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Chess/Dice tactic
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 20 Nov 2014 at 2:17PM
           The most powerful chess tactic in "Chess/Dice"~~~is not knowing~~~what
your next move will be~~~before you roll the dice~~~Wow!
bet on a number and roll the Dice out loud, that is is what it feels likes when you don't know the number before hand....that is "Chess/Dice:"!
 
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World Championship
Posted by MikeRoane on 15 Nov 2014 at 11:01AM
Carlson wins the 6th game . Carlson had the advantage then makes a mistake but Anand blows the win . After the game, Carlson remarked that he was "lucky".
     
Re: World Championship
Posted by APINK on 15 Nov 2014 at 11:56AM
What move did Anand have a win?
     
Re: World Championship
Posted by APINK on 15 Nov 2014 at 12:09PM
I think next year's title game will be CHESS NUCLEAR WAR. I can't wait for 2015.
     
Re: World Championship
Posted by Lion Rampant on 15 Nov 2014 at 10:36PM
I watched this game online.....it was like watching paint dry...(!)
Pointless moves on both sides. Performances like this aren't a good
advertisement for chess...Sad Come back Alekhine and Tal... chess needs you !!!
          
Re: World Championship
Posted by APINK on 16 Nov 2014 at 3:57AM
Throw your main into the Chess game and show Anand how to Crush Carlsen.
     
Re: World Championship
Posted by APINK on 20 Nov 2014 at 10:15AM

Anand is playing right into Calsen's game with E4. =Why does he not play a off the wall opening. Puzzled

          
Re: World Championship
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 20 Nov 2014 at 12:00PM
maybe because off the wall openings are not very good.
               
Re: World Championship
Posted by FragileKitty  on 20 Nov 2014 at 12:22PM
And there's plenty of room for innovation in the main openings.
               
Re: World Championship
Posted by APINK on 20 Nov 2014 at 1:31PM
I agree but maybe openings that he has not used before? . There is f4. C4 and for black Anand could try d6 and e6? To play the opening Magnus is happiest with I think is just boring and it just looks like Anand don't really want to win. He exchanged queens in like 3 games. This is what I mean.
World Championship
Posted by MikeRoane on 14 Nov 2014 at 1:47PM
Game 5, a Queen's Indian, ended in a draw. Carlson held on to draw The pull Vishy had was not enough to win.
     
Re: World Championship
Posted by APINK on 14 Nov 2014 at 2:25PM
I would keep playing Queen's Openings If I was Vishy to stay away from Magnus and his Berlin Defense. There has to be other Queen's openings for Vishy. The winner will play Fabiano Caruana next yr. He is on a Roll! He might be the 1st 3000 FIDE player ever.
          
Re: World Championship
Posted by Lion Rampant on 14 Nov 2014 at 3:19PM
I wonder if Caruana would dare to take on "Deeper Blue"(?). Kasparov couldn't live with it Smiling
               
Re: World Championship
Posted by APINK on 14 Nov 2014 at 3:27PM
speaking of which has Magnus played a computer?
                    
Re: World Championship
Posted by Lion Rampant on 15 Nov 2014 at 1:42AM
Don't think so....he might...if the price was right...(!) Smiling
                         
Re: World Championship
Posted by Lion Rampant on 15 Nov 2014 at 1:45AM
In the 1960s Ex world champion Botvinnik predicted that,in future days,
computers would be able to beat grandmasters..it proved to be prophetic....
                              
Re: World Championship
Posted by APINK on 15 Nov 2014 at 5:39AM
It's a unfair match. A computer never gets tired If a computer ever malfunctions the match should be resigned by the Company who made the computer. Queen
                                   
Re: World Championship
Posted by rabbitoid  on 15 Nov 2014 at 7:02AM
If a computer ever malfunctions

wahahahaha, hold me I'm choking with laughter. APINK, you've just made my day
                                        
Re: World Championship
Posted by APINK on 15 Nov 2014 at 7:13AM
Hey it can happen. A guy from a foreign country can try to hack it and give it a Virus. Laughing
                                             
Re: World Championship
Posted by Dionysos  on 15 Nov 2014 at 7:44AM
ONLY a guy from a foreign country?
                                                  
Re: World Championship
Posted by APINK on 15 Nov 2014 at 7:45AM
or many guys.
                                                       
Re: World Championship
Posted by Oakheart on 15 Nov 2014 at 12:42PM
Five guys and one women!
     
World Championship game 6
Posted by APINK on 15 Nov 2014 at 5:55AM

Vishy should have castled move 7. He might lose game 6 now.

     
Re: World Championship
Posted by APINK on 15 Nov 2014 at 10:42AM
Vishy loses game 6. He messed up on move 7.
World Championship
Posted by MikeRoane on 11 Nov 2014 at 1:36PM
Anand won the 3rd game, a Queen's Gambit. The match is now tied against Carlson
     
Re: World Championship
Posted by APINK on 11 Nov 2014 at 2:27PM

wow amazing. =I thought VISHY was dead. Queen

          
Re: World Championship
Posted by Dionysos  on 12 Nov 2014 at 12:22AM
no, he is only 44, and as far as I know, has never been in an accident or a serious injury, or on a life support in hospital. If you look at his Google, you will know he isn't dead!
               
Re: World Championship
Posted by APINK on 12 Nov 2014 at 6:12AM

lol

               
Re: World Championship
Posted by APINK on 12 Nov 2014 at 6:15AM

Magnus for some reason is not playing well. =I think Kasparov at 22 is better than Magnus now. =I think even Fischer at 26 is better than Magnus.

               
Re: World Championship
Posted by APINK on 12 Nov 2014 at 6:29AM

If Magnus were to lose his title Fabiana Caruana would be his biggest road block in recapturing his title. He hasn't done well against him.

     
Re: World Championship
Posted by unbeatable on 12 Nov 2014 at 8:21AM
In game 4 Vishy missed 34...Qxd3 Sad
          
Re: World Championship
Posted by cubs on 12 Nov 2014 at 10:06AM
He did?
               
Re: World Championship
Posted by APINK on 12 Nov 2014 at 12:01PM

It's not 2 to 2. First to 6.5 wins.

               
Re: World Championship
Posted by unbeatable on 14 Nov 2014 at 6:46AM
Good thing too as he would've lost his Q for a N
                    
Re: World Championship
Posted by APINK on 14 Nov 2014 at 9:09AM
This might come down to 10 minute rapid chess sudden death in game 13. If Magnus does retain his tile. I doubt he will defeat Fabiano Caruana. He lost to him bad in the last tournament.
     
Re: World Championship
Posted by APINK on 14 Nov 2014 at 4:31AM

Magnus is playing awful. =He is making mistakes that a player of his rating should not make. =I can't believe it.

World Chess Championship 2014
Posted by MikeRoane on 10 Nov 2014 at 5:29AM
The first game ended in a draw. It was a Grunfeld Defense. Carlson won the second game. It was a Lopez.[Berlin Defense. Carlson played 4.d3. He then took the knight on c6 with his bishop without black having played Pa6.
     
Re: World Chess Championship 2014
Posted by APINK on 10 Nov 2014 at 8:13AM

Vishy will never be WC again. He needs to retire and be with is wife and kids.

          
Re: World Chess Championship 2014
Posted by Lion Rampant on 10 Nov 2014 at 11:04AM
Never say never..... I think the man still has a hunger. Smiling
               
Re: World Chess Championship 2014
Posted by APINK on 10 Nov 2014 at 12:14PM

Fabiano Caruana is the only 1 who can beat Magnus. Maybe 2 years from now Yifan Hou her rating is finally almost 2700. She finally trying harder. =She needs to be not content with being Women's World Champion. =She has potential to be in the inner zone top 8 Tournament. =Just like me I am not content with being 1500. =I will try to raise my rating. I want to play in real tournaments If they come to my area or mail in CHESS. I want a Official rating! =I had many time outs.

               
Re: World Chess Championship 2014
Posted by APINK on 10 Nov 2014 at 12:16PM
Game 2 was a bore. Magnus is a head 1.5 to .5 percent. He crushed Vishy game 2.
                    
Re: World Chess Championship 2014
Posted by Lion Rampant on 10 Nov 2014 at 2:34PM
I wonder if there will ever be an 'absolute' World Chess Champion i.e. a
holder of both men and women's titles simultaneously(?)
                         
Re: World Chess Championship 2014
Posted by APINK on 10 Nov 2014 at 3:02PM

If the top 8 women would want to be mixed in the inner zones. It' would be like CHESS FRENZY! JUDIT retired. =She unfortunately never became over all WC.

                         
Re: World Chess Championship 2014
Posted by cubs on 10 Nov 2014 at 5:22PM
There is and always was. The World Championship is open to all, regardless of gender.
The Women's World Championship is limited by gender.
                              
World Chess Championship 2014
Posted by APINK on 10 Nov 2014 at 6:39PM

It be nice to see a woman play for the WC 2 years from now. Queen

Caruana Fabiano vs Magnus
Posted by APINK on 30 Oct 2014 at 12:47PM

I think next yrs WC will be between these 2 CHESS heavy weights!

     
Re: Caruana Fabiano vs Magnus
Posted by unbeatable on 30 Oct 2014 at 1:08PM
I think the next WC will be in 2016
          
Re:Fabiano Cariana vs Magnus
Posted by APINK on 30 Oct 2014 at 4:34PM
Yes; Magnus will not be 15 yr World Champion.
NEW TOURNAMENT TACTIC FIRST TIME
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 18 Oct 2014 at 6:17PM
            
                 This is a non-rated tournament.
Women vs the men of Gold Token and is unrated.
you win by number of won games in a 3 round match with a tie breaker if needed.

The Women vs The Men Chess Tournament ]                   

start date is WED....Dec. 10th and a chess/dice Tournament also on the way.
Pumpkin sunshine
                              
Wesley So...
Posted by unbeatable on 18 Oct 2014 at 6:58AM
won the Millionaire Chess Open
Someone...
Posted by unbeatable on 27 Sep 2014 at 4:59AM
on a correspondence chess site has made 1M moves.
     
Re: Someone...
Posted by cubs on 27 Sep 2014 at 10:22AM
I don't think that's something to write home about. I'm not an addict, but where I play most of my bitz chess (I started in 2001) I hae played about 31K games. and if my average number of moves per game were thirty five, I guess that's a million. There are payers there who have played vastly more games than I have. And correspondence players often have xeveral hundred games going on simultaneously...
     
Re: Someone...
Posted by Dionysos  on 27 Sep 2014 at 10:24AM
...in one game???
          
Re: Someone...
Posted by unbeatable on 1 Oct 2014 at 1:53AM
No. In many games in about 9 years.
               
Re: Someone...
Posted by Lion Rampant on 1 Oct 2014 at 4:08AM
They are clearly a devotee....(!) ;)
                    
Re: Someone...
Posted by unbeatable on 6 Oct 2014 at 2:24AM
another has also reached that milestone
                         
Re: Someone...
Posted by Lion Rampant on 6 Oct 2014 at 7:14AM
I said 'devotee'...'fanatic' would be a more accurate description....(!)
     
Someone...
Posted by APINK on 27 Oct 2014 at 9:38PM
someone take my open invite.
     
Re: Someone...
Posted by APINK on 28 Oct 2014 at 7:41AM
I have a open seat.
A draw - or is it?
Posted by Dionysos  on 22 Sep 2014 at 12:45PM
I tried a draw. My opponent also wants a draw, but for some reason, Goldtoken doesn't!!!

A DRAW has been offered. Do you want to accept the draw?
     Yes       No

I agreed, but it doesn't work!

game #9174353
     
Re: A draw - or is it?
Posted by FragileKitty  on 22 Sep 2014 at 1:41PM
After the first offer, it shows you made a move. Try to accept this one?
          
Re: A draw - or is it?
Posted by Dionysos  on 22 Sep 2014 at 5:41PM
I did, at the end.
     
Re: A draw - or is it?
Posted by Rogue Trooper on 22 Sep 2014 at 3:41PM
Did you type AGREE in the box they added at the top of the page?
          
Re: A draw - or is it?
Posted by Ray of Light  on 22 Sep 2014 at 3:43PM
Good one.
          
Re: A draw - or is it?
Posted by Dionysos  on 22 Sep 2014 at 5:40PM
Yes, twice at least!
               
