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Re: Chess
« Reply #90 on: May 05, 2008, 11:52:08 AM »
LOL.

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

I think so.

Pro:  You can play whenever you can and don't need to designate however many hours straight to playing.
Con:  When games are one move a day, they take forever to get done.

So it gets tedious after a while.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #91 on: May 05, 2008, 11:54:04 AM »
I think so.

Pro:  You can play whenever you can and don't need to designate however many hours straight to playing.
Con:  When games are one move a day, they take forever to get done.

So it gets tedious after a while. 

Would it be helpful to see what moves you've made (not just a move list, but snapshots/images)?
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Re: Chess
« Reply #92 on: May 05, 2008, 11:55:26 AM »
LOL.

Seriously, maybe Nick's on the right track: does the length of time necessary to complete a game act as a deterrent?
Deterrent for me?  No.  The length of time between moves does pose a serious challenge to continuity, but I think I've been able to overcome that to some degree.  The recent difficulty that stopped me from playing for a couple of months was actually Great Lent, but I've taken the game back up again now that we're in the season of Pascha.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #93 on: May 05, 2008, 12:03:34 PM »
Would it be helpful to see what moves you've made (not just a move list, but snapshots/images)?

I don't really think it will help all that much, because I think its more of the thought process leading up to the moves. For example, if I intended to trap your king by making 5 moves and I make 2 of them and then come back tomorrow, I probably won't remember why I'm in the position I'm in and what the other 3 moves were that I saw and formulated yesterday. Of course, that might be because I have too many things on my mind... I wonder if I need a hard drive upgrade, maybe something in the terabyte range to track all the extra data floating in my head.

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Re: Chess
« Reply #94 on: May 05, 2008, 12:23:17 PM »
I don't really think it will help all that much, because I think its more of the thought process leading up to the moves. For example, if I intended to trap your king by making 5 moves and I make 2 of them and then come back tomorrow, I probably won't remember why I'm in the position I'm in and what the other 3 moves were that I saw and formulated yesterday. Of course, that might be because I have too many things on my mind... I wonder if I need a hard drive upgrade, maybe something in the terabyte range to track all the extra data floating in my head.

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So in this case, a personal notepad (unseen by your opponent) would actually be more helpful.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #95 on: May 05, 2008, 01:46:04 PM »
So in this case, a personal notepad (unseen by your opponent) would actually be more helpful.

actually yea.... it would.. good thinking
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Re: Chess
« Reply #96 on: May 05, 2008, 01:52:23 PM »
actually yea.... it would.. good thinking 

I'm investigating the feasibility as we speak.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #97 on: May 05, 2008, 02:54:41 PM »
So in this case, a personal notepad (unseen by your opponent) would actually be more helpful.
Yeah, I agree with Nick. It seemed that the games that were most fun were the ones I played in one sitting. When it dragged out to two moves per day or fewer, both players became sloppy, and it wasn't as fun. A notepad would be great (I know I could do it on Microsoft's Notepad, but it's just too inconvenient to have to switch between programs).

I think another thing that would help is set times to play, with real chess clocks that have a limit not for the time between moves, but the time for all moves. Limiting the time played to, say, 10 minutes per side adds another layer of challenge to the game and actually forces both players to concentrate more, leading to a better overall experience.

I wouldn't choose this method to replace the current one, because I like the freedom to play with Australians without one of us having to be up at 3 AM. I would like the option for either an open-ended move system like we have now or a timed system a la tournament chess.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #98 on: May 10, 2008, 09:11:41 AM »
Hey,

Sorry, it has taken me a long time to respond.  I've been traveling a lot lately.

The next release of OC.net will feature an enhanced Chess program with the features you've indicated.

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Re: Chess
« Reply #99 on: January 11, 2009, 06:11:29 AM »
Uhhh, I must have missed osmething, becaue the chess tag in the nav bar is no longer viewable for me. Of course I haven;t been on in several months so...

Is the chess feature still available here? ???
If not, if the admins/mods don't mind I have my own small chess site I would love to provide a public link for!  :angel: ;D

BTW, to the admins, you can change the default setting on days permitted between moves (default is set at 30) in the admin panel. If lowered (i.e. say to 2 days) this will force players to make moves on a more regular basis. Just thought you all might like to know. :) ;)
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Re: Chess
« Reply #100 on: January 11, 2009, 11:59:06 AM »
Uhhh, I must have missed osmething, becaue the chess tag in the nav bar is no longer viewable for me. Of course I haven;t been on in several months so...

