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Re: Chess
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2007, 12:52:48 AM »
Dude...are you listening to yourself? 

If they're from the former USSR, they're probobly not very very ORTHODOX. 

Hence why it was called the United SOCIALIST Soviet Republic.  Don't know if you overlooked that SOCIALIST part...which is by the way connected to COMMUNISM, which doesn't really resonate with ORTHODOXY. 

I got your point, but I couldn't pass this opportunity to lampoon you.  love ya man.   ;)
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Re: Chess
« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2007, 01:05:00 AM »
Hey dude, you were the one born in the former Warsaw Pact country, not me, my friend.

I'm just pointing out the simple fact that Egypt is not renowned for producing Grandmasters a la Russia, even prior to the Revolution. Alekhine anyone??
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Re: Chess
« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2007, 02:09:35 AM »
Hey dude, you were the one born in the former Warsaw Pact country, not me, my friend.

I'd be curious to know in which Warsaw Pact nation Serb1389 was born. 

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Re: Chess
« Reply #48 on: November 07, 2007, 08:44:52 AM »
I'd be curious to know in which Warsaw Pact nation Serb1389 was born. 

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Re: Chess
« Reply #49 on: November 07, 2007, 11:32:02 AM »
I'd be curious to know in which Warsaw Pact nation Serb1389 was born. 

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In other news, I lost my Chessmaster CD.....
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Re: Chess
« Reply #50 on: November 07, 2007, 11:38:41 AM »
+ Irini nem ehmot,

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Don't you mean Caliph-ornia?  :D
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Re: Chess
« Reply #51 on: November 07, 2007, 11:48:41 PM »
Dude...you guys are amazing.  I got such a great laugh.  keep it goin...lol. 
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Re: Chess
« Reply #52 on: November 08, 2007, 10:57:25 AM »
*sigh*

In other news, I lost my Chessmaster CD.....

Bummer. Why not try GNUChess?

http://www.tim-mann.org/gnuchess.html
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Re: Chess
« Reply #53 on: November 13, 2007, 12:41:47 AM »
Defeated by Friul!

Only because he's so slow to move so as to put me off my game.

Just kidding  ;D The better man won.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #54 on: November 13, 2007, 12:45:30 AM »
Defeated by Friul!

Only because he's so slow to move so as to put me off my game.

Just kidding  ;D The better man won.

LOL!  *my strategy all along  ;)  :P*
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Re: Chess
« Reply #55 on: November 13, 2007, 02:50:51 AM »
Help!  I'm being schooled by a guy using only his knights and his queen (and he doesn't even have the queen anymore)! :o
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Re: Chess
« Reply #56 on: November 13, 2007, 05:30:13 AM »
Has anyone else got three games going at once?
I've gone from not playing chess fro over 15 years to playing three simultaneous games! Go easy on me guys!
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Re: Chess
« Reply #57 on: November 13, 2007, 09:46:04 AM »
Defeated by Friul!

Only because he's so slow to move so as to put me off my game.

Just kidding  ;D The better man won.

I think many of us are employing this strategy, since we can't beat you the regular way..lol.   ;) ;D
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Re: Chess
« Reply #58 on: November 13, 2007, 10:27:11 AM »
Has anyone else got three games going at once?
I've gone from not playing chess fro over 15 years to playing three simultaneous games! Go easy on me guys!
I do, but I move once a day generally (time difference, work schedule, etc.). This surely is better than email chess.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #59 on: November 13, 2007, 01:28:39 PM »
Are there any other newbs ( ;D) to chess out there?  I wouldn't mind playing but I'm nowhere near y'all's level. 
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Re: Chess
« Reply #60 on: November 13, 2007, 06:35:38 PM »


Greetings Professor Falken....

...how about a nice game of chess?



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Re: Chess
« Reply #61 on: November 15, 2007, 12:53:31 AM »
Has anyone else got three games going at once?


