Any of you guys play chess?

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I love a game of chess. I found this great site where you can play against a virtual opponent for free. No ads, pop ups. Great site. Thought I would share.

Play Chess Online - The Premier Free Online Flash Chess Game
  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    Thanks!!

    I learned the game back in 1976 when Bobby Fisher became the youngest world champ of all time.

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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by TLTheLiberator View Post

      Thanks!!

      I learned the game back in 1976 when Bobby Fisher became the youngest world champ of all time.

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      I'm afraid you're off by a few years. Fisher beat Spasky for the world
      championship in 1972. That was the year that just about every kid in our
      neighborhood went out and got chess sets.

      I was never really any good but did enjoy playing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by TLTheLiberator View Post

      Bobby Fisher became the youngest world champ of all time.
      At the time ... though that record's been beaten now ...
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  • Profile picture of the author SunilSamuel
    i don't know how to play this game but it seems very interesting game...
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    • Profile picture of the author exsuit
      Just loaded up the chess game on windows last night. I sucked! Put it up to level 5 and got taken by the computer 4-1 (after I lost the first, decided it was best of 5 match ).

      Will be playing more in the coming weeks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    My brother, who was 7 years older than me, taught me how to play when I was 9 years old. We played a lot until I finally beat him when I was 19. He refused to play me after that...said it was too embarrassing for his little sister to beat him...lol.

    But by playing someone better than me all those years, I could almost always beat the kids my own age.

    Thanks for the site, I'll check it out!
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    • Profile picture of the author jimbo13
      Bravo

      Thanks. I wrote a bit of a dumb comment before I thought you had to play against a real person. Just looked at it properly.

      Dan
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  • Profile picture of the author tsuccess
    Cool thanks, I love chess, I think it's the best board game ever made.
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  • Profile picture of the author lowriderSTi
    I play chess sometimes...I find it pretty relaxing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    One of the things I love about chess is there is no luck involved. (Except maybe finding someone to play that isn't very good...lol).

    There are no rolls of the dice, no cards being shuffled and dealt, no wheels spinning. It's all skill based.

    Thanks for the share above. I played and LOST. Guess I'm out of practice.
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      Originally Posted by Rose Anderson View Post

      One of the things I love about chess is there is no luck involved. (Except maybe finding someone to play that isn't very good...lol).

      There are no rolls of the dice, no cards being shuffled and dealt, no wheels spinning. It's all skill based.

      Thanks for the share above. I played and LOST. Guess I'm out of practice.
      Oh I don't know Rose. Years ago I beat the Troy High Chess champ 5 games in a row, buy luck. My luck was he thought I actually knew how to play better then I did and when I would make a couple of moves he would 'figure out' what famous strategy I was using and defend against that. Problem for him was I didn't know any strategies and when a made a move that didn't fit with what he thought I was doing he'd get confused and I'd win.
      Now if you know that I only know where the pieces can move to (barely) you can easily beat me every game


      Thanks Bravo, I bookmarked it for later.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kierkegaard
    It think luck is involved when you play at an intermediate level. It can be frustrating when you have a regular opponent, and you're both evenly matched, and all the games seem to end up waiting for the other player to make a silly mistake.

    I also enjoy Chinese Chess. The game is similar but there are slight variations in the rules and some different pieces.



    • There is no Queen and the King can not leave his 'fortress' the light brown area on the board above.
    • The King also had 2 bodyguards who also can not leave the fortress.
    • The Elephants act like Bishops but they can not cross the river (the blue line in the middle) and are restricted to moving 2 squares diagonally at a time.
    • Knights move like knights but they can not jump over pieces. If a piece "blocks the horse's legs" then the knight can't move.
    • Pawns move forward and capture forwards until they cross the river. Then they can move forwards and sideways. When the get to the end they are not promoted and can only move sideways.
    • The red piece you see just in front of the river is the Cannon this pieces can jump over any piece that is in front or beside them to capture an enemy piece. They can only jump to capture (and it must be over another piece landing on the piece to be captured) otherwise they move like rooks.
    • The two Kings may never face each other with no other pieces in the way. This is often used as a tactic when attempting checkmate.
    The gameplay is very like Western Chess but there is a lot more attacking and sacrifice.

    You can download a free version of the game at: Qianhong Xiangqi: Chinese Chess for Windows
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  • Profile picture of the author aniie
    Ooo thanks for this link. Will have to challenge some friends of mine to chess now

    Aniie
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  • Profile picture of the author Spyder77
    Originally Posted by bravo75 View Post

    I love a game of chess. I found this great site where you can play against a virtual opponent for free. No ads, pop ups. Great site. Thought I would share.

    Play Chess Online - The Premier Free Online Flash Chess Game
    Long time player, and though haven't been active the past couple years, I still keep the same online account I started playing online in '95 with the Free Internet Chess Server (FICS).

    It doesn't have the friendliest interface (most people use free apps written for it using the same telnet protocol it began with the same year I joined), but they at least have a Java interface now. They also use a rating system similar to FICO for establishing a "rating" within a few games so that you know how you compare against others and can pick opponents close to their own skill level.

    Aside from being free, I've stayed there the past 16 years because the community there is good, big (easier to find opponents for whatever length game you wish), and doesn't suffer from the cheating that goes on among a lot of other servers. Not that playing a bot is a bad thing in & of itself (bots can be beaten to), its more that its annoying to realize 10 or 15 moves in that you're playing one posing on a human account: the strategies & tactics involved in beating them are different, because they play different, and that style becomes apparent as the game goes on.
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    • Profile picture of the author andrewsmth
      It would be great to set up a tournament between all Warrior chess players Who's into that?
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      • Profile picture of the author b.morales99
        My five year old daughter loves chess so much!And I think she really has a future in this game.
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  • Profile picture of the author andrewsmth
    Five year old? That's amazing! You should do something about that. I started playing at five too, but my parents didn't give much attention to that, and never had a career in chess.
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  • Profile picture of the author princeofirf
    i hope that i'll play chess there ...
    Maybe ..

    But i can tell you man that i am very good in it ..
    and i am very agressive player ...
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  • Profile picture of the author BartekBenz
    I've also played some time ago in gramar school my friend beat me any time we palyed So I belive that 5 YO kid cam be so PRO
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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    Well, I just go my little white bum owned by a Spanish kid in my urbanization 5/2. Back to the drawing board. I'm not usually an angry person but....
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I'm good at the game - and can't stand it. If I'm going to sit and play anything it has to move faster than that. My mother was a bridge champ and that's another one I just never learned to like even though I am very good at cards.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      I'm good at the game - and can't stand it. If I'm going to sit and play anything it has to move faster than that. My mother was a bridge champ and that's another one I just never learned to like even though I am very good at cards.
      This is so ironic Sal. I love chess and stink at it.

      Life is so full of those little ironies.
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      • Profile picture of the author HeySal
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        This is so ironic Sal. I love chess and stink at it.

        Life is so full of those little ironies.
        Can't figure out why anyone would want to play chess when there's a perfectly good game called scrabble around. I whip butt on that one and enjoy doing it.
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