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CerebralAssassin
16-02-09, 20:25
haha....you saw this comin people!;)

so yeah....we've been needing a thread discussing this great game for quite some time..:jmp::jmp::D

Biddy
16-02-09, 20:28
I remember reading the rulebook and it caused spontaenous combustion in the head.

spikejones
16-02-09, 22:41
haha....you saw this comin people!;)

so yeah....we've been needing a thread discussing this great game for quite some time..:jmp::jmp::D
okay... what shall we discuss about it then?
Fischer? - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108065/ ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Fischer
Alekhine? - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Alekhine
Fools mate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fool%27s_mate)?
Scholar's Mate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scholar%27s_mate)?

Lee croft
16-02-09, 22:44
i dont play this ..... it hurts my brain.... :pi:

laralover_07
16-02-09, 22:45
I collected the full Harry Potter Chess Set w00t yeah!!

Haven't touched it though.. :ton:

rickybazire
16-02-09, 23:18
I know how to play chess and I know roughly what moves to watch out for. But I ain't a grand master lol.

Encore
16-02-09, 23:47
I never knew how to play chess. I guess my brain isn't mathematical enough. :( (in other words, I'm too stupid!)


..... Whenever I think "chess" I think the great movie Revolver though. :D

EmeraldFields
16-02-09, 23:48
I haven't played chess in years! Maybe I should break out the board!:D

spikejones
17-02-09, 00:03
wish we could have some trf chess tourneys! :jmp:
I built my own chess board back in high school, and a box to place it in. and foam pads cut to size in order to place them in the box as well - without them getting broken (nice ceramic pieces). The board even has my name burned into it with a laser!!

ahhh wood shop. I miss having all that equipment to use for free.

GAHH... I can't find it!! :yik:

CerebralAssassin
17-02-09, 00:07
okay... what shall we discuss about it then?
Fischer? - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108065/ ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Fischer
Alekhine? - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Alekhine
Fools mate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fool%27s_mate)?
Scholar's Mate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scholar%27s_mate)?

yeah,I didn't like that movie too much to be honest...Waitzkin could have been great if he continued playing chess...

I like alekhine,he has that certain attacking style that I,Tal,Kasparov have.

so you want black or white?:mis:

IceColdLaraCroft
17-02-09, 00:37
I love to play but never win

Assassino
17-02-09, 00:42
haha....you saw this comin people!;)

so yeah....we've been needing a thread discussing this great game for quite some time..:jmp::jmp::D

Only because you're GOOD at it...
Nothing like me of course! :D

Thorir
17-02-09, 00:44
I don't think I've ever touched a chess-piece. :D
It seems too complicated to me. I can't even play cards.

Neteru
17-02-09, 01:29
I used to love chess and played every day. But I gave it up a long time ago.

Mr.Burns
17-02-09, 01:38
Ah that's a shame boss. I haven't played in a while but that's due in part to not having any friends that actually like the game.

Immortalis08
17-02-09, 01:48
I play Simpsons Chess. :o

I haven't played chess in ages, I feel like I should now however as it was a fun game of my childhood. :)

Ikas90
17-02-09, 02:31
I used to participate in chess competitions at school. I only won one game though. :D

I suck. :pi:

CerebralAssassin
17-02-09, 02:37
I used to love chess and played every day. But I gave it up a long time ago.

shocking news!!!!the great Net played chess?!?:yik:...you should take it up again...:)

Ah that's a shame boss. I haven't played in a while but that's due in part to not having any friends that actually like the game.

awww...you're so adorable playing chess!!:jmp:

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r206/CerebralAssassin1983/pigeon-chess.jpg

Only because you're GOOD at it...
Nothing like me of course! :D

hmm...sounds like someone want's to be schooled!!;)

digitizedboy
17-02-09, 02:37
Damn, I was waiting for THIS!!! I'm a chess master, I love the game! I can beat anyone, anyone dare challenge me?

spikejones
17-02-09, 02:55
^ever played chess master? what was your rating? I forget mine though :vlol:
Tried playing Alekhine but lost terribly bad. :yik:
so you want black or white?:mis:
it matters not to me honestly.
Ah that's a shame boss. I haven't played in a while but that's due in part to not having any friends that actually like the game.
this definitely presents a major challenge to being able to play.