Re: A draw - or is it?
Posted by Lion Rampant on 22 Sep 2014 at 6:14PM
Suggest you report this to Goldtoken Support. It sounds like there's
a glitch in the system.
                    
Re: A draw - or is it?
Posted by Dionysos  on 23 Sep 2014 at 12:02AM
No, I am an idiot! In my haste, I said "AGREE" instead of "AGREED"!!!!!
Chess Team
Posted by MikeRoane on 17 Sep 2014 at 3:21PM
Comedian Woody Allen said that he once tried out for his high school chess team but the coach told him he was too small!
     
Re: Chess Team
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 17 Sep 2014 at 3:40PM
I guess he was not the same as everybody else...<><>
Morphy
Posted by MikeRoane on 17 Sep 2014 at 5:43AM
I read about one amusing story about Morphy. Morphy played before there were clocks. Anyway, one of his opponents had a totally lost game and he refused to move. Finally, after hours had past, a frustrated Morphy gave his opponent a questioning look. His opponent responded, "Oh, Is it my move?"
     
Re: Morphy
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 17 Sep 2014 at 2:45PM
      Mike that is great...I love it...<><>        
new chess dice tatics
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 13 Sep 2014 at 12:17PM
                  I have found new  tactics in chess dice....<><>      
                            
                                    seems to be an improvement  for those who play.
                                  
Pawn Sacrifice...
Posted by unbeatable on 12 Sep 2014 at 1:45PM
was or is being shown at the Toronto film festival. Less than stellar reviews Sad
     
Re: Pawn Sacrifice...
Posted by Ray of Light  on 12 Sep 2014 at 2:59PM
Really? I was hoping for it to be more popular.
Morphy
Posted by MikeRoane on 11 Sep 2014 at 11:12AM
Good example, Rabbitoid, After Staunton refused to play him Morphy just went off the deep end.
     
Re: Morphy
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 11 Sep 2014 at 12:18PM
he went on to defeat several other masters including the great Adolf Anderssen
          
Re: Morphy
Posted by Lion Rampant on 14 Sep 2014 at 7:01AM
That was,primerally,the reason Staunton declined Morphy's challenge;he knew he was out of his
depth and Morphy would defeat him...badly.
               
Re: Morphy
Posted by cubs on 14 Sep 2014 at 7:21AM
Or maybe not. Staunton had a life as a critic. Morphy was a law graduate who never worked.
                    
Re: Morphy
Posted by Lion Rampant on 14 Sep 2014 at 11:22PM
Morphy DID work...he was a chess professional. It was only after he gave up the game that he attempted
to return to the Bar. Ironically,he found this very difficult as he had,by then,become too famous as
as chess player...(!)
                         
Re: Morphy
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 15 Sep 2014 at 2:48AM
Morphy would be very angry with you for calling him a chess professional he considered such things beneath him. He had graduated from college early and passed the bar, but law did not allow him to practice law in Lousiana until he was 21 years old and he used that time to play chess.
Oddly enough it was chess that torpedoed he's law career.
                              
Re: Morphy
Posted by Lion Rampant on 15 Sep 2014 at 3:37AM
I would be indifferent to Morphy's anger. The fact remains that he made his living from the game
through prize money gained from winning chess tournaments and sponsered matches Anyone who does this in any
game or sport is called a "professional" They are making a livelihood through their
chosed "profession". And the reason he wasn't allowed to practice law was because he was too young when he
graduated from Louisiana University in 1857.Chess was only intended to be a temporary pursuit until he became of legal age... but Fate intervened.
                                   
Re: Morphy
Posted by cubs on 15 Sep 2014 at 3:54AM
Actually, I think he graduated from Spring Hill College in Memphis.
He had no wish to be considered a chess professional, and he had enough money not to have to rely on the usual professional pickings. When he won his match with Loewenthal, he used his prize money to buy the newlywed Loewenthals furniture. He never wanted any sort of identity with the professionals of the day, busy making small change in cafes and coffee houses.
                                   
Re: Morphy
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 15 Sep 2014 at 4:31AM
His family was rich, He was strictly an amateur. You seem really misinformed about Morphy.
                                        
Re: Morphy
Posted by Lion Rampant on 15 Sep 2014 at 7:54PM
I am not misinformed,I am quoting from reliable sources of information.....
Morphy's father,Alonzo,was a judge,hence the desire to follow in his father's footsteps,
and his uncle,Ernest Morphy,was a strong chess master thus pinpointing the basis of the
younger Morphy's interest in the game....
                                             
Re: Morphy
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 15 Sep 2014 at 8:02PM
How about this quote by Paul Morphy [taken from Chess Quotes] about himself. "Permit me to repeat what I have invariably declared in every chess community I have had the honor of entering, that I am not a chess professional player-that I never wished to make any skill I posses the means of pecuniary advancement-and that my earnest desire is never to play for any stake but honor."--
                                                  
Re: Morphy
Posted by Lion Rampant on 15 Sep 2014 at 8:12PM
That sounds like a self effacing remark. Nevertheless,his chess career,while he was an active player,
speaks for itself. Morphy had no peer as a player in his day. Having convincingly defeated Anderssen,who was
no mean player himself,Morphy regarded a match with Staunton as the 'final frontier' Sadly,he was repeatedly
denied this and it was rumoured that this was the cause of his derangement in his last years....
                                                       
Re: Morphy
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 15 Sep 2014 at 8:28PM
a chess professional plays for money, and Morphy did not play for money. Speculation on his mental health and the causes if any have been made by people singularly unqualified to do so. gossip, and 150 year old gossip at that.
                                                            
Re: Morphy
Posted by Lion Rampant on 15 Sep 2014 at 11:00PM
Morphy's close friend,Charles Maurian, wrote in a magazine in 1876 :- "As for the causes which have produced
in Mr Morphy this derangement of his faculties,it is the opinion of his doctors that chess is not one of them.
They have,I am told,recommended chess as a means of distraction and a change of thoughts. You know too,that for
ten or twelve years Mr Morphy has completely abandoned chess,and that he never indulged in the game to excess."
                                                                 
Re: Morphy
Posted by APINK on 16 Sep 2014 at 4:11AM
How good was Morphy's game compared to Fischer's and Kasparov's?
                                                                      
Re: Morphy
Posted by Lion Rampant on 16 Sep 2014 at 4:33AM
That would be difficult to compare. However,the fact he was able to overcome the likes of
Anderssen.Paulsen and Harrwitz by substantial margins would be sufficient evidence that he was the strongest player of his
day. He was,in effect,World Chess Champion,even though that title was still a good half century off to become a reality.
                                                                           
Re: Morphy
Posted by FragileKitty  on 16 Sep 2014 at 6:09AM
Did Kasparov offer an opinion in his book series?
                                                                                
Re: Morphy
Posted by Lion Rampant on 16 Sep 2014 at 11:19AM
No, simply because the title of Kasparov's book was "My Great Predecessors" i.e. former World Champions.
Morphy was not included as there was no such recognised title when he was at the zenith of his chess career. After
Morphy's self imposed exile from chess,Anderssen became acknowledged as the world's best player of the time
but Kasparov didn't include him either for the same reason.
                                                                                     
Re: Morphy
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 16 Sep 2014 at 11:46AM
The first book in the series devotes about 15 pages to Paul Morphy giving several of his famous games re-annotated by Kasparov. He also quotes several past masters on Morphy.
                                                                                          
Re: Morphy
Posted by Lion Rampant on 17 Sep 2014 at 4:33AM
So Morphy was included in Kasparov's book series. He clearly,then,regarded Morphy as
a 'World Champion' of his era even though the title had no official recognition at the time. I stand corrected.
                                                                                               
Re: Morphy
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 17 Sep 2014 at 7:10AM
you are aware that he was held in such high regard that no one was willing to make the claim of being world champion until after his death.
                                                                                                    
Re: Morphy
Posted by Lion Rampant on 17 Sep 2014 at 11:21AM
I find that very surprising,that Morphy was so highly venerated yet no-one was prepared
to afford him the ultimate accolade whilst he was still alive. He also was a most proficient blindfold player which
was a sensation at the time.....
                                                                                                         
Re: Morphy
Posted by cubs on 17 Sep 2014 at 12:34PM
I'm afraid being good at chess didn't matter very much in the society of the time. Morphy didn't want to be confused with card players, actresses and the like. The best players maintained their self respect by being something else entirely full-time. There was no official world championship back then.
                                                                                                              
Re: Morphy
Posted by APINK on 17 Sep 2014 at 12:40PM
What a pity he was not born 30 yrs later.
                                                                                                                   
Re: Morphy
Posted by Lion Rampant on 17 Sep 2014 at 8:33PM
Yes indeed. I would have liked to have seen Morphy cross swords with the
likes of Steinitz,Zukertort,Blackburne,Spielmann etc.....
                                                                 
Re: Morphy
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 16 Sep 2014 at 4:57AM
Charles Maurian was in fact a childhood friend of Paul Morphy, but he was not a doctor and the doctors of the time were unable to diagnose Morphy's physical and mental condition. he was apparently somewhat paranoid and eccentric but otherwise functional. He has been the victim of a lot of unfounded speculation and many of the stories about him are just untrue, like his supposed fetish for women's shoes.
                                                                      
Re: Morphy
Posted by APINK on 16 Sep 2014 at 6:22AM
lol
                                                                      
Re: Morphy
Posted by Lion Rampant on 16 Sep 2014 at 11:27AM
Two theories have been proposed for the cause of Morphy'a mental demise, a) frustration at Staunton's constant
ducking of a match with him b) Disappointment at having his proposal of marriage rejected by a young woman of whom he had
become enamoured as she would not wed "a mere chess player"
                                                                           
Re: Morphy
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 16 Sep 2014 at 11:49AM
both of these theories have long ago been debunked.
                                                                                
Re: Morphy
Posted by APINK on 16 Sep 2014 at 3:37PM
LOL Queen
                                                                                     
Re: Morphy
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 16 Sep 2014 at 4:19PM
laugh it up furball
                                                                                          
Re: Morphy
Posted by APINK on 17 Sep 2014 at 10:21AM
Laughing
                                                                                               
Re: Morphy
Posted by EsqKeeper  on 17 Sep 2014 at 1:13PM
Chess has been known to be a Gentleman's Game. Although, many facets of it may arrive to discussions, up to debates and even disagreements, it can also start friendships and develop to long time friendships. When I was between life and death, in a hospital bed, my well wishers kept me with energy. Even gave my focus back in a tournament under my name while in recovery. My chess prowess may have declined, but my friendships and loyalty stood solid and growing!

Focusing back on career versus chess, I had an option to do the same. I love the game so much, but my profession is what is keeping my financials afloat. My selection was sound. But yet I have met so many good friends, Mike in Chess4Fun - who is more than a brother to me and so many others. C4F is a family, come and see us, pay us a visit. Even challenge us in a match, if you will. In an additional positive manner, so is Badger and her team too. Thank your for years of service! Folks, we are all family here... Smiling

Let's play chess y'all,

EsqKeeper (Nes)
                                                                                                    
Re: Morphy
Posted by Lion Rampant on 17 Sep 2014 at 8:48PM
Chess has also been known as the "Royal Game" Many monarchs in history played the game as a pastime.Many
beautiful chess sets which are now in museums were made as visiting gifts. As for the comradeship,
the motto of FIDE,the game's governing body,is a fitting one. GENS UNA SUMUS- "We are one race"
Fischer's Mental Illness
Posted by MikeRoane on 11 Sep 2014 at 10:34AM
Wilhelm Steinitz once spat at Blackburne. He thought he could move the pieces by telekinesis and he believe he could give God pawn and move and still win. Capablanca would not resign unless the tournament director first cleared the chess hall. Alekhine suffered from antrophobia [fear of people] and would hide in a corner until his opponent moved.He also resigned by throwing his king across the room. Nimzovitch once stood on a table and screamed, 'Why must I lose to this ^%%idiot. He also would stand on his head during a chess game. He once complained about Lasker have a cigar in his hand. The director informed Nimzovitch that Lasker did not even had the cigar lit. Nimzovitch replied, "Yes, but everyone knows that the threat is worse than the execution." Carlos Torre would go naked in public. Rubinstein's wife told visitors not to stay long or the great Akiba would craw out a window [shell shock suffered during WWI]. Ivanchuck asked a waiter in a restaurant which chair was Kasporov's favorite chair. He wished to sit in in to get the aura of Kasparov. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov claims to have been abducted by aliens [he is not alone] and MikeRoane refuses to tell you his hang ups. Hey, we all have issues.
     
