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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 23:42 
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"Speed chess. The only game of skill in this establishment. The Klute challenges all comers. A win or a draw gets you a million -- one million credits, _mes amis_. Win or draw against the Klute. The biggest prize in the galaxy. Now come on, all you space trekkers. Put your life on the line and beat the Klute at speed chess. Win a fortune!"



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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 23:45 
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leet post, woo! *waves flag*

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
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leet post, woo! *waves flag*


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 0:08 
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I used to play club level chess. I had a Welsh Chess Federation rating (low 1400s I think). I beat a guy in our club who was a Candidate Master, once, under very unbalanced rules (I had five minutes on my clock and he had just one minute to play his entire game in. He made a mistake under time pressure.)


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 0:09 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
I used to play club level chess. I had a Welsh Chess Federation rating (low 1400s I think). I beat a guy in our club who was a Candidate Master, once, under very unbalanced rules (I had five minutes on my clock and he had just one minute to play his entire game in. He made a mistake under time pressure.)


I'm shite at it.

I did leave a game open for someone to play against me but I guess there isn't the traffic tonight. Off to bed now. Ah well.

By the way, the quote at the start comes from an episode of Blakes 7 where a casino runs a lethal version of chess. See below.



Apparently in 1978 when that was shot it was considered a very advanced chess computer game they used for the graphics!


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 0:12 
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chinnyhill10 wrote:
I did leave a game open for someone to play against me but I guess there isn't the traffic tonight. Off to bed now. Ah well.
We'd be better off with a chess server that isn't realtime based, but emails you when it's your go. Like Scrabulous does. In fact, I'd also like to play Scrabble with Beexers too.


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:42 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
chinnyhill10 wrote:
I did leave a game open for someone to play against me but I guess there isn't the traffic tonight. Off to bed now. Ah well.
We'd be better off with a chess server that isn't realtime based, but emails you when it's your go. Like Scrabulous does. In fact, I'd also like to play Scrabble with Beexers too.


Wasn't there one discussed on WoS a while back? I know I joined one site along those lines but I'm damned if I can remember what it's called.

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:46 
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I like chess, and used to play a lot on Yahoo back in the day. Haven't played in years though, and am probably rubbish now.

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:01 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
We'd be better off with a chess server that isn't realtime based, but emails you when it's your go.
I've used Chess at Work a few times. It worked quite well once I'd figured out how to switch off the constant game requests.

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:11 
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You. Fucking. Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeks.

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
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You. Fucking. Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeks.
LOL! PaWNT!

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:36 
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I was a reliable* Board 3-4 for my year most of my way through my school career, played a couple of tournaments with mixed success and even got a game with the county U19s when they were desperate for players. Laziness was, as usual, my biggest stumbling-block. My arsenal of openings as white stretched all the way to 2 - the Ruy Lopez and the King's Gambit. As black, I wasn't even that versatile. Haven't played in about a decade, so what meagre skills I had have no doubt atrophied to nothing by now.

* - In that I usually turned up.

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
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Rodafowa wrote:
Haven't played in about a decade, so what meagre skills I had have no doubt atrophied to nothing by now.
Good oh. Let's play.


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:26 
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Just remembered the name of that site - Gameknot

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:59 
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Just play here.
I'll start.

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 13:01 
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Grim... wrote:
Just play here.
I'll start.

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You sunk my battleship >:(
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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 13:03 
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Joans wrote:
Grim... wrote:
Just play here.
I'll start.

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You sunk my battleship >:(
:'(

Brilliant. I've already beaten Joans :)

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 13:11 
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 Post subject: Re: Chess
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I'm distinctly average at chess. I'm a killer at Rummikub, mind.

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 13:19 
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Just remembered the name of that site - Gameknot
This seems like a very nice site.


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 13:20 
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I suck at Chess and strategy in general. Just can't do it.

Anyone want to play for money?

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 13:23 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
devilman wrote:
Just remembered the name of that site - Gameknot
This seems like a very nice site.

It is. I (grimdotdotdot) am taking on Gaywood (who wasn't allowed to use 'gay' in his name).

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 13:35 
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Out of interest how many moves in advance do you chess types normally have stored up in your brains?

I ask because I get as far as about 2 and then my train of thought goes on to other things and I get dragged back to reality by a message flashing up on screen saying "The level 1 AI has beaten you - go and play something else. Thicky"

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 13:37 
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Out of interest how many moves in advance to you chess types normally have stored up in your brains?
Depends on the stage of the game. Later on, when the options are narrower, I might be thinking 3-4 moves ahead if I'm on form.


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 13:45 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Depends on the stage of the game. Later on, when the options are narrower, I might be thinking 3-4 moves ahead if I'm on form.


At which point do you get her bra off?


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 13:46 
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I generally have the entire game mapped out in my head before I even know who my opponent is. Once I find that out, the singularities collapse to a single outcome, which is me losing. Normally in fewer than 10 moves.

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 14:02 
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chinnyhill10 wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Depends on the stage of the game. Later on, when the options are narrower, I might be thinking 3-4 moves ahead if I'm on form.