still cant find that board. hopefully its in storage unit, else wise it must have been stolen. :(

digitizedboy
17-02-09, 03:44
^ever played chess master? what was your rating? I forget mine though :vlol:(

Damn, to be honst, I never played computer chess until I got windows vista, and I played chess Titans.. With each level I kept beating the computer. :S That must mean I'm really good right? hahaha. The game is called Chess Titans btw. you know it?

spikejones
17-02-09, 04:39
nah... never heard of that one. I had ChessMaster 8000 (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/puzzle/chessmaster8000/review.html?om_act=convert&om_clk=gssummary&tag=summary;read-review). And I used to play online at zone. Back when zone was old school.

CerebralAssassin
17-02-09, 05:49
Damn, to be honst, I never played computer chess until I got windows vista, and I played chess Titans.. With each level I kept beating the computer. :S That must mean I'm really good right? hahaha. The game is called Chess Titans btw. you know it?

yeah,chess titans is a weak chess engine compared to chess master

nah... never heard of that one. I had ChessMaster 8000 (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/puzzle/chessmaster8000/review.html?om_act=convert&om_clk=gssummary&tag=summary;read-review). And I used to play online at zone. Back when zone was old school.

alright,I'll be white

1.e4 ;):p

SamReeves
17-02-09, 05:55
I remember playing it on my old Mac SE. And I remember the SE beat me every time. So I took up checkers instead. :p

spikejones
17-02-09, 06:15
yeah,chess titans is a weak chess engine compared to chess master



alright,I'll be white

1.e4 ;):p
I don't have my board upon which to actually play :(

CerebralAssassin
17-02-09, 06:34
I don't have my board upon which to actually play :(

clicky ;):p (http://www.apronus.com/chess/wbeditor.php)

MrBear
17-02-09, 10:09
I've begun playing it again with a good friend of mine.. Unfortunately, I win every time and it's making him glum :-/ but we'll keep playing, because in thirty years' time we'll be sitting in the garden, playing chess and drinking red wine and looking all sophisticated :p I'll just have to learn to appreciate red wine.. and he'll have to improve so the games become challenging ;)

Also, I recently started playing remote distance chess with my father.. It's kind of fun to make a move once or twice a day, since it really makes you think about what to do :)

digitizedboy
17-02-09, 14:00
yeah,chess titans is a weak chess engine compared to chess master



alright,I'll be white

1.e4 ;):p

oh, I'll have to try that one then.

spikejones
17-02-09, 18:20
clicky ;):p (http://www.apronus.com/chess/wbeditor.php)


Also, I recently started playing remote distance chess with my father.. It's kind of fun to make a move once or twice a day, since it really makes you think about what to do :)
I've heard of people doing this. If I can find my board I would set it up and we can play a game ;)

CerebralAssassin
17-02-09, 19:14
oh, I'll have to try that one then.

yeah...I have cm 9k.it's pretty good...there are an abundance of characters with an abundance of playing styles and strengths (although you are gonna have a frustrating time with the chessmaster character himself,I can assure you of that:I once had chessmaster butt heads with chess titans and the former beat the latter to a bloody pulp:p)

...and the tutorials on 9k by Josh Waitzkin are wonderful (even though I didn't see any immediate improvement in my game after watching them:tea:)

I just play mainly online these days though...and I only use the chess master for analysis:p .there are even stronger chess engines than 9k (like fritz,for example),so I might get one of those for analysis :p

spikejones
17-02-09, 19:15
I am wondering how you managed to pit one chess engine against another?

Did you start both games and mirror the moves of each player within the other game?

ShadyCroft
17-02-09, 19:19
I like chess, though am not so brainy at it lol!

My dad got us a marble chess set from Bangladesh, and my brother and I used to play it all the time.

CerebralAssassin
17-02-09, 19:20
I am wondering how you managed to pit one chess engine against another?