Re: Fischer's Mental Illness
Posted by rabbitoid  on 11 Sep 2014 at 10:52AM
Very good post since you didn't even mention Morphy, the obvious example. There are too many others.
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by APINK on 11 Sep 2014 at 6:36AM
Class B?
World Chess Championship
Posted by MikeRoane on 8 Sep 2014 at 8:48AM
According to the Chess.com discussion forum, the World Chess Championship between Anand and Carlsen is set to go. Evidently, there were some contractual disputes that had to be resolved.
     
Re: World Chess Championship
Posted by APINK on 11 Sep 2014 at 6:37AM

Magnus is not moaning over Money?

          
Re: World Chess Championship
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 11 Sep 2014 at 12:19PM
don't care really
               
Re: World Chess Championship
Posted by APINK on 11 Sep 2014 at 6:16PM
Yes; Not much fan fair this yr.
chess tarde show say or few days
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 7 Sep 2014 at 2:48PM
just a thought...........

               have a trade show ..
all the different clubs have a page to writes down A-z about their clubs...
why join
benefits
excitement watching a club grow.
renew interest/// to compete is to win.
promote your club.
how will people know you are there, if you do not let them know.
people have no reasons to join a club, because if this way worked, their would be matches...wouldn't there. Knight Jarlynn
you can't reinvent the wheel....Promote your club.
                              that is my opinion only. I was a trouble shooter.
Where oh where have the chess clubs gone..
Posted by Trist  on 7 Sep 2014 at 7:37AM
What happened to all the chess clubs that were once on GoldToken? There are few chess clubs remaining with sufficient members to enter a match. Has interest waned that much? It was always a tradition at GT to see a bunch of chess clubs bantering and challenging each other.
     
Re: Where oh where have the chess clubs gone..
Posted by Dionysos  on 7 Sep 2014 at 7:51AM
I still have Fighting Pawns - but all I can do is to ask two or three groups to play - it gets a bit trying after a time!
          
Re: Where oh where have the chess clubs gone..
Posted by Trist  on 7 Sep 2014 at 9:11AM
Thanks Dionysos! I think we're in an on-going match with your club. I miss the days when we were all jockeying for position and challenging each other right and left Smiling
               
Re: Where oh where have the chess clubs gone..
Posted by Dionysos  on 7 Sep 2014 at 9:25AM
So do I!!! And there are several chess only websites, some good, some bad - and a few atrocious!
                    
Re: Where oh where have the chess clubs gone..
Posted by Oakheart on 7 Sep 2014 at 7:07PM
we have out stalwarts but GT has not really been "the chess site" it was ten years ago. It was the one of only a couple now there are hundreds. Still we have at least three good active clubs.
                         
Re: Where oh where have the chess clubs gone..
Posted by cubs on 7 Sep 2014 at 7:12PM
There is really no improvement in chess here - I mean the interface and options. All this could have been created fifteen years ago.
I fully realize that chess is small and shrinking here. The players of the other games pay the bills around here and should, as they do, stand first in line.
                              
Re: Where oh where have the chess clubs gone..
Posted by Sir Gilmour of the GoldTable on 7 Sep 2014 at 8:31PM
The demise of chess clubs has come, as cubs says, with the rise of other parts of the site and membership that isn't into the game here. It's frustrating, but a reality. My club still plays it, but being only one of three clubs with enough members for an interclub challenge, my interest in chess here at GT has diminished. But there are other games to play.
                         
Re: Where oh where have the chess clubs gone..
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 7 Sep 2014 at 10:09PM
Yes...why did everybody leave..
.
look at all those 0's.
people come here and see nothing in chess...everything is hidden. 
promote your club. not you...but all the others not active.

I proved with chess dice promoting works.
 when BGH started the Tournament...chess dice was in every bodies mind.
that is why you buy products in the supermarket.

I haven't got a clue about the bully rule...it stops people from playing...
winners win and losers lose...you are not punished for winning...

when I help people I use an unrated game.......

if the pc was not there I could flood the open arena with kinds of invites.
tried before but, I am not going to play and lose points for a win or a loss that are way off.

if you expand chess, more people would take notices...another person left a couple days ago.
when people think chess they are not thinking GT and that is a shame.

everything is a secret...hidden...how is someone new surposed to know anything...looking at the chess clubs list is not working. fix it.

these clubs need someone to awaken them...get them excited...get them to talk about their clubs...there are no boards but one...
have several/ 2/3 boards where clubs can speak...you have to make things happen...

this is only my opinion...because maybe it is surposed to be this way...
but do nothing/ expect nothing/ and time will fade things away..
I studied this/was a trouble shooter/middle grade and I was darn good at it.
                         
           there are people who think...good
there are people who think...but then they ACT...on their ideas....they don't quit, they find a way. again this is only my opinion based on real life experience helping others...years of experience...your boat will never sail in you have to make things happen...that is the magic...<><>
                              
Re: Where oh where have the chess clubs gone..
Posted by Lion Rampant on 7 Sep 2014 at 10:17PM
Yawn.........
                    
Re: Where oh where have the chess clubs gone..
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 7 Sep 2014 at 10:30PM
there are many chess clubs...this is a game site.
software sales are at an all time high according to fritz...please.com has 262,00 members/chess
chess.com
the 70 dollar a year sites to play with masters and grand masters from all across the world..
there was game knot there are sites where software is legal to against people with software.
even new brands vs new brands...but the point is THEY ARE NOT HERE...
My idea od a woman vs. the Men T is a first...already have people interested...it is fun, exciting, different...I am in the Susan polgar fan club...I can write letters for help to see the women win....not saying any names...a;; she can do/or they people can do is say no or ignore...but if I don't write the answer is no...you never know unless you try.
           when people are bored they do nothing...
the greater the boredom the grater the stimulation is needed..
          also a lot of people just want to play/no clubs...there is the challenge...
                       I'd love to see 20 to 30 chess clubs and Mary smiling.
                     Again this is only my opinion......
                         
Re: Where oh where have the chess clubs gone..
Posted by Trist  on 8 Sep 2014 at 3:51AM
Thanks to all of you for your responses!
     
Re: Where oh where have the chess clubs gone..
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 17 Sep 2014 at 8:52PM
I know one thing that would help...get rid of the sites bully rule of 400 points above your opponent...yes it is real. was always there I think.
see options/ratings.sites pc bully rule of high scores picking on low scores/ charts..other..explains/will punish a 2100 Rating more then any other....it is there/take a look.
that stops people putting out in invites...we left that question unanswered.
                  winners win and losers lose.    
                        you are not punished for winning...<><>   
World Chess Championship
Posted by MikeRoane on 7 Sep 2014 at 4:24AM
Nor do I know if ANY of what is being discussed on the general chess discussion forum at chess.com about Carlsen is even true or not.
World Chess Championship
Posted by MikeRoane on 7 Sep 2014 at 4:16AM
There is a discussion gong on at Chess.com that Magnus Carlsen may be stripped of his title. I have not read enough of it to understand why or very much of the details.
     
Re: World Chess Championship
Posted by APINK on 7 Sep 2014 at 5:33AM
did he cheat?
Fischer's mental illness
Posted by APINK on 2 Sep 2014 at 7:06AM
Is the CHESS world saying If Fischer was sane; He would be a better CHESS PLAYER?
     
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Lion Rampant on 2 Sep 2014 at 7:21AM
Where is the proof that he was insane....(?)
          
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by APINK on 2 Sep 2014 at 12:38PM
didn't he have a disability.
               
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Oakheart on 2 Sep 2014 at 12:58PM
Genius is madness or so I say.
                    
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 2 Sep 2014 at 3:24PM
so, if I say you're mad, you will take it as a compliment?
                         
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Lion Rampant on 2 Sep 2014 at 9:53PM
I don't think Fischer was insane...just eccentric...an oddball...
not a manic depressive which is much more serious. Yes,he could be abrupt to the
point of rudeness;he could be aloof and distant.But that could be
put down to events in his early life His own sister once said of him,
"Bobby is a boy who needs a lot of understanding"
                              
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 3 Sep 2014 at 1:53AM
no one who actually knew him, thought he was normal.
                              
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Dionysos  on 3 Sep 2014 at 2:28AM
Bobby Fischer quotes:-

On women :- They're all weak, all women. They're stupid compared to men. They shouldn't play chess, you know. They're like beginners, they lose every single game against a man.

On chess clubs :- When they used to have the clubs, like no women were allowed and everyone went in dressed in a suit, a tie, like gentlemen, you know. Now, kids come running in in their sneakers - even in the best chess club - and they got women in there.

On Jews :- Yeh, there are too many Jews in chess. They seem to have taken away the class of the game. They don't seem to dress so nicely, you know.

On school :- You don't learn anything in school. You shouldn't do homework. The teachers are stupid. They shouldn't have any women in there. They don't know know how to teach. And they shouldn't make anyone go to school.

On his mother :- She keeps in my hair and I don't like people in my hair you know, so I had to get rid of her.

On Kennedy :- Besides, he doesn't have any class. He puts his hands in his coat pockets. God, that's horrible.

On becoming World Champion :- First of all, I'll make a tour of the world giving exhibitions. I'll have my own club. The Bobby Fischer .... uh, the Robert J. Fischer Chess Club. It'll be class tournaments in full dress. No bums in there. You're gonna have to be eighteen to get in, unless you have special permission because you have like special talent. I got strong ideas about my house. I'm going to hire the best architect and have him build it in the shape of a rook. Yeh, that's for me. Class. Spiral staircases, parapets, everything. I want to live the rest of my life in a house built exactly like a rook.

From another 1961 interview :- I would not marry an American girl. With a foreigner would be much better. First you get her without custome, second, if you don't like her you can send her back home.
                                   
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Dionysos  on 3 Sep 2014 at 2:31AM
That was mainly from his 1961 interview with Ralph Ginzburg.
                                        
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Lion Rampant on 3 Sep 2014 at 5:20AM
If Fischer did have a mental illness,it was more a form of schizophrenia...Jekyll and Hyde
as indeed he proved to be on many occasions...an angel one minute,an ogre the next. One thing's for certain,
he was nobody's fool (!) Smiling
                                             
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by APINK on 3 Sep 2014 at 10:41AM
oh. I think he had to be ill for spouting all that hate.
                                                  
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by cubs on 3 Sep 2014 at 4:19PM
An angel? When was that?
                                                       
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Lion Rampant on 3 Sep 2014 at 7:57PM
He was a guest on many US chat shows hosted by famous names like Dinah Shore,Bob Hope
and Dick Cavett in the early 1970s and his manners were impeccable. He once made a surprise
appearance at the final round of the 1972 US Open in Santa Monica,California and was liberal
with his autographs.
                                                            
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by cubs on 3 Sep 2014 at 8:23PM
Yup. And as he soon as he thought he was crossed, he went ballistic. I'm not a psychiatrist but he certainly had a lot of mental trouble his whole life. Once a hundred years ago I wa visiting New York City and a friend called me help clean up and out Fischer's apartment. I won't describe it, but any health inspector would have sealed it before he was half-finished examining it. I was told Fischer did this all the time - let things rot and wait for his friends to clean him up and out. I will leave aside the anti-Semetic (his family was of Jewish extraction) and his troubles with the Federal government. Iceland, at the end, was good and kind to him.
                                                                 
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Guanarteme  on 4 Sep 2014 at 8:59AM
Could I suggest that the problem is partly with the absence of a coherent definition of mental illness? If a person is delusional or his behavior is totally traced to a chemical reason, most of us feel comfortable calling it mental illness. But neurosis, eccentricity, and many other behavioral problems, are more difficult to classify.

