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I play every day.  Started back in HS.  Love the game, but do not study it enough to ever get much better.  I can beat a 1500 ranked player and then go on to lose to an 100 ranked player.  3 minute bullet games, most of the time I am doing something else while playing in my defense.

Thanks for the reminder.

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17 minutes ago, John_Brian_K said:

I play every day.  Started back in HS.  Love the game, but do not study it enough to ever get much better.  I can beat a 1500 ranked player and then go on to lose to an 100 ranked player.  3 minute bullet games, most of the time I am doing something else while playing in my defense.

Thanks for the reminder.

Not much at all anymore, but a bunch years ago.  Great game IMHO.  Love the ponies.

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2 minutes ago, screwball said:

I think it will be a long game, and perhaps end in a draw.  They are about equal except one has a whistle (bishop) and the other a horse. Advantage the guy with the horse (since I like horses). :-)

I don't remember the values anymore.  Is a bishop and knight the same?

Yeah same value.  4 I think

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2 minutes ago, John_Brian_K said:

Yeah same value.  4 I think

Thanks, been a long time since I was into the game.  Not sure why, I can play against the computer now.  I had a radio shack chess computer game years ago.  That was pretty cool at the time.

 

I will miss the end of this one I think.  Unless they are still at it in a couple of hours.

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1 minute ago, screwball said:

Thanks, been a long time since I was into the game.  Not sure why, I can play against the computer now.  I had a radio shack chess computer game years ago.  That was pretty cool at the time.

 

I will miss the end of this one I think.  Unless they are still at it in a couple of hours.

Same here

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10 hours ago, mickeyb105 said:

I really like chess, but like watching great players play more than I like playing.  

Anyone watch Pawn Sacrifice when it came out?

Follow up.  I said down thread I would give it a look. The CEO of the house is out of town for the weekend, so it's just me and the bat**** crazy cat; so I spun it up.  Free if you have AMZN prime (kind of). ;-)

Thumbs up in many ways. Dating myself, I didn't remember a lot of the stuff in the movie, but I knew it was bigger than just a chess game, even as a clueless high school kid.  Looking back, this probably was what got a bunch of us kids to start playing chess.  It was like the neat thing to do.

Thanks again Mick.

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2 hours ago, screwball said:

Follow up.  I said down thread I would give it a look. The CEO of the house is out of town for the weekend, so it's just me and the bat**** crazy cat; so I spun it up.  Free if you have AMZN prime (kind of). ;-)

Thumbs up in many ways. Dating myself, I didn't remember a lot of the stuff in the movie, but I knew it was bigger than just a chess game, even as a clueless high school kid.  Looking back, this probably was what got a bunch of us kids to start playing chess.  It was like the neat thing to do.

Thanks again Mick.

I'm glad you got to see it, SB--I think most any chess enthusiast should check it out because of its historical significance.  But then again, I'm a history slappy so grain of salt.

Bobby, to me, is the ultimate enigma prodigy.  A fascinating train wreck of a man that captured my imagination.  Kind of like Stu Ungar in poker/gin rummy without the massive sports/Horse betting and cocaine addiction.

BTW, I always thought knights were worth 5 pts but I could easily be wrong.  

I love the Sicilian Opening, although I am far from being great at maximizing its potential.

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I didn't remember Fischer doing all the things he did, but it's been a long time ago.  No doubt a **** of a talent. I used to study the openings, but can't remember a lick anymore.  They said in the movie that game 6 was one (many believe) to be the best one ever.  I might have to look that up and see how it went down.

Looked up the point thing.  Seems like this is the most common.

Symbol Chess plt45.svg Chess nlt45.svg Chess blt45.svg Chess rlt45.svg Chess qlt45.svg
Piece pawn knight bishop rook queen
Value 1 3 3 5 9

Still confused about the current match.  Looks like game one was a draw, and second is still going on (but nothing happening).  The website sucks as I can't seem to figure out what the deal is.  Maybe you need to get past the pay wall.

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