit: Is it just me or does anyone else get really nervous when playing SaRuMaN?

I'll let you into a secret Barman.....if you tickle him, he giggles like a wee pixie and loses all concentration.

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BurnSide

You're playing two really good players barman, Saruman and Thistle!

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thebarman
You're playing two really good players barman, Saruman and Thistle!

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Gee thanks Burnsie, as if I wasn't nervous enough already tongue.gif

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Saru
Is it just me or does anyone else get really nervous when playing SaRuMaN?

I'll let you into a secret Barman.....if you tickle him, he giggles like a wee pixie and loses all concentration.

Dam, my weakness has been revealed laugh.gif

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thebarman

Aaaaaaagghhhhh! Thistle leave me alone!! laugh.gif

Can't.....get.....pieces......out.....

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Thistle

lol sorry barman, but you can blame Gollum.....he's beating me so you're getting my temper tantrum

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gollum
No you're quite right Gollum, and unless I'm mistaken I now have your Queen pinned in a very very tight poky wee corner lol

2 rooks and a queen down T, that has got to be hurting! ~lol~

(By the way, my queen is now relatively safe) tee, hee.

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Elfstone810

Well, I'm playing Saruman and I'm nervous! AND I've been challenged by Talon and THAT makes me nervous. I'm gonna need therapy by the time this tournament's over! hmm.gif

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(Psst! Thistle! Where's Saru ticklishest?)

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BurnSide

Well, my game against Talon here seems to be going pretty well i must say!

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Elfstone810

Well, I'm going to scurry off to bed before Saruman wakes up or Talon comes back. That's what I call a "strategy"! wink2.gif

(The Snooze Gambit)

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thebarman

Do I suck at chess or are Thistle and SaRuMaN really good?

I haven't played for years and now I'm playing both of them simultaneously and I keep forgetting which tactics I'm playing in each game, very confusing wacko.gif

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gollum

You probably don't suck, there just very good.

I've got 18-20 games on the go at the moment, try getting your head round that! laugh.gif

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Talon

I'm playing a guy (he's not UM) called Skywalker Red. The games going on 3 nights now and we've both eliminated all but 1 officer (not including kinds) and 5 pawns each. Best I can hope to do is drive my pawns to then end and get a queen, otherwise its a draw.

He's really good though if someone wants to use him for practicing their games.

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Elfstone810

Ack, you guys are all WAY better than me! tongue.gif The thing is, I know what each of the pieces do, but I don't have the first clue about strategy. I'm playing Talon and Saruman and basically my strategy with both of them is to panic and get paranoid every time they make a move. I'm like, okay, why did they do that? They're trying to trick me into doing something. They want me to move this piece! No, THAT piece! No, THIS piece!

EEEEKKKKKk!

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Talon
They want me to move this piece! No, THAT piece! No, THIS piece!

Nah, that’s the tactic I'm using against Burnside right now grin2.giflaugh.gif

The thing is, I know what each of the pieces do, but I don't have the first clue about strategy.

Don't say that, all it requires is to make sure you don't place a peace in a place where it isn't protected or under attack from a piece with less value for at least enough turns that you don't get bogged down.

Don't let an opponent trap two of your pieces so that you have choose one and let them have the other.

NEVER let your opponent get their pawns over the half way mark on the board (I let Thistle do that and hammered me for much of the game).

Don't let time be an issue, take as long as you want to make the next move. Pressure and hast is our own worst enemy. And since most of us are using the turn-based rather than live, you don't have to worry about finishing a game in one go. If your really stuck, Sleep On It. The board looks completely different after you come back to after a few hours.

In the end, its the person who guesses (or better yet, manipulates) what their opponent does next who wins. Anyone can do it, you just need more practice, and to have confidence that you'll win in the end thumbsup.gif

... I don't know if thats any help, their fairly obvious, I just hope that I didn't come off as condescending there huh.gif

Edited by Talon S.

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BurnSide
They want me to move this piece! No, THAT piece! No, THIS piece!

Nah, that’s the tactic I'm using against Burnside right now grin2.giflaugh.gif

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I knew there was a reason you so easily gave up that Rook. disgust.gif

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Talon

Bishop tongue.gif

Actually I'm going to delete that line about the Bishops... thats how I win matches, I don't everyone knowing it. huh.gif

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BurnSide

Bishop, sorry.

I'll have to be more careful from now on i think. original.gif Soonb as the site comes back up that is.

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Talon

Yeah, I'm getting withdrawl symptoms sad.gif I've even stopped playing Civilisation 3

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