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Candidates' Quiz by Offramp
Q1: What do you call dates that have a crispy sugar coating? A: Candied dates. Q2: What do you call rowing teams that always tell the truth? A:
March 9th 18 10:37 PM
by Offramp Go to last post
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Anand wins Tal by EJAY
Vishy Anand shows he can still hang with the young studs winning the Tal Memorial Rapids this weekend. Congratulations to Anand. Just wish he could have qualified for the upcoming Candidates Tournament.
March 5th 18 01:29 PM
by Rainer[_2_] Go to last post
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Dukes Chess by Quadibloc
Looking in Edmonton for chess sets for sale, I saw that someone had "Dukes Chess" for sale. I did a Google Search, and found out that this was a proprietary chess variant. It was on an 8 by 9 board. White's layout was changed by adding the Duke between the King and the King's Knight, and on the King/Duke side, the Knight and Bishop are swapped, so that both Bishops are of opposite colors.
February 13th 18 01:33 PM
by Andy Walker[_3_] Go to last post
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Twinmove Chess - a double-move variant that really works by M Winther[_2_]
Twinmove Chess - a double-move variant that really works. The double-move consists of a pawn move followed by a piece move, which is mandatory. There exist two variants of Twinmove Chess. In one variant pawn moves are compelled, until there exist no more pawn moves, when the pieces can continue moving without being preceded by a pawn move. Should a pawn become free to move again, it is...
February 13th 18 05:33 AM
by Quadibloc Go to last post
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The Classified Encyclopedia of Chess Variants by M Winther[_2_]
J. Beasley has released The Classified Encyclopedia of Chess Variants, as a PDF file, for free. Download it while you can. https://www.jsbeasley.co.uk/encyc/encyc.pdf M. Winther http://mlwi.magix.net/bg/chessvar.htm
February 9th 18 02:15 PM
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Worst. Chess. Variant. Idea. EVER! by Quadibloc
In trying to revise and improve my idea of Dynamic Scoring, to bring Komidashi to Chess, and make it as entertaining as it was before Steinitz, I came up with the following: At the start of a Chess game, also place 32 poker chips on the board, one on each of the unoccupied squares. Then, play Chess by the normal rules, but whenever a player is the first to move a piece to one of those...
January 3rd 18 04:58 AM
by Quadibloc Go to last post
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Blitz(en) away by kronsteen_87
Reviewed a ton of games I'd played recently, some over the board, correspondence and online blitz/rapid. Mainly precision/accuracy checks as I don't have the time to review themes/openings/motifs at the minute, and I noticed some expected and unexpected things. My error rate at its highest was during over the board games (expected, I really suffer badly with nerves in this format). However,...
December 31st 17 05:42 PM
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Where can I download the games from Tarrasch's 300 games book? by Eugene Delmar's Ghost
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 I'm looking to get the 300 games from Tarrasch's "Dreihundert Schachpartien" book. I don't need the text, I just want the games themselves. Does anyone know where I can download those 300 games all at once? I have found one site that says it has them, but they want $29 to
December 23rd 17 11:06 AM
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Child Prodigy defeats World Champion. by Offramp
Stockfish lost to AlphaZero, the new kid on the block. Stockfish scored +0 -28 =72. In 100 games AlphaZero scored 25 wins and 25 draws with White, while with Black it scored 3 wins and 47 draws. It didn't lose a game, with the final score 64:36.
December 15th 17 02:41 PM
by Quadibloc Go to last post
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Two Chess Quotes by Quadibloc
Mastering Chess... would place this land with much greater capacity to think, more efficiency; it is like a basic subject. (July 12, 2002) Chess places you at each instant before the necessity of solving the problem. ....these are from a two-volume comprehensive textbook of chess by ISLA, the Higher Latin American Institute of Chess. (Ajedrez Integral, Chess Complete) The individual quoted...