I had four :o going yesterday!  Friul taught me a little bit about humility...twice!  The floor is now squeeky clean but my face is still dirty and sore.  :laugh:
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Re: Chess
« Reply #62 on: November 15, 2007, 12:58:45 AM »
^^ Ya know, Jib, you need to go easy on me.  I haven't played this game in many years, and I never was any good at it. ;)
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Re: Chess
« Reply #63 on: November 15, 2007, 01:28:50 AM »
^^ Ya know, Jib, you need to go easy on me.  I haven't played this game in many years, and I never was any good at it. ;)
Moi?  You danced on my Queen's head and then put me in check.  It was very traumatizing.  Then Friul beat me like a drum.  Y'all gon' make me loose my mind up in here. ;)
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Re: Chess
« Reply #64 on: November 15, 2007, 01:30:53 AM »
Friul's the man. He has beat me three times in a row now.  He's someone whose able to, and often does, plan anywhere between about 4-6 moves ahead; he needs to be approached with time, focus, and concentration. I'm too impatient and cocky for that!
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Re: Chess
« Reply #65 on: November 15, 2007, 01:33:30 AM »
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Re: Chess
« Reply #66 on: November 15, 2007, 01:34:18 AM »
Moi?  You danced on my Queen's head and then put me in check.  It was very traumatizing.  Then Friul beat me like a drum.  Y'all gon' make me loose my mind up in here. ;)
Yeah, but you were schoolin' me before you moved anything but your knights and queen.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #67 on: November 15, 2007, 04:18:12 AM »
Where do you go to play the Chess?
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Re: Chess
« Reply #68 on: November 15, 2007, 11:43:18 AM »
Friul, I challenge you!

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Re: Chess
« Reply #69 on: November 15, 2007, 03:38:57 PM »
Where do you go to play the Chess?
P,

 Under your avatar where the tabs WEBSITE, HOME, HELP, SEARCH...see where it says CHESS?  Between CALENDAR and MEMBERS. Click on that and there you are... Be forewarned though; it's addictive. ;)

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Re: Chess
« Reply #70 on: November 15, 2007, 05:19:16 PM »
Friul's the man. He has beat me three times in a row now.  He's someone whose able to, and often does, plan anywhere between about 4-6 moves ahead; he needs to be approached with time, focus, and concentration. I'm too impatient and cocky for that!

I think i'm with you in that boat.  Sorry Friul...i'm not too engaged in anything right now except for school.  Maybe one day I can make it up to you with a real game.  Right now i'm just BS'ing. 

I think its important to play a person more than once too...that's key. 
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Re: Chess
« Reply #71 on: November 15, 2007, 07:09:11 PM »
P,

 Under your avatar where the tabs WEBSITE, HOME, HELP, SEARCH...see where it says CHESS?  Between CALENDAR and MEMBERS. Click on that and there you are... Be forewarned though; it's addictive. ;)

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Thanks Jib I played Robert and I learned a lesson in humility  ;D
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Re: Chess
« Reply #72 on: November 15, 2007, 08:48:39 PM »
I just found this in a certain member's profile information:

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Chess is forbidden by the valid Stoglav Council, all that would be Orthodox should have no part in such activity.

Given that I am ranked frirst on the leaderboard, that must make me some kind of arch-heretic hey?
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« Reply #73 on: November 15, 2007, 08:50:36 PM »
I just found this in a certain member's profile information:

Given that I am ranked frirst on the leaderboard, that must make me some kind of arch-heretic hey?
This bewilders me what is the reasoning?
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Re: Chess
« Reply #74 on: November 15, 2007, 08:57:45 PM »
I just found this in a certain member's profile information:

Given that I am ranked frirst on the leaderboard, that must make me some kind of arch-heretic hey?
Stoglav Council? The one that also decried not crossing oneself with two fingers?

Guess most of us are heretics...
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« Reply #75 on: November 15, 2007, 11:44:05 PM »
I just found this in a certain member's profile information:

Given that I am ranked frirst on the leaderboard, that must make me some kind of arch-heretic hey?

