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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...
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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.
November 11th 17 06:43 AM
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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...
November 8th 17 06:04 PM
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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
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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
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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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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
September 30th 17 02:14 PM
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Fide-chess 2.0 by M Winther[_2_]
Fide-chess 2.0 - chess with extended kingside castle. Read more he http://mlwi.magix.net/bg/fidechess2.htm (http://www.two-paths.com/bg/fidechess2.htm) M. Winther
September 22nd 17 09:33 AM
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Blockula Chess by M Winther[_2_]
The pieces, except the friendly "Witch", are helpless against the attacking enemy king, which is immune against threats. But when the enemy Witch disappears, the spell is broken. It could put the enemy king in a dire situation. Read more he http://mlwi.magix.net/bg/blockulachess.htm (http://www.two-paths.com/bg/blockulachess.htm) M. Winther
September 21st 17 04:57 PM
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What happened to the Yugoslav Chess Team?? by samsloan
Vini Zvani Pu Winnie-the-Pooh in Croatian and Bosnian A Translation of A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh Translated by Luka Semenović Winnie-the-Pooh is the most popular children's book in the world and in Croatia and Bosnia. Croatian is a language read and spoken by six million people in Croatia. It is also spoken in Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro and Austria. Bosnian is spoken by 1.5 million...
September 18th 17 12:55 AM
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Program to solve Queens Puzzle, win $1 mn by Offramp
It's not worth doing for one dollar.
September 14th 17 04:33 PM
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The Chessplayer's Style by M Winther[_2_]
About chess player typology. Read the article he http://mlwi.magix.net/bg/playstyle1.htm (http://www.two-paths.com/bg/playstyle1.htm) Mats Winther
September 6th 17 07:25 AM
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Fundamental Chess Endings to pgn project by [email protected]
בתאריך יום ראשון, 8 בספטמבר 2002 בשעה 21:38:42 UTC+3, מאת john: Hi, Anyone remember the Polgar project. I intend to do something similar with the book Fundamental Chess Endings by Karsten Muller and Frank Lamprecht. For those unfamiliar with the idea what is involved is as follows. 1. You need to own the book this solves any breach of copyright laws. The...
August 29th 17 09:12 PM
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Relocation variants - rearranging the initial array by M Winther[_2_]
Relocation variants - different ways of rearranging the initial array. The rules are like standard chess except that the players may, before play begins, swap places of the king + queen and another piece except the rooks. The castling rules are simple and derive from Chess960. King and rook end up on their usual squares. The only difference is that the king can make longer leaps than usual...
August 25th 17 08:12 AM
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Barefoot GM? by [email protected]
Approx 20 to 30 years ago, I remember reading about a strong GM who played barefoot. Does anyone know who he was? I was surprised that I couldn't google this. Thanks for your help.
July 23rd 17 10:41 AM
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Chess by [email protected]
Go for chess. Definitely most skillful game. Or go if it's still little skill.
July 19th 17 04:30 PM
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