Did you start both games and mirror the moves of each player within the other game?

yes.I just opened both programs,I was black in chess titans,and white in chessmaster.so whatever move ct made I played them into cm and vice versa (ct was white and cm was black):p

MrBear
17-02-09, 21:38
I've heard of people doing this. If I can find my board I would set it up and we can play a game ;)

I'm game :) unless you're too skilled, I don't want a match with someone who's out of my league anyway :p

spikejones
17-02-09, 21:43
if you want to be the best, you have to beat the best!
I'm rusty though. been a couple years since I've played.

MrBear
17-02-09, 21:47
You'll probably beat me anyway :ton: but yeah, it would still be fun, so I'm up for it ;)

I just don't like playing with people like my cousin (who's a decade younger): I make a move and he smiles and says, 'oh yeah, the Glasnost Left move' :o I don't want people naming my moves when I don't know the names myself! :D

By the way, I only use 'Glasnost' because I can't remember what Russian word he actually said...

CerebralAssassin
17-02-09, 21:48
^ I'm game!!!:)

jackles
17-02-09, 22:06
I have a buffy chess set....and I taught quite a few 10 year olds to play at work...sadly I only play as well as a 10 year old..I get distracted too easily!

spikejones
17-02-09, 22:14
I baffled one guy I was playing by decimating his army using only a knight. Knights are powerful pieces when you know how to use them ;) A lot of people don't though. They only see in straight lines or diagonals, and can't comprehend the power of using a piece that can jump around all the others.

CerebralAssassin
17-02-09, 22:32
I have a buffy chess set....and I taught quite a few 10 year olds to play at work...sadly I only play as well as a 10 year old..I get distracted too easily!

perhaps some piccies are in order...I love to look at different types of chess sets!!:)

I baffled one guy I was playing by decimating his army using only a knight. Knights are powerful pieces when you know how to use them ;) A lot of people don't though. They only see in straight lines or diagonals, and can't comprehend the power of using a piece that can jump around all the others.

lol!!some kind of opening trap?:p

but yeah...I love knights myself...it's true that they are slightly weaker than bishops in open games,but it's been said by some GM (I forget who),that a knight and a queen are better than a bishop and a queen mainly because they complement each other's moves better (a bishop just sort of partially "repeats" what the queen can do)

and I also like them because they can do a smothered mate!! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smothered_mate):p (although I've never done one myself,not that I can remember):(

spikejones
17-02-09, 22:43
perhaps some piccies are in order...I love to look at different types of chess sets!!:)



lol!!some kind of opening trap?:p

but yeah...I love knights myself...it's true that they are slightly weaker than bishops in open games,but it's been said by some GM (I forget who),that a knight and a queen are better than a bishop and a queen mainly because they complement each other's moves better (a bishop just sort of partially "repeats" what the queen can do)

and I also like them because they can do a smothered mate!! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smothered_mate):p (although I've never done one myself,not that I can remember):(
yep... that is quite certainly possible alright!!
And great for creating forks as well. Lots of people will fail to see their pieces are in a forkable configuration until it is too late. Forks and pins are great opportunities for capturing pieces. My favorite fork (when opportunity presents itself) is between the king and queen ;)

Ever mated someone with a king and a pawn?
http://www.frankswebspace.org.uk/chess/kingAndPawnvPawnMate.htm

I've managed it on a couple occasions. Its been tried on me as well, but generally ends in a stalemate. And the way I see it is if I can force you into a stalemate - then I have proved to be the better player and therefore have won the game. I think standard regulations dictate that if one side's pieces have all been captured - mate must follow within 13 moves, so a king/pawn vs. king end game can be tricky.

CerebralAssassin
18-02-09, 04:25
yep... that is quite certainly possible alright!!
And great for creating forks as well. Lots of people will fail to see their pieces are in a forkable configuration until it is too late. Forks and pins are great opportunities for capturing pieces. My favorite fork (when opportunity presents itself) is between the king and queen ;)

Ever mated someone with a king and a pawn?
http://www.frankswebspace.org.uk/chess/kingAndPawnvPawnMate.htm

I've managed it on a couple occasions. Its been tried on me as well, but generally ends in a stalemate. And the way I see it is if I can force you into a stalemate - then I have proved to be the better player and therefore have won the game. I think standard regulations dictate that if one side's pieces have all been captured - mate must follow within 13 moves, so a king/pawn vs. king end game can be tricky.

