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Old 07-23-07, 08:24 AM
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People here play chess?

Hi, I am long time player, and I've always really sucked - but I always thought that I may have potential too if I put some time and effort into it. There is this guy at my work who I have started to play chess with.. he is usually a ''nice guy'', he is a 40's something white male who is a family man working the night shift for decent pay, but he feels that his boss is condescending and that he is utterly unappreciated, and is always complaining to other ppl about this. Like I said; he is not a bad person.. -but when we've played chess (about 7 or 8 times to date) -he turns into the biggest condescending gaping ass**** - he is just unbelievable, and the thing about is, - is that although he has beaten me every time we've played - we were able to play it out pretty far, I never ''got served'' imo. The one time I was beating this guy he started swearing like a sailor (in front of my gf too) about how he 'couldn't believe he could make such a stupid ****ing mistake', -man didn't know it was just a game.. So, anyways I really want to become a better player so that I can slay this man, and take away that last little bit of gratification in his life that keeps his soul from being completely crushed from the weight of the world.


And btw; Props to DannoXYZ for recommending yahoo chess to me, man thankyou so much for that.
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Old 07-23-07, 08:33 AM
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Old 07-23-07, 08:34 AM
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Hey man.. anybody here on bf wanna play me in chess on yahoo games, my user name is a.g0rilla.


Anybody can PM me anytime for this
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Old 07-23-07, 10:27 AM
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I used to play tons in college. Not so much now. A great, ancient, noble game.

There is only one good way to lose at chess. Sounds something like this: "nice move, congratulations," or words to that effect.
One good way to win: "great game, thanks for playing."

When somestarts emotional grandstanding ("I'm such a dumbarse" or "you're such a dumbarse") I like to tell them to take their bucket and shovel and go play in the sandbox.
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I love chess, but its been a while since I've played. Yahoo chess, eh? That sounds kinda fun, although I don't think I need any more excuses to be sitting my ass in front of the computer screen. I would much rather sit my ass in front of a person sitting face to face with me across the chess board. There is a dynamic that comes with this more personal form of the game that you just can't get with online games.
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Yup,
if you want to get good at it, find your local chess club. That's it.
Actually, that's just the beginning. You will go in there and get your clock cleaned.
It will be brutal.

So then you will get some books and a teaching chess program or dedicated portable chess machine. Some of those chess machines are VERY good teachers.
But you can't do this at home, got to hit the club.

Have you ever played Go?
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Originally Posted by late View Post
Yup,
if you want to get good at it, find your local chess club. That's it.
Actually, that's just the beginning. You will go in there and get your clock cleaned.
It will be brutal.

So then you will get some books and a teaching chess program or dedicated portable chess machine. Some of those chess machines are VERY good teachers.
But you can't do this at home, got to hit the club.

Have you ever played Go?
Go... gurt?

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Yo, anybody want to play? PM me.
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Originally Posted by Shadiyah View Post
I love chess, but its been a while since I've played. Yahoo chess, eh? That sounds kinda fun, although I don't think I need any more excuses to be sitting my ass in front of the computer screen. I would much rather sit my ass in front of a person sitting face to face with me across the chess board. There is a dynamic that comes with this more personal form of the game that you just can't get with online games.
Shadiyah's right. It's a different experience sitting opposite someone. More fun, really. I used to play quite a bit, though I've never been terribly good. Keep a chess set in my office, though. It's more for decor than use.
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Go... gurt?
Go is the finest game yet devised by Man.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_(board_game)
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Old 07-23-07, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by BananaTugger View Post
Go... gurt?

That gogurt on the bottom left is making a face I made once, in a pic.
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How could a thread about the noble game of chess have sunk so low?
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I heart t3h chess.

We needs to do battle.
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Old 07-23-07, 04:45 PM
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I heart t3h chess.

We needs to do battle.
cool.. PM me. btw, are you good at Calculus too?
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