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

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

dreams99 - 04 Apr 2018 16:49:56 (#86 of 105)

I've played on this site for about 10 years, with little noticeable improvement:

clammy - 05 Apr 2018 12:50:25 (#87 of 105)

I drink (whisky) to fast when playing, but my moves get no quicker or better.

GyratingTrampoline - 05 Apr 2018 12:57:49 (#88 of 105)

I know what you mean, I can never eat when I'm on the whisky either

uranrising - 05 Apr 2018 13:15:17 (#89 of 105)

My game improved when I studied some or other chess book and put some base 1 tips about the earliest moves.

uranrising - 05 Apr 2018 15:25:12 (#90 of 105)

... into practice.

thanks for giving me the time to finish my sentence.

Bribaba - 05 Apr 2018 16:10:37 (#91 of 105)

I've always preferred backgammon, with the cube and for money.

Shadrack22 - 10 Jun 2020 18:16:48 (#92 of 105)

BBC Four, Tuesday 16 June at 10.50pm.

In a programme showing how to play better chess, British grandmasters Dan King and Ray Keene go through a demonstration game from opening gambit to checkmate.

uranrising - 10 Jun 2020 18:32:26 (#93 of 105)

Maybe this heralds the return of chess to telly.

Shadrack22 - 10 Jun 2020 18:40:17 (#94 of 105)

SaffronSunrise - 10 Jun 2020 18:53:35 (#95 of 105)

Daniel King has a very good chess channel on YouTube, he does games, instructional puzzles and a few openings.

Agadamator I think it is does a video a day of the latest Grandmaster games.

Bribaba - 10 Jun 2020 19:36:03 (#96 of 105)

I interviewed Kasparov in the 90s. He was promoting a chess program at the CES in Las Vegas. Very nice he was, too. He did get a bit testy, though, when I mentioned the possibility of defeat.

uranrising - 18 Jun 2020 10:54:19 (#97 of 105)

That was a most enjoyable programme about the great game.

uranrising - 18 Jun 2020 21:01:25 (#98 of 105)

As I noted elsewhere, I loved the anecdote about Grandmaster David Bronstein starting a game once, with white, contemplating his opening move for 40 minutes.

GyratingTrampoline - 18 Jun 2020 21:42:40 (#99 of 105)

The last time this thread was active I ended up starting games with bignosebignose and loosebanana on and I'm sorry to say that I somehow let them both time out. All in can say in my defense is that this happened in 2014 so almost all the cells of my body have regenerated since then, so I can't really be held responsible.

But if anyone fancies an online game I would be up for it and I won't let it time out this time. My preferred venue is as I'm active there but I can create an account elsewhere if needed.

uranrising - 18 Jun 2020 21:56:44 (#100 of 105)

If almost all the cells of my body have regenerated since then, in what sense(s) could say 'I' about both 'your' 2014 experiences, and about not being responsible now?


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.

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

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