hahaha...I love forks and pins as well.I just love the expression on my opponent's faces when they've fallen victim of a nasty fork!!:vlol:

yeah,a fork of the king and queen is called a "royal" fork haha!!(no surprise there ;))

yeah...those king and pawn vs. king endgames are really tricky.what's interesting to see is that if you vary such positions slightly (like,for example,putting a white pawn on h3 and a black one on h6) then it's a totally different story.in this case,even if it's whites move,then white wins (after 1.h4 h5 2.Kf4, then black can't protect both his pawn and stop the e-pawn from promoting).here the priciple of 2 weaknesses comes into play,and the principle of Zugzwang as well. (even in much more complicated positions zugzwang can creep up,just like it did in a famous game between Alekhine and Nimzowitch)

I don't think I've ever mated someone in this manner,at least not recently.my endgames are pretty weak,which is why I often panic when I reach endgames with even (or down) material against a strong player.I've botched many endgames in which I was 2 or even 3 pawns up!!:hea:I'm more comfortable in the middlegame and going for a direct mate.this method doesn't always work though because I either blunder or my opponent forces me to trade down material (which ****es me off :p). I sometimes try to trade down to a winning endgame when i see that a mate isn't feasible...

I also rarely draw too....I guess that's because my desire to win is so great that makes me make terrible losing mistakes...:hea:

voltz
18-02-09, 04:31
Someone should find us a site we can play each other for free, then it'll be worthwhile.

CerebralAssassin
18-02-09, 04:48
Someone should find us a site we can play each other for free, then it'll be worthwhile.

yahoo...or MSN.those are the only ones I know.....:o

if anyone knows of a better site...please do tell!!:p

Tihocan9
18-02-09, 04:56
I've actually never learned how to play chess, I would like to though, some day I might sit down and teach myself but it seems rather difficult :tea: But i like strategic games so I might enjoy it.

spikejones
18-02-09, 05:30
I sometimes try to trade down to a winning endgame when i see that a mate isn't feasible...

I also rarely draw too....I guess that's because my desire to win is so great that makes me make terrible losing mistakes...:hea:
I used to not be real good and didnt concentrate much on mating techniques until I started playing on Chess Master 8000 and learned about forks and pins and started analyzing the "important chess games". Learned about different mating techniques and what not. Sometimes I can mate a an opponent early on in the game without much material being traded, other times it ends up being a massive chain effect where we each have out pieces in such a configuration that if any one of them gets taken... the whole board is practically wiped out. Like a game of chicken... just waiting to see who will be the first one to bite.

other times if I'm just feeling giddy and your a weak player, I'll slide my queen across the back row and take out your whole army.
I've actually never learned how to play chess, I would like to though, some day I might sit down and teach myself but it seems rather difficult :tea: But i like strategic games so I might enjoy it.
chess master will be a good one to teach you from beginning to grand master level of play. i think the newest one is called quite simply "grand master edition"
http://chessmaster.us.ubi.com/xi/index.php

CerebralAssassin
18-02-09, 20:44
I used to not be real good and didnt concentrate much on mating techniques until I started playing on Chess Master 8000 and learned about forks and pins and started analyzing the "important chess games". Learned about different mating techniques and what not. Sometimes I can mate a an opponent early on in the game without much material being traded,

you play every day?or haven't played for a while?which important games you're talking about?the master games?yeah...studying a bunch of those will teach you some techniques...and studying puzzles will polish up your tactics!!!(pins,skewers,clearances,forks,back rank mates,x-rays,windmills etc)

but you know what they say...tactics really favors the player that has some positional advantage (whether it be space,or that his opponents pawn structure is fragile,and/or something else)



other times it ends up being a massive chain effect where we each have out pieces in such a configuration that if any one of them gets taken... the whole board is practically wiped out. Like a game of chicken... just waiting to see who will be the first one to bite.

lol...the position is so chaotic in such configurations that I find it hard to do all the calculations necessary...I sometimes make moves based on intuition in such situations!!:D

CerebralAssassin
04-02-10, 19:21
*bump*:whi:

so...how do y'all like your chess?with fries?with mayo?please discuss:jmp:

T-Sex
04-02-10, 19:21
Yay for cheeeeesssssssssssssssssss.

lara c. fan
04-02-10, 19:23
Does anyone know of any free chess advice sites?
I'm so out of practice :p

CerebralAssassin
04-02-10, 19:48
Does anyone know of any free chess advice sites?
I'm so out of practice :p

some advice for beginners : (off the top of my head)

1)always try to control the center either with pawns or pieces

2)try not to move one piece too many times in the opening

3)don't bring out the queen too early ;opponent will develop peices with tempo by attacking the queen.

