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Chess fanatics?

ExcaliburII
08-15-2007, 09:31 PM
Anyone here plays chess?
:p

Voo de Mar
08-15-2007, 09:58 PM
I like chess but play very rarely :(

ExcaliburII
08-15-2007, 10:00 PM
do you play good chess? :p

Naranoc
08-15-2007, 10:00 PM
And I like chess but I'm terrible :o

I get all worked up and paranoid about a game too, but it's definitely fun to play in the evenings (and to comment on a game and give advice, even though I dislike people doing it to mine :p)

Chris 84
08-15-2007, 10:02 PM
I used to play a lot, even had a top 20 ranking for under-11 age group in Scotland, but then I gave up and really haven't played much since....

ExcaliburII
08-15-2007, 10:03 PM
I want to smash some asses :devil: I take classes at school and i am 100% adicted to it. :devil: :haha:

Rafa = Fed Killa
08-15-2007, 10:57 PM
Used to play in high school, but not much anymore.

Should play online when I have some time.

Voo de Mar
08-16-2007, 04:31 AM
do you play good chess? :p

It's tough to say :shrug: For someone I play good for the other probably hopeless ;)

Kolya
08-16-2007, 04:36 AM
I'm the best :p

Anyone follow chess like tournaments?

Merton should post here, all his avatars are chess players.

Fedex
08-16-2007, 10:01 AM
It has been awhile since I last played, but I am quite good at chess.

Truc
08-16-2007, 10:07 AM
I don't play chess myself, but I follow the tournaments - my friend is a very good chess player, even used (or tried) to live on chess when he was younger, and we sometimes still go to international tournaments, etc. So I have no clue of the game, but I follow the results, I read the articles, the interviews...
Chess players are pretty funny people. The Toiletgate last year was great entertainment.

ExcaliburII
08-16-2007, 10:58 AM
so nobody wants to actually play chess here ?:p

Voo de Mar
08-16-2007, 11:02 AM
I can play (no problem) but don't know how? :shrug:

ExcaliburII
08-16-2007, 11:08 AM
maybe we could play at yahoo :p Now I am just leaving to school so when i come back we could try.

Kolya
08-16-2007, 03:24 PM
he Toiletgate last year was great entertainment.

Go Kramnik!!!

J. Corwin
08-16-2007, 09:39 PM
My chess interest waxes and wanes. ;) It's very sporadic. I'd play several games in a day and be all competitive and then I'd go over a year without playing. :lol:

I think I'm an ok player but if you're any good I'm just dead meat. :p

crazy diamond
08-16-2007, 09:55 PM
I like to believe I play chess very well,I wanted to join the chess club,but there were all men in there,so I backed off,and now I`m a home player...:)

ExcaliburII
08-16-2007, 11:14 PM
nobody plays chess on yahoo? :fiery:

bad gambler
08-20-2007, 03:19 AM
Next you are going to say you were head librarian at school as well :D

I don't mind the odd game of chess but prefer checkers.

LuckyAC
08-20-2007, 05:22 AM
I won a national championship in third grade, was 2000 when I was 11 and peaked at about 2200, but I stopped playing when I was 15. I play a little for fun occasionally on the Internet Chess Club (about 2300 blitz).

scolvin
08-20-2007, 11:58 AM
I play chess. Used to be quite good at it, but probably not good enough to beat you ExcaliburII if you are profesional player

Merton
08-22-2007, 05:45 AM
I used to play in club tournaments up till 2000 but now only play blitz (5 minute games) and occasionally rapid games. (25 minute) I still follow chess news and yes, Vassily Ivanchuk rules.

Balaenopteramusculus
08-22-2007, 02:01 PM
I played a little bit(ok very little :p ) when I was younger but I was utter crap.:p Now I have to much respect for the game to even start playing again.:o

ExcaliburII
08-23-2007, 11:09 AM
I play chess. Used to be quite good at it, but probably not good enough to beat you ExcaliburII if you are profesional player

:confused:



Whats that blitz you are all talking about guys?

Is that the same range that you need to reach 2500 to be a Maximum class player?



For those who are saying stupid things, I only play at school and on internet :nerner:

Kolya
08-24-2007, 03:53 AM
:confused:



Whats that blitz you are all talking about guys?

Is that the same range that you need to reach 2500 to be a Maximum class player?



For those who are saying stupid things, I only play at school and on internet :nerner:

To sum it up, blitz is fast chess. Around 5 minutes per side, sometimes with a small time increment per move.

Kolya
08-24-2007, 03:55 AM
I used to play in club tournaments up till 2000 but now only play blitz (5 minute games) and occasionally rapid games. (25 minute) I still follow chess news and yes, Vassily Ivanchuk rules.

Ivanchuk has been on fire lately, winning a couple of good tourneys in a row.

Too bad he is not going to the World Championships which I am pissed off about.