Thistle, March 13, 2005 in Chess Tournament 2005
Saru, I'd love to join up
Hi all, I'm back from the shooting cadre. I'm really sorry about the time outs, but it was a last minute thing.
I came third overall and next stop is Bisley for the competition.
Don't worry about the time-outs
Well done coming third. When is this other competition?
2 weeks time mate. It's only over a w/end though, so no need to postpone or timeout this time.
Welcome back, congrats on coming in third
Cheers Saru, it was a close run thing.
Talon's tip of the day: If the opponent moves a piece, its for a reason.
I was trying to move the horse into checking the king, having it already pinned with the queen and diagonally moving dude. Didn't realise i could have just moved the queen, since it would have been protected by the dude.
lol..."diagonally moving dude"... I dunno why, but that made my day.
I'm not to swift with the names of the pieces.
Where ever i go, Canada, UK, etc, they're all called different things, so i got totally confused, and now, thee shalt be thy diagonally movin dude.
Midgit = pawn
horse = knight
castle = rook
...diagonally moving dude = bishop
I imagine king and queen are self explanatory
If you've heard them called other things, then the person who told you so is incorrect
And failing that wonderful description, here's a picture aid
Ahh, so the castle is a rook. I always called it a castle, figuring the DMD was the rook, but he was actually the bishop..
Thanks guys. I'm gonna print that diagram out and stick it above my monitor.
Actually the name castle and rook and often interchanged. Officially castle is just supposed to be the special move were your king and rook can switch places in a corner so long as neither has moved, but if you use the word castle instead of rook everyone knows what it means.
That diagram looks like a scene from the simpsons.
They do have diffrent names depending on where you come from, in Saudia Arabia they all have different titles. But for most English speaking countries it's as above.
chess pieces in 72 languages
Talon's tip of the day - Don't use your queen early, it just means that the oponent develops every peice on the board trying to force it back. The end result is, your queen is back in the back line where she started and you've gotten nowhere, while your oponent happily has at least several pawns and an officer out in the field.
Also.....don't castle too early, by effectively putting your king in a corner early, you've given your opponent more time and opportunity to direct all their pieces straight towards him.
Alrighty, i have a couple free slots for games.
Anyone who feels like the SUCK, so i can WIN, challenge me.
Yeah, i found that out against Subby.
Sorry.... being Australian I seeming attack a monarchy whenever I can
WEll...I have about 4 slots free now.... So challenge away (I am at work so wont begin my side for a few hours....I played at work yesterday in one game.....stupidest thing i have ever done)
I have no free slots, but nobody is moving
I'll challenge you, Burns.
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