4)beginners:stay AWAY from the Sicilian until you get some experience.keep things simple for now.respond to 1.e4 with e5,etc..

5)learn about tactical motifs: pins,forks,double attacks,skewers,x-rays,deflection,in-between moves,zugswag,clearance sacrifices etc,and try to solve puzzles featuring these motifs.after (chesstempo (http://chesstempo.com/) is a good start;)

6)learn how to mate with queen and king vs lone king,with rook and king vs lone king,and basic pawn+king vs king endgames (google)

I'm sure there's more....but I'm dead tired now:p

Catapharact
04-02-10, 19:51
Just adding one more advice:

- Guard your rooks early on in the game ;). You can't leave them open. Just a pointer ;).

I once took out one of my wife's rooks in five moves Lol! She didn't see it comming.

lara c. fan
04-02-10, 19:52
some advice for beginners : (off the top of my head)

1)always try to control the center either with pawns or pieces

2)try not to move one piece too many times in the opening

3)don't bring out the queen too early ;opponent will develop peices with tempo by attacking the queen.

4)beginners:stay AWAY from the Sicilian until you get some experience.keep things simple for now.respond to 1.e4 with e5,etc..

5)learn about tactical motifs: pins,forks,double attacks,skewers,x-rays,deflection,in-between moves,zugswag,clearance sacrifices etc,and try to solve puzzles featuring these motifs.after (chesstempo (http://chesstempo.com/) is a good start;)

6)learn how to mate with queen and king vs lone king,with rook and king vs lone king,and basic pawn+king vs king endgames (google)

I'm sure there's more....but I'm dead tired now:p

Ah, Thank you :D

Aranara
04-02-10, 20:04
My Mum bought me a "Learn Chess with the Disney characters" book :p
I think Nate would go crazy :vlol:

But chess never interested me, although I tried to appreciate it:D

lara c. fan
04-02-10, 20:05
My Mum bought me a "Learn Chess with the Disney characters" book :p
I think Nate would go crazy :vlol:

But chess never interested me, although I tried to appreciate it:D

:vlol:

My biggest problem with chess is my lack of human opponents at the moment :pi:

CerebralAssassin
04-02-10, 20:06
Just adding one more advice:

- Guard your rooks early on in the game ;). You can't leave them open. Just a pointer ;).

I once took out one of my wife's rooks in five moves Lol! She didn't see it comming.

ah yes...this too:tmb:

I see too many beginners try to develop their rooks first...needless to say they get crushed.:p

RULE:develop knights and bishops first,then rooks

value of pieces:

pawn=1
knights and bishops=3
rooks=5
queen=9

Aranara
04-02-10, 20:06
I have human opponents: My nerdy friend from school :p
I think he would ask me: "Why don't you use the asrgguysgxgfh method instead of sdifgali?"

lara c. fan
04-02-10, 20:07
ah yes...this too:tmb:

I see too many beginners try to develop their rooks first...needless to say they get crushed.:p

RULE:develop knights and bishops first,then rooks
I try to make quite elaborate defenses :p
They work though :P
I have human opponents: My nerdy friend from school :p
I think he would ask me: "Why don't you use the asrgguysgxgfh method instead of sdifgali?"

:p

CerebralAssassin
05-02-10, 05:24
I think he would ask me: "Why don't you use the asrgguysgxgfh method instead of sdifgali?"

ummm...what?:p

I try to make quite elaborate defenses :p
They work though :P


:p

are you playing known openings or random ones?:p

knightgames
05-02-10, 06:16
It's been a while since my last game of chess. My friend and I used to play regularly over an ale or two. We both had a rather unique O'Henry moment one Christmas when we got each other Chess sets.