In Chicago I met a player who was nice as can be when he was away from the board. Once the clock started, he began to utter a stream of obscenities that really scared me (I feared the cleaver would come out next). At the end of the session he stood up and congratulated me. Some of the other players called him "La Boca Grande" (the Big Mouth). I had to wonder whether he was just trying to unnerve his opponents. Fischer was not that far from there.
                                                                      
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Lion Rampant on 4 Sep 2014 at 1:02PM
You should have complained to the Tournament Controller.
Your opponent was in clear breach of the Laws of Chess section
which governs personal conduct. He would have been first warned to amend
his behaviour,if he still persisted,he would have be booted out of the tournament.
                                                                           
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by APINK on 4 Sep 2014 at 3:20PM
Fischer could have been champion in 69
                                                                           
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Guanarteme  on 5 Sep 2014 at 6:15AM
The example I gave was not from tournament chess. La Boca Grande and myself were among other regulars at the Chess Pavillion in Chicago. That did not make his behavior more or less pathological, but it did give the rest of us the choice of playing him or not.
                                                                                
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Lion Rampant on 5 Sep 2014 at 6:49AM
I read Fischer's blog on Wikipedia.com I found it interesting reading and it seemed to offer
reasons for his attitude problems in later life. He can hardly be blamed if the trauma and
privations of his youth so warped his character that he became a bitter,distant,suspicious and vitriolic man.
It's also ironic that the last country to acknowledge his genius as a player was his then adopted country,the USA.
It only fully recognised him after he became World Champion in 1972. Unsurprising,then,that he bore a grudge
against it until his tragic death; even choosing to be buried in a foreign country(Iceland) as a final snub.
                                                                                     
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 5 Sep 2014 at 2:57PM
Being good at chess does not excuse you from all the other responsibilities of being a human being.
                                                                                          
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 5 Sep 2014 at 4:50PM
he is a bigot besides other things... I have no use for anyone like that...<><>
                       
don't care about chess...when comparing the two. Knight Jarlynn.
                                                                                          
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by unbeatable on 8 Sep 2014 at 12:14PM
BLASPHEMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                                                                               
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 8 Sep 2014 at 6:01PM
Fischer is a bigot...and a dangerous person who is unpredictable according to the rules of societity in a normal World...he could flip out at any moment...he is a risk taker, with no remorse, or respect, for human life. And nothing you can say will chsnge that...chess or no chess...
he is not normal, by the rules of a normal member of society.
are you saying, it does not bother you, that he is a BIGOT...<><>
who should live or die/ women rights...human beings rights.......
         Things are tough all over.......deal with it.
                                                                                                    
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Guanarteme  on 8 Sep 2014 at 6:53PM
Either Fischer is mentally ill or he is morally responsible for his bigotry. We do not hold persons with other kinds of illnesses morally accountable for their illnesses. Why the exception for the mentally ill?
                                                                                                         
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 8 Sep 2014 at 7:25PM
       I am saying that he is...<><>
                                                                                                              
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by APINK on 8 Sep 2014 at 10:08PM
I agree the things he said about Jewish People were sick. He laughed about 911. He had to be ill. It's too bad had he not been so mentally unstable he might have played CHESS more and been CHAMPION maybe 9 yrs. King
                                                                                                                   
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 9 Sep 2014 at 11:37AM
if he was here(I know he can't be)...he would have been given help or proved his condtion was
real...
but see, if , say, he shot someone.ex. it would b better to fix the problem before something happens...but he believes and is proud of what he preaches...the point here is to hear the bell before it is rung,
if he is really sick...help him.
if he is not...stop him and then see what can be done.
In the USA he would have been sticking out like a sore thumb and help or other wie would intervene...
          I believe if someone is sick/ help them/
                if the at is truly the real person...stop him.  
                      but we will never know that in America per say.  
                            other countries, help people, all over the World.
                                                                                                              
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Dionysos  on 8 Sep 2014 at 11:13PM
People still, at least about two or three, that Fischer has a mental case.

Fischer is DEAD! He USED to have a mental illness, not he HAS one!
                                                                                                                   
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by APINK on 9 Sep 2014 at 5:24AM
Fischer is alive somewhere in our Universe.
                                                                                                                        
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Dionysos  on 9 Sep 2014 at 5:43AM
...and if you think that, you think anything!
                                                                                                                             
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by rabbitoid  on 9 Sep 2014 at 8:15AM
He doesn't think, he pinks.
                                                                                                                                  
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by APINK on 9 Sep 2014 at 2:06PM
It's my religion Fischer is alive somewhere.
                                                                                                                                       
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by rabbitoid  on 9 Sep 2014 at 3:05PM
With Elvis.
                                                                                                                                            
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by cubs on 9 Sep 2014 at 6:18PM
I heard the most astonishing rumor: that Elvis is DEAD and uried in Memphis.
People will post anything. Be careful; be suspicious.
Fischer could not return to the United States. He had committed a crime and had been indicted. He would have been arrested.
                                                                                                                                                 
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Oakheart on 10 Sep 2014 at 6:54PM
any one ever walked a mile in his shoes? A brilliant man who went though a lot for sure.
                                                                                                                                                      
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by APINK on 10 Sep 2014 at 7:54PM
Yes; He did. He would have been safer to stay in his CHESS inner Circle instead of running through Los Angeles like a nomad.
                                                                                                                                                           
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 10 Sep 2014 at 8:24PM
his choice GM Larry Evans owned a motel he could have stayed at rather than go homeless.
                                                                                                                                                                
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by APINK on 11 Sep 2014 at 6:08AM
agree
                                                                                     
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by cubs on 5 Sep 2014 at 6:10PM
OH, no, no, no. Fischer was in the popular news a good deal before he became world champion. He didn't make a fortune from it (and he often declined opportunities to make money) but he was pretty well known. THe US has very little interest in chess, but lots of people were interested in him. I remember it all well!
                                                                                          
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by map321map on 5 Sep 2014 at 6:28PM
You guys may want to search for the following article:
"A Psychological Autopsy of Bobby Fischer" By Joseph G. Ponterotto In Pacific Standard: The science of Sociey.

This is a long article and quite interesting.

map321map
                                                                                          
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Lion Rampant on 5 Sep 2014 at 10:26PM
I didn't say he wasn't known before he became World Champion,it was only when
he brought the world title to the US that the country really "woke up" to him.
He almost didn't play,it took a private talk with then US Secretary of State Henry
Kissinger and an increase in the prize fund by British financier James Slater
that finally swayed Fischer have a change of heart. I,too,remember it all well,
I was there at Rekjavik in the audience(!)
                         
Re: Fischer's mental illness
Posted by Oakheart on 3 Sep 2014 at 7:46PM
yes
Polar Bear Opening!
Posted by APINK on 30 Aug 2014 at 10:30PM
What grand masters use the opening and does it win often? Who gives names to these openings lol
     
Re: Polar Bear Opening!
Posted by cubs on 30 Aug 2014 at 10:42PM
I've been playing forever and watched as less-common series of moves get new names, usually with a view of the namer making money with a crummy book or dvd.
The Polar Bear is simply the Leningrad Dutch played with a move in hand. The perhaps novel inclusion of c3 and Na3 make if a little different from the usual Leningrad.
If you search "Polar Bear Chess Opening" you'll find a lot, including its introducer's videos.
I don't think any grandmaster has used it, but I'm ready to be corrected.
Dutch systems, with White or Black, often suffer from creating holes which attract minor pieces. You have to be ready to suffer a little to play them!
          
Re: Polar Bear Opening!
Posted by APINK on 30 Aug 2014 at 10:49PM
It don't look like a fighting opening.
               
Re: Polar Bear Opening!
Posted by cubs on 30 Aug 2014 at 11:02PM
If by fighting you mean with immediate tactical clashes, no, it isn't.
It's one of the many openings that try to store up energy behind the pawn fence and the open the game at a moment of advantage. Probably the most accessible example of this idea is the King's Indian Defense, which you can play with either (or both!) color. The fun doesn't begin for a while.
You can read a lot of real theory about the Leningrad Dutch. In my day, I never liked it and what Dutch stuff I did play was more old fashioned - and less full of holes.
Oh, you can win with those holes... or lose.
                    
Re: Polar Bear Opening!
Posted by Lion Rampant on 31 Aug 2014 at 3:58AM
You won't find this opening at Grandmaster level,that's for sure(!) Smiling
                         
Re: Polar Bear Opening!
Posted by APINK on 31 Aug 2014 at 4:52AM
It should be called the sleeping bear opening.
                              
Re: Polar Bear Opening!
Posted by cubs on 31 Aug 2014 at 4:54AM
Openings like this often do get put to sleep...
                                   
Re: Polar Bear Opening!
Posted by APINK on 31 Aug 2014 at 5:37AM
why you name your self cubs?
                                        
Re: Polar Bear Opening!
Posted by cubs on 31 Aug 2014 at 9:47PM
Because I can!
Lifelong (1945 on) fan of the Cubs. Bears as well...
                                   
Re: Polar Bear Opening!
Posted by Dionysos  on 31 Aug 2014 at 5:39AM
There are plenty of those!

Fried Liver Attack (variation of Two Knights Defence)
Long Whip Variation (variation of King's Gambit)
Horny Defence (another variation of King's Gambit)
Stone-Ware Defence (variation of Evan's Gambit)
Corkscrew Counter-Gambit variation of Greco Counter Gambit)
The Spike (Another name for Grob's Opening)/
Bayonet Attack (Line in Giuoco Piano)
Frankenstein-Dracula Variation (Variation of Vienna Opening)
The Borg (a reverse Grob)

There's more!

The names of chess openings in general may seem strange to non chess players. What, for instance, would one make of books like Sicilian-Accelerated Dragons, Play the Bogo-Indian or the rather sadistic Beating the Sicilian?
                    
Re: Polar Bear Opening!
Posted by FragileKitty  on 31 Aug 2014 at 5:43AM
I'm far from a Dutch expert, but GM Simon Williams has a book, ebook (different from the older book), and DVD on the Classical Dutch, billed as fighting chess. And he plays it against other GMs. If I were to take up the Dutch, I'd probably choose the Classical, and I'd play the Stonewall over the Leningrad, and I'd only play them with Black.

An excellent book on the Stonewall is Win With the Stonewall, by Sverre Johnsen, Ivar Bern, & Simen Agdestein.

Isn't the Polar Bear just a variation of the Bird?
                         
Re: Polar Bear Opening!
Posted by APINK on 31 Aug 2014 at 5:45AM
Polor Bear is for black. Bird is for white from what I saw.
                              
Re: Polar Bear Opening!
Posted by FragileKitty  on 31 Aug 2014 at 6:08AM
Really? I just Googled the Polar Bear and it looks like another name for the Bird, a white opening.
                                   
Re: Polar Bear Opening!
Posted by APINK on 31 Aug 2014 at 12:37PM
Polar Bear is not Pawn to B5?
                                        
Re: Polar Bear Opening!
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 31 Aug 2014 at 12:41PM
neither is the Bird
                                             
Re: Polar Bear Opening!
Posted by APINK on 31 Aug 2014 at 12:43PM
bird is pawn to F4?
                                        
Re: Polar Bear Opening!
Posted by Dionysos  on 31 Aug 2014 at 12:52PM
f4 is the Polar Bear opening.
                         
Re: Polar Bear Opening!
Posted by Dionysos  on 31 Aug 2014 at 5:54AM
Mine is from "The Even More Complete Chess Addict", 1993. Miles For & Richard James.
ISBN 0-572-17040-4
Russian Chess Girl
Posted by APINK on 28 Aug 2014 at 11:39AM
If Russia's Chess Girl is so good why are none of the Women who represent Russia at 2700? I think I t be great to see a Woman in the Championship game. They need to search the whole country to look for a SUPER WOMAN. Queen
     
Re: Russian Chess Girl
Posted by Lion Rampant on 28 Aug 2014 at 2:51PM
Russia is no longer the chess superpower it was when it was the old Soviet Union
          
Re: Russian Chess Girl
Posted by Dionysos  on 28 Aug 2014 at 6:09PM
If Russia's Chess Girl is so good why are none of the Women who represent Russia at 2700?

Maybe because 2700 is a very long way ahead - 686 years in fact!
               
Re: Russian Chess Girl
Posted by APINK on 28 Aug 2014 at 8:59PM
No dude 2700 FIDE
                    
Re: Russian Chess Girl
Posted by Lion Rampant on 28 Aug 2014 at 9:18PM
It's maybe interesting to note here that the rating of the Women's
World Champion,very strong player though she is, is surpassed by that of at least
100 men....
                         
Re: Russian Chess Girl
Posted by APINK on 29 Aug 2014 at 1:41AM
Yes
                         
Re: Russian Chess Girl
Posted by Lion Rampant on 29 Aug 2014 at 4:58AM
BTW my previous post was NOT sexist nor was it eve intended to be. The statistics speak for themselves
                              
Re: Russian Chess Girl
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 29 Aug 2014 at 10:57AM
statistics never speak for themselves, first of all, you have to have a reason to look for them, once found, they are used for a reason.
                                   
