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March 25th, 2002, 09:18 AM
who likes to play it and how good are you.
Im pretty good but NOWHERE as good as LOADS of people i know from tournaments etc

March 25th, 2002, 11:56 AM
I love to play, but I'm not that great at it. I can only see about three moves ahead (in general), which is not exactly spectacular, but it's still a lot of fun. Because even though I lose fairly often, I like the thought process.

March 25th, 2002, 12:09 PM
If you can go 14 moves into the Breyer Variation of the Ruy Lopez and still know you're in the main line or if you know the difference between a Queens Pawn Counter Gambit and a Greco Counter Gambit maybe we could play a game. http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif

Nathan Carter
March 25th, 2002, 03:51 PM
I play chess with the people in my life, like the mindless pawns that they are

<Evil Laugh>

March 25th, 2002, 06:49 PM
I reckon you made all that up Bond http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif

March 25th, 2002, 07:32 PM
Eventine, would you believe me then if I said I conducted an analysis of the famous game GM Browne won using the Frankenstein-Dracula variation of the Vienna Game? http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/wink.gif

March 25th, 2002, 07:58 PM
I was a chess master in my youth and have managed to beat a few grandmasters in my time. Not very good currently because I haven't found anyone to play and I am immobile, can't get around to sandbag the tournaments anymore.

Nathan Carter
March 25th, 2002, 08:05 PM
Has anyone ever played on MSN? Its free, and a timekiller... I havn't played in a long time though

March 25th, 2002, 11:47 PM
If MSN is like Yahoo the level of play is not that high. The place to go for chess on the internet is the ICC or for a free server the FICS. Dangerously addicting though....

Penumbra a resident master and GM killer? Wow that's neat! http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

[This message has been edited by Bond (edited March 26, 2002).]

September 23rd, 2002, 07:27 PM
Chess is an enjoyable, time consuming experiance. I am not exactly what you could call an amateur player but then I am not exactly a vetran either. I can beat my friends and relatives and used to loiter on the yahoo boards. I did well in the scores department and actually was in the top bracket before I stopped playing. Of course, I would be no match for a true player who competes in the tournaments that float around. I have never tried one, but I would like to keep at least a shred of confidence around my fragile ego.