We couldn't very well continue using the one we had been. It was one of those game board 'chess boards' that doubled as a checkerboard, and on the opposite side was Chinese Checkers. The Rook was a checker piece that hadn't been lost yet. "Poor Rook. I knew him well."

I read a few books detailing the rules and what not so I was okay, but I never developed the ability to lay good strategies. I knew my friend well enough to counter his moves, and occassionally he mine. He seemed to like taking out my Queen as soon as possible, while I tried a strategy that would attempt to pin his King and allow an attack upon his Rooks thus limiting horizontal attacks.

Other than that I have to bow to those that master the ability to play well.

Shark_Blade
05-02-10, 07:20
It's been years lol..I need to play chess again.

I hate it when people gather around when we battle and they point, talk and even help or interfere with the game.

The way I like it: One on one. Complete silence. Some people just love to talk about random things.

January_Snow*
05-02-10, 07:27
I know what figure moves where, some tehniques, but I never got into it, chess is just to boring for me, it doesnt offer any excitement...

lara c. fan
05-02-10, 18:33
are you playing known openings or random ones?:p[/B][/COLOR][/FONT]

Depends on what you mean by known openings....
I'll post a screen of my most-used defence in a sec...

Alex Shepherd
05-02-10, 19:02
Ah its a boring game... I never like it...

Catapharact
05-02-10, 19:08
Ah its a boring game... I never like it...

Its the game of sharp minds and Kings ;). Begone pesent!

CerebralAssassin
05-02-10, 19:16
Ah its a boring game... I never like it...

then don't post in here man;)

igonge
05-02-10, 19:23
Chess... lol
Never understood how to play, I'm too dumb lol

CerebralAssassin
07-02-10, 12:03
some of the Greats!:p

Paul Morphy

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r206/CerebralAssassin1983/PaulMorphyGWHomepage.jpg

Emanuel Lasker

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r206/CerebralAssassin1983/Lasker.jpg

Jose Raul Capablanca

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r206/CerebralAssassin1983/capablanca50.jpg

Alexander Alekhine

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r206/CerebralAssassin1983/Alek_Margate1938.jpg

Mikhail Botvinnik

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r206/CerebralAssassin1983/3195gif.jpg

Mikhail Tal (the magician:p)

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r206/CerebralAssassin1983/photo-mikhail_tal.jpg

Bobby Fischer (the controversial one:p)

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r206/CerebralAssassin1983/BobbyFischerAP_468x459.jpg

Anatoly Karpov

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r206/CerebralAssassin1983/karpov.jpg

Garry Kasparov

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r206/CerebralAssassin1983/kasparov2-1.jpg

Judith Polgar

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r206/CerebralAssassin1983/judit-polgar.jpg

Vladimir Kramnik

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r206/CerebralAssassin1983/kramnik24.jpg

Veselin Topalov

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r206/CerebralAssassin1983/Topalov.jpg

Vishy Anand

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r206/CerebralAssassin1983/viswanathan-anand.jpg

..and last but not least..the Scandinavian chess kid prodigy Magnus Carlsen!:p

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r206/CerebralAssassin1983/202t_magnus_carlsen_playing.jpg

Minty Mouth
07-02-10, 12:15
Chess is the poor man's Ludo.

CerebralAssassin
07-02-10, 12:28
Chess is the poor man's Ludo.

this post just shows how little you know about chess.if chess is such a "poor" game as you say,then why has it attracted the greatest minds of all time?

lara c. fan
07-02-10, 12:29
Chess is the poor man's Ludo.

Quick Jake, RUN!

CerebralAssassin
07-02-10, 12:39
he better run...for his own good!!:p

Minty Mouth
07-02-10, 12:54
this post just shows how little you know about chess.if chess is such a "poor" game as you say,then why has it attracted the greatest minds of all time?