Re: Russian Chess Girl
Posted by cubs on 29 Aug 2014 at 6:33PM
Precisely. Reference: the Heisenberg (sp?) Uncertainty Principle.
                                   
Re: Russian Chess Girl
Posted by Lion Rampant on 29 Aug 2014 at 11:29PM
If stats aren't so important,then why are they often quoted(?)
                                        
Re: Russian Chess Girl
Posted by cubs on 30 Aug 2014 at 2:00AM
For a purpose, compadre. The stats don't quote themselves.
                                             
Re: Russian Chess Girl
Posted by Lion Rampant on 30 Aug 2014 at 3:19AM
Soooo there ARE lies, darn lies and statistics(?) Smiling
                         
Re: Russian Chess Girl
Posted by FragileKitty  on 29 Aug 2014 at 5:05AM
But not the strongest female players. Judit used to be in the top 10.
                              
Re: Russian Chess Girl
Posted by Lion Rampant on 29 Aug 2014 at 11:06AM
Indeed,thus proving she was more than a match for
her male adversaries....
Judit Polgar is...
Posted by unbeatable on 13 Aug 2014 at 1:55PM
retiring from chess
     
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by Lion Rampant on 13 Aug 2014 at 2:50PM
For what reason is she retiring(?)
          
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by unbeatable on 14 Aug 2014 at 4:06AM
No longer a priority is my guess.
               
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by Lion Rampant on 15 Aug 2014 at 1:35AM
Or maybe she feels the game holds no further secrets for her.....
                    
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by APINK on 26 Aug 2014 at 4:16PM
She is no longer the Queen of CHESS and will never be the World CHAMPION of the CHESS world. The Men gang up on her I guess. Queen
                         
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by Lion Rampant on 26 Aug 2014 at 8:59PM
Her sister,Susan,has been world chmapion 3 times.....
                              
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by APINK on 27 Aug 2014 at 3:24AM
When was Susan the World Champion and not the Women's World Champion? Queen There has never been a woman who has captured the World Championship! It be good to see it happen in ten yrs or less. There would be a Frenzy new interest in this classic game. King
                                   
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by Lion Rampant on 27 Aug 2014 at 3:30AM
"There has never been a woman who has captured the World Championship"
There are separate contests to find the make and female champions
I did a google search under the heading "Women World Chess Champions"
I brought up some very interesting results...may I suggest you do the same....
(?)Then I'll accept your apology(!)
                                        
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by APINK on 27 Aug 2014 at 4:38AM
RULES ARE MADE AND CAN BE AMENDED LION. I HOPE SOON A WOMAN WILL BECOME THE WORLD CHAMPION OF CHESS. Queen
                                             
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by Lion Rampant on 27 Aug 2014 at 6:23PM
You are behind the times Apink. There is and has been for some 50 years a woman world
chess champion......
                                                  
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by APINK on 27 Aug 2014 at 10:48PM
Who was the woman?
                                                       
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by Lion Rampant on 28 Aug 2014 at 3:54AM
The title of Womens's World Champion has only existed since 1927 when it was decided
to hold a tournament for females in conjunction with the Men's Olympiad that was being staged
in London that year. The winner of the tournament was the favourite,Vera Menchik who went on to defend
her titl successfully 6 times. Menchik was killed during WWII in a London air raid and FIDE the governing body
of chess took control and since then,the women's world championship has been run on the same lines as the men's
i.e. by a series of qualifying K.O. tournaments
The post war womens champions have been 1949/50 Rudenko(USSR) 1952 Bykova(USSR) 1955/56 Rubtsova(USSR)
1958 Bykova 1959 Zvorikina (USSR) 1959/60 Bykova(USSR) 1960/61 Gaprindashvili(USSR)1964 Kushnir (USSR)
1965 Gaprindashvili(USSR)
                                                            
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by Dionysos  on 28 Aug 2014 at 5:07AM
...but, so far, we have never had a "World Champion", only a woman's world champion and a men's world champion, at least if there is, it's the first that I have ever seen it!
                                                                 
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by cubs on 28 Aug 2014 at 5:17AM
There is no "Men's World Champion." There is simply a World Champion.
                                                                 
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by APINK on 28 Aug 2014 at 5:33AM
So there hasn't been a woman CHAMPION for 50 yrs? What is the hold up.
                                                                      
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by cubs on 28 Aug 2014 at 5:43AM
Yes, the title has been contested and occupied ever since. The list is incomplete.
                                                                           
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by APINK on 28 Aug 2014 at 5:54AM
I looked up Vera and it did state she beat many of the top Men. I however did not see her crowned as the World Champion. I looked and looked for that info. She was most deserving!
                                                                                
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by Dionysos  on 28 Aug 2014 at 5:56AM
Vera?

The only Vera that I know is a British detective television series based on the works of crime author Ann Cleeves. It stars Brenda Blethyn and is broadcast on ITV and in the United States on public television stations.

But she is NOT a chess enthusiast!
                                                                                
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by cubs on 28 Aug 2014 at 6:01AM
                                                                                     
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by Dionysos  on 28 Aug 2014 at 6:11AM
No wonder I hadn't heard of her!

Full name Věra Menčíková
Country Russian Empire
Soviet Union
Czechoslovakia
United Kingdom

Born 16 February 1906
Moscow, Russian Empire
Died 27 June 1944 (aged 38)
Clapham, London, United Kingdom
Women's World Champion 1927–44

And died in 1944, age 38, how sad. Killed by a German bomb.
                                                            
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by FragileKitty  on 28 Aug 2014 at 5:15AM
And just to clarify, there's a "world championship" (open to both genders), of which only men have won so far, and a separate "women's world championship". There is no "men's world championship" (open only to men). Judit is the strongest Polgar chess player, and only competes in the open (to any gender) tournaments. Susan has been the woman's world champion (open only to women).
                                                                 
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by Dionysos  on 28 Aug 2014 at 5:31AM
I see, now, thanks for the info. So Judit Polgar is the strongest player, and competes in the open,(ie any gender), but although there has been a world champion (both genders) for a long time, so far, there have been no woman champion.

Judit Polgar defeated Spassky, Karpov, Kasparov, Topalov, Anand and Carlsen, but not to become a new World Champion, as far as champions go, the nearest she got was, I think, eighth. Still, eighth in the world is quite some achievement!
                                                                      
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by Dionysos  on 28 Aug 2014 at 5:35AM
So she bet Grimsweeper  hands down, now even THAT is good, male or female! He is 2514 T
                                                                 
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 28 Aug 2014 at 11:02AM
Some very fine points about the Polgar gals Fragile Kitty! I agree with you 100%. I also think that it was a brilliant strategy on behalf of Mr.Polgar and their manager which was: To leave Judit in the East to carry on the battles over there and to have Sue come to America and do the herendous job of playing in the West! I remember in 2007 when I met Sue at the U.S. open in Chicago. She was happier than a meadow lark and still is! lol - Bob
                                                                      
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by FragileKitty  on 28 Aug 2014 at 11:18AM
I once had the pleasure of getting trounced by Susan's Colle Zukertort in a simul. Smiling
     
Re: Judit Polgar is...
Posted by unbeatable on 18 Oct 2014 at 7:00AM
She holds the women's record for longest reign at the top of the ratings. About 25.5 years so far.
Special Thanks to Big Giant Head for requesting this tournament
Posted by Kat  on 10 Aug 2014 at 9:50AM
Special Thanks to Big Giant Head for requesting this tournament Hugging

The Big Giant Head Special Dice Chess Challenge Tournament
Round Robin Tournament

This tournament will start shortly after 1:55 AM on 1 September 2014

Dice Chess
10x10 Dice Chess
     
Re: Special Thanks to Big Giant Head for requesting this tournament
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 10 Aug 2014 at 4:06PM
since this is Special news it includes tactics...as a Tournament...
                   I signed up right away....
           Chess dice is becoming popular...i play new people almost every      
                            day///   
                      "Thank you Big Giant Head"   
                              all clubs can enter...
anyone can enter and win.
Quarto
Posted by MrLarry47  on 5 Aug 2014 at 5:14PM
They "claim" Quarto is a twist on 4 in a row. But I play Chess, and I think it is simular to Chess. Do we have any Chess players who know how to play Quarto, also? I have begun a Quarto Club, its called , "A Quarto Players Club", and I would love to have anyone who knows how to play Quarto join us. Thanks.
2014 Chess Olympiad
Posted by unbeatable on 2 Aug 2014 at 6:10AM
USA! USA! USA!
     
Re: 2014 Chess Olympiad
Posted by unbeatable on 13 Aug 2014 at 4:22AM
Kirsan beat Garry Sad
     
Re: 2014 Chess Olympiad
Posted by unbeatable on 15 Aug 2014 at 4:05AM
USA men took 14th. Women took 8th. Sam Shankland took board 5 gold medal.
     
Re: 2014 Chess Olympiad
Posted by unbeatable on 16 Aug 2014 at 4:53AM
2 died in Tromso Sad
          
Re: 2014 Chess Olympiad
Posted by MrLarry47  on 16 Aug 2014 at 5:15AM
Was ir the knight and the bishop?
1e4? 1d4? 1c4?
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Jul 2014 at 11:05PM
Which is the best opening move for White?
Mate in 9 ply
Posted by unbeatable on 22 Jul 2014 at 4:08AM
Yesterday Richard Rapport mated his foe in 9 ply!
     
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by FragileKitty  on 22 Jul 2014 at 5:30AM
1 ply = 1 half move
Mate in 5, do you know the position?
          
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by FragileKitty  on 22 Jul 2014 at 4:33PM
Ohhhhhhh, mate in 5 from the start of the game!

1.e4 c6
2.Nc3 d5
3.Qe2 dxe4
4.Nxe4 Nd7
5.Nd6#
               
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Lion Rampant on 22 Jul 2014 at 10:23PM
This looks suspiciously like Legal's Mate after the great 18C
French player who caught out many an opponent with it
                    
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by rabbitoid  on 23 Jul 2014 at 8:40AM
What do you know, GM APINK was right all along... Caro Kann is no good Smiling
                         
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Lion Rampant on 23 Jul 2014 at 2:43PM
The Sicilian ain't much better,It's been analysed to death Sad
                              
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 24 Jul 2014 at 6:13PM
and yet it always has something new to offer
                                   
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Jul 2014 at 11:38AM
Such as? Most of the so called "innovations" are just
old wine in a new bottle Sad
                                        
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 25 Jul 2014 at 1:45PM
if you say so.

but, I'll continue to play it, since it offers as good a chance to win as anything else.
                                             
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Jul 2014 at 3:09PM
I would dare to venture that after 1.e4 c5 Black's game is in the
last throes(!) Smiling White has too many winning methods at his disposal nowadays
to make the Sicilian a safe choice for Black....
                                                  
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 25 Jul 2014 at 3:39PM
hopefully, your new career as a comedian will be a long and fruitful one.
                                                       
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Jul 2014 at 5:05PM
ha ha ha haaaa The joke will be on you :D
                                                            
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 25 Jul 2014 at 6:05PM
not so far and I have been playing the Sicilian longer than you have been alive.
                                                                 
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:59PM
            Excellent Point made here.    
                   it is not so much which style, opening....
                        IT is the person that makes it work.    
                                        IT is the person.....
                                   and GRIMSWEEPER is a Chess Master  
                                          Outstanding Responce.
                                                    he sees deeper...<><>  
                                                   
                    
                                                                      
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 25 Jul 2014 at 9:09PM
The Sicilian Defense is a sound opening and very popular. Not every chess player is the same, The French Defense is also very sound and popular but because of my style I have never had much luck with it. I am not going to call it a terrible opening, just that it is not for me.
I have had a lot of success with the Caro-Kan it is sound and popular but again not for everyone. Chess openings are not like rival teams competing for the World Cup.