Is the chess feature still available here? ???
If not, if the admins/mods don't mind I have my own small chess site I would love to provide a public link for!  :angel: ;D

BTW, to the admins, you can change the default setting on days permitted between moves (default is set at 30) in the admin panel. If lowered (i.e. say to 2 days) this will force players to make moves on a more regular basis. Just thought you all might like to know. :) ;)

The last time the site went down, we didn't restore the Chess function when we brought it back up.  PM Fr. Anastasios or Robert to inquire about whether we'll restore the Chess function.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #101 on: January 11, 2009, 12:10:41 PM »
It's all for the best, chess is of the devil! ;)

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Re: Chess
« Reply #102 on: February 20, 2009, 03:31:13 AM »
I am a moderator at another forum and we have Sudoku there. . . it is worse than chess because you play all by yourself. ;)
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Re: Chess
« Reply #103 on: February 20, 2009, 04:08:54 AM »
But no Russian council has condemned Sudoku.  ;)
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Re: Chess
« Reply #104 on: February 20, 2009, 02:06:07 PM »
But no Russian council has condemned Sudoku.  ;)

Not yet.  ;)
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Re: Chess
« Reply #105 on: February 20, 2009, 03:27:59 PM »
Anyone for Kakuro?   ;D

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Re: Chess
« Reply #106 on: February 21, 2009, 05:56:39 PM »
If it's as addictive as Sudoku, I don't know that I want to hear about it.  ;D
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Re: Chess
« Reply #107 on: February 21, 2009, 06:09:51 PM »
If it's as addictive as Sudoku, I don't know that I want to hear about it.  ;D
That's OK. I'm addicted to crossword puzzles...the harder the better. Can't pass one up. Is that a passion?
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Re: Chess
« Reply #108 on: February 21, 2009, 11:46:41 PM »
I'm not a Sudoku fan; I found Kakuro quite addictive when I first played it in Greece.

In Kakuro, one uses digits to satisfy horizontal and vertical sums.

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Re: Chess
« Reply #109 on: February 22, 2009, 01:19:32 AM »
It's all for the best, chess is of the devil! ;)
I don;t see why that would be so (unless it is played to excess, resulting in the neglect of one's family duties, etc.). I look at chess as a way of sharpening my analytical skills.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #110 on: February 22, 2009, 07:28:33 PM »
It's all for the best, chess is of the devil! ;)
I don;t see why that would be so (unless it is played to excess, resulting in the neglect of one's family duties, etc.). I look at chess as a way of sharpening my analytical skills.
He was referring to a certain poster who, immediately after we added the chess application, condemned us all to hell for playing it, on the grounds that a certain Russian synod with questionable authority anathematized it.

That's all I'll say about it, but if you search the site, you may come across this post.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #111 on: February 22, 2009, 11:33:30 PM »
It's all for the best, chess is of the devil! ;)
I don;t see why that would be so (unless it is played to excess, resulting in the neglect of one's family duties, etc.). I look at chess as a way of sharpening my analytical skills.
He was referring to a certain poster who, immediately after we added the chess application, condemned us all to hell for playing it, on the grounds that a certain Russian synod with questionable authority anathematized it.

That's all I'll say about it, but if you search the site, you may come across this post.
So it ws not meant to be taken seriously? In my personal opinion, chess can be a worthwhile pasttime, having the good effect of relaxation and sharpening one's mental skills to some extent. Of course, like anything else, we can think of situations where it might be detrimental to some other area of one's life, when played to excess. 
Personally, I would hope that this Russian synod and others also, might take into consideration the issuance of a judgment concerning violent computer video games.

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Re: Chess
« Reply #112 on: February 22, 2009, 11:55:16 PM »
I meant it as a joke, but apparently there really are some people out there who think that chess is of the devil.

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Re: Chess
« Reply #113 on: February 23, 2009, 12:12:35 AM »
I meant it as a joke, but apparently there really are some people out there who think that chess is of the devil.
Ok.
Still, I hope that this Russian synod will look into the question of violent computer video games.

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Re: Chess
« Reply #114 on: June 24, 2009, 07:53:54 PM »
Let's bring chess back...Let's bring chess back...Let's bring chess back...Let's bring chess back...Let's bring chess back...

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Re: Chess
« Reply #115 on: September 04, 2009, 07:17:25 AM »
B to the A to the C to the K .... bring it!  Who wit' me!!!  :angel:  :D

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