I am going to assume you do not know what Ludo is. :p

CerebralAssassin
07-02-10, 12:59
I am going to assume you do not know what Ludo is. :p

this? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludo_%28board_game%29)

anyway...how the **** do you compare that game to chess?like comparing apples to oranges

Minty Mouth
07-02-10, 13:11
this? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludo_%28board_game%29)

anyway...how the **** do you compare that game to chess?like comparing apples to oranges

If it wasn't apparent to you that I was joking, maybe you shouldn't be playing a game as intellectually taxing as chess :whi:

CerebralAssassin
07-02-10, 13:22
If it wasn't apparent to you that I was joking, maybe you shouldn't be playing a game as intellectually taxing as chess :whi:

oh believe me...I knew;).I was just trying to make an example out of you..

if chess has taught me anything...it's to figure out the other guys' plans and intentions:p

Minty Mouth
07-02-10, 13:37
oh believe me...I knew;).I was just trying to make an example out of you..

if chess has taught me anything...it's to figure out the other guys' plans and intentions:p

So your intention was to make yourself look foolish?

Gotcha :D :ton:

CerebralAssassin
07-02-10, 13:41
So your intention was to make yourself look foolish?

Gotcha :D :ton:

nope....make you look foolish!;)

Minty Mouth
07-02-10, 14:04
nope....make you look foolish!;)

Well...

Better luck next time.

CerebralAssassin
29-06-10, 14:48
Well...

Better luck next time.

nyuk nyuk nyuk nyuk.....

close but no cigar deah:D

Mikky
29-06-10, 14:55
Chess you say? :mis:

BIfnhtsf6a4

:ton:

I don't really know how to play chess. I do know how to play checkers, though! :D

Lara's Nemesis
29-06-10, 14:59
http://i50.************/2afbb0l.jpg:p:o

I used to play it when I was at school, was never really much good at it tho.

Anoyone remember Battle Chess, I think I had it for the Atari ST. Great fun.:D

Mikky
29-06-10, 15:04
http://i50.************/2afbb0l.jpg:p:o

I used to play it when I was at school, was never really much good at it tho.

Anoyone remember Battle Chess, I think I had it for the Atari ST. Great fun.:D

:vlol: That's hilarious! :vlol:

TombOfRaiders
29-06-10, 15:28
Chess! I'm a total master at this board game, after years and years of matches.

enko
05-09-10, 00:23
After reading the post at this thread, I noticed that lots of member here play chess, but does not know how to improve. Lots of member here also has little idea about chess and how great it is (thousand books have been written about it). Improving in chess is a step by step process. You can measure your improvement by way of rating may it be online or at your chess federation.

Now around the world lots of people play chess. If you play online you will see players who have thousand games on their credit, but their rating is still low. So what is the difference why player a is only 1100 on rating and player b is 1700. The thing is good players study chess concepts. Now what are these chess concepts that you need to study in order to improve?

Concept number 1: Chess Tactics.

Novice chess games contain lots of tactical blunder. Sample of these tactical blunders are move that loses a piece. Or moves that allows your king to be mated. In order to lessen these blunders, you should solve tactical problems. Below are good site for tactical training.

http://chesstempo.com/
http://www.chesstactics.org/index.php?Type=page&Action=none&From=2,3,1,1
http://www.fanpop.com/external/8249

You can also buy chess tactics books, Winning Chess Tactics by GM Seirawan or Chess Tactics for Champion by GM Polgar are good books.

Concept number 2: Chess endgames.

Do you know how to mate with a single rook with a king against a lone king? Do you know when a single pawn and king against a lone king is a draw or a win? If you study chess endgame you will learn these basic endgame things. Here are basic endgame mates.

http://www.chesscorner.com/tutorial/basic/r_mate/r_mate.htm
http://www.chesscorner.com/tutorial/basic/q_mate/q_mate.htm
http://www.chesscorner.com/tutorial/basic/r_k_mate/r_k_mate.htm

Comprehensive Endgame Course by IM Silman is a good beginners endgame book.


Concept number 3: Positional play.

Often times novice players are clueless on what is happening in a given chess position and they don't know how to make a proper plan. Often times they don't know who has the better position and they don't understand positional concepts such as bad bishop and weak pawns.

In the game below, notice after move 41, how black’s bishop is better than its counterpart. White’s bishop is hampered by its own pawn, it’s a bad bishop. Now notice how black’s bishop pressure white’s pawn. It is clear black has the better position.

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1302150

A good book on chess strategy is Winning Chess Strategy by GM Seirawan