At which point do you get her bra off?

Second base, duh!


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
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DavPaz wrote:
chinnyhill10 wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Depends on the stage of the game. Later on, when the options are narrower, I might be thinking 3-4 moves ahead if I'm on form.


At which point do you get her bra off?

Second base, duh!

That's the old-fashioned 'bases', it's been updates now. Second is a hand-job / fingering.

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 14:21 
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Grim... wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
chinnyhill10 wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Depends on the stage of the game. Later on, when the options are narrower, I might be thinking 3-4 moves ahead if I'm on form.


At which point do you get her bra off?

Second base, duh!

That's the old-fashioned 'bases', it's been updates now. Second is a hand-job / fingering.

*weeps for the world*


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
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That's the old-fashioned 'bases', it's been updates now. Second is a hand-job / fingering.


I hate to spam the forum with more XKCD.... wait, no I don't, I love it.

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
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Someone with more time energy than me work out the binary, would you?

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
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I hate to spam the forum with more XKCD.... wait, no I don't, I love it.
Might as well chuck this in with it then :)

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 19:19 
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chinnyhill10 wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Depends on the stage of the game. Later on, when the options are narrower, I might be thinking 3-4 moves ahead if I'm on form.


At which point do you get her bra off?


Oh yeah, "her" bra. You've been sussed, remember?

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 20:05 
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tossrStu wrote:
chinnyhill10 wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Depends on the stage of the game. Later on, when the options are narrower, I might be thinking 3-4 moves ahead if I'm on form.


At which point do you get her bra off?


Oh yeah, "her" bra. You've been sussed, remember?

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Sick filth. He hasn't got his tits out.

In anycase, how could anyone get aroused looking at that? What you need is a shot from the 80's with the big hair and a CPC in shot. Er... possibly.


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 21:53 
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chinnyhill10 wrote:
tossrStu wrote:
chinnyhill10 wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Depends on the stage of the game. Later on, when the options are narrower, I might be thinking 3-4 moves ahead if I'm on form.


At which point do you get her bra off?


Oh yeah, "her" bra. You've been sussed, remember?

ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
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Sick filth. He hasn't got his tits out.

In anycase, how could anyone get aroused looking at that? What you need is a shot from the 80's with the big hair and a CPC in shot. Er... possibly.


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I have way, way too much time on my hands... and yet not quite enough time to do a decent job of it.


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
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I have way, way too much time on my hands... and yet not quite enough time to do a decent job of it.


977 Bananas.

You got bonus bananas for getting a 664 in. They're rare they are. And it only took me 2.5 years to convince Retro Gamer!


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
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The game between Gaywood and I continues.
http://gameknot.com/chess.pl?bd=11456860&rnd=65463
Gaywood is black, and it's his turn.

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 17:39 
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Grim... wrote:
Gaywood is fucked, and it's his turn.
FeeX.


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 17:45 
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Grim... wrote:
Gaywood is black, and it's his turn.


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
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Looks a nice little site, that. I like the captured pieces (and pawns /chessnerd) at the bottom with the aggregate points total.

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
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Rodafowa wrote:
Looks a nice little site, that. I like the captured pieces (and pawns /chessnerd) at the bottom with the aggregate points total.
It has some nice features, like conditional moves and the ability to make notes to yourself. It also runs on the iPhone, just about.

Less good is the fact that 5 moves into our first game, it stopped letting Grim... into it and we had to start a new one. So far this one has been OK though, so perhaps it was a one off glitch.


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 23:24 
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The game between Gaywood and I continues.
I have resigned! After a slow opening, I built up a small positional advantage, but somewhere between the opening and the midgame I miscalculated and Grim... built up a material advantage that I didn't have an answer to. I could have rung it out a bit longer, but that seemed churlish when we could be playing a new game instead.

Anyone else want to play?


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 23:25 
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I'll have a game with you.

PM me a link or something.

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
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http://gameknot.com
My username there is "PenLlawen".


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
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http://gameknot.com
My username there is "PenLlawen".


Done and done. Anyone who wants to challenge me, I am "imightberussell"

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Grim... wrote:
The game between Gaywood and I continues.
I have resigned! After a slow opening, I built up a small positional advantage, but somewhere between the opening and the midgame I miscalculated and Grim... built up a material advantage that I didn't have an answer to. I could have rung it out a bit longer, but that seemed churlish when we could be playing a new game instead.


PHD-WIELDING DOCTOR OF SOMETHING CLEVER 0 - JCB DRIVER 1

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
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Trousers wrote:
Out of interest how many moves in advance do you chess types normally have stored up in your brains?



I plan my moves so far ahead that I've lost games I've not even started yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
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Mohh! I think your game would improve if you read a book about openings but I'm not afraid to admit you flat-out outplayed me.


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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
After a slow opening, I built up a small positional advantage, but somewhere between the opening and the midgame I miscalculated and Grim... built up a material advantage that I didn't have an answer to.


How did you get on with your Chess game?

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I think your game would improve if you read a book about openings

*head pops*

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