Chess is the game of Kings, it is played by Gentlemen and Ladies. Enjoy, and always remember to be respectful of your opponent. I consider Lion Rampant a friend and poke fun at him on occasion but I can remember when I first starting playing how I would jump from opening to opening thinking that I could just find the right one my game would take off. Eventually I learned better.
                                                                           
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jul 2014 at 9:36PM
 I understand what you say GRIM and I agree...   
yet still.........Grand Masters get caught, with chess software in Tournaments, to make the move.....and they are surposed to set the example, of sportsman ship, as a model.
                  but then again.....nothing is perfect.     
                      so we ignore it and keep playing...<><>   
                         
                                                                           
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by cubs on 25 Jul 2014 at 10:50PM
The secret is giving up finding the best opening and instead finding the best opening for you.
In this world of half-open games, I play 1... e5. Best for me.
                                                                                
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Jul 2014 at 11:03PM
Fischer once described 1.e5 as "Best by Test" One thing I did notice about him though,was
he almost never,as Black responded 1....e5. It was said the reason for this is he was
a dedicated disciple of the Ruy Lopez and didn't want his opponent to dish out what he dished
out when playing yes. But I have another question which deserves a new thread....
                                                                                     
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Jul 2014 at 11:04PM
White
                                                                                     
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 26 Jul 2014 at 8:07PM
Fischer said that 50 years ago

Best for him at the time. Good for me for a long time as well.
                                                                                          
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Oakheart on 10 Aug 2014 at 6:38PM
sounds like you two had better get this going on the board. I can't beat either of you but my money is on Grim
                                                                                
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jul 2014 at 11:45PM
Sure...everyone has their own style...what works for one, may not for another......everyone is different...just like, it's not what style is better...the one you have passion for, is the best for the person...everyone has their own favorite moves...favorite openings.
Always believed that......always believed the moves are in front of you all the time...all you have to do, is see them...but they are right there all the time...can I borrow your special glasses...lol
                         
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Dionysos  on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:39AM
I would rather have a lesson - or otherwise - from Grimsweeper than APINK!
                              
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Dionysos  on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:41AM
...and I am not denigrading anyone - he is just better than APINK when it comes to gams, that's all!
                                   
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 25 Jul 2014 at 11:16AM
Chess is like the River Ganges, a mosquito can take a sip, or an Elephant may bathe.
                                        
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by unbeatable on 26 Jul 2014 at 4:28AM
Hopefully the new PM can (start to) clean it up.
2014 Sinquefeld Cup will feature...
Posted by unbeatable on 19 Jul 2014 at 7:20AM
Carlsen---Aronian---Caruana---Nakamura---Vachier Lagrave and maybe Karjakin
another chess and dice tactic.
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 2 Jul 2014 at 9:36PM
a person can risk moving their Knight more than one time, to try for a quick win...sometimes it works, and sometimes it is captured...but it a a tactic worth exploring...just as moving the pawns up to allow space for the rooks to move...or you bring out the Queen and go for the King...all or nothing.../ In chess and Dice the KING must be taken off the board...taken and removed from the board....<><>

a all or nothing feeling through the game...keeps you very alert and and interested while playing.
Draw rule
Posted by rabbitoid  on 1 Jul 2014 at 9:14PM
Hello all chess and chess variant players, if you have read The recent "news" item Tournaments and draws and share my opinion about it, please make yourself heard on the Gold Members Discussion board. This concerns you even if you prefer "friendly" gales over tournament ones.

The time to protest this lunacy is NOW.
     
Re: Draw rule
Posted by - on 1 Jul 2014 at 9:16PM
Can I write in French?
          
Re: Draw rule
Posted by rabbitoid  on 1 Jul 2014 at 9:19PM
In Swahili, if you want.
               
Re: Draw rule
Posted by - on 1 Jul 2014 at 9:50PM
Please allow me to take the time to thank you for not getting angry at my post. Smiling
                    
Re: Draw rule
Posted by rabbitoid  on 1 Jul 2014 at 10:01PM
You're welcome Smiling
     
Re: Draw rule
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 1 Jul 2014 at 10:08PM
              I don't agree with it but it says....
in Chess if there is a real draw report it first like you would for draws by repetition...you report on or before your move to GT help, and then to your opponent, that you have declared draw by repetition.........
this is how i see it right now...but I do not have the reason why it has become necessary, or what caused this to happen.
                                KJ...<><>     
so the door is still open at this level....takes a few extra mins. but the door is there.
     
Re: Draw rule
Posted by Guanarteme  on 2 Jul 2014 at 7:58AM
I am not sure of the history of it, or if the rule still exists. At one time, FIDE passed a rule requiring a certain number of moves before a draw was agreed upon. I forget if an earlier draw required TD approval or was simply not possible.

Personally, I have never cared about ratings, so if I am playing in a tournament or match and a draw is sufficient to obtain my objectives, I will accept it. Many a time I have accepted a draw during a team match because it guaranteed my team a match victory, or because it guaranteed that I would win my division (incidentally, my only draw with IM Larry Kaufman happened because he only needed a draw to win the tournament, we were playing in the last round, and though he had a won game, he thought I had some counterplay.

On the other hand, I witnessed a situation that created a dilemma for me as a TD. Player 1 was well known master, who always came to the tornaments with his best buddy, Player B. As it turned out, a draw would give the two of them combined a bigger prize than if Player A defeated Player B (B would have had to share 2d-3d place with several other players). After a while, Player A achieved a position that I could have won against Kasparov. Then Player A proceeded to commit blunder after blunder, and eventually offered Player B a draw, which Player B promptly accepted. By my calculations, if you pooled first and second,each could have taken what he would have gotten had Player A won,and there would have been extra prize money for each of these.

I was too chicken to declare a double-forfeit, because it amounted to a promised exchange of money affecting the result. Of course, I had no proof beyond the game score, and it could have been that Player A merely wanted to favor his buddy (which would still be unethical. What I did do is publish the game in a chess column I wrote for the local paper.

So I consider agreeing to a draw for your own benefit or that of your team perfectly ethical, but receiving remuneration for agreeing to a draw, totally unethical. I do not see the latter as a problem in GT, so I would rather have no restrictions on drawing.
          
Re: Draw rule
Posted by Man of Steel  on 2 Jul 2014 at 9:26AM
The problem is the system here does not recognise a draw. I have a game King v King and Knight. Before I would offer a draw through the normal tab and my opponent would accept and that would end the game. Now I need to type a draw request and if agreed then write to Goldtoken Support to have the game ended as drawn.

Another problem is that if you have chumped someone or they have chumped you it will be necessary to contact GoldToken Support without their agreement.
               
Re: Draw rule
Posted by - on 2 Jul 2014 at 9:28AM
Last point is good. I'm playing a fellow chumpee and we're heading to draws.
Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by rabbitoid  on 1 Jul 2014 at 12:49AM
Grimm is just lucky to be more talented than me.
     
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 1 Jul 2014 at 1:48AM
chess and dice have different tactics.... ...the dice can think...tactics change quickly with position...chess dice has different tactics...
and luck of the role with some knowledge of Chess make for an unusual chess variant...a little bit different from other chess variants...<><>
     
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by FragileKitty  on 1 Jul 2014 at 5:10AM
When I beat some men OTB, I am lucky they were tired or ill that day. Smiling
          
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Stmhawk  on 1 Jul 2014 at 10:50AM
all non dice games are not luck games, but dice games, especially backgammon are luck games
               
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 1 Jul 2014 at 10:58AM
FK....I sent an invites message to you...
               
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by rabbitoid  on 1 Jul 2014 at 11:46AM
Stmhawk: if you think Backgammon is pure luck game, don't ever play for money unless you have a serious amount of it. And prepare to be surprised.
                    
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by cubs on 1 Jul 2014 at 12:06PM
I think the question is how much luck and how much skill...
                         
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 1 Jul 2014 at 12:12PM
playing you would be "Skill"...my friend...<><>
                              
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by cubs on 1 Jul 2014 at 12:52PM
... depending on how the dice fell!
                                   
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 1 Jul 2014 at 1:20PM
TRUE...100%.
           I was taking about Chess.   

in chess/dice anybody can win a game...tactics are easy..to be seen/moves... with limited chess experience.......<><>
                                        
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Lion Rampant on 1 Jul 2014 at 3:32PM
I think chess does have an element of luck. If your opponent has a chance to checkmate
or win material and fails to notice,then surely isn't that "lucky" (?!)
                                             
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 1 Jul 2014 at 3:44PM
if he does not see, it is called a Blunder...<><>
                                                  
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Lion Rampant on 1 Jul 2014 at 11:07PM
No,it's called an Oversight....and it can happen to the very best..
                                                       
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 1 Jul 2014 at 11:38PM
it is a Blunder...<><> it is what people call it. and you are misusing the rules of this board...<><>
                        by continuing what is finished.
                                                            
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Lion Rampant on 2 Jul 2014 at 12:02AM
Oversight,error,faux pas,blunder,call it what you will,they all mean
the same thing. And I am not misusing the rules of this DB.
Since when has "correction" ever been a misuse(?!) The last word is mine.
Subject closed.
                                                                 
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 2 Jul 2014 at 12:24AM
Blunder and you just said it all....thank you...<><>
                                                                      
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Lion Rampant on 2 Jul 2014 at 3:47AM
Yes, a rose by any other name...is still the same...
                                                                 
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 2 Jul 2014 at 1:20AM
correction...you are giving me correction you don'T correct me..........
                  I correct you..........BLUNDER>
                 I do not play the role of the victim MR> Bully.  
                
B L U N D E R !!!!!!! is the word used in books and by chess teachers.....KINGSLAYER TAUGHT ME THIS WORD>>>>>>>>>>>>>>OTHER EXPERTS TOO.
The word is Blunder used by mostly/quite a lot of chess People. Everybody I know...I have a great idea...lets ask Badger..........
                                                                      
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Games Administrator on 2 Jul 2014 at 10:29AM
Let's not fight on the boards please. End of subject! Hammer
                                                                           
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by KINGSLAYER  on 2 Jul 2014 at 9:03PM
Agreed!
                                                                                
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 2 Jul 2014 at 9:05PM
                            Agreed!
a chess and dice tactic for gam play
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 30 Jun 2014 at 1:11PM
a good technique, is to move your pawns, so your rooks don't get trapped.This will help your game play....<><>
     
Re: a chess and dice tactic for gam play
Posted by Stmhawk  on 30 Jun 2014 at 1:34PM
if you don,t keep getting rook moves after you get a knight move and have to make a spot for the rook to go back and forth while your opponent keeps getting knight moves and captures your king. in a few moves
          
Re: a chess and dice tactic for gam play
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 30 Jun 2014 at 1:56PM
Yes...excatly the reason for the tactic...so you can develop other pieces...once I rolled a rook 11 times in a row...no pawn moves...
                               Custers last stand...<><>
French with Pawn Sac Refused
Posted by - on 30 Jun 2014 at 11:31AM
[Event "Fics unrated blitz 3 0"]
Here's a game I played as Black, trying to angle for the Rubinstein variation, but White wanted more...

[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "GuestVQSY"]
[Black "GuestGFHR"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.f3 Nc6 5.Bb5 Bb4 6.fxe4 Qh4+

Taking advantage of no knight on f3...
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7.Kf1 Bxc3 8. bxc3 Qxe4 9.Nf3 Nf6 10.Bd3 Qd5 11.Bg5 Bd7 12.c4 Qd6 13.c3 h6 14.Bxf6 gxf6
15.c5 Qf4 16.Rb1 Ne7 17.Rxb7 Bc6 18.Bb5 Bxb5+ 19.Rxb5 Nd5 20.Qe1 Rg8 21.
Kf2 Qf5 22.Qd2 e5!?

White has regained the pawn, Black seeks to open lines of attack...
{ Image: i60.tinypic.com/51yeo.jpg }
     
Re: French with Pawn Sac Refused
Posted by - on 30 Jun 2014 at 11:40AM
23.dxe5 Rd8

Do you see the threat? White doesn't and plays...

{ Image: i57.tinypic.com/29o5ngn.jpg }


24.exf6? Rxg2+!

White must give up his Queen...
{ Image: i61.tinypic.com/2rpw4cl.jpg }
          
Re: French with Pawn Sac Refused
Posted by - on 30 Jun 2014 at 11:45AM
25.Kxg2 Nf4+ 26.Qxf4 Qxf4 27.
Re1+ Kd7 28.c6+ Kxc6 29.Rb4 Rg8+ 0-1 White lost on time.

Final Position. Black will take the f pawn and have Q+P for R+N with Rooks.

