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 Post subject: Chess
PostPosted: Tue June 18, 2013 8:38 pm 
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My dad taught me to play. He was base champion at most of the Air Force bases we lived on and went to a couple of national tournaments. I was never on the chess team, but played a lot with family and my dad's friends. I stopped playing for several years until my dad got cancer and I started playing him while visiting (that's right, even with part of his brain removed I still couldn't beat him). My cousin and I try to meet once a month and play, but I pretty much clobber him every time. There's a group that meets once a week at the library that I have joined a couple of times and it's been surprisingly fun.
I fucking hate playing on the computer.
Other than my initial pawn structure, there is no set strategy I employ. It's always just, "See where the board takes you."
Who else plays?


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Tue June 18, 2013 8:50 pm 
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im pretty terrible at chess, mostly because i dont know how to strategize the beginning of a match, i just randomly move the pieces around till the board starts to take shape, then i can start to think of ways to play, but most of the time by then i am getting my ass kicked.

i did once know how to win in 4 moves, and was at a birthday party, we were probably all 11 or 12 years old at the party, and the kid whos party it was wanted me to try to win a game against his dad in 4 moves, so they had me ask him to play by saying i had heard he was pretty good, he said ok, and he moved one of his pawns to where i was actually able to win in 3 moves, he was pretty pissed about it, and last time i saw him which was just a few years ago, he still mentioned that game :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Tue June 18, 2013 9:08 pm 
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I taught my fiancée how to play, and we try to do it as often as possible (it's usually a summertime, on-the-porch kind of activity for us).

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Tue June 18, 2013 9:28 pm 
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When I'm left completely incapacitated from running, I'll have more time to play.


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Tue June 18, 2013 10:01 pm 
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My son who is six plays a little bit. He takes his travel set to the park and tries to challenge the other children. Nerd.

It's made me dig out my glass set and learn again though.


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Tue June 18, 2013 10:14 pm 
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I remember taking acid and playing chess.

you really, really had to concentrate

hi fortuna :wave:


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Wed June 19, 2013 5:39 pm 
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I play if y'all are looking for someone.


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Wed June 19, 2013 6:11 pm 
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Wife and kids are out of town, so I'll be playing at the library tonight. I'm a party animal.


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Wed June 19, 2013 9:32 pm 
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I love chess, but I mostly play bullet and blitz. Y'all should sign up to chess.com and then we can jam.

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Wed June 19, 2013 9:42 pm 
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Soma. wrote:
I love chess, but I mostly play bullet and blitz. Y'all should sign up to chess.com and then we can jam.


Chess is a tactile experience for me. I just can't play on the computer.


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Thu June 20, 2013 4:03 am 
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Soma. wrote:
I love chess, but I mostly play bullet and blitz. Y'all should sign up to chess.com and then we can jam.


Yep, I"m on. What's your username?


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Thu June 20, 2013 3:40 pm 
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turned2black wrote:
Wife and kids are out of town, so I'll be playing at the library tonight. I'm a party animal.

Won two, lost one against the same player. Went out way too aggressive in the first game. Then just sat back and picked my spots in the second. By the third game, I realized he basically couldn't play without his woman, so I took her early and he collapsed.
We broke etiquette by not switching partners and the rest of the players weren't happy.


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Thu June 20, 2013 10:54 pm 
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Soma. wrote:
I love chess, but I mostly play bullet and blitz. Y'all should sign up to chess.com and then we can jam.


Yep, I"m on. What's your username?


that's Soma..


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Thu June 20, 2013 11:13 pm 
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Smurftacular

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Tue December 31, 2013 4:30 am 
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3-0 against my cousin today. This marks the first time either of us has swept the other in our usual 3-game series (he almost always manages to eke out one win).


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Tue December 31, 2013 6:02 am 
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i used to. everyone i grew up with was taught from their grandpas and always kicked my ass.


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Tue December 31, 2013 2:04 pm 
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I don't know how to play chess.

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 Post subject: Re: Chess
PostPosted: Tue December 31, 2013 3:01 pm 
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E.H. Ruddock wrote:
I don't know how to play chess.


I don't either, I can play checkers like nobody's business. #checkerboss


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
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E.H. Ruddock wrote:
I don't know how to play chess.

Did you ever learn how to play?


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 Post subject: Re: Chess
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E.H. Ruddock wrote:
I don't know how to play chess.

me either...i think i'd be terrible though

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