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RedSoxFan3
RedSoxFan3


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posted December 06, 2008 08:22 AM bonus applied by MightyMage on 06 Apr 2009.
Edited by RedSoxFan3 at 20:39, 10 Apr 2009.

Chess, Chess, Chess...

I decided that I would start another Chess thread for HC. I just wanted to discuss chess in this thread or maybe organize some games. But first, I think I'll list off some of the various Chess threads HC has seen in the past.

Chess Course with Pics!
Chess Puzzles
HC Chess Club
Sir Elrics Chess Tournament
Chess Tournament #1

There may be others, but I just wanted to start by posting past Chess threads.

What I wanted to do was create a directory of players, where they play, and what openings they like to play.


Players:

RedSoxFan3:
Chess.com - RedSoxFan3
Tabletop - School Chess Club
White Open: d4
Black Open: French, Dutch, Benoni

DagothGares:
Chess.com - DagothGares

Nebdar:
Chess.com - Nebdar

Doomforge:


Free Chess Software:

Chess DB - This software package comes with various engines. The strongest has an elo over 2900, stronger than any player in the world. I use this to analyze my games as well as positions where the tactics are too complex for me to see everything on my own.

Shredder Opening Database - This website has a massive opening database of nearly 600000 games all of which are played by Grandmasters. This is a great tool for quickly familiarizing yourself with some of the openings. However further research is of course required if you wish to obtain the ideas behind the openings.

Tactical Problems - This website has about 100 advanced tactical problems. Strong tactical analysis is the most important part of chess. Lots of practice is the best way to improve your game.

Bonus applied.  Good to see a strong thread dedicated to something other then another PC game.
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zamfir
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posted December 06, 2008 09:43 AM
Edited by zamfir at 09:43, 06 Dec 2008.

I used to play chess was I was younger, but I was too lazy to build a strategy/to play in an organized way. Pretty much like with Heroes.
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doomnezeu
doomnezeu


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posted December 06, 2008 09:52 AM

No Sicilian with black, RSF? I couldn't think of any other way to respond to e4 other than c5 lol.

Anyway, about chess, I used to play a lot back in the old days, but due to lack of time I cannot do it in a "profesional" way no more.

And when you think I actually beat our national vice-champion in a competition...

I also like the Queen's gambit when playing white, and sometimes I also start with Reti's.
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RedSoxFan3
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posted December 06, 2008 11:12 AM

Ya. I always play e6 against e4.
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doomnezeu
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posted December 06, 2008 12:24 PM

Dunno, I always thought that the French Defense is not winnable, unless white makes a mistake. Probably due to my style of play, since French is too defensive for me.

Btw, how is Dutch opening for you? I never got to play it too much, I'm for more... conventional d4 black openings. Mostly Queen's gambit Tarash version.
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RedSoxFan3
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posted December 06, 2008 10:28 PM

I win more playing the French than I do playing white.

White has spacial advantage, but is very weak on the d4 and e4 squares. It's not hard for black to manipulate this advantage properly.
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Carcity
Carcity


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posted December 06, 2008 10:48 PM

wanna duel. I'm the second best in my school. the best one have even beaten a master who visited
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RedSoxFan3
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posted December 06, 2008 11:15 PM

You'll probably beat me. I'm not that amazing.

But I'm glad to accept your offer. Where would you like to play?

I highly recommend Chess.com.
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Carcity
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posted December 06, 2008 11:28 PM
Edited by Carcity at 23:31, 06 Dec 2008.

ok fine.

or... I can just add you on MSN and we play there.
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RedSoxFan3
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posted December 07, 2008 12:00 AM
Edited by RedSoxFan3 at 00:02, 07 Dec 2008.

I sent you an HCM w/ my MSN.

Edit: Doesn't anyone want to be added to the directory?
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Celfious
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posted December 07, 2008 12:19 AM

I will play this so called chess game
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DagothGares
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posted December 07, 2008 12:38 AM

I'm in as well, though I horribly suck, since my concentration drops or my overall perspective on it dies...
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RedSoxFan3
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posted December 07, 2008 12:41 AM
Edited by RedSoxFan3 at 00:44, 07 Dec 2008.

If anyone actually plays online chess, please tell me which website and your account name and I can add you to the player directory.
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Celfious
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posted December 07, 2008 12:43 AM

some could say I throw the game, but truth is I dont play much lol
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Carcity
Carcity


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posted December 07, 2008 10:44 AM

sorry I couldn't play last night RSF. My brother turned of my computer cause we had to go to bed. those darn brothers
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doomnezeu
doomnezeu


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posted December 07, 2008 03:41 PM

Ok, I've made a chess.com account, it's doomnezeu. Poke me for a game, but be warned, it will be a LONG game, because i may not be able to stick to my comp from start till finish.
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Asheera
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posted December 08, 2008 03:44 PM

I like Chess (although I'm not an expert) as you could see from the first link you posted, but I don't think I'll have the time to play.
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RedSoxFan3
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posted December 09, 2008 09:30 AM

Here's a nice game I had today.

Going For A Passed Pawn
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posted December 21, 2008 10:07 PM



White to play and Mate in 2.
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Asheera
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posted December 21, 2008 10:15 PM

Move Rook anywhere vertically (but don't get too close to the black pawn though), then black is forced to move the Bishop and then Rook takes Pawn.
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