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Started by Anchorman on Mar 23, 2014 8:21:14 PM
Chess?

Anyone play?

I found this rather nice free chess program recently

It's over 40 years since I played regularly ( wasn't good then) but the program has provided me with hours of entertainment

http://computerchessonline.net/chess-online-against-computer/

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uranrising - 23 Jun 2020 17:59:17 (#101 of 105)

Just been watching the 1925 Russian silent film comedy Chess Fever, on YouTube.

It's notable for great players very briefly seen on movie film, in Moscow, playing. Capablanca has a little role in the drama. Meanwhile, you get glimpses of the likes of Torre, Marshall, Reti, Yates, Spielman and Grünfeld.

Shadrack22 - 09 Feb 2021 19:59:45 (#102 of 105)

This film is worth tracking down. An offbeat pleasure.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vnoHSnJsy6Q

Anchorman - 09 Feb 2021 21:43:55 (#103 of 105)

I watched "Pawn sacrifice" a couple of nights ago. It was about the early life of Bobby Fisher and the World Championship he won in Iceland .

A remarkable chess prodigy who had, like many geniuses, big mental problems.

HorseEasyEast - 29 Dec 2021 20:42:29 (#104 of 105)

Anyone follow the rapid chess championship? ended in a 4 way draw but because of the dumb rules only 2 got to play the tiebreak. Anyhow, young 17 year old Uzbeki won it, he played every contender in the tourney, great result, looks poised as all hell. Could be our next world champ. (his match vs Magnus was a draw fwiw)

HorseEasyEast - 29 Dec 2021 22:28:02 (#105 of 105)

Anyhow, the lads name is Abusattorov, here's an article about the tourney https://www.chess.com/news/view/world-rapid-chess-championship-day-3-abdusattorov-and-kosteniuk-crowned-world-rapid-champions

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