December 10th 17 07:23 AM
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Tarrasch and Tartakower by Quadibloc
Tarrasch's book _Das Schachspiel_, from 1931, was translated into English as "The Game of Chess", and published in 1935. But two other important books of his, _Dreihundert Schachpartien_, from 1895, and _Die moderne Schachpartie_ from 1912, did not receive contemporary translations into English; a translation of the former into English finally came out in 1999. In the case of Savielly...
December 8th 17 01:22 PM
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Web Site Update by Quadibloc
I've updated my web page at http://www.quadibloc.com/chess/ch0502.htm to indicate that two varieties of "Decimal Chess" mentioned in Murray predate Courier Chess - one has a piece that moves two spaces orthogonally, and the other has a non-Royal piece with the move of the King... and that Timur's Chess, which does have a piece similar to the Bishop (the Taliah, which moves diagonally, but...
December 7th 17 08:13 AM
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Red and Black by Quadibloc
So far, my Google-fu is deserting me. I'm trying to find out when it was that the red and black board was displaced by white and green. The first I'd heard of that was at the time of the Fischer-Spassky match in 1972. Looking at Chess Review for 1953, chess sets were offered for tournament play with white and black squares and a 4" high King. Since the dark squares could be black, this is...
November 18th 17 04:29 AM
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Chess Font Information by Quadibloc
As is well known, Alpine Electronics produces three fonts for computers which closely resemble the characters used for typesetting chess diagrams in books. The "Hastings" one resembles the older one used in many books. The "Linares" one resembles the one that was nearly ubiquitous in the 1960s, and the "Zurich" one resembles one seen, particularly in European books, starting in the 1970s or...
October 29th 17 06:32 PM
by Quadibloc Go to last post
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Back to Life: A damning review by Offramp
Two people who can come back to life. A review by Carsten Hansen from http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hansen15.txt. Frankenstein-Dracula Variation in the Vienna Game by Eric Schiller, 2000 Chess Enterprises, Figurine Algebraic Notation, Softcover, 161pp., $9.95 With 80-90 titles to his name, Schiller is one of the most prolific chess authors in today's book market. While there has been...
October 27th 17 09:07 AM
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Lombardy Dead by Offramp
On Saturday, 14 October 2017 02:23:47 UTC+1, Offramp wrote: William Lombardy is dead. All of you are wailing that you can't or won't believe that he is dead. But you have to grow up and face facts. HE IS DEAD. He is not passed or sleeping or gone to a better place. He is simply DEAD, and he ain't coming back.
October 23rd 17 02:56 PM
by M Winther[_2_] Go to last post
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Incredible 12 month chess winning streak! by Detectorist[_2_]
Look up Mr. Alexander Zelner on the USCF rating web site. He is currently rated over 2400. During the last 12 months he has won 135 out of 136 tournament games!! I know him personally. He owns the Orlando Chess and Games club and is a great person with a great family and has given much to chess. Congratulations, Alex!!!
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October 14th 17 08:28 AM
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Chess Elo Calculator(App) by tlgktn
Hello everyone! I present you my new app Chess Elo Calculator. The App calculates resulting Elo with pinpoint accuracy. It is available on IOS and Android. I've added the recent tournament results of Magnus Carlsen with the calculation of our App. I hope you like it!...
October 14th 17 08:22 AM
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What is more difficult, mating with bishop and horse, or winning withqueen against rook? by Eliyahu
Bs"d I know how to checkmate with horse and bishop against lone king, but with queen against rook is difficult, I still don't know it. Which one would you says is more difficult to learn?
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October 8th 17 08:23 PM
by Rainer[_2_] Go to last post
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Diarchic Chess by Quadibloc
On Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 12:01:14 AM UTC-6, M Winther wrote: "Diarchic Chess" A chess variant with two kings each. Witches have the kingdom under a spell... http://mlwi.magix.net/bg/diarchicchess.htm (http://www.two-paths.com/bg/diarchicchess.htm) It is implicit in the description of the rules given, though not spelled out,
October 7th 17 06:12 AM
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