{ Image: i57.tinypic.com/28w2f4x.jpg }
Just to make things clear
Posted by Games Administrator on 28 Jun 2014 at 11:53AM
This board is about the discussion of Chess and Chess variants. Does the topic have to be a variant that we currently have here on GoldToken? No it does not. Does the topic have to be about the game of Chess or a variant thereof? Yes it does. Can the topic be about the game of Chess combined with dice? If that is where it goes.

That being said what this board is not about is the recruitment of players for clubs, to bash other players or to harass other players to your way of thinking.

I hope this clears things up a bit.

Playing chess enjoy you day. Grinning
     
Re: Just to make things clear
Posted by - on 28 Jun 2014 at 11:57AM
Thumbs up
     
Re: Just to make things clear
Posted by Lion Rampant on 28 Jun 2014 at 12:55PM
Agreed. But the lesson does not seem to have been learned by
those to whom it has been directed. Stronger measures may have to be
taken if it continues(!) Sad
          
Re: Just to make things clear
Posted by - on 28 Jun 2014 at 1:00PM
I suggest they be required to listen to ten consecutive hours of John Tesh music, then read Das Kapital in Gaelic. If that doesn't work, then be forced to sit through an Adam Sandler film festival.
               
Re: Just to make things clear
Posted by Lion Rampant on 28 Jun 2014 at 1:18PM
Or being compelled to listen to 10 hours of Bing Crosby....(!) Smiling
          
Re: Just to make things clear
Posted by KINGSLAYER  on 28 Jun 2014 at 11:34PM
Lion I fail to see how your post meets with the new rules?

Chess traps and zaps is one of my favorite books. As long as games are played fairly I am all for friendly discussions on the chess DB In fact I believe I was the first to ever post a comment on this board.

Famous words "Can't we all just get along?"
               
Re: Just to make things clear
Posted by Dionysos  on 29 Jun 2014 at 5:03AM
Agreed!
               
Re: Just to make things clear
Posted by Lion Rampant on 29 Jun 2014 at 11:15PM
"Why can't we all just get along?" Mankind never has...since he first appeared on this
planet(!)...

"And well t'would be,if chess alone,
disputes 'tween nations settle could
And 'stead of men of flesh and blood,
Use men of ivory or wood".
                        Omar Khayam
The world would,indeed,be a better place if all its wars were fought
on the 64 square board.
                    
Re: Just to make things clear
Posted by Sir Gilmour of the GoldTable on 29 Jun 2014 at 11:57PM
Hmmmm. So a dispute over possession of oil reserves (or water rights or whatever) depends on the outcome of 64 squares? Enticing, but only if I win. Otherwise, could I commit to 10,000 lost military souls to defend my nation's multi-billion dollar industry? Sadly, yes.
                    
Re: Just to make things clear
Posted by KINGSLAYER  on 30 Jun 2014 at 8:25AM
This discussion is for another board, as per the rules we should be talking only about chess. I made my statement because not liking someone elses comment is not a good reason to ask for sactions. I repeat I was here before goldtoken opened to the public. MY chess club is club #1 the first registered here. This site was always about getting along and it is possible if one just remains calm and rational!
               
Re: Just to make things clear
Posted by Oakheart on 30 Jun 2014 at 5:11AM
Amen
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Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 9:31PM
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Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 7:30PM
TITLE
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 11:47AM
         says      CHESS DISCUSSION BOARD          discussion about chess!  
           
                                                     and I though I was in America too.
freedom of speech.....................to express yourself is very healthy; for mind/body/spirit.... everyday!
Amature's Mind and Reassess your Chess
Posted by Papa Zoom on 26 Jun 2014 at 9:50AM
Has anyone read/studied these books and if so, what did you think?
     
Re: Amature's Mind and Reassess your Chess
Posted by FragileKitty  on 26 Jun 2014 at 10:00AM
I loved Reassess Your Chess. While I never really followed Silman's complete planning steps, thinking in terms of imbalances really helped my strategic play. Be sure to get the fourth edition of the book.
     
Re: Amature's Mind and Reassess your Chess
Posted by Seppe-Sai  on 26 Jun 2014 at 10:42AM
Reassess your chess is an awesome book. I would highly recommend it Smiling His training method on how to improve your calculation is tough but well worthwhile. The rest is gold. Gold baby, ! Smiling
          
Re: Amature's Mind and Reassess your Chess
Posted by - on 26 Jun 2014 at 11:03AM
I've reassessed my chess and found it hopeless, but still a worthwhile diversion.
dice chess.
Posted by chessbro  on 26 Jun 2014 at 7:03AM
A great game.. Thanks go out to knight Jarlynn and all involved Smiling
     
Re: dice chess.
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 10:56AM
thanks Chessbro....
                    for your sureport and "Team spirit"    
                
please see new information in new news in club chat room....
that was for Mary and to help Gold Token to expand more and be talked about more...........
                                       things can change just like that  
                                                much thanks.  
                                                       :knight jarlynn2:
          
Re: dice chess.
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 10:57AM
                   


Knight Jarlynn
The chess and Dice club now has wiki Progressive Chess
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 6:19AM
              A BIG THANKS    to our Good member    

                             mmDavid littlefairXL   for doing all the work for this...

                                            Thank You David       


Another new game and variant for FUN TIMES in the Club.
Chess and dice
Posted by Dionysos  on 26 Jun 2014 at 3:08AM
It is supposed to be a CHESS discussion, not a chess and dice one - apart from the chess and dice on the game extras, chess and dice don't work.
     
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Lion Rampant on 26 Jun 2014 at 3:29AM
Exactly. That's why I decided not to join the club. Chess is supposed to
be a game of skill..not chance. Chess was once played with dice in its very early
days and the dice were gradually abandoned. I can't see how reviving it is going to make it
popular
          
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 4:34AM
                                          

This is the chess DB for Chess and ANY Chess Variants...that GT has at this moment.
                                      
                                                       Knight Jarlynn
               
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Guanarteme  on 26 Jun 2014 at 8:12AM
This is the chess DB for Chess and ANY Chess Variants...that GT has at this moment.
Knight Jarlynn

First of all, I do not see why this must be restricted to variants that GT has at the moment. If somebody plays a chess variant which GT does not currently have (perhaps at his local chess club or another server, or if he reads about it in a book) I would think that was a legitimate topic for this board. That is different from pushing a club. If it is not, perhaps we should start a chess variants board.

I used to play dice chess when I was in middle school. That was 55 years ago. It was fun, and the luck aspect tended to equalize matters between players of different skills a bit. But the function of chess in my life changed and I quit playing that variant. Seeing the game mentioned here gives me an idea for playing with my grandchildren or a social acquaintance. But I would have no interest in playing it at GT. Thus I would welcome discussion of dice chess here, but not of dice by themselves or of the club.
                    
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 9:37AM
thank you for your input...but staff has asked me to use another site and/or create a new one....this sis a chess board for anything Chess...


                                I have spoken to friends and NOW TIME GROWS 
                       SHORT HERE.               


thank you again
                      knight Jarlynn...<><>   
Yes...I have messaged Mary.....I know people all over the country from martial arts and I have just spoken to people who are advisers...i was in it 25 plus years.... they are way beyond me.
Bushiedo mind set is to have everything now and in the blink of an eye, it is gone....this is the mindset of the warrior.

I do not play games...someone talk to me.....
However right now I have done as asked
the hour glass is upside down whlle the pendulum swings....<><>
MMM MARY talk to me please. or GT staff/will get there wish too. I sent the dollar attn. Hey Red T shirt contest,
and was an idea i shared to mary...I have win 30 Sweepstakes so asked Mary to get liscence for contests.....Knight Jarlynn
                         
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Guanarteme  on 26 Jun 2014 at 11:36AM
Just to clarify. So a discussion of the relative merits of the different dimensions (10 X 10 vs. 10 X 8) of Capablanca Chess (the version of chess that Capablanca invented with a new piece called the "Chancellor") would be totally out of subject here?

I am also concerned with games like Checkers, where one man's variant is to another simply "checkers" as played in his country.

By the way, I am as tired of the "dice chess" discussion as the next guy, but I crave a certain consistency in the board rules. An unambiguous message as to the accepted scope of each board, tailored for each game or subject seems necessary. That way peoplw will not assume that a topic is OK because a parallel topic in another game is also OK. I still do not know if we can discuss "give-away" chess on the chess forum.
                              
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 11:42AM
this is the chess page to discuss chess...but not the chess variants..

                                       they have nothing to do with chess.

                             this page should be rename 
                          regular Chess only...nothing else allowed........
                               
                                                    I did agree...it says Chess page
                           and we were talking about chess.    
                      
                                                    I got an "A' in English too!!!!!
 



 
                                   
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by - on 26 Jun 2014 at 12:01PM
That makes no sense. I would much rather read discussion about chess variants than a relentless barrage of self-advertisement.
                                        
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 12:09PM
chess is about all chess...no matter what form...
              it is your opinion     and this is mine.
                                             
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by - on 26 Jun 2014 at 12:11PM
Precisely, so you have just contradicted your previous post.
                                                  
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 12:18PM
what do you want to be Borg with chess...
martial arts has 100's of styles...what a boring world it be if everything was always the same.....
                                      we are chess/Dice plus other chess game too.
                    we just added Progressive Chess...we have variants too
and ladders....Chess.Dice...Chess.../Chessgi....Progressive Chess and the all the variants so that all kinds of people can "CHOOSE"" what they want to play. "CHOOSE"!
                                                       
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by - on 26 Jun 2014 at 12:20PM
Mighty knight your silver shield has blinded you. Be faithful to your deed and word. Smiling
                                                            
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 12:22PM
I am my nature as are you and nobody else.
it is your opinion and this is mine.
Knight Jarlynn
          
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Papa Zoom on 26 Jun 2014 at 9:48AM
Some people can't play chess well but anyone can play dice chess. It's a nice distraction. It's frustratingly fun! (IMHO)
               
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 9:56AM
thank you .
                      Papa ZOOM   
              see club with new information.


yes anybody can have fun with chess and dice...

might cccreate interest in children too...
          
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by unbeatable on 26 Jun 2014 at 1:17PM
I've never seen/heard of dice being involved with chess before now. Source? tyia
               
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 1:54PM
it is a chess variant here on GT like chessgi is and all the gT variants...want to play a game...the dice can think...
the dice # is your move and the you use chess to win but you have to remove the King from the board to win.


you see anyone can play and win also is good for youger people and might get them interested in Chess...see club.
          
Re: Chess and dice LION RAMPANT
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 27 Jun 2014 at 12:13AM
     
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 4:30AM
we are talking about Chess material.
                            and  this is board where it is allowed.   


                             Knight Jarlynn...<><>
          
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Dionysos  on 26 Jun 2014 at 4:35AM
Yes, but:
Another new member has joined the chess and Dice club of GT family. All your own, all eight!
It's not chess AND dice only. but you sound as if it is!
               
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 5:17AM
  we have much more the 8....where are you getting this from...
                      
                                 and my answer is the same
                                      this is the place for Chess.     


                                              KJ....<><>
                    
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Games Administrator on 26 Jun 2014 at 6:27AM

Please move discussion regarding club matters and recruitment to the Club Members & Matches DB, or consider creating a "welcome" board within the club, so that this board can be left open for discussion of the game itself. Thanks written on a blackboard Offering flower

lurk
Posted by Oakheart on 25 Jun 2014 at 7:48PM
lurk lurk
     
Re: lurk
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 8:07PM
what does the word lurk mean...<><>
          
Re: lurk
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Jun 2014 at 9:00PM
Lurk= to lie in wait for, To be concealed.
     
Re: lurk
Posted by unbeatable on 26 Jun 2014 at 1:24PM
Did the Chess Turk lurk? Was it a jurk? Did it twurk? Did it go bursurk? tyia
Chesss and Dice Club Expands
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 5:16PM
Chess and Dice is a ROLLER COASTER RIDEzzzzzzzzzzzzz

                       we are looking for more members........
                                            the dice can think....real FUN   
                                         AND they are Loaded////

                                                 tickets...tickets for the next CHESS RIDE!
Lion Ramant
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 4:14PM
you nave no right to tell people WHAT and WHAT NOT they can say about Chess on a chess board DB.

                       It is called FREEDOM of SPEECH!!!                 

