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World Open 2003 by Tom E.
"King Leopold" wrote in message ... Any links to see results of the 2003 World Open? www.worldopen.com Larry Christianssen is at #2. I wonder if that is "LarryC" over on ICC. It's gotta be. Tom
July 4th 03 06:03 PM
by King Leopold Go to last post
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Why do some people play 1. d4 or 1.c4 ??? by Joshua B. Lilly
But Richard Réti said "After P-K4, White`s game is in its final throes." "Alex" wrote in message ... Bobby Fischer once said that "1. e4 is best for test" And it seems he might be correct....it does allow two pieces to develop and you can castle on the king side faster.
July 4th 03 05:21 PM
by Joshua B. Lilly Go to last post
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Is a crowned bishop (moves like B or K) as powerful as a rook? by Neil Fernandez
I was wondering to what extent the inferiority of the B's strength relative to the R's is explained by the fact that the B can only reach half the board. Does this account for all or almost all of the inferiority, or less than almost all? Or maybe if this factor could be 'counter-balanced' exactly, the B would become theoretically stronger than the R? Which led to the following question. If a B...
July 4th 03 01:22 PM
by Neil Fernandez Go to last post
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Yahoo chess doesn't satisfy by Joshua B. Lilly
Joshua B. Lilly wrote: "FICS is the best non-pay place for chess." Richard B. Becker wrote: "I never understand when people bad mouth FICS like this."
July 4th 03 02:48 AM
by Joshua B. Lilly Go to last post
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looking for by Thomas Burchardt
Hi friends a little "off-topic" but i'm looking for a chess coin set from germany! pictu http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/users/8ec6949d/bc/schach.jpg?bcY6LB_A4rqjs5JC I hope some one can help! Please contact me by mail!!!
July 4th 03 01:29 AM
by Thomas Burchardt Go to last post
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Blitz repertoire article? by Richard Stanz
"Ted" wrote in message ... Some time ago (last year I think) on some website somebody wrote an article or a series of articles describing a special repertoire for blitz chess. The Accelerated Dragon was part of this repertoire. Now I can't find the site anymore. If anybody knows what I am talking about, please post the...
July 3rd 03 11:26 PM
by Ted Go to last post
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Petrosian vs Spassky by Jim
Spassky +10 =53 -11 Petrosian Source: Warriors of the Mind, Keene & Divinsky "Etj718" wrote in message ... What was the lifetime score between Petrosian and Spassky?I have heard when Petrosian defeated Spassky in the 1966 World Champioship Match it was considered an upset.Could anyone elaborate?Or perhaps it was not an upset...
July 3rd 03 10:05 PM
by Jim Go to last post
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Secret Soviet Training Methods by Ivan
I went to a scholastic tournament last weekend and noticed a man passing out flyers for chess lessons. I took a flyer and saw that he was advertising chess lessons and that he was knowledgable with the secret Soviet Training methods and uses them with his teaching. After reading this statement, I feel really sorry for all the parents and kids that believed it because I don't think that such an...
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July 3rd 03 09:03 PM
by Iain Gourlay Go to last post
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Why do some people play 1. d4 or 1.c4 ??? by chessanalyst
Chiaromondo wrote: 1. e4 is extremely marginally statistically worse than 1. d4, because of the Sicilian. Well comps are not afraid of the Sicilian you know :) With proper analysis, White maybe even can achieve a slight advantage against c5 (in theory), eg. against the Sveshnikov by playing Nd5 instead of Bg5. For example 7.Nd5 Nxd5
July 3rd 03 06:02 PM
by chessanalyst Go to last post
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connect pc to chess table? how? wood screws work for me! by marc margolies
or perhaps Elmer's carpenters glue! there is besides, dgt, a russian company which offers a similar product. The principle use of these boards are for broadcasting. A direct connection to the internet is possible and also video demonstration boards without an attendant/volunteer. The DGT board has the advantage of more support within topnotch commercial playing engines. It is also USB, which --...
July 3rd 03 09:01 AM
by marc margolies Go to last post
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NYC Chess Community by Jerry
For polls regarding chess in NYC join this site: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NYCChessCommunity/
July 3rd 03 04:07 AM
by Jerry Go to last post
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Zhing Zhing by Nick
OT: This post discusses naming conventions, the real subject of this thread. "Bill Smythe" wrote in message ... "PJDBAD" wrote: ... I think the fact that Chinese "last names" are spoken first and should be also written that way is fairly well known.... Even the phrase "last name" is prejudicial (Jerome Bibuld might...
July 2nd 03 11:37 PM
by Nick Go to last post
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Open Chess Tournament Los Angeles by Panjandrum11
Chess Players Rule! You make excellent executive decisions, relish complexity, and foresee what is most crucial and relevant. We, the devoted, daring, and driven members of the Exposition Park Chess Club consider you a kindred spirit. We warmly invite your participation in our chess club. This coming first Saturday of the month, July 5th, will be the occasion of a free, unrated, three-round ...
July 2nd 03 10:49 PM
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Tricky Situation For Black by Jarto
....11.c3-b5 f6xe4 12.c1-f4 d7-d5 13.f4xc7 d8-d7 Black has sort of lost control here, what does him/her do to regain control at this point. -- Jarto s_jouanny-at-yahoo.co.uk
July 2nd 03 09:31 PM
by Jarto Go to last post
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Data vs. Borg in Chess! by Briarroot
Sam Sloan wrote: As everybody knows, the Borg is the Grob (1. g4) in reverse. OMG! Sam Sloan actually made a funny!
July 2nd 03 09:09 PM
by Briarroot Go to last post
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Club liability by Pete
A lawyer in our club has recently advised me to incorporate our club and get liability insurance since our club plays mostly outdoors and at tournaments. He says that unless we limit our liability, everyone in our club could be sued if someone gets hurt at our outdoor chess tables or in the course of travelling to or participating in a tournament for our club. Does anyone have ant experience or...
July 2nd 03 07:44 PM
by Matt Nemmers Go to last post
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Kubrick by GSANCHEZ
Watching a biography of Stanley Kubrick on HBO tonite. It mentions several times that Stanley was a good chessplayer, hustled chess in the park, played in tournaments. Some shots of his film sets show him at a chess board. Anyone know how good a player he was ? - Gabriel
July 2nd 03 04:13 PM
by Charles Blair Go to last post
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Bill Gates for USCF President! by Kevin D. Nyberg
Why not Baghdad Bob? Baghdad Bob would get my vote. kdn
July 2nd 03 12:53 AM
by Briarroot Go to last post
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a newsgroup census by Dan Yobry
Actually, Castro was supposedly a mean pitcher in his time. -Dan -- email me at danyobry(at)attbi.com "Nick" wrote in message ...
July 1st 03 10:00 PM
by Nick Go to last post
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Chess master, 7, quits school by Aaron Kuperman
Seems rational. Even if he lived in New York or London, he'll want to start playing out of town tournaments fairly soon. Even if the school allows it, he'll miss too much school. He is much better off being home schooled. That's might be true of many kids, and is definitely true of any child who "stands out" (for good or bad), or has a career that isn't compatible with a school schedule. Home...
July 1st 03 08:56 PM
by Harold Buck Go to last post
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