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#388351 - 01/13/13 07:25 PM Who enjoys playing chess?
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I'm a huge chess enthusiast. I'm starting to collect chess boards/pieces.

Who else enjoys the game of chess?
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#388356 - 01/13/13 08:52 PM Re: Who enjoys playing chess? [Re: Mad_Chesser]
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I used to. Haven't played in about 30 years. My favorite book was Winning Chess: How To See Three Moves In Advance.

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#388361 - 01/13/13 09:39 PM Re: Who enjoys playing chess? [Re: CatBrat]
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Wow, that's a long time to not have played. New hobbies always replace old ones though wink

I hardly play my guitar anymore.

I've never read that book, but I have heard of it. Supposed to be good smile

My favourite chess book is chess fundamentals by Capablanca
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#388370 - 01/14/13 09:45 AM Re: Who enjoys playing chess? [Re: Mad_Chesser]
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Don't get too excited if chesseroo chimes in on this thread. His user name is sneaky. I do not think it means what you think it means.
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#388371 - 01/14/13 09:54 AM Re: Who enjoys playing chess? [Re: Mad_Chesser]
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Everytime I see Chesseroo, I think about cheese.

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#388374 - 01/14/13 10:48 AM Re: Who enjoys playing chess? [Re: Mad_Chesser]
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I have been playing the game for about 40 years (started at five). Love it. No cheating or luck. I'm not too good at it though... Never read a book on it until last year when I got my ass handed to me by a friend, who unbeknownst to me, was a competitive national champion. I used to just like to play the game, figuring out strategies on my own. After reading up on openings, mid and end games, I'm sad to report that the top players have a strategy and series of moves to make in response to their opponent's opening move, or vise versa. I have no interest in memorizing strategies.
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#388376 - 01/14/13 10:52 AM Re: Who enjoys playing chess? [Re: Mad_Chesser]
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I used to play chess a lot. My parents have (or had) a gorgeous old all marble chessboard and pieces that look(ed) very similar to this one.

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#388381 - 01/14/13 11:48 AM Re: Who enjoys playing chess? [Re: michael_d]
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Originally Posted By: michael_d
I have been playing the game for about 40 years (started at five). Love it. No cheating or luck. I'm not too good at it though... Never read a book on it until last year when I got my ass handed to me by a friend, who unbeknownst to me, was a competitive national champion. I used to just like to play the game, figuring out strategies on my own. After reading up on openings, mid and end games, I'm sad to report that the top players have a strategy and series of moves to make in response to their opponent's opening move, or vise versa. I have no interest in memorizing strategies.


i'd say you are right to a point. World chess championships...they are prepared for their pponent. I watch top level games often though (like 2000 elo), and they are all flying by the seat of their pants...or I should say, following chess principles/fundamentals.


Im roughly about a 1400 elo player. Been playing and studying for a year. I found the interactive lessons on chessmaster 12(pc), to be the most helpful and gave me an awe inspiring appreciation of the game. Taught me about pins, forks, skewers, etc.

With 40 years, u must be pretty decent. I would love to have a game sometime.
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#388390 - 01/14/13 12:22 PM Re: Who enjoys playing chess? [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
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Originally Posted By: Powertothepeople
I used to play chess a lot. My parents have (or had) a gorgeous old all marble chessboard and pieces that look(ed) very similar to this one.



I love marble sets. Gorgeous
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#388391 - 01/14/13 12:24 PM Re: Who enjoys playing chess? [Re: Mad_Chesser]
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If anyone's up for a game, all you have to do is click this link. The game will start immediately with me. If I don't move right away, my bad, I might be away from my computer. I set time controls for 30 minutes. This is a great site to set up invite only games, no sign up needed.

http://lichess.org/jc2up7ht
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