YOU ARE NOT IN CHARGE OF ANYTHING HERE! PEOPLE CHOOSE. WHAT THEY WANT TO TALK ABOUT, on CHESS ON THE CHESS DB HERE AT GOLD TOKEN>>>>NOT WHAT YOU WANT>
           ALL THE CLUB MEMBERS LIKE IT>   
     
Re: Lion Ramant
Posted by Kat  on 25 Jun 2014 at 4:33PM
I figure if this is not what is suppose to be here, we would of got told to take this some where else,,
the squirrels really like to let players know when they are off topic, and so far the squirrels are quiet,
so it is alright to post what Knight Jarlynn has been posting on this DB.
          
Re: Lion Ramant
Posted by Rogue Trooper on 25 Jun 2014 at 6:17PM
That makes sense. They would have said go to Club Members and Matches or something...unless they're all squirreled away! Besides, enthusiasm is a rare commodity these days (for good intentions at least) and it is nice to see sometimes.
               
Re: Lion Ramant
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 6:49PM
Rogue Trooper for your positive suggestions...Kat would thank you too...we are promoting our club and following the rules of the board.

and we do have freedom of speech...each perso...just as you did when you spoke....<><>
                    
Re: Lion Ramant
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 6:51PM
                             

                           "sorry Though i said "Thank you"...."!
Lion Rampant
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 9:38AM
in addition to other replys this should answer any of your questions,

                           This is the Chess DB.
This where you are allowed to post ANYTHING about CHESS...
                                WE area a  CHESS CLUB...ON THE CHESS DB>  

and we are talking about Chess.......................do you know how many people are on this site and just watch things...............now they have new information to explore...................

                                   THIS IS FOR GOLD TOKEN HISTORY!      
another person has joined the chess and dice club for GT History
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 1:28AM
                  A BIG Welcome to Stmhawk for becoming a part of GT
                                          HISTORY!   
we keep on growing we are making Gold Token Bigger...we are being heard and noticed..............

                                    thankyou for joining the Gold Token family. 
CHESS AND DICE
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 12:43AM
FUN...FUN...FUN
A REAL ROLLER COASTER RIDE/////////////////////////////

ANYBODY CAN WIN THIS GAME REGARDLESS OF RANK...................ANYBODY........................tickets....tickets....tickets....
                 
     
Re: CHESS AND DICE
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Jun 2014 at 6:45AM
KJ do we really need a running commentary on this ? Becoming monotonous..... Sad
          
Re: CHESS AND DICE
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 7:52AM
you don't have to read it...this is you starting in again....

so tell me, are you pro or con for Gold Token.are you trying to stop the club. talking about the History here. of Gold Token... it's first time in History, with this club.the people like seeing their names, and it helps let people know about this information... and about "GOLD TOKEN HISTORY"> your answer is NO!!!!
               
Re: CHESS AND DICE
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 8:18AM
Here is my reply to you LR.


I WILL DEFEND MARY AND HER GOLD TOKEN 100%..........................AND HER GT STAFF TOO> 100%

Knight Jarlynn
i
                    
Re: CHESS AND DICE
Posted by Kat  on 25 Jun 2014 at 11:02AM
I am with you on this Knight Jarlynn it is a chess club and you are talking about the chess club
                         
Re: CHESS AND DICE
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 11:08AM
thank you Kat. and this os to help GOLD TOKEN TOO.
               
Re: CHESS AND DICE
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Jun 2014 at 2:34PM
I am going to keep you in doubt on this KJ...Maybe yes,maybe no .....
                    
Re: CHESS AND DICE
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 4:00PM
YES in the answer...Chessboard club...you are tryng to start problems since yesterday......<><>
      
                         we are talking about chess...
Another new member has joined the chess and Dice club of GT family.
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 24 Jun 2014 at 6:54PM
   A BIG   We;come to  
                               Papa Zoom     
                    welcome to the GT Family   
                        we are growing    
                       thank you for joining     
                              Papa Zoom plays chess too 
                
another new member has loined the chess and dice club for GT history
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 24 Jun 2014 at 5:23PM
                                   THE KING IS WITH US
GRIMSWEEPER...IS GOLD TOKEN and this is an honor.
                 
Thank you grim for becoming and J and we wi;; joining with us in our movement to expand Gold Token Family....we have 50 seats available and we will fill them alll.
                                       Thank you GRIMSWEEPER!
     
Re: another new member has loined the chess and dice club for GT history
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 24 Jun 2014 at 5:30PM
And GRIM is one of our new PRESIDENTS!!!!
another person has joined the chess dice club for Gold token
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 24 Jun 2014 at 4:49PM
            A BIG Welcome to 
LES for joining the club and becoming part of Gold Token History...
                                
                                 tank you or joinngg our GT Family.
chess and dice club on GT
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 24 Jun 2014 at 10:59AM
We are now a "Copyright" club. on Gold Token; we have this name and now. we are looking for more members for Gold Token History.
                               Kat and Knight Jarlynn 
Kat promoted to President in club
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 23 Jun 2014 at 5:52PM
                  Welcome to the new Presidet......KAT
Another person has become a member of the dice and chess club for gold Token
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 23 Jun 2014 at 4:05PM
A BIG Welcome to Karlos for joining the club and being a part of GT History...
                        we keep growing... we have 50 seats.... 
                  
                             thank you for joining the club
Another mperson has joined the chess and dice club GT History movement
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 23 Jun 2014 at 11:18AM
                 
                       A BIG Welcome to     
                                  Lowell              

                             we are glad to meet you in out GT Family club   

                                       Thank you for joining   
                                           it is a FUN  game 
                                          and a FUN CLUB.           

               


   
Degrees of Domination
Posted by Guanarteme  on 23 Jun 2014 at 6:22AM
I have been toying with the concept of "degrees of domination". If I beat a player I have one degree of domination over him. If I beat a player who beat another player, I have two degrees of domination over the second player, and so forth. What makes it fun is that even a patzer like me can oftem claim a (sufficiently remote) degree of domination over some of the immortals. This is not that difficult, since some GMs played tournament chess when they were very young or when they were past their prime.

I did some figuring for myself. The strongest player I beat (strongest at his prime) was Canadian-American master Boris Blumin (at the Eastern Open in the 1960s). Blumin once beat Al Horowitz who once beat Frank Marshall who once beat Capablanca, which gives me four degrees of domination over Capa. I am not counting draws, casual games, online games, or simuls. Yes, I know, with that and a couple of bucks I can buy a cup of freshly brewed coffee at Starbucks.

I caught Blumin on his way down. I have to wonder if any of the kids I beat when they were young will become GMs. I quit OTB play a number of years ago. I would love to be able to calculate degrees of domination over Fischer, but even if I get a record of his losses, I may not recognize the name of some players I may have beaten ages ago. Does anybody else engage in the same silliness?
Another new member has joined the cob for Gold Token History
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 22 Jun 2014 at 8:59PM
                 a BIG WELCOME to HILLBILLY      

                       she I also a good chess player   

We Welcome you and thanks for joining, and being a part of Gold Token History...
                                 we keep growing     
                          THIS is a FUN CLUB and a FUN  GAME 
                                  Thankyou fot joing wth us at Gold Token Family.
     
Re: Another new member has joined the cob for Gold Token History
Posted by Hillbilly  on 22 Jun 2014 at 10:00PM
And thank you for asking me. This is going to take a new way of thinking!
          
Re: Another new member has joined the cob for Gold Token History
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 22 Jun 2014 at 10:22PM
             
                     you are  welcome...<><>  


                                just think..."Roller Coaster"!
anoter new member hs joined the club movement for Gold Token History
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 22 Jun 2014 at 7:14PM
                                     

                          A Big Welcome to Greggyw 
                        
                                         WELCOME TO THE CLUB  

                                      we are growing quickly.  

                                        Thank you for joining.  
                                It is a Fun Club and A FUN game.
another new member has joined the club and Gold Token History movement
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 22 Jun 2014 at 6:26PM
             

                 Welcome to the club BookFox     
                   BookFox is our new Welcomer      

                           A Very Impotant Position

she can talk to many people at one and is very important in recruiting new members and friends...she is very smart and can answers lots of questions...

She will help you feel welcomed and right at home here in our Gold Token Family...
                   We are making history here today...
                       Thankyou for joining the club BookFox 
another member has joined the movement of GT History
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 22 Jun 2014 at 4:29PM
a big welcome to
                                  BIG  GIANT  HEAD!       
he is the new pollester and can talk with you about the club and joining information if you want to join...
                                     ask him any time  

we keep growing...we have 50 seats right now ready to be filled. Congrads in being a new member.
another new member has joined
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 22 Jun 2014 at 4:04PM
mm David littlefairXL is another cub President....
Welcome David...we are very glad to have you as member.

we are growing and have 50 open seats available.
for Gold Token History i the making.
HI there you all
Posted by Kat  on 22 Jun 2014 at 1:38PM
THE ORIGINAL CHESS AND DICE CLUB ON GOLD TOKEN Club
The very first Dice Chess Club on GoldToken, if you enjoy Chess,
and the Chess game has Dice it is a very new experience even for the beginner. it is anyone's game,
come and try it out, everyone in the club is willing to help you get better at the game.
Than please send me a message Kat  and I will get you a invite to join in on the fun of the club



check us out.
another new member has joined
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 22 Jun 2014 at 1:11PM
    Welcome to JimC  in the club....JimC  is our second VP.
                 we are growing..............making History. 
                       
                                         Congrulations JimC
another new member but well known
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 22 Jun 2014 at 12:23PM
Kat is now a member of The First Chess and Dice Club on Gold Token....we are still growing...grow with us and be a part of Gold Token History recorded for all time.
                                                Thank you Kat and "Welcome to the club".
     
Re: another new member but well known
Posted by Kat  on 22 Jun 2014 at 12:26PM
Your welcome, I am so glad to be a part of the club.I look forward to learning the game with everyone.
new member chessbro
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 21 Jun 2014 at 1:02PM
chessbro has joined the Chess and Dice club.
      
                       He is the new Newshound and reporter.
                              you can ask him any questions you have.  
he can help you join too...and learn more.
WE ARE GROWING..................now 5 members in the first Chess and Dice Club in Gold Token History.
                                    Knight Jarlynn...<><>
     
Re: new member chessbro
Posted by Lion Rampant on 21 Jun 2014 at 1:50PM
Thx for the invite KJ but I don't think Chess and Dice are
compatible thanks anyway
          
Re: new member chessbro
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 21 Jun 2014 at 4:59PM
               ok   what invite are you talking about ...
                                the invite for a game..  
                 
                                     that was not today...what's the point///
you have to have certain mindset for it....I'm in 40 games with people who would disagree with this thinking.
                                KINGSLAYER is playing.  
                                KAYMEN is playing.       
all new people are paying and th club is growing....and a first for Gold Token History....
                                   of course you are entidled to your opinion. 
you make your point after i introduce a new member to the club...how do you think that makes him feel.
this is not a positive statement as I see it in my opinion/// why take away his moment of joining excitement
               
Re: new member chessbro
Posted by Lion Rampant on 21 Jun 2014 at 7:44PM
You sent me an invite for the new game. I declined. Subject closed.
                    
Re: new member chessbro
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 21 Jun 2014 at 8:10PM
that was already said...........
          
Re: new member chessbro
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 21 Jun 2014 at 5:14PM
                   
                          ps.                 i STICK UP FOR MY MEMBERS.
                                                 always!
New APB
Posted by - on 21 Jun 2014 at 12:48PM
The annual APB for all players of White who choose the Exchange Variation of the French Defense has been issued. Offenders are to be arrested and banned from playing chess for the remainder of the year.
     
Re: New APB
Posted by cubs on 22 Jun 2014 at 4:09PM
Silly!
This was the way the French was handled when it was introduced and there is a lot of interesting theory on the line from long ago.
Like exd? Good! Like Nc3? Good! Like Nd2? Good! Like e5? Good! Like Be3? Good!
The opening is choice, and exd is a perfectly good one.
          
Re: New APB
Posted by Lion Rampant on 23 Jun 2014 at 12:16AM
The Exchange Variation of the French has all but disappeared from master play as it allows Black to free
his game....totally contrary to a player of White who is worth his salt....
               
Re: New APB
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 23 Jun 2014 at 3:25AM
I've won many a game playing the French as White OTB, French players hate it because it forces them to play a semi-open game when they were looking forward to a closed game.
                    
Re: New APB
Posted by Lion Rampant on 23 Jun 2014 at 9:33PM
One opening White can adopt as an anti-French weapon is the King's Indian Attack....

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