Co-Arch-Heretic now   ;) :D
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Re: Chess
« Reply #76 on: November 16, 2007, 12:00:46 AM »
Not yet my friend, not yet!
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Re: Chess
« Reply #77 on: November 16, 2007, 03:01:09 AM »
I heard a story once about the supposed Chinaman who invented chess many centuries ago.  The emperor wanted to reward him richly for his game, so he asked the inventor to name his prize.  The man asked for one gold coin on the first square, two on the second, four on the third, eight on the fourth, and from there twice as many coins on each square than on the one before.  When the emperor finally calculated how much gold this would be, he realized that there wasn't enough gold in the known world to reward the inventor like this, so he had this creator of the game of chess beheaded. :o
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Re: Chess
« Reply #79 on: November 16, 2007, 07:41:15 PM »
Hello,

Besides the Queen, what do you think is the most powerful piece and/or your favorite piece?
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« Reply #80 on: November 16, 2007, 07:42:58 PM »
The king. Take him and it's all over.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #81 on: November 16, 2007, 07:43:17 PM »
Besides the Queen, what do you think is the most powerful piece and/or your favorite piece?
Someone answer quick, because I just lost my Queen!
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Re: Chess
« Reply #82 on: November 16, 2007, 07:56:04 PM »
Hello,

Someone answer quick, because I just lost my Queen!
If you can wield its power properly, the Knight can be very powerful and hard to stop.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #83 on: November 16, 2007, 07:58:11 PM »
Indeed, especially against the Queen. Occasionally she is incapable of defending against it (especially when you pin her and the King).
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Re: Chess
« Reply #84 on: November 17, 2007, 05:31:18 AM »
Someone answer quick, because I just lost my Queen!
I think there's actually a hierarchy of how powerful each piece is.
  • Queen - Can move as far as unobstructed along ranks, files, and diagonals.
  • Rooks - Can move as far as unobstructed along ranks and files.
  • Bishops - Can move as far as unobstructed along diagonals.
  • Knights - Can only attack from close range, unlike other more powerful pieces; of course, as our new dad Mr. Y has said, a knight is the only piece that can threaten a queen without himself being in danger of attack by the queen.
  • King - More powerful only than a pawn because he can move in any direction, but less powerful than any other piece because he can only move one square at a time, except when castling.  Definitely the most important, because his loss means the loss of the game, but nowhere near the most powerful...  Besides, there is also the rule against moving the king into check that can limit his power.
  • Pawns

I know I've stated a great deal of stuff regarding how pieces can move that most anyone who knows chess will find obvious, but I felt it needful to explain why each piece is as powerful as it is.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #85 on: November 17, 2007, 07:46:56 AM »
Generally, the accepted ratio of power (in Pawns) is as follows:

Queen: 9
Rook: 5
Knight: 3
Bishop: 3
Pawn: 1
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Re: Chess
« Reply #86 on: May 05, 2008, 11:08:54 AM »
Quick question, for those who were involved in the Chess games back in Oct/Nov - why has the activity died down?  Boredom? Something new?
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Re: Chess
« Reply #87 on: May 05, 2008, 11:17:21 AM »
I think its because it usually takes forever to complete a game moving at maybe 1-2 moves per day. It takes like a month to finish one game and people don't want to spend so long. Also, the more complex the situation, the easier it is for me (and probably others) to forget why I made the previous moves I did and what my overall goal was.

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Re: Chess
« Reply #88 on: May 05, 2008, 11:18:35 AM »
Quick question, for those who were involved in the Chess games back in Oct/Nov - why has the activity died down?  Boredom? Something new?

Maybe Mr. Alden's anathemas against the game of chess scared everyone? ;)
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Re: Chess
« Reply #89 on: May 05, 2008, 11:33:52 AM »
Maybe Mr. Alden's anathemas against the game of chess scared everyone? ;) 

LOL.

Seriously, maybe Nick's on the right track: does the length of time necessary to complete a game act as a deterrent?
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